William fires an arrow, barely missing Popeye; then tells Popeye that he has just lost his son in an unfortunate arrow incident (the picture of his son is Groucho Marx). Tell then defies ...
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Mystery Pictures is looking for a stunt man. Swee'pea tags along with Popeye, but he sends the tot home. Popeye shows clips of his stunts to the director, who is impressed; when he goes to ... See full summary »
Olive rushes over to show Popeye the headline: Vaudeville is coming back. They agree to rehearse their old act. After a brief song-and-dance intro, the act begins: Popeye demonstrating his ... See full summary »
The boys show up simultaneously to take Olive to the movies. She needs to visit the hairdresser first, and tells the boys to take care of Swee'Pea: bath, dress him, and nap. Of course, with... See full summary »
Popeye is working in the Useless Manufacturing Company on his lunch break when Olive stops by and Swee'Pea crawls into the factory. He narrowly misses several horrible fates while Popeye ... See full summary »
Olve brings her new goldfish onto Popeye's ship, but the fish jumps out of its bowl and into the sea. Olive convinces Popeye to go after it, but the fish wants to play and manages to avoid ... See full summary »
Popeye is having a dream: Bluto takes Olive on a picnic. And even though it's Popeye's dream, Bluto still has the upper hand until spinach time. Popeye finds himself sleepwalking and otherwise acting out the dream.
Olive writes a letter to Popeye: she's through with sailors; it's cowboys for her. Popeye immediately sails off to the West, where he finds, who else, Bluto as the head of the ranch where ... See full summary »
The race is on for the state railroad franchise. It's the Sudden Pacific (Bluto) against the Onion Pacific (Popeye). Oh, and there's also a kiss from Olive for the winner. Bluto slows down ... See full summary »
William fires an arrow, barely missing Popeye; then tells Popeye that he has just lost his son in an unfortunate arrow incident (the picture of his son is Groucho Marx). Tell then defies the king and is ordered to shoot an apple off his son's head; Popeye stands in for his son. The arrow goes astray, but it hits Popeye's can of spinach.Written by
Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This a strange Popeye cartoon, one involving a famous character from history.....but this isn't history! It' revisionist history in it's most absurd form, involving a wacky English "High Governor," William Tell and Popeye. What Popeye was doing over in England and in that period of history, is never explained. There is no Olive Oyl or any of the "normal" Popeye character, just these exaggerated characters from another age.
Our Sailor Man is justing by, minding his own business, when an arrow nearly takes his head off. Popeye turns back, spots this nerdy-looking little guy with a squeaky voice who turns out to be the famous "William Tell." "Well, blow me down!" says Popeye upon learning this. The two exchange verbal unpleasantries and then the story gets really weird. One thing leads to another and it winds up, with Popeye pretending to be Tell's son and standing next to a tree doing the famous shoot-the-apple-off-the-son's head-routine. All kinds of mayhem ensue with a couple of shocking surprises (including that famous arrow scene) and a few very good sight gags.
It's kind of stupid and outrageous but it is fun for the most part and very entertaining. You won't believe some of the goofy material that's in this cartoon.
There is a good message, however, and way ahead of it's time: it concerns the evils of smoking. Popeye evens puts that message into his usual song finale, although he never put it into practice. As far as I know, Popeye always smoked his pipe!
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