The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Betty Boop: More Pep

Due to the continued training of the new SSS personnel (Benjamin & Colleen), the SSS Saturday morning cartoon is moving to Friday afternoon. 

In this Fleischer Studios short from 1936, "Uncle Max" [Fleischer] draws Pudgy (a dog), who is a bit too sleepy to perform his tricks.  Betty draws up a device to give him more pep, and it goes a bit haywire, infusing everyone around with excess energy.  There are some fun live action shots in this short.  From the Internet Archive, here is  More Pep

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