Sunday, November 30, 2014

Toon Sports: Popeye & Bluto play football (The Football Toucher Downer, 1937)

You would notice that many of the titles of Popeye's shorts in the Fleischer era referenced the spinach-eating sailor's speech impediments. No one outside of Norm Crosby fractured the English language like Popeye did. It was part of his charm.

Last month, we featured Popeye in a baseball themed short, "The Twisker Pitcher". Now, from 1937, here's "The Football Toucher Downer".

Today, someone like Bluto would land on an NFL team as a defensive lineman. Popeye? A place kicker, given his size.

Rating; A.

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