Chess-Nuts (extra on Drive-In Discs, Vol. 2 DVD (Elite Entertainment, 2001)). [Category: Hollywood]

A couple of sedate men play chess, but with a difference: the pieces are different Betty Boop characters! Specifically, Betty is the Black Queen and Bimbo is the White King. They make eyes at each other, but unfortunately the Black King is a cranky Old King Cole that wants Betty all for himself. So war is inevitable. This is a wonderfully funny, strange, and "tooney" toon, which portrays the weirdest chess game you've ever seen, guaranteed. Koko is running around in there, too, and you can tell this was pre-code, because we get plenty of glimpses of Betty's undies. I would love it if they would make a chess set based upon these characters––I might even be persuaded to play the game then.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: *****.

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