“Betty Boop, M.D.” is a 1932 animated short film produced by Fleischer Studios and directed by Dave Fleischer. The film features Betty Boop as a doctor who visits a patient named Koko the Clown, who is suffering from the hiccups. Betty uses various methods to try and cure Koko’s hiccups, including tickling him, feeding him a hot pepper, and even using a machine to scare him.
As Betty tries to cure Koko, the two engage in a series of musical and comedic sequences, including a dream sequence where Koko imagines himself as a conductor leading a symphony orchestra. The film also features a cameo appearance by popular jazz musician Louis Armstrong, who performs the song “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You” with his band.
“Betty Boop, M.D.” is known for its creative use of music and humor, as well as its surreal animation style. It is considered one of the classic Betty Boop cartoons and remains popular among animation enthusiasts.
Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
William Costello, Mae Questel