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#TBT: Never Grow Up

Throwback Thursday to an article I wrote I few years ago.


Couple Cosplay at ANY AGE!!! Never too old to have fun, here’s a lovely older couple dressed as Popeye and Olive Oyl captured by   388 more words

Mental Health

My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Olive

Okay, last night I was eating olives and then a thought came to mind … “ooh, what about making a My Teeny-Tiny Doll® inspired by Olive Oyl (as in Popeye the Sailor Man’s girlfriend)?” 43 more words


Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Swee'pea in BABY WANTS A BOTTLESHIP (1942) - Farewell, Fleischers

Swee’pea is by far my least favorite Popeye character; even more so than Olive when she’s in Bluto’s clutches, Swee’pea exists for the sole purpose of being rescued (and annoyingly oblivious to the trouble he’s caused). 168 more words

Animated Film

Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, and Wimpy in THE DANCE CONTEST (1934) - Break it down, Popeye

Popeye and Olive enter a dance contest, but Popeye continually shows off his two left feet. Bluto wins Olive over on the dance floor, causing Popeye to conclude, “I guess I have no sex appeal.” (It took a dance contest to show him this.) Popeye drowns his sorrow in a bowl of spinach. 43 more words

Animated Film

A Revisionist Role Model

I never liked cartoons much when I was a kid.

I hated the silliness and the weird ping-pongy background music and what was basically the same plot over and over:  Tom and Jerry, RoadRunner, Bugs Bunny –  “Chase me, but I’m smarter than you.” 610 more words


Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy in HELLO, HOW AM I (1939) - Double trouble

Popeye’s roommate Wimpy overhears Olive inviting Popeye over for a hamburger dinner. Wimpy then goes to an outrageous extreme to impersonate Popeye and get the dinner. 80 more words

Animated Film

Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Bluto in A CLEAN SHAVEN MAN (1936) - Popeye and Bluto start splitting hairs

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

A Clean Shaven Man is most notable for its depictions of (a) the grotesqueries it inflicts upon Popeye and Bluto, and (b) the conspicuous fickleness of Olive Oyl. 499 more words

Animated Film