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 »
Popeye and Olive are grooving to the sounds of Wimpy the organ grinder, but their neighbor Bluto wants him to move on. Popeye and Bluto settle their disagreement with their usual calm, ... See full summary »
Popeye sings an extended version of the theme song on his way to see Olive. They go to the rodeo, where Bluto is the featured performer; Olive is impressed, so Popeye has to outdo him. ... 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 »
Popeye and Olive are attending a football game; Bluto's team takes the field, and Olive is swept off her feet, becoming a cheerleader for him. Popeye signs up and becomes quarterback of the opposing team, which is skinny and pathetic looking, compared to Bluto's team of huge bruisers. Things go badly, of course, until Popeye eats his spinach and becomes a whole football team himself, winning both the game and Olive. Written by
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Visually very impressive, particularly Olive cheering on the sidelines.
Fleischer Studios, particularly in the early years, did some extremely visually well-crafted cartoons. Most of the more unusual ones were Koko the Clown and Betty Boop shorts, but there were a number of Popeye shorts that are notable for great visual bits too. The most interesting ones here are Popeye giving new meaning to the nickname "Crazylegs" and Olive doing a cheer on the sidelines for Bluto (yes, Bluto-Olive is fickle, remember?) that reveals she's a contortionist. While not as good as Football Toucher Downer, this has its moments and a running gag that features Wimpy. What else can you ask for? There is a colorized version. The black and white is superior. Well worth watching. Recommended.
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