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A Date to Skate (1938)

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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One of a number of Popeye shorts which were sent off to Asia in the 80's to undergo the infamous redraw and colorization process. See more »

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Olive Oyl: [after witnessing a little girl falling down outside the roller rink] Oh yeah? It's easy alright!
[Under her breath]
Olive Oyl: Well I'll take vanilla.
Popeye: [Under his breath] Well I'll take ya skatin'. Hey Olive, wait!
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Olive Oyl: Terror of the Roller Rink!
9 December 2002 | by (U.S.A) – See all my reviews

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Popeye the sailor man and his sweetie Olive Oyl, go for a stroll. They pass the roller skating rink and wants to go skating, only Olive has never skated before and didn't want to learn but Popeye pushed her inside anyway. They rent some cheap skates and hit the rink. Olive is not a quick learner and she has many falls, usually bringing Popeye down with her. Before long, Olive get's the hang of it and rolls out of the rink and rolls all over town. Popeye skates after her. Olive runs afoul of cars, people, tall buildings. Popeye needed help so he reaches for his spinach can...But it wasn't there? Popeye leans out of the theater screen and asks if there was any spinach in the house. A person in the audience tosses a can to him. He gulps it down and speeds after Olive, who got caught on a speeding fire truck. Popeye finally catches Olive, who had so much fun she wants to go again.

Another classic Popeye cartoon. Even though Bluto's not here, Olive Oyl proves to be enough of a menace on roller skates. It's reminiscent to an old Walt Disney cartoon where Mickey Mouse teaches Minnie how to ice skate. Anyway, if you're a huge Popeye fan like I am, A Date to Skate is for you!

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