Stay tooned as Dash! and Mobile Mystery Man repair to WSU's Southwestern Cafe and the plot thickens like institutional oatmeal.
Cartoonist's Note: "Betty Co-ed" was produced by Fleischer Studios, released and distributed by Paramount Studios in 1931, part of the "Screen Songs Theatrical Cartoon Series." While bearing some likeness to Betty Boop, Betty Co-ed predated the character and is generally considered among Boop Scholars as something of an indirect precursor. In its day, this short's star was Rudy Valee singing the hit tune and delivering his signature Hi-Ho Everybody greeting. The Fleischer brothers' studios produced some of the best and strangest of American animation, including Betty Boop, Popeye, and an early animated Superman series of extraordinary quality. Like Dash!, I grew up glued to this stuff run endlessly on 50s/60s kid TV and like so many other boomers got a megadose of pop culture history from Fleischer Studios' jazz age supernova of joyful noise and jitterbugging imagery. Max and Dave, love ya!