Swee'pea is crying, so Olive calls on Popeye (and Bluto overhears) to cheer him up. The boys compete by doing various silly antics, to no avail. After a while, the antics progress to ... See full summary »
Swee'pea is crying, so Olive calls on Popeye (and Bluto overhears) to cheer him up. The boys compete by doing various silly antics, to no avail. After a while, the antics progress to beating each other up, then Bluto finds excuses to bake and freeze Popeye. Having had enough, Popeye reaches for the spinach, but grabs a can of onions instead. Soon all the adults are crying and now Swee'pea isn't! Written by
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I have to really hand it to the writers of these 1930s Popeye cartoons: they really varied the shows, especially during the this time period (1936-1938). If it was the Fleischer brothers, Dave and Max, they were geniuses. I know Dave directed this and Max produced, but it doesn't say who wrote these. I am going to presume it was Dave but knowing Max's early silent work, it could be him, too. Both had great imaginations.
I never would have guessed I would be seeing big, bad Brutus doing the antics he did in here, all to make a baby - "Swee' pea" - stop crying, but he was hilarious! Popeye wasn't bad, either. The things they did, of course, were humanly impossible but they sure made me laugh.
The ending was very clever, with Popeye downing a can of onions instead of spinach! These cartoons are so good that I cannot recommend highly enough purchasing the "Popeye: The Sailor Man 1933-1938 Volume One" DVD. You get the first 60 Popeye cartoons that were theatrically released and most of them are outstanding and look super with the "restored" artwork.
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