Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
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Operation Ice-Tickle 

Olive tells Popeye and Brutus she'll go out with the first one who brings her back the North Pole -- which turns out to be an actual pole with red and white stripes.





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Episode uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck ...
Brutus / Admiral Peary (voice) (uncredited)
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)


Popeye and Brutus are fighting over Olive as the three of them take a walk through the park. Olive tells them she's sick of their childish bickering. Why don't they go out and do something important? As she says it, she happens to be standing next to a statue of Admiral Peary, who discovered the North Pole. "He only discovered it," boasts Popeye. "I'll brings it back here." Brutus denigrates the idea, but Olive says she'll go out with the first person to bring her back the North Pole. Brutus travels in a rocket ship, Popeye in a hot-air balloon. Both reach the red-and-white-striped pole, but only one brings it back. Written by J. Spurlin

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1961 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Popeye: Hiya, Olive. How's about goin' for a little stroll in the park?
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Staying Upbeat
3 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Popeye and Brutus are exchanging insults and Olive gets tired of listening to it. She asks them to stop arguing and do something worthwhile. "Why don't you make your stamp on eternity?"

"Give us a for-instance," asks Bluto.

Olive is leaning on a statue of Admiral Perry, discoverer of the North Pole. "Why don't you guys discover something like he did?" she replies. Popeye promises not only to discover something "but bring it back here!"

Olive says she'll go out with the "first guy who brings me the North Pole." The two boobs (they must be, to compete for her) go racing off. Brutus builds a rocket; Popeye, an air balloon. You know who wins.

I liked Popeye's attitude in here. No matter how bad things got, he just kept sining to himself and feeling optimistic. His scat-music singing was the best part of the cartoon!

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