This article is about the Betty Boop cartoon. For the animated series, see Out of the Inkwell.

Out Of The Inkwell
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Out Of The Inkwell

Out of the Inkwell

Out of the Inkwell


 Out Of The Inkwell (1938)

A live-action African-American janitor at the Fleischer Studios is studying hypnotism while cleaning Max Fleischer's desk. He manages to conjure the latter's pen into drawing Betty Boop. He then uses his new powers to control the animated characters. After waking from the spell, Betty manages to work a few spells of her own on the unwitting janitor. 


  • Janitor: "Thinks I'm gone try that!"
  • Janitor: "Well looky here..."
  • Betty Boop: "Oh, so you think that's funny huh?"
  • Janitor: "You is now a high diver!'"
  • Betty Boop: "Look here you better start working right now!"
  • Janitor: "Now you is a rubber woman!'"
  • Betty Boop: "You stop this and go to work right this minute! You've rested long enough!"
  • Betty Boop: "Maybe some fresh air will pep you up!"
  • Betty Boop: "Now your gonna work, Dunka Hunk A Lunka!"
  • Betty Boop: "Dunka Lunk! Boop-Oopy-Doo!"


Cast & Crew 


  • "Dunka Hunka Lunka"



  • Was released on the 22nd of April in 1938.
  • Fraught with racial innuendo, one of Betty's tricks includes turning the Black man white for a split-second.
  • Another stereotype is that the cartoon portrays African-Americans as lazy.
  • Is the third time Betty comes out of the Inkwell, the first being Betty Boop's Rise to Fame and second being More Pep.