Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, and Wimpy in WE AIM TO PLEASE (1934) – Onions are beautiful things


Popeye and Olive Oyl open a diner by doing a charming rendition of the title song. Then Popeye moves the entire restaurant down the block when Olive decides to change locations.

Unfortunately, the new location brings in all sorts of riff-raff. Wimpy offers to gladly pay on Tuesday for a hamburger and a pickle today (I saw that one coming a mile away). Then Bluto tries to mooch a meal, and Popeye tears up most of the restaurant getting back at Bluto (saw that one coming, too).

Apparently Popeye ends up selling out to Bluto, because everyone reverses their roles a year-and-a-half later in the cafe-themed What – No Spinach? (1936). Didn’t see that one coming.

On a rating scale of 1 to 4 spinach cans, I give this cartoon: CanCanCanCanHalf