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  • Dr. Terwilliker
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  • Dr. Terwilliker, or Dr. T, is the main antagonist in Dr. Seuss's 1953 live action film, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. He was played by Dr. Seuss's friend, Hans Conried, who also voiced Captain Hook the same year, and later voiced Seuss's other famous villain, The Grinch. Dr. T has banished all non-piano musicians to his dungeon, and hypnotized Bart's mother into becoming his secretary and bride-to-be. His minions include a singing dungeon elevator operator and roller-skating Siamese twin connected together by a beard.
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type of villain
  • Control Freak
Goals
  • Force 500 boys for 5,000 fingers play the world's largest piano.
Origin
  • The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
Skills
  • Conducting, hypnotism
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Alias
  • Dr. T, Terwilliker
  • Terwilliker
Hobby
  • Enslaving boys.
  • Locking up non-piano players.
Occupation
  • Piano Teacher
  • Madman Dictator
Fullname
  • Dr. Terwilliker
Size
  • 300
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  • Dr. Terwilliker, or Dr. T, is the main antagonist in Dr. Seuss's 1953 live action film, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. He was played by Dr. Seuss's friend, Hans Conried, who also voiced Captain Hook the same year, and later voiced Seuss's other famous villain, The Grinch. In real life, Dr. Terwilliker is 10-year-old Bart Collins's bossy piano teacher, the only enemy he has. Dr. Terwilliker orders Bart to practice until he is perfect, and believes all other instruments worthless. Bart's widowed mother admires Terwilliker's method and tries to keep Bart practicing. Bart suspects Dr. T is a racketeer who had put his mother in spell. When Bart falls asleep, he dreams Dr. Terwilliker is a madman dictator who rules over a castle-like Terwilliker Institute. Dr. T has banished all non-piano musicians to his dungeon, and hypnotized Bart's mother into becoming his secretary and bride-to-be. His minions include a singing dungeon elevator operator and roller-skating Siamese twin connected together by a beard.