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I Yam What I Yam (1933)

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Popeye, Olive (rowing), and Wimpy (eating) arrive in America by rowboat. Popeye builds a log cabin (by punching some trees) and sets off to gather some ducks. He fights a few indians along ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
William Costello ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Lawrence ...
Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell ...
American Indian (voice) (uncredited)
Bonnie Poe ...
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye, Olive (rowing), and Wimpy (eating) arrive in America by rowboat. Popeye builds a log cabin (by punching some trees) and sets off to gather some ducks. He fights a few indians along the way, but they pose no real threat. But meanwhile, back at the cabin, the indians have been sneaking up and have Olive and Wimpy under siege. Wimpy soon runs away, and runs into Popeye and the ducks he has collected, while Olive has been single-handedly fighting off an endless stream of indians. Popeye eats his spinach and makes short work of the remainder of the tribe, turning the leader into 'Mahatma Gandhi'. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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29 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The title is one of Popeye's catchphrases, including his own pronunciation. See more »

Quotes

Wimpy: Come on in for a duck dinner. You bring the ducks.
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Followed by Seasin's Greetinks! (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Whatever It Is, I'm Against It
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Transposed to a minor key and used as background music when Popeye searches for a duck for dinner.
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2 Popeye shorts
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

I Yam What I Yam (1933)

**** (out of 4)

Second film in the series has Popeye, Olive Oyl and Wimpy landing on an island when they're attacked by Indians. There are several funny moments here including a great scene where Popeye goes duck hunting and the Indian coins is another great gag. The spoof of Ghandi also works quite nicely in this politically incorrect short.

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