Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
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College of Hard Knocks 

Olive the college student is infatuated with Professor Brutus and contemptuous of Popeye's lack of education, leading Popeye to enroll in college himself.





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Episode uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck ...
Brutus (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)


At the college of Hardnox, Olive the student is infatuated with Professor Brutus and contemptuous of Popeye's lack of education, leading Popeye to enroll for classes himself. But Brutus uses this opportunity to humiliate Popeye with a series of dirty tricks. Olive finds them funny at first, until Brutus drops an anvil on Popeye's head, sending him through the floor. She is even less amused when Brutus chases her around the school in order to steal a kiss. Popeye eats his spinach to prove that brawn is smarter than brains. Written by J. Spurlin

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1960 (USA)  »

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Olive Oyl: Popeye, you're uncouth.
Popeye: Oh, yeah? I'm as couth as the average rowdy.
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Popeye Transforms To An "Educated" Ignoramus
29 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Professor Brutus? Only in these cartoons could a thug like be Brutus be a college "prof." Then again, seeing some of the those real-life college wackos on television in recent years, maybe......

Anyway, Brutus is bound-and-determined to break up Popeye and Olive Oyl. It irks him no end that those two are romantically linked when he has eyes for Olive, too. Of course, Popeye can never feel secure with a fickle woman like Olive, who can fall for Brutus at a moment's notice. In this episode, the moment she sees him, it's, "Ohhh, there's Brutus." Popeye and Brutus both hate each other, all over this skinny dumb-ass woman.

There are some funny lines as the "prof" pours on the sweetness to his gullible student Olive and Popeye has to hear it. Olive makes it worse when sticks her nose in the air and says "I could never marry an uneducated ignoramus." Why Popeye doesn't dump this dork has always amazed me. Instead, the sailor man decides to get educated....and you know who is going to teach him.....and try to physically annihilate and humiliate "Freshman Popeye" at the same time! By the way, there are only two people in the Prof's classes: Olive and Popeye. Where are the rest of the students?

How Popeye handles the situation is the remainder of the story. This is part of disc 3 in the Popeye's 75th Anniversary Celebration Collector's Edition DVD

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