Henry, the Funniest Living American: 22 November: A Cross Over with Carl Anderson's "Henry" comic strip.
Little Nobody: 18 December
Betty Boop and the Little King: 31 January: A Cross Over with the then popular Newspaper Comic character The Little King.
Not Now: 28 February
Betty Boop and Little Jimmy: 27 March
We Did It: 24 April
A Song A Day!: 22 May
More Pep: 19 June
You're Not Built That Way: 17 July
Happy You and Merry Me: 21 August
Training Pigeons: 18 September
Grampy's Indoor Outing: 16 October
Be Human: 20 November
Making Friends: 18 December
House Cleaning Blues: 15 January
Whoops! I'm a Cowboy: 12 February
The Hot Air Salesman: 12 March
Pudgy Takes a Bow-Wow: 9 April
Pudgy Picks a Fight!: 14 May
The Impractical Joker: 18 June
Ding Dong Doggie: 23 July
The Candid Candidate: 27 August
Service with a Smile: 23 September
The New Deal Show: 22 October
The Foxy Hunter: 26 November
Zula Hula: 24 December
Riding the Rails: 28 January
Be Up to Date: 25 February
Honest Love and True: 25 March
Out of the Inkwell: 22 April: An attempt at reviving the classic Fleischer series, although Ko-Ko does not appear in it.
The Swing School: 27 May
The Lost Kitten: 24 June
Buzzy Boop: 29 July
Pudgy the Watchman: 12 August
Buzzy Boop at the Concert: August 16
September Sally Swing: 14 October
On With the New: 2 December
Thrills and Chills: 23 December
My Friend the Monkey: 28 January
So Does an Automobile: 31 March
Musical Mountaineers: May 12
May The Scared Crows: 9 June
Rhythm on the Reservation: 7 July: Last of the theatrical Betty Boop cartoons.
Yip Yip Yippy: 11 August: A Betty Boop short In Name Only, as it is a western-themed short with no ties to the Betty Boop series.
The Romance of Betty Boop: A made-for-tv special.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Makes a cameo in the Ink & Paint Club, claiming that while things had been slow since she went to color, she's still got it. She makes another cameo with the crowd of toons during the ending.
Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery: A made-for-tv special.
Tropes found in Betty Boop cartoons include:
Action Mom: "The Bum Bandit" has Betty (or Nan as she's called in this one) as a badass with seventeen kids.
Ambiguously Jewish: Betty might be Jewish, and is hinted as such in "Minnie the Moocher". The Fleischers had Jewish heritage as well, and her primary voice actress, Mae Questel, was Jewish, so that could only support the case.
Ascended Extra: Ever heard of Bimbo? No? Bimbo was Fleischer's humanized dog hero starting in 1929. In 1930, Betty Boop appeared briefly as Bimbo's love interest (as an anthropomorphic dog) and quickly became a star. Bye, Bimbo. Hello, Betty.
Broken Aesop: "Be Human" has been criticized for its ending, in which the farmer who has been whipping his animals gets whipped himself by Grampy's machine. So beating someone up is okay as long as you're on the good side.
Car Fu: Used by Grampy to catch the abusive farmer in "Be Human".
Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Once the Hays Office grew its claws, Interspecies couples like Betty and Bimbo were completely taboo, so by 1934, Bimbo was abruptly dropped from the cartoons. He did appear in Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery, however, and he still pops up in merchandise time and time again.
Clip Show: The short •Betty Boop's Rise To Fame puts together footage from three prior Betty Boop shorts with a framing device.
Deranged Animation: The shorts from 1930-1933 had some very wacky animation, typical of the work of Fleischer Studios. By the mid to late 30's, this was either toned down considerably or thrown out altogether.
Digital Destruction: The "Definitive Collection" series of VHS tapes brings together almost all of Betty's original theatrical cartoons—but at the price of some of the most blatant DVNR ravaging of any old cartoon restoration!
The new Essential Collection bluray and DVD sets avert this by having pristine restorations completely devoid of DVNR, but the first two volumes have the picture slightly cropped on the sides.
Downer Ending: The Screen Song short "Romantic Melodies" (which is really a Betty Boop short in all but name) ends with Bimbo and his band getting hauled off to jail due to their dreadful music (probably for disturbing the peace) much to Betty's tearful despair.
Dreadful Musician: Bimbo and his band in "Romantic Melodies"—they play so badly, the local scenery (fire hydrants, trolley cars) are repelled by them! Eventually the telephone calls the police on them, getting them hauled off to jail for disturbing the peace.
Excuse Plot: Most cartoons have a very thin plot line, simply intended to showcase wild surreal gags and catchy sing and dance numbers.
Expy: The 50's Herman And Katnip short "Of Mice and Magic" had a very blatant stand-in for Betty called "Louise" who was a mouse. Her design and mannerisms were basically the same as Betty's, but adjusted to have bits of a cartoon mouse — also, there was the fact that she was voiced by Mae Questel, Betty's voice actress, who used her Betty voice for Louise.
"Googy Goop" in the Animaniacs episode "The Girl With the Googily Goop", a full-on parody of the cartoons. She had a red nose like the Warners', but otherwise looked exactly the same as Betty.
Funny Animal: Betty Boop, initially. Betty's doggy pal, Bimbo, was the studio star at the time of Betty's creation. Betty was created to function as Bimbo's girlfriend, so initially she had a black nose and dog ears. After about 10 cartoons, these features vanished, leaving Betty human, though Bimbo is still quite plainly interested in her.
Hello, Nurse!: Betty got this reaction from nearly every male character she encountered before the Hays Code interfered.
Idea Bulb: Grampy's "thinking cap" has a bulb on it that lights up when he's inspired.
Instant Gravestone: In the short Betty Boop, M.D., a wheelchair-bound elderly man takes a swig of Betty's patent medicine Jippo, dances around seemingly rejuvenated, but then lies down in the road and pulls the asphalt over his head, as a scat-singing tombstone pops up. The man's arm then pokes out of the grave to plant a flower on it.
Although the studio's sole attempt to colorize her ("Poor Cinderella") revealed her to be—surprise!—a redhead. Fridge Brilliance in that she was partially modeled after the actress Clara Bow, who also had red hair, though many people didn't know it due to the black-and-white film.
Recent advertisements for Lancome's Betty Boop Mascara feature her interacting with real humans.
Rotoscoping: Cab Calloway's dance moves were rotoscoped for his appearances in the cartoons, most famously as a dancing walrus. Calloway loved it and was said to have fallen out of his seat in convulsive laughter upon first viewing his animated Odobenus rosmarus counterpart.
Calloway loved the cartoons that featured his songs ("Snow White", "Minnie the Moocher" and "The Old Man of the Mountain") for another reason as well; he had stated that his concerts enjoyed higher ticket sales in cities where the Betty Boop cartoons played before. Betty Boop became his "advance woman", introducing movie audiences to his musical style.
Unfortunate Name: Bimbo will obviously be this to modern audiences who are unaware that the name was slang for "loser" during the '30s, and then of course for 1930's audiences as well, seeing as his name meant "loser."