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I Yam What I Yam (1933)

Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy land in America thanks to her rowing. Popeye quickly turns some trees into a log cabin. He hunts for ducks and encounters some pesky Indians while another band of natives surround his two friends in the cabin.

Director:

Dave Fleischer

Writer:

E.C. Segar (characters) (as Segar)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Costello William Costello ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Lawrence Charles Lawrence ... Wimpy (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell William Pennell ... American Indian (voice) (uncredited)
Bonnie Poe Bonnie Poe ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Popeye, Olive (rowing), and Wimpy (eating) arrive in America by rowboat. Popeye builds a log cabin (by punching some trees) and sets off to gather some ducks. He fights a few indians along the way, but they pose no real threat. But meanwhile, back at the cabin, the indians have been sneaking up and have Olive and Wimpy under siege. Wimpy soon runs away, and runs into Popeye and the ducks he has collected, while Olive has been single-handedly fighting off an endless stream of indians. Popeye eats his spinach and makes short work of the remainder of the tribe, turning the leader into 'Mahatma Gandhi'. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1933 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of Popeye shorts which were sent off to Asia in the 80's to undergo the infamous redraw and colorization process. See more »

Quotes

Wimpy: Come on in for a duck dinner. You bring the ducks.
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Alternate Versions

There is a redrawn colorized version from 1987 originally commissioned by Ted Turner. See more »

Connections

Followed by I Eats My Spinach (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Whatever It Is, I'm Against It
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Transposed to a minor key and played when Popeye searches for a duck for dinner
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2 Popeye shorts
28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

I Yam What I Yam (1933)

**** (out of 4)

Second film in the series has Popeye, Olive Oyl and Wimpy landing on an island when they're attacked by Indians. There are several funny moments here including a great scene where Popeye goes duck hunting and the Indian coins is another great gag. The spoof of Ghandi also works quite nicely in this politically incorrect short.

Blow Me Down! (1933)

**** (out of 4)

Popeye travels to Mexico to see Olive Oyl who's working in a Mexican bar when Bluto shows up to start trouble. Once again we get some great humor with a lot of in coming in the politically incorrect form. The scene where a Mexican bandit shoots Popeye in the head only to have to bullet fly back and hit him is great as is the scene where Popeye and Bluto have a shooting contest.


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