Saturday, August 24, 2013

Olive's Bluto

As you can tell from the attached pic, Olive's got to defend her turf in Never Kick a Woman.  Popeye gets to sing a different song this time, about self-defense rather than self-congratulation.  Olive and Popeye go into a sporting goods shop where the Mae West-type is busy punching a punching bag.  "Some equipment they got here!" says Popeye.  See, he's talking about the... oh, skip it.
Now, if you're at all like me, you'll like the part where Olive first punches a punching bag on a spring coming up from the floor.  It's all downhill from there, ending with Olive getting her clock cleaned by the Mae West type.  (She says to Popeye... wait for it... "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?")  Popeye clearly doesn't need spinach in this episode, so the can works its way out of his pocket, and Olive ends up eating it this time.  She turns into a snarling cat, and the cat fight begins!  Popeye stands on the sidelines cheering for once.  After Olive triumphs, she socks Popeye once for good measure, to make up for all the past.  I guess this is a four-star one, if only for the novelty of it.  I wish I could say the same for Bugs Bunny's version of Duck Amuck, but somehow I can't.

-so sayeth The Movie Hooligan

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