Thursday, November 28, 2013

Three Adulks and an Infink

As any parent will tell you, they love their children, but those first few years of no sleep and listening to the constant crying were something they could've done without.  Olive's finding that out in I Like Babies and Infinks, our next Popeye short.  It's not even her kid, for Gawd'z zake!  Fortunately, Popeye's a few floors up, so she calls out to him for help.  Bluto's exactly one floor above Popeye, hears the conversation, and decides to beat Popeye to the proverbial punch.  Let the next pissing match begin!
No matter what the so-called "adults" do, God bless him, Swee'pea won't stop crying.  Now, Bluto's not exactly losing the fight, but at some point he does get pissed off at Popeye, and he decides to just start beating the crap out of Popeye.  You know, like always happens.  Like what's happened for the last fifty odd shorts or so, and will happen for the next couple hundred.  I hate to say it, but I am a sadist at heart, and I've been wondering which of these cartoons has the part where Bluto puts a flour-covered Popeye into the oven, saying "Oh, you're in the dough, eh?  Good, 'cause I might knead ya!"  This is the one!
Now I hate to spoil the ending... but this one's just good and not great, so here goes.  The action moves to the kitchen, and Bluto brings Swee'pea and his high chair in to the kitchen so he can see the action, apparently.  Bluto would make a terrible father.  Bluto's turned Popeye's head into a punching bag once again.  Fortunately, there's a can of spinach on the shelf next to Popeye's rapidly moving head.  Popeye reaches for the can of spinach... but ends up grabbing the can of onions right next to it.  You'll never guess what happens next... needless to say, I think we need a priest to check Swee'pea's scalp for three sixes.  Babies are miracles from God, but they're kinda cruel sometimes too!

-so sayeth The Movie Hooligan

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