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Greek Mirthology (1954)

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Popeye is trying to get his nephews to eat their spinach, so he tells them about how Hercules (Popeye) defeated a bully (Bluto). Hercules gets his strength by sniffing garlic; he wins ... See full summary »

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Jackson Beck ...
Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
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Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye is trying to get his nephews to eat their spinach, so he tells them about how Hercules (Popeye) defeated a bully (Bluto). Hercules gets his strength by sniffing garlic; he wins numerous tests of strength against the bully until the bully spots him sniffing garlic. The bully pulls out a handy bottle of chlorophyll and douses the garlic, disabling Hercules. He then knocks him into a field of spinach where Hercules discovers a new and better source of strength. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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12 August 1954 (USA)  »

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Pinaattihistoriaa  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Some History Of Popeye's Family, Including How Spinach 'Began'
19 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Popeye is babysitting those bratty nephews of his, and trying to make them eat spinach. They'd rather had ice cream cones. Popeye tries to explain to them they have to eat their spinach if they want to grow up as strong as their great, great, great, great Uncle Hercules.

Popeye then tells the kids the story of Hercules, which begins with the famous man - the strongest and popular in town - jumping off his chariot to help a "boidy whickha fell outta a tree." He helps the "boid" by sniffing some garlic - not spinach! The nephews catch that and and, "see, he didn't spinach." Popeye interrupts, "Don't jump to inclusions...as I was saying...."

He then finishes the story about the battle between Hercules and a visiting strongman-bully (Bluto, who else?) who have a contest to see who's strongest. We see how the Popeye family tree evolved from garlic to spinach.

Did the kids learn anything from the story? No, they still prefer ice cream. (Who can blame them?)

The artwork in this cartoon was above average with nice, bold colors.


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