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King of the Mardi Gras (1935)

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 »

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Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie Gus Wickie ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
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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 what I yam," and has no crowd, but still draws Bluto's wrath. He manages to spoil a balance trick, then tops it with Wimpy in a chair. Olive then volunteers to be levitated; Bluto pulls her over and saws her in half. Olive escapes to a roller coaster with the boys in pursuit. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1935 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This was the first Popeye cartoon with Jack Mercer as the voice of the eponymous spinach-eating sailor. See more »

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Featured in I'm in the Army Now (1936) See more »

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It's Really Coney Island And It's One Wild Ride!
20 September 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

"Bluto The Great" does it all - at least at the Mardi Gras, where signs are all over proclaiming that Bluto will walk a high wire while swallowing 20 knives. Then, he's dive 100 feet in a "thimbleful" of water while shaving at the same time! Wow, that's what I call a great act.

Before that, he even entertains the big crowd around him by singing, "I Am King Of the Mardi Gras." Popeye is nearby singing "I Am Popeye The Sailor Man" but he has no crowd listening to him, except for Wimby eating a hamburger.

Both songs are the same melody; just different lyrics. One of the lyrics Bluto sings mentions "I am the king here at Coney," meaning Coney Island, off New York City. There is a big amusement park with a roller-coaster in the background. So....is the New York or is it New Orleans? Did Coney Island host a "Mardi Gras Day" or was this a mistake? I suspect the former, just a day at Coney celebrating Mardi Gras.

At any rate, the cartoon offers a little of everything: songs, humor and a ton of sight gags, from tattoos that come to life to some incredibly wild magic tricks to an amazing three-minute chase scene on the big coaster.

All in all, as you can, tell was an extremely entertaining Popeye episode.


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