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Betty Boop and Little Jimmy (1936)

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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Attributed to Bob Rothberg and Sammy Timberg
Sung by Betty and Little Jimmy
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Odd Ending To So-So Animated Short
8 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Betty is exercising and singing "Keep Your Girlish Figure," as she does with lyrics such as "roll your eyes and keep away from pies," and "if you find that you're too plump, takes off these extra bumps with a hop and a skip and a jump." She was ahead of her time, considering aerobic exercise.

"Little Jimmy" is exercising along with her but makes a big mistake, putting the exercise horse into too high a gear. It goes off its bearings, crashes into Betty who is stuck on her machine. Jimmy goes for help, but like a lot of little kids, is distracted with various outside. Betty, meanwhile, is whittling away to anorexic proportions!

The ending to this is very bizarre with the message being if you laugh you'll grow fat. Go figure. Not horrible, but not one of Betty's best.


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