Popeye travels alone through Darkest Africa to find his fist-fightin' pal, Bluto.Popeye travels alone through Darkest Africa to find his fist-fightin' pal, Bluto.Popeye travels alone through Darkest Africa to find his fist-fightin' pal, Bluto.
Dr. Bluto sails off to Darkest Africa for exploration. Popeye, who stayed behind, hears a radio report that Bluto is lost and sets sail himself (on a raft). He manages to land right by a trail left by Bluto, and after fighting a few animals along the way, finds himself, exhausted and dehydrated, in Darkest Africa, within sight of Bluto. We see why Bluto has not been heard of: he has a bevy of native beauties attending to his every need. He spots Popeye and rushes to his rescue, feeding him a can of spinach. The two then set to their traditional greeting of fisticuffs. —Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Labor of Love
Dr. Bluto (really!) goes off on an expedition into darkest Africa. Popeye sees him off and they beat the daylights out of each other (affectionately). Popeye is sad that his punching bag buddy is gone. Then he hears on the radio that the guy is hopelessly lost and he sets sail for the Dark Continent. At this point, Popeye comes across all the cliched animal and obstructions as he makes his way through the jungle. The conclusion is quite predictable, but it is a fun take on the usual relationship these guys have. Worth a look.
- Jan 4, 2019
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