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A Date to Skate (1938)

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Popeye takes Olive roller skating in a rink; she's never skated before, so he has to teach her, and she's not exactly a quick learner. After a while, she ends up outside the rink, and still... See full summary »

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Popeye takes Olive roller skating in a rink; she's never skated before, so he has to teach her, and she's not exactly a quick learner. After a while, she ends up outside the rink, and still out of control; she skates through a department store and causes major traffic problems. When she gets stuck on a speeding fire truck, Popeye realizes he'll need his spinach, but he's out fortunately, an audience member tosses him a can. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Popeye: What foot are you?
Olive Oyl: I take a three and a half, but an eight feels so good.
Popeye: Better get twelves, huh?
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Like One Of Those Famous Silent Comedies
20 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Popeye animated short was pretty boring until the last third...and then it was terrific, just like a number of silent comedies. The real fun part isn't until the end with a wild chase scene through the streets of a big city. How many times did Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin do that? Well, here Popeye does it, saving Olive Oyl.

It's all set up by a date in which Popeye talks a reluctant Olive into trying to roller skate at the local rink. Popeye is a whiz but Olive is all arms and legs flying everywhere as she tries to keep her balance. Finally Olive winds up whizzing through the city, in and out of a revolving door of an department store, on the back of a fire engine, etc.

The wild and crazy chase-scene finish saved this cartoon.


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