Silly Scandals


Silly Scandals

Silly Scandals

Silly Scandals


 Silly Scandals (1931)

Bimbo sneaks into the theater stage show. In a vaudeville act, the crowd cheer Betty by name when she comes on stage. Betty Boop, with dog's ears, a white nose, many curls and an enormous head, performs a song called "You're Driving Me Crazy". During Betty's performance her dress falls off, revealing a frilly bra. After Betty has finished her performance on stage Bimbo runs afoul of a stage hypnotist.


  • Bimbo: "I'm flat broke..."
  • Crowd: "Kid's sneaking in!"
  • Security: "Get back in line you shrimp you can't crash this gate!"
  • Betty's heart: "Boop-Poopa-Doop!"
  • Betty Boop: "Yes, you! You're driving me crazy! What did I do to you?"
  • Betty Boop: "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"


Cast & Crew


  • "You're Driving Me Crazy"
  • "It's a Great Life" (If You Don't Weaken)
  • "It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'"
  • "One Step"
  • "Spring, Beautiful Spring" (O Frühling, wie bist du so schön)
  • "Grotesque Misterioso"
  • "Butterflies"



  • Was released on the 23rd of May in 1931.
  • The once nameless character who had a variety of names is now known as "Betty".
  • Stopping the Show would be Betty's official debut cartoon as a human.
  • Betty has a unique frilly dress in Silly Scandals (most likely inspired by Clara Bow), which was later modified.
  • Betty sings (in the Helen Kane manner) the popular song "You're Driving Me Crazy".
  • Betty's dress slips down while she is performing onstage to reveal her frilly bra.
  • This is Mae Questel's debut as Betty Boop.
  • In most of Betty's 1931 appearances, she does not do her signature "Boop-Oop-a-Doop". In Silly Scandals, she has her heart do it for her.

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