Sunday, September 3, 2017

Pop-eye Culture Reference

So, Popeye was born in a trunk?
What shopworn and worn out old bunk!
Without Bluto to bludgeon
This snooty curmudgeon
Would stop such forlorn, pointless junk.

From Puttin’ on The Act (1940), in which Popeye and Olive Oyl dust off their routine from their days in vaudeville, including Popeye's impressions of Jimmy Durante, Stan Laurel, and Groucho Marx. The cartoon is unremarkable, but it does have some fine hoofing by noodle-limbed Olive. Title by pop-eyed Donald B. Benson.

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