He’s So Unusual

Posted on September 26, 2010


Helen Kane was the model for Betty Boop (and sued over it but lost). One of her signature songs was the coy “He’s So Unusual” with its racy 1920s references to a boyfriend who won’t put out because, well, his interests lie elsewhere. (Cyndi Lauper did a cover in the mid ’80s, using exactly the same baby-doll voice that Helen Kane was famous for).