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Shout Outs, Allusions, Homages and other references to the character Betty Boop, and the many works she has appeared in over the decades.

Bimbo's Initiation, which Betty breifly appears in but is not focused on her, has its own Referenced by... page here.

Comic Books
  • Cybersix: Betty Boom is a Captain Ersatz of Betty Boop.
  • Doom Patrol: Although Mr. Nobody first showed up with the same design dozens of issues before he ran for president he heavily resembles the Mr. Nobody who was running for president in the Betty Boop short "Betty Boop For President". Both depictions also resemble a stylized illustration of turn-of-the-20th-century entertainer Bert Williams, whose biggest hit was a song called "Nobody".
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  • Vampirella: The "Snow White" issue of the Feary Tales miniseries is an homage to the Betty Boop Snow White cartoon. The issue is even dedicated to the animator of that cartoon, Roland C. Crandall.


Live-Action TV

  • Gilmore Girls:
  • M*A*S*H: In the episode "Officer of the Day" the camp guards' password is Betty Boop.
  • Star Trek Discovery Short Treks E02 "Calypso": The V'draysh appear to be an offshoot of humanity, who are at war with Craft's people. Craft explains that the V'draysh are obsessed with anything having to do with ancient humankind. Even their escape pod, which he stole, has a library with a number of old Earth videos. Unfortunately, Craft couldn't figure out the controls, so the pod kept repeating the same Betty Boop cartoon hundreds of times on a loop.
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  • The X-Files: A Betty Boop cartoon is playing on a TV in the episode "Fight Club".

Video Games

  • Bendy and the Ink Machine: Alice Angel is based on Betty Boop, being a more realistic counterpart to Bendy (Betty was once a dog like Bimbo) with a sexy design and popularity greater than the original star (In-Universe).
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!: The "Betty Boom" achievement is named for Betty Boop.
  • Bust a Groove: Betty and Olive look like versions of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl in the game's style.
  • Cuphead: One of the bosses briefly glimpsed in the July 2 Delicious Last Course trailer is a giant old man with mountains coming from his beard. He is clearly modeled after the titular antagonist of The Old Man of the Mountain.
  • Funtime With Buffy: At the start of the game the Player Character is watching Betty Boop cartoons before their mother leaves and Buffy shows up looking for revenge.
  • Splatoon 2: The seahorse on the back of one jacket looks remarkably like Betty Boop.


  • Funko Pop!: Betty is one of the many characters to get a Funko Pop doll.
  • Living Dead Dolls: Butcher Boop's name, hairstyles, and mask are all inspired by Betty Boop.

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Western Animation


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