Monster of the Day #1188

How to pick up chicks.

Actually, this looks like something our old friend the Mighty Samson would fight

  • Flangepart

    The guys Betty had to deal with…
    Yeah, I forgot how much strangeness the Boop toons had in them. Thanks Ken, for bringin’ it all back, ya crazy lug!

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Even in the most innocent Boopers, there are not-so-innocent things going on. In “Morning, Noon and Night” Betty has to protect a farm from a gang of alley cats. In the end, she gets a giant rooster to fight the leader of the cats. The fact that there are other words that mean “rooster” and “cat” is not coincidental….

  • It’s amazing how influential these cartoons and others made in the Thirties like it still are. Believe it or not, there’s even a video game coming out next year called Cuphead whose graphic style was inspired by Fleischer Studios, among others. I look at it and I look at some of the cartoons made today and wonder if they will have as much staying power.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Wow but did Betty ever get into some weird situations. She’ll never replace the glorious lunacy of the B&W Fleischer Popeye cartoons in my heart, though. Sorry, Miss Boop!

  • Eric Hinkle

    Am I the only person who somehow can’t get on Jabootu any more through search engines and instead gets:


    You don’t have permission to access /
    on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden
    error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    What is going on?

  • Dunno if this is relevant, but I’ve been blocked the same way since the weekend and only now just got back on. Why it happened doesn’t matter to me; I’m just glad the site’s back.

  • Flangepart

    Yup. Been blocked like Cullen said. Weird.

  • Gamera977

    Same here, figured Ken was trying to get rid of me ;)

  • Ericb

    Same here

  • Eric Hinkle

    Just glad the site’s back, I missed the essays and reviews here. I hope Mister Begg is okay.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Chicken and Kitty?

  • bgbear_rnh

    Touch a button. Things happen.

  • rtpoeman

    The problem is that there’s no market for the theatrical release of animated shorts. There are lots of great ones being made – but they are virtually only available online.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Disney regularly releases shorts to theaters (Pixar especially) but yes, no one else seems to think shorts should go anywhere other than YouTube.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Jabootu on the web? How did it get there?

  • mtz

    Same here.

  • The Rev.

    I’m able to get back today, but the same happened to myself. No word from Ken about it; hope everything’s copacetic.

  • Ken_Begg

    Sorry, everyone, I’ve been busy feeding soda pop to thirsty pigs. Then I got caught in the Wheels of Justice…it was a whole thing.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Good thing you didn’t get caught in the Wheels of Progress, or someone might have shot at you!