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Boop-Oop-A-Doop (1932)

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In the circus, Betty Boop is the lion tamer, sings title tune on the high wire, and fights off the lecherous ringmaster.


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Credited cast:
Ann Little ...
Betty Boop / Aloysius (voice)


In the circus, Betty Boop is the lion tamer, sings title tune on the high wire, and fights off the lecherous ringmaster.

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16 January 1932 (USA)  »

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The title is Betty Boop's singing catchphrase and includes the song "Don't Take My Boop-Oop-A-Doop Away." See more »


Edited into Betty Boop Confidential (1995) See more »


Written by Samuel Lerner
Lyrics by Sammy Timberg
Sung by Mae Questel as voice of Betty Boop
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Don't buy peanuts from Bimbo.
26 June 2005 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

'Boop-Oop-a-Doop' is an early Betty Boop cartoon, from the period when the Fleischers were still imitating Disney. The cartoon starts with Betty dancing a shimmy ... then the camera pulls back to reveal that this is actually a *drawing* of Betty on a circus banner, rippling in the wind. I laughed as I realised the meta-fiction aspect of this gag: it's not a drawing of the real Betty (who's just a drawing), it's a drawing of a drawing of Betty.

This time Betty works in the circus as a lion tamer, and I wonder if this 1932 cartoon inspired Mae West to play a lion tamer a few months later in 'I'm No Angel'. An elephant lumbers past, bearing a giant inkwell on his back like a howdah, and Koko the Clown makes his familiar entrance out of the inkwell. Bimbo is with the circus too, as the peanut butcher, but his running gag has an unfunny payoff.

Betty is pursued by the lustful ringmaster, whose moustache has a life of its own. He actually says 'Ah, me beauty!'. I was hoping he would catch Betty, so that I could find out precisely WHAT a male cartoon character intends to do with (or to) a female cartoon character. I guess I'll never know. Some of Betty Boop's songs feature double entrendres, but here she sings 'Don't take my "Boop-Oop-a-Doop" away', a sentiment which is a single entendre at best. I'll rate this toon 4 out of 10.

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