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Betty Boop and Little Jimmy (1936)

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Betty tries a regime of exercise, but her weight loss gets out of hand. She sings "Keep Your Girlish Figure."

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When Betty's exercise machine goes haywire with her in it, she sends Little Jimmy in search of an electrician, but he's distracted along the way looking for an optician, politician, magician, musician, ... By the time he gets back, Betty is practically a stick figure. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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27 March 1936 (USA)  »

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Betty Boop E o Pequeno Jimmy  »

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Keep Your Girlish Figure
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Written by Bob Rothberg and Sammy Timberg
Sung by Mae Questel
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18 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While almost all of the Betty Boop cartoons are a bit strange, "Betty Boop and Little Jimmy" is about the strangest! The way the film ends just defies description and it's something you just need to see for yourself.

The short begins with Betty singing a ditty about exercising to keep her figure (a figure that is FAR less 'robust' in this cartoon than the Pre-Code* version of Betty). Betty uses one of those exercise belt machines (the sort that turned out to do absolutely no good in real life) and dumb Little Jimmy ends up breaking the machine with Betty on it--and the device goes out of control. Betty yells for him to get an electrician but during most of the cartoon, this ignorant little jerk looks for politicians, magicians and pretty much everything ending with an 'ians'. In the end, the little runt accidentally unplugs the machine--and then the film gets weird. See it and see what I mean.

This is not one of the better outings by the Boopster. It's not just the bizarreness but the film isn't particularly enjoyable compared to the average Betty Boop flick. Not terrible but far from her usual.


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