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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Do you want to see literal giants on the gridiron? Well, here they are
with Bluto and his football team, who come out on the field and are as
tall as the strange- looking goal posts! Bluto quickly grabs fickle
Olive out of the stands. Olive is wearing the big coonskin coat one
used to see at the football games back in the '20s and '30s. Popeye is
left alone and humiliated in the stands.
What's worse is Olive returns and gives a big cheer and sings "You've
Got To Be Football Hero....To Get Along With the Beautiful Girls."
"I takes that from no woman," says Popeye, who then leaps out of seat
and follows a sign that says "New Players Register Here." Only in
cartoons can one be in the stands one minute, and be playing in the
game the next!!!
What's happens after that is a series of silly and insane football
visuals, especially 'cheerleader" Olive spelling out "Bluto" with her
ultra-thin, elastic body! It's hilarious, as is "Swivel Hips" Popeye on
These old football games, from this one to Goofy to the Three Stooges
to the Marx Brothers, are all the craziest, nonsensical farces you will
ever seen....but a ton of fun to watch.
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