The Old Man of the Mountain
Old Man


The Old Man






3 Children

Voiced by

Cab Calloway

First Appearance

The 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.


  • The Old Man of the Mountain: "I'm gonna do the best I can!"

Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery


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

Betty Boop Dance Card


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



  • 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's Big City Adventure is based on The Old Man of the Mountain.

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