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Spree Lunch (1957)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 21 June 1957 (USA)
Popeye opens a diner; Bluto pulls one up right across the street. Wimpy comes along, and they compete for his business. The competition escalates, until finally they are throwing things at ... See full summary »

Directors:

Seymour Kneitel, Thomas Johnson (uncredited)

Writer:

Jack Mercer (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Popeye opens a diner; Bluto pulls one up right across the street. Wimpy comes along, and they compete for his business. The competition escalates, until finally they are throwing things at each other; Wimpy stands between them and snags a complete meal from the stream of objects passing overhead. Another spinach-free Popeye. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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This is the last use of the "Bluto" name until The All-New Popeye Hour (1978). The comics and merchandise used "Sonny Boy" "Mr. Mean" and "Mean Man" for Bluto-like-characters until 1960 when the name Brutus was used for Popeye the Sailor (1960). See more »

Quotes

Bluto: [after Arriving across the street from Popeye's Diner setting up his own] Pretty nifty rig, eh Popeye?
Popeye: Bluto that's unetical.
Bluto: Listen runt, a little competition never hurt anybody.
Popeye: I says, you gotta move that chow wagon!
Bluto: And who's gonna make me?
Popeye: I am!
Bluto: Oh ya?
Wimpy: [Wimpy walks through them as they confront each other] Pardon me gentleman.
BlutoPopeye: A CUSTOMER!
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References We Aim to Please (1934) See more »

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Wimpy Wins In the War Of The Diners
26 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Popeye's singing while he sweeps away the dirt on the sidewalk-entrance of "Popeye's Diner."

As he finishes, he hears an obnoxious horn blasting, signaling the arrival of Bluto who is pulling his brand new "Bluto's Diner" into the parking lot across the street. "Bluto," says Popeye, "that is un-etical!"

"Listen, runt, a little competition never hurt anybody," responds Bluto. Popeye answers, "I says ya gotta move that chow wagon." It gets heated and the war of diners is now officially on when the first customer - "Wimpy" - walks down the street.

The two do everything they can to have Wimpy as the customer and some of the gags are clever, such as the Mexican jumping beans, the underground magnet and the pepper spray. All these are used by one of the combatants to draw Wimpy back to their diner. The ending was clever, too, with both of the hot-tempered macho men winding up losers to the inventive (and always hungry) Wimpy.

This was the final cartoon in a nice two-disc DVD collection of Popeye cartoons from the '30s through the '50s. It was called the "75th Anniversary Collector's Edition" and it wasn't expensive. It was well worth the money.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kallen kuppila See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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