Betty Boop is one of the most popular cartoon characters of all time. She first appeared in 1930 in "Dizzy Dishes," an installment of creator Max Fleischer's "Talkartoon" series, but soon ... See full summary »
In their traveling medicine show, Betty, Koko and Bimbo sell Jippo ("Flattens Feet! Makes Young Men Old!") which has weird effects on their customers. Written by
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"Betty Boop, M.D." finds our heroine selling patent medicine along with her friends Bimbo and Ko Ko. While you can see that they are only filling the bottles with water, again and again, frighteningly unpredictable changes take place in anyone who drinks it--and after Betty does her dance, everyone seems anxious to have it.
There really isn't much plot in this one. Betty sells fraudulent 'medicine', sings a song and the film then shows all the weird reactions that happen to those who take it. The song is rather zippy and enjoyable but it seems very, very weird to have a beloved cartoon character behaving in such an amoral fashion. This is really awfully strange and vaguely unsatisfying. The only real plus is the Fleischer Brothers Studio animation--which was much better than most of their competition.
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