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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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Trivia

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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Connections

References We Aim to Please (1934) See more »

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Amusing cartoon, especially with many later Famous episodes' being mediocre
13 November 2010 | by petersgrgmSee all my reviews

Spree Lunch is an amusing take-off on Fleischer Popeyes of the Thirties. Popeye and Bluto are, as in Penny Antics (1955) and Cuskomers Wanted(1939), are friendly rivals, this time as proprietors of diners. Popeye opens his diner, and in chef's hat, sweeps and sings, then-- along comes Bluto-- with HIS diner, across the street! Popeye calls Bluto's action unethical; Bluto declares that there is nothing wrong with competition. War of words continues until, along comes J. Wellington Wimpy! (Who else?) the two restauranteurs vie for Wimpy's patronage, using this and that means, until the two diner owners get tee'd off at each other and throw food. Wimpy comes out on top, helping himself to the food. He will repay them Tuesday, I suppose. This cartoon has echos of We Aim to Please(1934) and What-- No Spinach?(1937), as those are cartoons in which Wimpy takes advantage of the brawling between Popeye and Bluto. Quite amusing; too bad that later Famous Studios episodes had overstandardized story formats.


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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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