Friday, October 11, 2013
Bluto's Ear for Musickal Appreshkiashun
Of course, it's not a Popeye cartoon if Bluto's not there raising some hell. And sure enough, he's appearing at the window of his apartment, and yells at Wimpy to get the hell out of there... not in those words, of course. The monkey doesn't pick up on Bluto's vibe, unfortunately, and asks him for a coin all the same. Devious Bluto's got a plan, though: he does technically give Wimpy a coin, but he heats it up with a match first. The monkey goes ape, scaring a normally unflappable Wimpy, then jumping into the building's rain barrel to cool off.
Alas, this isn't enough for the enraged Bluto, and he redoubles his efforts to get rid of Wimpy. Popeye comes down to ground level and tries to get Wimpy to stay. Bluto also comes down to ground level and starts punching at Popeye. Popeye dodges Bluto's fist, but pulls Wimpy into its path. The cycle repeats several times, but it breaks when Bluto tells Wimpy to "G-G-G-Go!" Can you guess how Popeye reacts to that?
Pretty soon, it's tag-team butt kicking against Bluto. Even Olive gets into the act and breaks a giant vase over Bluto's head. And then the spinach. By the end, to cut to the chase, Bluto finds himself passed out and lodged into a piano, and hooked up to a crank, of course. Popeye's turning the crank, and the busted piano is now belting out a tune. Popeye, Olive, the monkey, and Wimpy are all there, happily singing away. Bluto should probably move out of that apartment, to say the least.
-so sayeth The Movie Hooligan