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Whoops! I'm a Cowboy (1937)

Betty Boop's runt of a suitor thinks he'll have better luck if he takes cowboy lessons at a dude ranch; slapstick results.




Uncredited cast:
Wiffle Piffle (voice) (uncredited)
Betty Boop (voice) (uncredited)

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Wiffle Piffle, mild-mannered and big-dreaming clerk in the office where Betty Boop works, proposes marriage to Betty and she turns him down with the song explanation that she pines for a Cowboy. Piffle catches a train for the Wild West and arrives at a cactus junction called Lily Ponds, primarily because Miss Ponds was working at Paramount at the time. He buys a dude-cowboy outfit and gets a guide book and how to become a real cowboy. The puns on the instruction pages are funnier than Piffle's misadventures. And the censors at the MPPDA office must have been dozing and didn't bother reading some of the instructions. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

12 February 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Opa! Sou um Cowboy  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


I Want a Cowboy for a Sweetheart
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Bob Rothberg
Sung by Betty toward the beginning
Played when Wiffle Piffle looks at his book
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Practically plot less
27 March 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When this short begins, a very wimpy man, Wiffle Piffle, asks Betty to marry him. Considering they've never dated, this is a bit odd--as is Beety's response--that she wants to marry a cowboy. So, Mr. Wiffle Piffle travels west to a dude ranch where he can learn to be a man. Instead, pretty much everything he does, he does wrong. Unfortunately, there really isn't a whole lot more plot to it than this and most of the gags just weren't that funny.

The one saving grace with this film and any Betty Boop film is the terrific animation. As usual, the Fleischers did a lovely job animation- wife--but without any significant plot, it really isn't much of a cartoon.

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