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Popeye Is A Patient Son With His 'Pappy'
ccthemovieman-1 from United States
10 October 2008
This Popeye cartoon mainly shows Popeye's patient and kind side toward
his somewhat-senile father. "Pappy" is 99 years old but still thinks he
can build ships, and better than his son. That, as we, is ludicrous, as
Popeye is not only inventive but terrific in building ships.
Popeye can spit out tacks and then hammer them in perfectly in seconds,
as well as other talents all in the form of sight-gags. His father
comes along and tries to show him what he can do, but it's almost
nothing and his gags aren't really funny, either. Finally, Popeye tells
his dad to build one side of the boat and he'll build the other. The
results are just what you'd expect.
Later, while trying to put up the mast, the old man falls asleep and
Popeye, with the aid of his spinach, finishes the job in a few seconds,
making the entire boat look super. Pappy wakes up and thinks he did it
and walks always singing about how great he is while Popeye laughs it
As you see, this one is a lot more sentimental than it is funny. It's a
nice, feel-good cartoon but don't expect a lot of laughs. It is a bit
unusual in that it's a one-man show, regarding the "cast" as Jack
Mercer is the only voice needed here, doing both men.
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