Popeye has beaten Bluto to a date with Olive. Seeing that Olive is superstitious, Bluto changes the date to Friday the 13th, and proceeds to rig various proofs that bad things will happen if she goes out.

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Jackson Beck ...
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Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye has beaten Bluto to a date with Olive. Seeing that Olive is superstitious, Bluto changes the date to Friday the 13th, and proceeds to rig various proofs that bad things will happen if she goes out.

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16 November 1956 (USA)  »

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Pelko pois  »

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Popeye does not eat his spinach in this cartoon. See more »

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Featured in The Darkness (2007) See more »

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Playing On Olive's 'Stupid-Stiltions'
10 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bluto and Popeye are both sailors in this animated short. Both are also vying for the public telephone booth to call Olive for a date. Each gets battered by the other in the contest to make the call, with Popeye winning.

Popeye enters with, "Hi ya, Olive. Here is your little 'ole lover beau!" Bluto is at the window, eavesdropping. Olive picks up a pin on the floor and says something about "good luck for the day," and Bluto thinks to himself, "So Olive is superstitious." He cooks up a plan, starting with ripping the calendar next to the window, changing the date from "Thursday the 12th" to "Friday the 13th." Olive sees that and changes her mind. "I'm not going out today," she says. Popeye answers, "There's nothing to them stupid-stitions. I'll show ya."

Bluto makes sure that is NOT the case.....and Olive, not Popeye, takes some bruisings. Then, the two-time Olive goes out with Bluto when the latter has booted Popeye out and shown her what the real date is.

The ending is smart, with Popeye taking those superstitions and using them against his rival in the last minute or so.

By the way, check out the decor in Olive's house. This is really wild - modern '50s, I guess.


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