Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The original Wacky Race: Betty Boop's Ker Choo (1932)

Betty Boop and KoKo the Clown are just two of the contestants in a road race in 1932's "Betty Boop's Ker Choo".

This gained more attention in 1998 when Cartoon Network took a chunk of the short and linked it to Soul Coughing's "Rolling":

Today, Betty wouldn't have been medically cleared to race because of the common cold. On the other hand, y'think maybe this might've been a partial inspiration, aside from the later live-action movie, "The Great Race", for Hanna-Barbera's 1968 series, Wacky Races, and its subsequent clones?

Rating: B.

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