|Season 2, Episode 8|
Inspector Dudley Do-Right
Out of Uniform
Recruiting Campaign the 8th episode of season 2 of Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties. It originally aired as a segment in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends (Season 2, Episode 39).
The R.C.M.P. crisis is experiencing a crisis, that being that it is down to only one Mounty, Dudley Do-Right. So, Inspector Fenwick details a Mounty (again, Dudley Do-Right) to go find some recruits. Sadly, he returns with only one recruit, Nell Fenwick. It takes some time, but eventually the Inspector comes to recognize his own daughter, and angrily sends Do-Right out to try again.
Hearing of the Mounties’ problem, Snidely Whiplash vows to fill the Mounties’ ranks. Retiring to a lab in a spooky-looking house, Snidely and his lab assistant, Tor, and create a monster, whom Snidely dubs, “Finster.” When Do-Right finds Finster holding up a train (with his bare hands) he immediately recruits him as a Mounty.
Things begin to go wrong, when Inspector Fenwick sends Finster to break up some firewood, and he demolishes the fort. It gets worse when the camp is attacked by Indians, actually only one Indian, Chief Running Sores, who is really just Snidely Whiplash in disguise.
Trying to rally his troops to the defense, the Inspector orders Finster to throw something. Finster immediately picks up the Inspector and throws him out of the remains of the fort, quickly followed by Dudley Do-Right. No the fort is in the possession of Snidely and Finster, and Snidely offers to return it the Inspector if he will fight Finster.
The Inspector orders Do-Right to fight Finster, but he demurs, until his horse, which was tied up from nose to tail, collapses. Then, Dudley leaps at Finster, and a titanic fight ensues. When the smoke clears, Finster is seen to be the clear winner.
The Inspector discharges Nell from the Mounties for having been absent during the fight, leaving him again with just one Mounty. At the end, Inspector Fenwick is seen reading off the role in from of Do-Right, who is heavily bandaged and sitting in a wheelchair.
- The narrator mentions that the foreboding-looking house was once owned by Colin Clive. Colin Clive (1900-37) was a British actor who is best remembered for playing Dr. Frankenstein in the 1931 movie, Frankenstein, and its 1935 sequel, Bride of Frankenstein.