Popeye is working in the Useless Manufacturing Company on his lunch break when Olive stops by and Swee'Pea crawls into the factory. He narrowly misses several horrible fates while Popeye ... See full summary »
Baseball: Bluto's Bears vs. Popeye's Pirates, and both Bluto and Popeye have girlfriends cheering them on. As they take the field, Popeye drops his spinach. Bluto eats it, then refills the ... See full summary »
Olive asks Popeye to walk her dog Flyppy, but Popeye is embarrassed because Fluffy is as weak looking as the name implies. Sure enough, when Bluto and his bulldog come by, the dogs (and their owners) get in a fight.
Popeye is sitting outside Olive's lunchroom at the airport, distraught. She's closed the business to fly away with an aviator (Bluto, of course). But it's hardly what she expected; he has ... See full summary »
Swee'pea is crying, so Olive calls on Popeye (and Bluto overhears) to cheer him up. The boys compete by doing various silly antics, to no avail. After a while, the antics progress to ... See full summary »
Swee-Pea is reluctant to eat his spinach, so Popeye tells him about the football game when he was young (against Bluto, with Olive cheering and Wimpy keeping score) and also reluctant to eat his spinach.
To get at nurse Olive, Popeye and Bluto fake various illnesses. Olive sees through this and tells them they need to be either very sick or hurt real bad, so they try to get hurt, but both ... See full summary »
Popeye and Bluto share an art studio; Popeye is a sculptor, and Bluto paints. Olive drops in for a likeness, and the boys compete. When they start to fight, Olive starts to leave, but ... See full summary »
A large selection of Thimble Theatre characters have blink and you'll miss it cameos in this cartoon: Cole Oyl, Olive Oyl's Dad makes a very rare appearance, he can be seen poking his head out of the bottom left window after Bluto leaves the apartment building. In the window to the right of Cole is Nana Oyl, Olive's mother and directly above the door appears to be Ham Gravey, Olive's original boyfriend. The last cameo is Popeye's driver, Oscar, a friend of Popeye from the comics. See more »
In the colorized version the windows on the apartment building are not animated, they remain closed when the residents poke their heads out. See more »
[as they get out of their chauffeured ride to Wimpy's Café and poorly imitate a Spanishesque accent]
Uh, watch-o your step-o Olivito.
Oh, muches graciers.
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Popeye, Bluto & Olive On The Dance Floor - Hilarious!
Who are the dance sensations at Wimpy's Cafe? Well, the duo of "Popito and Olivita," of course!
Highlights of this very humorous Popeye cartoon included Bluto "scatting" down the street as he punches out Popeye's face on every billboard he sees; his comments when he looks at Olive's face on those billboards ("What a sweet mama! Boy, she's got something!"); nightclub emcee Wimpy with a top hat that is converted to a grill to make hamburgers; and much more.
The story revolves around Bluto trying to ruin the dancing pair's act. That comes after the brute getting the brushoff from Olive on the way in the nightclub. Bluto vows revenge.
I'm not a big fan of the fickle Olive Oyl but I had laugh out loud at some of the lyrics in her opening song, modestly called "Why I Am So Beautiful?" One example: "Can it be my grace or form divine? Can it be my face or these pretty feet of mine? Whooo!!" Mae Questel does a hilarious job singing the song.
What happens afterward is different in that all the violence is done while Popeye and Bluto are dancing with each other. You have to see it to believe it. The Russian dancing at the end is the best part - just an incredible hoot to watch.
This an outstanding cartoon, another of the best in perhaps the best years of Popeye: the mid-to-late 1930s.
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