Snidely Whiplash

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Snidely Whiplash
First appearance "Dudley Do-Right", a spin-off of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show
Portrayed by Hans Conried (Cartoon series)
Alfred Molina (Live action film)
Nickname(s) Snidely
Species Human
Occupation Stereotypical villain

Snidely Whiplash is the archenemy of Dudley Do-Right in the tongue-in-cheek Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties segments of the animated television series, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (1959–64) conceived by American animation pioneer Jay Ward.

The character was voiced by Hans Conried in the original cartoon series. Snidely was played by Alfred Molina in the 1999 live action film version Dudley Do-Right, in which he is called Snidely K. "Whip" Whiplash.[1]

Whiplash is the stereotypical villain in the style of stock characters found in silent movies and earlier stage melodrama, wearing black clothing, cape, and a top hat, and twirling his long handlebar moustache. He has a henchman named Homer, who usually wears a tuque. In the cartoon's opening segments, Snidely is seen tying Nell Fenwick to a railroad track. He is the antithesis of Do-Right, who is the archetype of goodness and a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman.

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  1. ^ "Snidely Whiplash". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 18 May 2012.