Olive is so captived by "The International", a radio personality with a French accent, that she'd rather stay home than go out on a date with Popeye. Bluto, overhearing this, comes to the ... See full summary »
Popeye has just finished his house when a band of termites attacks. He traps them in a metal garbage can, but they soon escape and launch a new attack, consuming his picket fence. He comes ... See full summary »
Popeye is trying to get his nephews to eat their spinach, so he tells them about how Hercules (Popeye) defeated a bully (Bluto). Hercules gets his strength by sniffing garlic; he wins ... See full summary »
Popeye has beaten Bluto to a date with Olive. Seeing that Olive is superstitious, Bluto changes the date to Friday the 13th, and proceeds to rig various proofs that bad things will happen if she goes out.
Popeye's training for his boxing match with Bluto by jumping rope with a massive chain. Bluto, who's lazy about everything except sabotage, decides he needs to stop Popeye. He fills ... See full summary »
Popeye is enjoying watering his patriotic garden on July 4 when he catches his nephews attempting to light fireworks. The game is on when he attempts to confiscate the fireworks and the ... See full summary »
Popeye and Bluto are rival taxi drivers. Popeye is driving the 1930s-looking boxy vehicle while Bluto has sleek limo-type taxi. In their first contest over a customer, Bluto ruins Popeye's cab and steals the customer. Our sailor man hero has to use his pipe as a blowtorch to weld the cab back together.
The next customer is Olive Oyl. How Popeye and Bluto snatch that "fare" away from each, while driving down city streets, is very creative and very funny.
The ending was "cute," too, especially after it looked like Popeye was doomed for sure, when Bluto took his spinach saying, "There will be no spinach in this picture!"
Also, the colors in this animated short were spectacular. They really did a nice job of this in restored and remastered from 35mm "75th Anniversary Collector's Edition of Popeye The Sailor Man."
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