Betty Boop's Big Boss
part of Betty Boop
Date: June 2, 1933
This Movie plays Mimi composed by Richard Rodgers; written by Lorenz Hart
A version of this song with the lyrics changed to refer to "Betty" is played during the opening credits
Betty Boop's Big Boss is a 1933 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop.
An anthropomorphic pig puts an ad up for an employment ("Girl Wanted--Top Floor--Female Preferred"), and then walks off with the ladder strolling behind him. Betty walks by and responds to the ad along with an enormous group of fellow applicants. When the interviewing manager asks Betty what she can do, Betty replies in song that she can't type or take dictation, but that she can provide other benefits. The businessman sends the other applicants away via a trap door, and hires Betty.
Betty is happy with her new job, but the boss soon takes liberties with his employee. Scared, Betty calls for help. The police arrive on the scene, making several futile attempts to enter the building. They finally whittle down the skyscraper by firing machine guns into it. Betty and her boss appear in silhouette behind the window shade, but when the shade is raised, the two are locked in an embrace. Betty exclaims "Fresh!" and pulls the shade back down for some privacy.
Oh, Betty, you knocked me for a loop de loop
And Betty, each time you start
Betty, it's time that we went steady
Let's get ready for a weddy
Betty, perhaps you'll ... a lullaby to a beddy by and by
Made of pen and ink
She can win you with a wink (yoo hoo!)
Ain't she cute (boop boop be doop)
Not bad. What can you do?
Well, I'm not so good in the crowd, but when you get me alone, you'd be surprised. I don't know how to type right, but baby if you take me home, you'd be surprised. ... don't judge a book by its cover...
You'd be surprised. I didn't go to a school, but when I sit on your knee, you'd be surprised. First I want to answer your calls, I've got to admit that I'm nothing at all, but ... you'd be surprised.
Hello, operator. A little service please. Thank you.
Did I hurt my poopsie woopsie?
It's alright, Betty. How 'bout a little kiss?
Ah ah. Naughty, naughty.
Help, help, police!
Calling cars 4, 3, 2, 1. Calling cars 4, 3, 2, 1. Shift. Cars 4, 3, 2, 1, go to 4th and Main.
Ha ha ha, I wanna play too!
Betty Boop Cartoon
Max Fleischer presents Betty Booop's Big Boss
Copyright MCMXXXIII by Paramount Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Animated by Bernard Wolf and David Tendlar
Poleece Dept. P.D. PD
Do not disturb