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Old Man of the Mountain
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Name

Old Man of the Mountain

Gender

Male

Species

Human

Family

3 Children

Voiced by

Cab Calloway

First Appearance

Old Man of the Mountain

Last Appearance

Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery

The Old Man of the Mountain, appears in the eponymous cartoon The Old Man of the Mountain. He lives atop the mountain, is challenged by Betty, and they both sing "You Got To Hi-De-Hi" together. After their duet, he pursues Betty while singing a scat song. When he finally grabs Betty, her dress comes off, leaving her in her undergarments. After Betty punches him in the face and receives her dress back, she climbs up a high tree, and he works on getting her down. Once she is brought down, he gropes her breast. The forest animals team up against the Old Man and rescue Betty Boop; they then tie his arms and feet into knots and tickle his feet. His voice is provided by singer Cab Calloway.

Quotes

  • Old Man of the Mountain: "I'm gonna do the best I can!"
  • Old Man of the Mountain: "You got to Ho-De-Ho!"
  • Betty Boop: "You got to Ho-De-Ho!"
  • Old Man of the Mountain: "Ya got to Hi-De-Hi!"
  • Betty Boop: "Ya got to Hi-De-Hi!"
  • Old Man of the Mountain: "Ya gotta He-De-He to get along with me!"
  • Betty Boop: "Yeah, man how do!"
  • The Old Man of the Mountain: "You got to learn my song."
  • Betty Boop: "I've gotta learn your song."
  • Old Man of the Mountain: "If you do me wrong!"
  • Betty Boop: "I'm gonna do you wrong!"
  • Old Man of the Mountain: "You gotta kick the gong, to get along with me!"
  • Betty Boop: "What you gonna do now?"
  • Old Man of the Mountain: "I'm gonna do the best I can!"

Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery

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The Old Man of the Mountain makes a cameo in the 1989 film The Betty Boop Movie Mystery.

Betty Boop Dance Card

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The Old Man of the Mountain is a playable character in Betty Boop Dance Card.

Trivia

  • In the original Cab Calloway song "The Old Man of the Mountain", the Old Man himself is described as a harmless eccentric, but, for the purposes of the cartoon, the song was changed to make the character seem more malevolent.
  • He has three children by a Hippo lady which he impregnated; when Betty asks her "What's a matter?", the Hippo replies, "The Old Man of the Mountain!" while walking down the mountain crying with her three snaggle-toothed, bearded children (Which would indicate that the Hippo lady went up to the mountain before Betty and came back down with 3 children).
  • His quote is referenced in the Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas by Oogie Boogie. 
  • The Miser from Betty Boop Big City Adventures: The Ultimate Game of Pursuit is similar to the Old Man of the Mountain.