Wednesday, October 9, 2019

POPEYE THE SAILOR - "Spooky Swabs" (1957)

Tonight's Haunted Hallowednesday feature is a Popeye cartoon from 1957!

The title is "Spooky Swabs," and if it spooks Popeye, who has had every possible type of horrific experience, then you know it's pretty stinkin' scary!

Popeye and Olive Oyl are lost at sea for some unknown reason. Kids don't care why, because that's not what the story is about.

The story is about they come across a large sailing ship and are saved!

The story is about the ship is haunted, and has been for a long time!

Unfortunately for Popeye and Olive Oyl, the ghosts are quite content, and don't wish to be disturbed!

Popeye and Olive are unphased at first!

Then the ghosts start playing dirty tricks on them!

They even have Olive walk the plank, but Popeye is able to save her!

Unfortunately she lands face first in a mop bucket!

The whole thing is starting to get to Olive a bit!

The ghosts decide to throw a full-fledged mutiny!

Luckily there was an urn of "Ye King's Spinach" on board for some reason!

Popeye downs the spinach and proceeds to kick a lot of ghost ass!

Olive stitches the ghosts together.....

.......And at least the good for nothing sons of bitches are good for something!

Oyl's well that ends well. Popeye just might get some tonight!
After the Fleischer Brothers were no longer running the show, and Bluto turned into Brutus, they totally lost me. By comparison, these cartoons were flat and dull, but I actually liked this one for some stupid reason!


KD said...

I wondered, even as a kiddo, why "Bluto" became "Brutus" over time. They should have left him Bluto and given the guy a lifetime hamburger pass for FREE! Just as long as it's not for horrid, slimy, FIVE GUYS greaseburgers.

EEGAH!! said...

I loved the early Popeye cartoons as a kid, and when this "Brutus" era of animation came around, it was one of the biggest disappointments of my life! It was crap and my feeble adolescent mind just didn't get it! Thank God for rock and roll!

KD said...

There were a couple of cartoon characters that scared the **** out of me when I was a wee tot. The first weird one was the Jeep in the Popeye cartoons, and the other was that thing in the Looney Tunes that looked like the Monster from the ID in FORBIDDEN PLANET...damn!

KD said...

Okay, my wife is telling me that the guy who wanted hamburgers was Wimpy. I dunno!?!?

Anyway, the big "ID Monster" guy in the Looney Tunes was named "Gossamer," which I don't get at all.

It's been too many decades since I watched old cartoons...

EEGAH!! said...

Wimpy is absolutely correcto...............And Gossamer was featured right in this here blog! He was kinda creepy!

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