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YMMV: Betty Boop
  • Anvilicious: Be Human
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The series is full of memorable songs, including the following;
    • Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher" number, from the eponymous short.
    • Cab Calloway's "The Old Man of the Mountain", once again from the eponymous short.
    • "St. James Infirmiry Blues", sung by Cab Calloway in "Snow White".
    • "You Gotta Have Pep", sung by Betty in "More Pep".
    • The entire "Hells Bells" music number from "Red Hot Mamma".
    • The "How'm I Doin? (hey hey)" number from "I've Heard".
    • The title songs of the shorts "Mysterious Mose", "Barnacle Bill" and "Any Rags?"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Betty herself in the old Bimbo cartoons, and it was her popularity that caused her to ascend to stardom while leaving Bimbo (the main character!) to fade into obscurity.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: In "Making Friends", Pudgy ends up doing exactly what Betty wanted him to do—"Go out and make friends with the world." Unfortunately for Betty, his newfound friends happen to be a batch of rascally wild animals who proceed to tear apart Betty's house upon arrival!
  • Fridge Horror: Betty Boop may be considered fetish fuel to some, but many have pointed out that anyone with a head that big would snap her neck the instant she tries to stand up, and her body proportions would look absolutely horrifying if she existed in real life. An example can be found here.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: When Betty falls Down the Rabbit Hole in the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-inspired Betty in Blunderland, she opens a jam jar, causing comedian Ed Wynn to pop out. Almost twenty years later, Disney's Alice in Wonderland would feature Ed Wynn voicing the Mad Hatter.
  • Moe: Betty herself qualifies as this.
  • Moral Myopia: Be Human was criticized for this; it showed that what the farmer is doing is horrible, but it's okay when he gets harshly punished for it.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Oh GOD, don't get us started...
  • Values Dissonance: Betty is supposed to be a sex symbol, but she's also underage (she's sixteen).

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