Thursday, March 25, 2010

YouTube of the Week: Betty Boop

I decided to start a new routine of sharing YouTube gems I really liked on my blog. To avoid spamming this blog and turning it into a YouTube channel I'll be limiting myself to one per week.

The first video I'd like to share is Betty Boop, M.D.

Like everyone else I was aware of Betty Boop as she's such a massive pop culture icon, but I didn't really know her cartoon other than the occasional few seconds clip here and there. When I was going to potentially work on a Betty Boop video game I did quite a bit of research on the character and found many of her old cartoons on YouTube. I fell in love right away. These totally un-PC cartoons are insane and they really don't make them like this anymore. They are imaginative, wild, surreal and utterly mad. The cool thing is, being a gay man I can proudly use my Betty Boop merchandise and get away with it.

Betty Boop M.D. is a fine example to Betty Boop at her best.

There are more cartoons in this playlist I created. Keep an eye out for Minnie the Moocher and Crazy Inventions, but most of them are worth watching. Love that stuff.



Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

I think it's so cool you used to make video games.

Mickey said...

Thanks. I think so too. I miss it a bit, but being with my boy is far better. :)