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Popeye and Olive are shipwrecked; they think they are saved when they see a ship, but what they don't realize is that the crew of the Sea Witch is all ghosts, and soon they are under attack, but they don't know from what for a while. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Bland Way for the Series to End
31 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Spooky Swabs (1957)

** (out of 4)

The final theatrical Popeye short has him and Olive Oyl on a raft lost at sea when they come across a boat. They get on the boat and are quickly harassed by a bunch of bored ghosts.

It's really too bad that this wonderful series had to go out on such a sour note. Especially when you consider that the previous short, SPREE LUNCH was so great. This episode is pretty lame in regards to its story, its action and the lack of any real laughs just makes it rather forgettable. I'm sure the fact that it's the last Popeye short will have people curious but sadly there's just nothing here. The only good and creative moment comes at the very end when we see what the ghosts are used for after Popeye gets his way.


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