Frederick Frankenstein
Roger Bart as Frederick
Young Frankenstein
Created by Mel Brooks
Gene Wilder
Gender Male
Occupation Scientist
Title Baron Frankenstein
Residence Transylvania

Frederick Frankenstein is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the 1974 comedy film Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and the 2007 Broadway musical of the same name.

1974 filmEdit

Frankenstein is a New York doctor and the supposed grandson of Victor Frankenstein, the protagonist of the 1818 novel Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley. Initially repulsed by his grandfather's work in recreating life from decaying flesh, which lead to him to pronounce his last name, "Fronk'-en-steen", due to people bringing up his relation of his grandfather. He is later ultimately inspired to carry on the experiments and creates a creature of his own.

2007 musicalEdit

In the 2007 musical, the character remains mostly the same. The university Frederick works at is identified as New York's best university, known as the "Johns, Miriam and Anthony Hopkins School of Medicine." He is ashamed to be a Frankenstein, insisting his name be pronounced "Fronkensteen" and that he is not a madman but a scientist. After learning that he has inherited his grandfather's castle in Transylvania, he is forced to resolve the issue of the property. Once inside the castle's main living room, Frederick falls asleep reading and dreams that his grandfather and ancestors encourage him to build a monster. He then decides to continue his grandfather's experiments.

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