Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentoons: Popeye's Valentine's Day Special: Sweethearts at Sea (1979)

Our final Valentoon for this year features Popeye.

Unsurprisingly, during season 1 of The All-New Popeye Hour, CBS managed to gain a primetime special, the first for the spinach-eating sailor (Jack Mercer). "Sweethearts at Sea" is an elongated version of a typical Popeye plot from the 60's involving the Sea Hag (Marilyn Schreffler, who also voices Olive Oyl), who all of a sudden is smitten with Popeye. Bluto (Allan Melvin) is, of course, more than willing to see to it that he gets Olive all to himself, but you know how this will end, don't you?

Yes, it's the same theme song used on Saturday mornings. I guess the intention was that if possible, they could replay this in the rerun cycle of the regular series, but I'm not sure if they ever did.

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