To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ...
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Noah, his family (wife, 3 sons, their wives), and various animals all help build the ark. The rains come, and the skunks barely miss the boat (not that anyone was particularly looking for ... See full summary »
Pluto chases a kitten through a window and right into Mickey's lap. Mickey scolds him, and goes off to wash the kitten. Pluto falls asleep in front of the fire, and dreams of a hell ruled ... See full summary »
Popeye's ensemble is rehearsing the opening of the Poet and Peasant Overture (with interpolations of the Popeye theme and "I've Been Working on the Railroad"). Maestro Bluto drops in from ... See full summary »
To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and proceeds to pound Popeye (until he eats his spinach, of course). Written by
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The title refers to the 19th century drinking song "Barnacle Bill the Sailor" that is also sung and acted out in the cartoon. See more »
I changed me mind so you could wed / your Barnacle Bill the sailor / You're nothin' but a cabbage head / Every dame's a selfish cat, they only turn and leave ya flat, just the way you did to that / poor Barnacle Bill the sailor. Goodbye!
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This is one reason Max Fleischer's Popeye series is a classic.
My introduction to the song"Barnacle Bill" was via this film, which I first saw as a kid on Richmond's then popular Sailor Bob show. It's an example of how Fleischer,unlike most of Popeye's later producers, understood the character. And it's also an example of how well the Fleischers were with animated syncopation. The character's actions are in perfect match with the music's rhythm. Compare this to the earlier Fleischer BARNACLE BILL(l930) and you will see how the Fleischer studio itself progressed in five years.
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