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‘Fat Betty’: A musical tribute to ‘Mad Men’s’ Betty Francis

January Jones, in her non-Fat Betty mode. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

What it didn’t give us is another peek into the life of the sad, overweight Betty Francis.

Fortunately, the Internet — in all its digital altruism — has come forward to deliver the gift of “Fat Betty.”

In case you haven't already seen it or inferred what it might be, “Fat Betty” is a YouTube clip that pairs images of the now larger Betty Francis with a lyrically altered version of the bluesy classic “Black Betty.”

The video is ridiculous. The audio sounds vaguely like it was recorded by Brak from “Space Ghost: Coast to Coast.” And the whole thing is potentially offensive to women, particularly Betty Francis. It’s also pretty funny. Take a look if you need a giggle while enjoying an afternoon snack of Bugles and ice cream sundaes.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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