Has anyone ever called Frankenstein Frank before in any movies, books or other media? Or has Frankenstein just been called Frankenstein?

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    To be clear, are you referring to Dr Frankenstein, who would probably never be called “Frank,” or to his monster (whom I believe no less a luminary than Bugs Bunny has calked “Frankie?”) – James McLeod Feb 3 '19 at 1:29
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    There was the 1976 Saturday morning show Monster Squad with a character named Frank N. Stein. Trust me, you didn't miss much. – Spencer Feb 3 '19 at 2:20
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    And Frank N Furter is based on Frankenstein, obviously. – James McLeod Feb 3 '19 at 3:08
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I can't trivially prove that Bugs Bunny has called Frankenstein's Monster "Frankie" (as alluded to in a comment by James McLeod; however, I can prove that another character with a similar sense of humor has:

Spider-Man calls Frankenstein's Monster "Frankie" in a death trap

In the early to mid 1970s, Marvel Comics published The Monster Of Frankenstein. And, as they also published Marvel Team-Up, they had Spider-Man meeting all sorts of characters (some licensed, some public domain) also being published by them at the time. Spider-Man had met the likes of Dracula, Fu Manchu (and his son, Shang-Chi), Doc Savage - and, inevitably, the Monster.

Spider-Man met him and teamed up with him in Marvel Team-Up # 36-37 (cover-dated August and September 1975 respectively, with a Spider-Man-related werewolf character named Man-Wolf being the "official" team-up character for # 37).

The only surprising thing here is it taking until page 6 of the second comic for Spider-Man to actually call him "Frankie"!


In the "Hotel Transylvania" animated series, Frankenstein's monster goes by "Frank".

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