The Impractical Joker

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The Impractical Joker
Betty Boop series
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Produced by Max Fleischer
Voices by Mae Questel
Jack Mercer
Pinto Colvig
Animation by Frank Endres
Thomas Johnson
Studio Fleischer Studios
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) June 18, 1937
Color process Black-and-white
Running time 6 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Impractical Joker is a 1937 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop. Pinto Colvig (the voice of Goofy) provides the voice for Irving.


Betty Boop is baking a cake, when Irving the practical joker comes for a visit. Betty becomes the victim of such pranks as shaking a false hand and getting squirted in the face. Betty calls on Grampy for help, and he quickly rigs his apartment to counteract Irving's pranks and send him on his way. Irving gets the last laugh, when Grampy lights the candle on the cake. Irving replaced the candle with a firecracker before he left.

In other media[edit]

A short clip from this cartoon can be seen in the opening credits of the Futurama episode "My Three Suns".

Some clips of the redrawn colorized version were used in the compilation Betty Boop For President: The Movie (1980).


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