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Customers Wanted (1939)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  27 January 1939 (USA)
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Popeye and Bluto are running competing penny arcades, trying to bring in customer Wimpy. Of course, he would gladly pay Tuesday for a penny today. And of course, their competing arcades ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Margie Hines ...
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye and Bluto are running competing penny arcades, trying to bring in customer Wimpy. Of course, he would gladly pay Tuesday for a penny today. And of course, their competing arcades show clips featuring each of them, with well over half this short thus recycled. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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27 January 1939 (USA)  »

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Kundschaft gesucht  »

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Wimpy: I'm expecting a check.
Popeye: [Under his breath] Oh you're lucky.
Wimpy: Would you loan me a penny for which I will gladly pay you Tuesday.
Popeye: [Handing him a penny] Okay I'll think it over, young fella.
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I would gladly comment on this Tuesday, for a penny today.
22 December 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the right honorable J. Wellington Wimpy, raconteur, bon vivant and noted consumer of that delicacy known as the hamburger. This is one of Wimpy's shining hours. This is truly his cartoon. He walks away with this one without breaking a sweat. I have a soft spot for Wimpy-some would argue that soft spot is in my head, but I digress-because he is obviously a man aware of the value of leisure and thus the possessor of great wisdom. He was all too rarely used.

This short is the best cheater I've seen. The use of old clips is minimal-at most two minutes or so from a seven minute cartoon-with a framing device that makes the use of clips integral to the plot. It's also one of the better showcases for Jack Mercer, the most familiar and successful voice behind Popeye, because not only the framing device, but the clips as well, have Mercer making remarks as Popeye sort of half-muttered, almost as asides, that are hilarious. A large part of the charm of the Fleischer Studios Popeyes arises out of Mercer's work at the microphone and he fleshed out the character's personality with his often ad-libbed remarks. Well worth seeking out. Most highly recommended.


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