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[crossing the desert]

Popeye: I wish there was a boardwalk on this beach. If I had some bread I'd make a sandwich if I had a which...

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Abu Hassan: [toying around] Look, look, look, see!

Popeye: Huh?

[With a laugh, Abu Hassan steals Popeye's belt]

Popeye: Hey, give me back me belt, I paid a good price for that!... Okay, watch this one. Abba-dabba-dabba!

[Popeye pulls out Abu Hassan's underwear]

Popeye: Abu Hassan got them anymore!

Abu Hassan: You want to make fool from me, eh?

Popeye: Ah, nature beat me to it!

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Abu Hassan: Open sesame!

Popeye: [hidden, waiting for Abu Hassan] Open what?

[a secret door opens and Abu and his thieves go in]

Popeye: [rushing up] Wait for me! Wait for me!

Abu Hassan: Close sesame!

[the door shuts just as Popeye reaches it]

Popeye: I wonder what that word was he used when he opened this door? Open sissy! Open sayso! Ah, that can't be it.

[charges at the door, but it won't budge]

Popeye: It's givin' way, it's givin' way! No, that was me givin' way.

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[the trio come across a red light in the desert]

Popeye: Rest!

[they rest for a minute, the light turns green and they proceed on]

Popeye: Come on, we got the green light with us, You know, I could go for an ice cold chocolate soda right now...

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[Abu Hassan traps Popeye in a chandelier]

Popeye: Whoa, I'm burning the candle at both ends!

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Popeye: [in a chandelier] Hey, what am I hanging around here for?

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[Popeye carves an opening into Abu Hassan's hideout]

Popeye: It's a violation for not having no exit which you can go into...

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Popeye: [to Abu Hassan] Hey, you gotta give back all them jewels to the people you took!

[notices a chained Wimpy]

Popeye: Oh, hello, Wimpy. How did you get in here, young fella?

[kicks a chicken over to Wimpy]

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[Popeye can't stand it anymore, and pulls out a can of spinach]

Popeye: Open, says me!

[the can magically opens]

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[first lines]

[Abu Hassan and his forty thieves ride across the desert]

Abu Hassan: [singing] You better lock up your doors today / 'cause Abu Hassan is on his way / Go in hiding, when I go riding / Just me and the 40 thieves! / Your wives and children, and money too / I'll steal them from you before I'm through / I'm out gunning, so start running / From me and the forty thieves! Abu Hassan!

Thieves: Abu Hassan!

Abu Hassan: My game's the toughest / But I'm the roughest / and that's how I'm / Abu Hassan!

Thieves: Abu Hassan!

Abu Hassan: You've got to hand it, to this bad bandit / Cause I'm a terrible guy!

Thieves: Abu Hassan! Abu Hassan!

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[flying a seaplane]

Popeye: Sealing: zero! Visikibility: zero!

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Popeye: [looking at the foreign menu] Hey, what is this, double billing? I didn't send out any laundry. I can read reading, but I can't read writing. This writing is wrote rotten, if you happen to ask me...

Popeye: [to the waiter] Hey, this Chinese is Greek to me! Haven't you got something to eat?

[the waiter folds the menu into an English-reading version]

Popeye: Oh, that's better. Bring me some dessert without any sand in it, and some sandwiches there...

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[riding to the citadel]

Abu Hassan: [singing] Abu Hassan!

Thieves: Abu Hassan!

Abu Hassan: When things get quiet, I start a riot / As I go by / Abu Hassan!

Thieves' Horses: [snorting] Abu Hassan!

Abu Hassan: And you'll discover, and run for cover / That I'm a terrible guy!

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Abu Hassan: Giddup horsy!

[charges at Popeye]

Popeye: [fists up] Come on!

Abu Hassan: Hat!

[steals Popeye's hat as he passes by him]

Popeye: [disoriented] There must be a gale wind blowing through here someplace...

Abu Hassan: Shirt!

[passes by Popeye again, and takes his shirt off him]

Popeye: Shirt?... SHIRT! Hey, gimme back me shirt! What's the big idea? Stop, in the name of the Coast Guard!

[grabs Abu Hassan, pulls him off his horse and gets back his hat and shirt]

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Abu Hassan: Oh, you little tough, eh?

Popeye: [flattered] I make a pretty good model, huh? Take me home for a dollar ninety-eight, for half the price. How good is that?

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[making a getaway]

Abu Hassan: [singing] Abu Hassan! Abu Hassan! Now make no error / I'm all the terror / of every village and town!

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Popeye: [mounts a camel] Taxi! Taxi! Follow that Abracadabra Hassan guy over there! Come on, get going!

[the camel rises and begins a languid walk]

Popeye: You're way ahead of them! Attaboy! Show 'em your heels!... What's the matter with you, you sick or something?

[looks at the camel's feet]

Popeye: Hey, you got four flats! No wonder you can't run! Come on, there, camel cakes, step on it! Let's get going!

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[pumping a camel full of water]

Popeye: Boy, you eat up an awful lot of gas for only a two-cylinder!

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Popeye: Come on, the whole forty of you, I'll take you on one at a time!

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[Popeye is thrown down a well]

Popeye: Hey, what is this, a wishing well or something? I wish I was out of this place, that's what I wish...

[a shark appears and makes several leaps to bite Popeye]

Popeye: Whoa! It's just a little flounder... Whoa! It's just a little snapper... Whoa! Hey, if you love me, I'll bite your teeth out! Whoa!... Oh, yeah?

[sees the forty thieves laughing at him from above]

Popeye: Oh, boy, somebody's gonna be sorry for this!

[claps the shark's jaws shut]

Popeye: That'll hold you for a while!

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[the forty thieves attack in fives]

Popeye: [delivering punches] Five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty!

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[Ten of Hassan's best thieves form a phalanx]

Popeye: Oh, yeah?

[turns into a bowling ball and knocks down the ten guards]

Popeye: How does that strike you?

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[last lines]

[Popeye, Olive and Wimpy return all the stolen goods to the citadel, in a carriage driven by Abu Hassan and his forty thieves]

Popeye: I may be a shorty, but I licked the forty / I'm Popeye the Sailor Man!

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Popeye: [points at a police station] I'll ask in there for bandits...

[then points to a cafe]

Popeye: ...but first we'll go in there for a cup of cafe.

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Popeye: [hiding in Abu Hassan's clothes] Here I am! Over here! Peekaboo! I see you!

[punches Hassan repeatedly]

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[Popeye is on patrol at a Coast Guard Station, with Olive and Wimpy keeping him company]

Olive Oyl: Popeye, come here, I've got a surprise!

[kisses him]

Popeye: [jolted] Left guard, right, front and center!

[Olive kisses him again]

Popeye: [jolted] As you were, attention, right side up!

Olive Oyl: Oooh, if you aren't just too-too...!

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Radio: Attention everybody! Alarm! Abu Hassan the bandit has escaped, last seen headed thataway!

Wimpy: Whichaway?

Radio: [a finger popping out] Thataway!

[steals Wimpy's hamburger]

Popeye: Whoa! Man the arms!

[starts a seaplane]

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[the seaplane's engine coughs and splutters]

Popeye: Maybe I should trade this in...

[the seaplane breaks down in mid-air]

Popeye: Something is definitely wrong... I'm right, that's wrong!

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Wimpy: Popeye, Olive Oyl has collapsed completely!

Popeye: Whoa! Come on, keep your back up tight, Olive!

[makes Olive walk on fours like a camel]

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[the forty thieves attack in twos]

Popeye: [delivering punches] Two, four, six, eight, ten, twelve, fourteen, sixteen, eighteen, twenty, twenty-two, twenty-four, twenty-six, twenty-eight, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-four, thirty-six, thirty-eight, forty!

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[Popeye and Wimpy leave in a seaplane to capture Abu Hassan]

Olive Oyl: You're taking me! You're taking me! Wait for me!

[grabs the seaplane by its tail as it takes off, Wimpy helps her inside]

Popeye: This ain't nothing for women! We're out hunting bandits!

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[searching for Abu Hassan in a seaplane]

Popeye: Maybe we better try across the strait...

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[in the desert, Wimpy sees a table laden with... ]

Wimpy: FOOD!

[rushes forwards, but it disappears]

Wimpy: Oh, what a disappointment.

Popeye: Oh, Wimpy... would you care to join us, young fella? You know, that's just one of them invisible garages that you can't see on the desert, that's all.

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Popeye: Come on Olive, we got to save women and children from bandits! I'll get you out of this desert someway!

[ties the trio's hands and legs together to form a human tank tread, and gets it running]

Popeye: I tank she's home now!

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[arriving in town]

Popeye: [seeing a water pump] Water! Oh boy! Come on, I'll revise yez!

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[at a cafe]

Popeye: [bangs the table] SERVICE!

Olive Oyl: Yeah, that's what we want, service!

Popeye: [bangs the table] SERVICE!

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[looking at a waiter with a large turban]

Popeye: Honeywax, huh?

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[Wimpy is unknowingly robbed of sausages, twice]

Wimpy: What, another illusion? I can't understand it...

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Olive Oyl: [emerging from a vase] Oh, I think I'll get out of here now...

[sees bandits approaching]

Olive Oyl: Ooh, I'd better stay!

[climbs back in]

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[carried off by Abu Hassan's bandits]

Olive Oyl: Popeye, they're taking me away, because they like me! They like me, they're taking me away and I don't like it...!

[a bandit shoves a boot on Olive's head to shut her up]

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[repeated line used by each thief]

Thief: [hands garments to Olive] Washy!

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[in a fight, Popeye is knocked into Olive's washing tub]

Olive Oyl: Oh, this washing is getting heavier and heavier then I ca...

[hangs Popeye on the line then realizes it's him]

Olive Oyl: OH! POPEYE!

[Hugs him]

Olive Oyl: My darling, my sweetheart!

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[Popeye eats spinach and rushes up the well]

Popeye: WATCH OUT!

[scatters Abu Hassan and the thieves]

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