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Sunday, November 22, 2009
I Yam What I Yam
Popeye The Sailor is a wonderful cartoon that doesn't get nearly the credit it deserves. Popeye first came out in 1929 and was at one point, more popular than Mickey Mouse! Pretty cool, hey?
Have you ever listened to what the guy mumbles in the old cartoons? OMGosh, it would have all the PC types up in arms today. Hilarious stuff though, and the reason he's always been my favorite cartoon character.
Here's a few of my faves from what I think is the best cartoon of his ever: Popeye Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves:
Popeye, trying to get the door open: Open Cecil, Open Sissy…and then later, when he eats his famous spinach: Open Says-me…
When he does get in, he's afraid to get caught, so he runs through mumbling "tippy-toe, tippy-toe, tippy-toe, tippy-toe" lol!
In the big fight with Ali Baba, he jumps into Ali Baba's clothing and punches him from the sleeves, inside the collar, saying things like "peek-a-boo!"