1. Boris Badenov was a caricature of Russian born character actor Akim Tamiroff, best remembered as Uncle Joe Grande in the brilliant Orson Welles film 'Touch of Evil'.
    Paul Frees did a great job of nailing his voice. 

  2. Late in the run of the series, Boris was actually worried that Rocky & Bullwinkle would be on to him, saying something like "I've done 79 guises, and they haven't caught on; the law of averages is bound to catch up."  But, true to the series, even though Boris did his next guise/voice (sighing, figuring his time was up), R&B still didn't recognize him…..

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