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What– No, Spinach? (1936) – Popeye the Sailor Cartoon Series

What-- No Spinach?

What-- No Spinach?

#CotD: Wimpy isn’t just after hamburgers in “What– No, Spinach?” which does feature the famous green vegetable in the end.

What– No, Spinach? (1936) – Popeye the Sailor Cartoon Series

Wimpy is front and center, working in Bluto’s Restaurant. He tries all sorts of tricks to get free food at the diner – mostly burgers, of course.

His tactics include pouring hot sauce on Popeye’s roast duck. You actually feel a little sorry for Bluto, who’s working pretty hard back in the kitchen and has his only customer (Popeye) try to walk off without paying. Still, he gets his inevitable spinach-fueled beating at reel’s end, sure enough.

Wimpy sings a little burger song to himself at the beginning and end of this cartoon.

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Quick On The Vigor (1950) – Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon Series

Quick On The Vigor (1950) -  Popeye the Sailor

Quick On The Vigor (1950) - Popeye the Sailor

CotD: Similar to Max Fleischer’s “King Of The Mardi Gras”, “Quick On The Vigor” was one of Famous Studios less original cartoons…

Quick On The Vigor (1950) – Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon Series

Popeye takes Olive to the amusement park. She falls for strongman Bluto, and he has eyes for Olive. Feeling threatened, Popeye needs to prove his manliness. Bluto locks Popeye in a safe and takes Olive “for a ride.” “You keep your hands to yourself… that’s what you are,” says Olive, who gets stuck on the roller coaster. There’s a fourth party involved… a can of a certain vegetable. If these two can get together, the whole film may take off in a different direction.

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Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp (1939) – Popeye Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: The last of three two-reel special Popeye theatrical releases and the only one produced in Miami “Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp”

Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp (1939) - Popeye

Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp (1939) - Popeye

Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp (1939) – Popeye Theatrical Cartoon Series

Olive has a job at Surprise Pictures as a script girl when she dreams up a story of Popeye in the Aladdin tale. Popeye is a poor young man tricked by an evil magician who tries to use him to get the lamp. The plot fails, and Popeye uses the lamp to become a prince and woo the princess of old Persia (played by Olive). The magician tricks the princess into giving him the lamp, and takes her for himself.

Even Aladdin/Popeye and the genie of the lamp (who looks and sounds like comedian Lew Lehr) are no match for the wicked villain until spinach defeats his evil power, allowing our hero to marry the princess. In the end, Olive’s story is rejected by the movie studio, and the dream ends with Olive in a sea of scripts.

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