If you’ve been reading O-Bits, you know we love The Fleischer Brothers cartoons, especially Betty Boop. With the death of comedienne Rose Marie yesterday, we were reminded that she appeared in a 1938 Betty Boop cartoon as “Sally Swing,” the be-bopping maid who leads a “jitterbug” band and saves the day. It’s filled with the inventive sight gags that make the Fleischer studios toons feel fresh (along with the showbiz references—Joe Penner, anyone?— that date them) and, like many of their Betty Boop shorts, gives much of its time to a song. And doesn’t Sally bear a distinct resemblance to a young Rose Marie? Did Carl Reiner name the character Sally in a nod to this short? I have no idea, but it’s nice to think so.