He tries to get Popeye fired but the latter's contract won't allow it. Brutus then changes scenes and orders Popeye to put his head in the lion's mouth, perhaps getting rid of him that way. That scene is funny, complete with a good line by both Popeye and Brutus. Popeye's pipe saves him, however, as the lion starts gasping from the smoke in his mouth after devouring the sailor.
This goes on, with Brutus trying to eliminate Popeye with elephants, crocodiles, sand storms, falling pillars, etc. Nothing stops Popeye. Then Brutus starts getting rough with Olive and pays the price.
Overall, a "cute" cartoon, nothing to make one laugh out loud, but fun and fast-moving.