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Posts Tagged ‘Betty Boop’

Saturday Matinee – Goose Parade, Bimbo’s Initiation, Jurassic Snark, Kitty Town, Allman Bros.

Saturday, 3 December 2011


[Found here.]


Bimbo was Betty Boop’s boyfriend/dog pal back when Betty was still a dog in a miniskirt. (Note that Mickey Mouse shows up to mess with Bimbo at 00:28. The Fleisher Bros. were Disney’s closest competitor in the animation business at the time.)


The Best Of Jurassic Park That You Don’t Recall. [via]


Welcome to Kitty Town.


The Allman Brothers’ “Jessica” is one of the great country rock jams. Seems appropriate, since I’ve got a bit of traveling coming up next week.

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more hot muffins from the internest.

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Saturday Matinee – Dinocuts, Wanda Jackson, Louis Prima & Betty Boop, Spotniks and Ricky Skaggs

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Awesome marketing concept, but it targets the wrong people, unless you’re into shrinkwrap. Nice appropriate soundtrack, though.

Wanda Jackson! Who says women can’t do rockabilly?

Whoever did this Betty Boop / Louis Prima mashup gets a hat tip from me.  Whoa. Hold on there. Looks like it’s time for some Spotniks!

Yep. The Spotnik’s Theme from 1963, a band from the UK, sounding an awful lot like lots of other bands from 1963.

Let’s wrap this up with some awesome gospel from Ricky Skaggs, the greatest mandolin player since Bill Monroe. Have a great weekend folks. See you back here tomorrow.

Mae Questel’s Contribution to the World

Sunday, 7 March 2010

You’ve seen her. You’ve heard her voice. She’s famous, yet you don’t know who Mae Questel was. [More below the break.]

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Saturday Matinee – ZooBooks, Brazil + Brazil, Boop Meets Armstrong, Meatloaf & Thorogood

Saturday, 6 March 2010

This edition of Saturday Matinee is sponsored in part by ZooBooks.
[Found here.]

Cool animation with a nice version of  “Brazil.” performed by The Real Tuesday Weld with Nick Phelps and Geert Chatrou.

Darkly bizarre, “Brazil” is one of my favorite anti-bureaucracy  movies. (Ever see Michael Palin as evil?)  This movie succeeded in large part to Terry Gilliam’s insistance that it not be edited; that cost him a lot of promotional backing, but it became a hit in its own right. “Half a dream and half a nightmare” sums it up pretty well.

Flashback to 1932 – Louis Armstrong, fresh out of King Oliver’s band, provides the soundtrack (and more) to a typically creepy yet benign Betty Boop cartoon, “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You.” Maybe they’re in Brazil.


“…And Now I’m Praying For The End Of Time” is THE best punchline in the history of protopunkrock, courtesy of Mr. Loaf.

Let’s wrap this up with George Thorogood’s classic take on John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.”  Kinda sums up my attitude these days, En out de do’ ah went.


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