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Popeye and Olive Oyl in BULLDOZING THE BULL (1938) - Popeye, the animal rights activist

A barker in front of a bullfighting arena offers a free ticket to Popeye to see a bullfight, but he tears up the ticket because bullfighting is “inkind to aminals.” But when sultry senorita Olive Oyl (reprising her make-up routine from… 147 more words


Popeye and Olive Oyl in WIMMEN HADN'T OUGHTA DRIVE (1940) - The mother lode of driving-humor cliches

Popeye bites the bullet and uses his brand-new roadster to “learn” Olive Oyl how to drive.

A few good gags, but this is mostly the template for countless sitcoms of ensuing decades, featuring clueless females trying to man the wheel as their men look on in fright. 71 more words


Popeye and Olive Oyl in SPOOKY SWABS (1957) - All ashore that's goin' ashore

For two people adrift at sea on a life raft, Popeye and Olive Oyl are awfully nonchalant — they’re both dressed in their Sunday best and are playing checkers. 285 more words

Animated Film

Popeye's Pop Psykolojiky

Sometimes, a character’s psychological quirks are so conspicuous that you can’t help commenting on them, pretentious as it might sound. (I’ve previously devoted an entire website, … 1,028 more words


Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy in SHIVER ME TIMBERS! (1934) - A ship-shape adventure

Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy run ashore on an island and come across an old wrecker marked, “Ghost Ship – Beware!” Olive and Wimpy don’t want to get near it — but how intimidating can a ghost ship be when it plays the Laurel & Hardy theme as a come-on? 57 more words

Animated Film

Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Bluto in DIZZY DIVERS (1935) - Buried, but not exactly a treasure

Popeye tells fellow deep-sea diver Bluto of a sunken treasure. Popeye says they’ll split the treasure 50-50, but Bluto knocks Popeye out and steals the treasure map. 119 more words

Animated Film

Popeye, Bluto, and Olive Oyl in LET'S GET MOVIN' (1936) - A very moving cartoon

Olive is getting ready to move from her apartment, singing how happy she is about the move. (Are most people this cheery when they have a day of moving ahead of them?) 126 more words