To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ...
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Popeye and Olive can't ignore it when produce vendor Bluto comes by with his terribly overloaded cart, whipping his horse and denying it water. They intervene, and while Bluto fights them ... See full summary »
The boys arrive at Olive's house at the same time, but at different doors. They both come in, and whenever Olive isn't looking, they start fighting. She catches them, and tells them one ... See full summary »
Popeye takes Olive to a stage show of a hypnotist (Bluto), who also levitates objects. While he's doing this, Popeye makes him lose his concentration, so in retaliation, the hypnotist pulls... See full summary »
Popeye's failures in the kitchen send him on a quest for a wife. He visits the "matrimonial agency" and picks Olive at the same time Bluto picks her. Of course, the boys settle their ... See full summary »
A Mardi Gras celebration, looking pretty much like any carnival. Bluto is a strongman, claiming to be King of the Mardi Gras, and drawing a large crowd. Popeye, nearby, claims only, "I yam ... See full summary »
Popeye and Olive visit a dance hall, where a contest is in progress (though judge Wimpy seems far more interested in his hamburgers than the dancers). He dances terribly. Bluto cuts in, and... See full summary »
Policeman Wimpy loses his handcuffed prisoner when he's distracted by a hamburger shop. The escapee drops into the weapon-filled pawn shop Popeye and Olive are running, and quickly gets in a fight with Popeye.
Popeye's ensemble is rehearsing the opening of the Poet and Peasant Overture (with interpolations of the Popeye theme and "I've Been Working on the Railroad"). Maestro Bluto drops in from ... See full summary »
To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and proceeds to pound Popeye (until he eats his spinach, of course).Written by
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The title refers to the 19th century drinking song "Barnacle Bill the Sailor" that is also sung and acted out in the cartoon. See more »
I changed me mind so you could wed / your Barnacle Bill the sailor / You're nothin' but a cabbage head / Every dame's a selfish cat, they only turn and leave ya flat, just the way you did to that / poor Barnacle Bill the sailor. Goodbye!
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Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »
WITH THE RELEASE of this Popeye short, the Fleischer Studio managed to keep up a high standard of quality that was second only to that output from the Disney people. Artwork and animation continues to advance the cause of the craft toward that of a true art-form. (or at least a sub-genre of the motion picture).
AS IS THE case with all of the POPEYE Shorts of that period, te music was outstanding and tailor made to every picture. Other than the obvious adaptation of the Segar Comic Strip from King Features and the fulfilling of its purpose in providing the movie going public with some chuckles before any feature, the Fleischer team filled yet another niche. That would be providing a series of mini-musical comedies to add to any film exhibitors' programming.
THE ONLY DOWN side to the Popeye series was that it (much the same as the later Fleischer SUPERMAN cartoons) was Max & Dave Fleischer's top rated characters. This fact flew in the face of their being only licensed to the brothers from other copyright owners; those being King Features Syndicate and National Comics Publications respectively.
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