The Lecherous Old Man
Old Man Mask raid


The Lecherous Old Man
Old Man
Train Driver






Voiced by

First Appearance

Kitty from Kansas City

Last Appearance


The Lecherous Old Man is a character can be seen in a majority of the early Talkartoons & Screen Songs. He makes two major appearances in the Betty Boop cartoons. He appears in as Kings in Mask-A-Raid & Chess-Nuts, fighting for Betty's affections against Bimbo the dog. In Mask-A-Raid, he wants Betty to be his Queen of the Masquerade Ball, he has a duel with Bimbo, only to win, but Betty Boop who saves Bimbo dressed up as a knight asks Bimbo to marry her. In Chess-Nuts Betty is his Queen of the chess board, but she wants to be with Bimbo. Betty is then saved by Bimbo, who defeats the old man in battle.


  • Old Man: "The train was supposed to go yesterday but is going today!" (Kitty From Kansas City)
  • Old Man: "Tickle Tickle!" (Mask-A-Raid)
  • Old Man: "Papa's Baby!" (Mask-A-Raid)
  • Old Man: "Hey! Stay where you belong! No more of this!" (Chess-Nuts)
  • Old Man: "Can't you see the love light in my eyes... huh?" (Chess-Nuts)


  • He can be seen in Kitty from Kansas City as the train driver, who ends up getting punched in the face by Kitty. And appears in a number of early Talkartoons from 1931-1932.
  • In One More Chance, he appears as a police officer.
  • In the 1932 Screen Song, Down Among The Sugar Cane he has the exact same hairstyle as Betty Boop and voice of Grampy
  • The character is portrayed as a king twice in the official Betty Boop series.
  • Betty cuts off his long beard in Mask-A-Raid, because he groped her legs with it. What's interesting is that Betty only cuts half of his beard off, he is then clean-shaven for the rest of the cartoon. He is also clean shaven in Chess-Nuts.
  • He is called Kingy in Chess-Nuts, other times he is a nameless old man who appears in the background. 
  • The character might have been modeled on one of the animators who worked on the early Talkartoons. It is hinted that it might be Grim Natwick.
  • In the 2005 animated series Drawn TogetherToot Braunstein's father resembles the old man. 
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