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The character sheet for the Creator/FleischerStudios cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop''.

[[folder:Betty Boop]]

A flapper girl, looking for a good time and good at heart. Was gradually toned down post-1933, but is still remembered today as the peppy, cute youth of her early days.
* AlliterativeName: '''B'''etty '''B'''oop.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Hinted at in "Minnie the Moocher".
* AnthropomorphicShift: Originally appeared as a cartoon poodle, but gradually morphed into a cartoon human.
* CatchPhrase: "Boop-boop-a-doop!"
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Betty was originally a dog; however, later her species was changed to a human. She also originally had red hair according to her only colored classic cartoon (Cinderella) but all later appearances give her black hair.
* TheFlapper: She was born as a caricature of this.
%%* GoodBadGirl
%%* HartmanHips
* HelloNurse: She got this reaction in most of her cartoons before the Hays Code kicked in.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Betty Boop was described in a 1934 court case as: "combin[ing] in appearance the childish with the sophisticated a large round baby face with big eyes and a nose like a button, framed in a somewhat careful coiffure, with a very small body of which perhaps the leading characteristic is the most self-confident little bust imaginable."
* LittleBlackDress: Betty's signature outfit is her black dress that she wore in the majority of her original cartoons. Now that she's no longer limited to black and white, she usually wears a [[LadyInRed red version of this dress.]]
* MsFanservice: She is regarded as one of the first and most famous sex symbols on the animated screen. Her popularity was drawn largely from adult audiences, and the cartoons, while seemingly surreal, contained many sexual and psychological elements.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands
* ProgressivelyPrettier: She went through such a process during her ArtEvolution. She started out as an anthropomorphic dog, and somehow ended up a cute flapper girl.
* PuppyDogEyes: A TropeCodifier alongside Disney/{{Bambi}}, considering theirs were the bases for Creator/OsamuTezuka's, and by extension {{anime}} as a genre's, large eye style.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Often wears these types of dresses.
* ShesGotLegs: She's got some of the nicest legs ever drawn.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: In both the shorts ''Chess-Nuts'' and ''Boop-Oop-a-Doop'' where the bad guy lust for her and she need to be saved.
* StockingFiller: Almost never seen without a garter on her left thigh.
* TheTease
* VagueAge: She's either a teenager or young adult, depending on the short.


The initial star of the Max Fleischer ''WesternAnimation/{{Talkartoons}}'' series of sound cartoons, Bimbo is a cartoon dog, bred of the stock rubberhose art style of the time and the Fleischers answer to MickeyMouse. Betty was initially created to be his girlfriend, but ended up becoming so popular that Talkartoons became her own series, with Bimbo getting into many escapades with her, [[InterspeciesRomance some of which were romantic.]] However, once the Hays Office grew its claws in 1934, Bimbo was immediately abandoned due to the Codes rules against bestiality.
* AllMenArePerverts: Er, dogs anyway.
* ArtEvolution: In his early appearances, the animators simply could not make up their minds as to how Bimbo should be drawn, resulting in him constantly changing design between shorts, until they settled into a final sweater wearing design.
* TheBusCameBack: Despite being abandoned in the mid 1930's, he still appears in merchandise with Betty, albeit with the romantic implications sometimes downplayed or abandoned in favor of [[JustFriends making him a friend of Betty.]] His name is rarely mentioned in merchandising though, due to how [[UnfortunateName dated and unfortunate it can sound.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Okay, colonel!"
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: As mentioned above, he was abandoned post-1933 due to the Hays Office objecting to Betty having InterspeciesRomance with him.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Usually just wears a sweater, gloves and shoes. His early Talkartoons appearances often had him wearing just shoes and a hat.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Betty, after she became human.
* MeaningfulName: During the 30's, anyways--back then, "Bimbo" was slang for "loser".
* SatelliteCharacter: After Betty became a series regular, Bimbo was rarely seen without her company.
* UnfortunateName: Of the "changed meaning" variety--back in the 30's, Bimbo was slang for "Loser." Making it a bit unfortunate to begin with.

[[folder:Koko The Clown]]

The original star of the Max Fleischer cartoon studio from the ''WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell'' series, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation Silent Age cartoon veteran]] Koko the Clown made occasional appearances in the shorts as a copatriot of Betty and Bimbo.
* CartoonCreature: Koko may be a clown, but he's certainly not human--he's more of an ink creature.
* TheCameo: Briefly appeared in his small form in the short "Minnie the Moocher". Fittingly, Betty pulls out him of an inkwell when she reaches for a pen, a nod to his original series.
* CanonImmigrant: He was brought over directly from Fleischer's silent-era series ''Out of the Inkwell'' as a side character for this series.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Didn't make that many appearances in this series.
%%* NonIronicClown
* ThoseTwoGuys: When he teams up with Bimbo, such as in "Snow White".


After Betty was cleaned up by the Hays Office, animator Myron Waldman decided to give Betty a new friend, a moon-faced puppy named Pudgy, to replace Bimbo (a character whom Waldman despised). In a sense, Pudgy is Fleischer's answer to Creator/WaltDisney's [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]], but arguably much cuter.
* CharacterFocus: Some episodes would be entirely centered around him.
%%* PreciousPuppies
* KindheartedCatLover: Befriends a small kitten in one episode.
%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SuddenlyVoiced: PlayedForLaughs in "Not Now" when after being scratched by a cat, he comments, "He pulled a knife on me!"
%%* TheVoiceless


Betty's grandpa, who happens to be a genius inventor.
%%* AbsentMindedProfessor
* AscendedExtra: Was a recurring character of the later Betty Boop shorts, but was apparently liked enough to headline a ''WesternAnimation/ColorClassics'' short "Christmas Comes But Once A Year".
* BigDamnHeroes: By virtue of CarFu in "Be Human".
* CatchPhrase: "Ahahahaah! ''I've'' got it!"
* CoolOldGuy: Just ask the orphans in the aforementioned "Christmas Comes But Once A Year".
%%* GadgeteerGenius
%%* MacGyvering
%%* MrFixit