Wednesday, August 06, 2014
The High Hat's Triumphant Return
Now, normally this would mean I have to study up on my history, but I don't have a lot of time this week, so I guess the William Tell mythology will just have to wait. Needles to say, Popeye finds himself drawn into it. One day, Popeye's just walking along, minding his own business, and apparently unaware of what century he now finds himself in. We find William Tell, apparently before he made his bones as an icon of history, and he's just randomly shooting arrows at people. Popeye gets caught in the crossfire and tries to fight back. But alas, Popeye's run afoul of a guy even more egocentric than Popeye is. Those baby blues! That cute fat face! How could you not get seduced by Mr. Tell? And so, Popeye gets caught up in William Tell's current troubles, when Mr. Tell starts thumbing his nose at the local king.
Anyway, for reasons I'm not curious enough to look over again, Popeye pretends to be William Tell's son. The angered king is familiar with Mr. Tell's archery skills, and therefore gets the usual perverse pleasure of pitting family members against one another. If Tell can hit an apple off Popeye's.. I mean, his son's head, all will be forgiven. Little surprise, but I guess I'll say SPOILER ALERT anyway, Popeye gets shot right in the heart... which by coincidence is being protected by a spinach can. It's about the five minute mark, so it's spinach time. Popeye saves the day, and William Tell gets to continue pretending with his surrogate son. Meh indeed.
-so sayeth The Movie Hooligan