Popeye's failures in the kitchen send him on a quest for a wife. He visits the "matrimonial agency" and picks Olive at the same time Bluto picks her. Of course, the boys settle their ... See full summary »
Policeman Wimpy loses his handcuffed prisoner when he's distracted by a hamburger shop. The escapee drops into the weapon-filled pawn shop Popeye and Olive are running, and quickly gets in a fight with Popeye.
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 »
Popeye is sitting outside Olive's lunchroom at the airport, distraught. She's closed the business to fly away with an aviator (Bluto, of course). But it's hardly what she expected; he has ... See full summary »
Olive runs some kind of boarding school. She serves her charges a huge bowl of spinach, but they are less than enthusiastic about it. Popeye comes by and demonstrates the values of spinach:... See full summary »
Popeye and Olive visit a dance hall, where a contest is in progress (though judge Wimpy seems far more interested in his hamburgers than the dancers). He dances terribly. Bluto cuts in, and... See full summary »
Popeye's failures in the kitchen send him on a quest for a wife. He visits the "matrimonial agency" and picks Olive at the same time Bluto picks her. Of course, the boys settle their problem with their fists. Soon, Bluto and Olive are visiting Justice of the Peace Wimpy, with Popeye temporarily detained. Written by
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This was the last Popeye cartoon produced with William Costello as the voice of the eponymous sailor. He became increasingly difficult to work with, and was fired for asking for a vacation in the middle of production. See more »
Before I get into the story, I have to comment about the artwork in here. It was fantastic; the best I've seen so far in these black-and-white episodes. The detail work alone was astounding and must have taken a lot of effort.
Popeye is getting tired of the life of a bachelor. The last straw was burning the dinner. "It's no use, I have to get me a wife," he says.
Popeye then goes down to the "Matrimonial Agency" where the clerk tells him to pick out someone on the wall (there are pictures of a lot of women.) He sees a photo which also says "Anxious to Meet A Real Man. I am Good Cook." It's Olive Oyl, of course. And, of course, Bluto just happens to be in the store and looks at Olive's picture at the same time. What a coincidence!
The fight over Olive - who has a veil over her face until the very end
produces some funny moments. The action moves from the Agency, down
the street and into the Justice Of The Peace and has a very good ending that I won't spoil. Suffice to say, I wish it was the kind of ending seen in Popeye cartoons in later decades.
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