Western Animation / Hey Good Lookin'


Hey Good Lookin' is an animated film by Ralph Bakshi that was released in 1982. Originally planned as a live-action/animated movie, it was later changed to a fully animated film. It has been said that its original live-action/animated setting is still around but may be hard to find. A soundtrack of the film was released around 2006.

Hey Good Lookin' provides these tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: Solly the Cop, BIG TIME.
    • Rozzie's dad, who chains her to her bed to keep her from her date with Vinnie.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Crazy Shapiro, his father, Rozzie and her father
  • Bare Your Midriff: Rozzie
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Eva
  • Big Eater: Eva
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Crazy Shapiro sums this up perfectly.
  • Deconstruction: Of 1950s nostalgia, whether people think the 1950s were really just like Happy Days or Grease or whatever. The "cool" main character is a Dirty Coward, he and his girlfriend aren't really in love, he and his friends are not True Companions, etc.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: One of these occurs during the film.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Vinnie, despite being the main character and leader of the Stompers, is in fact a huge coward, who skips town rather than help his gang in the fight against their rivals, despite being the one who got them into it in the first place.
  • Framing Device: The plot is a story being told by an older man to a middle-aged woman, in reality Vinnie and Roz 30 years later.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: The Stompers all wear black motorcycle jackets with "Stompers" painted on the back.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Rozzie has this, combined with a big butt.
  • Lost Forever: The actual live-action/animated version of the film is this to all except Warner Bros.
  • Offing the Offspring: Crazy's father, Solly, a violent corrupt cop, constantly tries to kill him.
  • No Indoor Voice: Rozzie's father.
  • Rotoscoping: Some parts of the film have this, and it isn't hard to tell, either.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: The film started out as this, but was later reworked as an animated feature, although certain parts of the film have the animated characters over live-action backgrounds.
  • Shout-Out: A certain part of the film has animated characters doing Wild Take reactions, that look very familiar.
  • Taking You with Me: During the climax, Crazy jumps off a rooftop and lands on Sully, who is about to kill Vinnie, killing both himself and his father.