Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Title: Taking the Blame
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Series: Betty Boop
Running time (of viewed version): 6:16
Commercial DVD Availability: 600d4 or here
Synopsis: Betty brings evil cat into the house.
Comments: The cat kinda looks like one of those Felix the Cat clocks. Similar in story to My Friend the Monkey from 1939. Second cartoon in a row with a beating in the first third. I hate this kind of "authority keeps thinking the innocent party is guilty" story. Weird short "aw shut up". Unsatisfying domestic Betty Boop but really Pudgy short. It's much easier to view this 600 Cartoons disc once it's been copied to a harddrive. People's heads going through paintings show up as gags periodically in multiple eras; was there an earlier time when it was extremely common?