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  • Actor-Shared Background: Stopping the Show has Betty Boop performing on a vaudeville stage doing impressions of famous singers. Mae Questel got her start as a vaudeville singer/impressionist.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: While Betty's "Boop Oop A Doop" Catchphrase is sung in some of the opening titles (which was dropped later in the series), a fan might be surprised to find that it is very rarely said in the actual cartoons.
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  • Cash Cow Franchise: Betty Boop still appears on a lot of merchandise, despite the fact that a large number of the people buying the merchandise have probably never watched a Betty Boop cartoon in their lives (and probably would freak out if they saw any of her pre-Hays Code stuff).
  • Missing Episode: There have been three lost Betty Boop cartoons, "Accordion Joe", "Honest, Love and True" and "Buzzy Boop at the Concert".
  • Pop Culture Urban Legends: There is a viral hoax that Betty was based off of a black woman named Esther Jones. While there is a basis to this, the photo accompanied with the hoax is not of Esther Jones. It's actually a modern day cosplay from 2008.
  • Retroactive Recognition: In "The Betty Boop Movie Mystery", Betty was voiced by the recording studio's then-teenaged secretary, Melissa Fahn. Said secretary would go on to do bigger and better things.
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  • Throw It In!: Betty's iconic "Boop Oop A Doop" was ad-libbed by Mae Questel, who was making fun of a popular song she didn't like.
  • What Could Have Been: Behold, storyboards and music from the cancelled Betty Boop animated film!
  • Unisex Series, Gendered Merchandise: Despite the character being the Ur-Example of a cartoon Ms. Fanservice for men, much of her merchandise is aimed at women.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Betty Boop Wiki.
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