Approved | | Comedy, Musical
Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.
The film's Best Song nomination for "Pig Foot Pete" is a mystery. The song does not appear in Hellzapoppin' (1941), but did appear in Keep 'Em Flying (1941), a Bud Abbott and Lou Costello film that was made the same year by the same production company and studio.
Hey, Louie! Rewind this film, will ya?
Louie: What's the matter with you guys? Don't you know you can't talk to me and the audience?
Ole Olsen: Well, we're doin' it, aren't we?
Chic Johnson: Yes, folks, this is Hellzapoppin'!
Betty picks up a rifle with a bayonet attached, but in the next shot it's a double-barreled shotgun.
"......any similarity between HELLZAPOPPIN' and a motion picture is purely coincidental."
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