Bimbo's Initiation

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Bimbo's Initiation

Postby orz » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:32 pm

Thought some of you might be amused/interested/worried by this cartoon... Betty Boop's pal Bimbo gets unwillingly initiated into a really odd secret society! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFrBG4xyaF8&mode=related&search=">www.youtube.com/watch?v=R...ed&search=</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>I love youtube... <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Bimbo's Initiation

Postby Rigorous Intuition » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:24 pm

Poor Bimbo - that's nightmarish! <br><br>Here's my youtube contribution: a <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=CdSUrtFdXUQ">Bono parody tribute to 'Snakes on a Plane'</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Bimbo's Initiation

Postby starroute » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:48 pm

I *love* that cartoon. That and Snow White are my favorite Betty Boops. And it's obviously making fun of the whole secret society thing -- so don't you *dare* say anything sinister about it. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>(Wanna be a member? Wanna be a member?) <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Bimbo's Initiation

Postby NewKid » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:04 am

That cartoon has a sinister feel to me for some reason. I think it might have been showing in the background in the movie the Twilight Zone sometime during the segment with the little kid who has special powers and teleports his sister into the cartoon playing on tv. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Bimbo's Initiation

Postby JerkyLeBoeuf » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:41 am

Dude, where did you get that Bono/Snakes on a Plane thing?! <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Bimbo's Initiation

Postby Sepka » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:14 am

Apparently secret society initiations used to be pretty brutal: <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/demoulin/index.htm">www.phoenixmasonry.org/ma.../index.htm</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>I can only infer that people were much less inclined to sue back then. And speaking of things that would assure a lawsuit today, but evidently not back then, did anyone notice who it was that locked poor Bimbo down the manhole?<br><br>-Sepka the Space Weasel <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=sepka>Sepka</A> at: 6/27/06 5:15 am<br></i>
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Yeah, it was Mickey Mouse

Postby Asta » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:07 pm

What a totally weird 'toon. I am a little stunned at the not-so-subtle sexual innuendos. Lots of phallic symbols. Geesh. <br><br>Betty Boop cartoons never appealed to me when I was a child. I was more of a Moose and Squirrel fan.<br><br>Where these cartoons aimed at an audience of all ages? <p></p><i></i>
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There's a lot of it about..

Postby Seamus OBlimey » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:32 pm

Cool link orz<br>I got "Banned Cartoons - Betty Boop - 1931 Minnie The Moocher(Cab Calloway)BETTY BOOP .mpg" off gnutella P2P and I'm sure there's a lot more. It's equally disturbing esp. considering the time it was made.<br><br>btw does anyone know a way to record clips from youtube and google?<br><br>and does anyone know where "Underwear must go inside the pants" is available as youtube has lost it? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Yeah, it was Mickey Mouse

Postby orz » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:35 pm

No problem, glad you all enjoyed!<br><br>Check out any + all other Fliescher Bros betty boop cartoons, they're totally insane.<br><br>Two of the best (ie weirdest!!) are:<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07FV4HLw7Ec&search=boop%20snow%20white">www.youtube.com/watch?v=0...ow%20white</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br>and<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI9YyN6NAT0&search=boop%20betty">www.youtube.com/watch?v=v...op%20betty</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Where these cartoons aimed at an audience of all ages?<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>These were from the good old days when american cartoons were (a) good, and (b) not censored into a 'just for kids' medium... but yeah I think they were pretty much for all ages... for any cinemagoing audience i guess. But pretty aimed at adults.<br><br><br>There are various ways to download youtube videos etc... google 'youtube downloader'.. or something... here's one: <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php">javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Where these cartoons aimed at an audience of all ages?

Postby Seamus OBlimey » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:52 pm

I remember seeing Betty on TV in the 80s... 1980s UK that is, and two minute edits of the originals, played as kids cartoons. They didn't seem too risque then but looking back they were a bit more so than tweety pie and Wacky Races.<br>Haven't seen much since. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Where these cartoons aimed at an audience of all ages?

Postby orz » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:11 pm

There are quite a few inferior later ones where they toned it down a lot... and yeah, any number of censored, recoloured and otherwise compromised versions around...<br><br>Early warner bros stuff is more adult to... early everything in fact... before the Hayes code and all that stuff spoiled the fun <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rolleyes --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Where these cartoons aimed at an audience of all ages?

Postby AlanStrangis » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:21 pm

To save video from google or youtube, amongst a host of others, try this link...<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php">javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br>There's others out there, but I've had no problems with this one so far. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Where these cartoons aimed at an audience of all ages?

Postby thurnandtaxis » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:25 pm

Here's an archive of SOME of this stuff that might be better off languishing in obscurity:<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/comics/mov/banned.html">www.angelfire.com/comics/mov/banned.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Though it is important to see how Racism was considered a humorous vehicle for plot device in those long-ago unenlightened times.<br><br>HA HA HA....right?<br><br>Much the way that we laugh at those CRAAAAZZZEEE political foibles<br>on The Daily Show <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Bimbo's Initiation

Postby pugzleyca3 » Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:20 pm

Yeah, I noticed it was Mickey Mouse who locked him into the sewer manhole. I wonder what that was about? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Where these cartoons aimed at an audience of all ages?

Postby orz » Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:21 pm

hmmm yeah, the situation with the various 'racist' banned cartoons is not so cut + dried... certainly some pretty offensive stuff in this day + age, but also some of the greatest cartoon animation of all time! <br><br>Should definitely be preserved for artistic merit as well as historical purposes.<br><br>Plus, it's not like they were made by a bunch of KKK types or something... cartoons such as Bob Clampett's legendary "Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs" came about due to his genuine enthusiasm for and involvement with the jazz scene, and were made with the input and cooperation of black musicians and artists...<br><br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :hat --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/pimp.gif ALT=":hat"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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