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My Pop, My Pop (1940)

Popeye's 99-year-old father won't admit he's too old to help Popeye build a ship. Popeye tells him to build one side while he builds the other; Pappy's side is a mess. He falls asleep ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Arnold Gillespie (uncredited)

Writer:

Bill Turner (story) (as William Turner)

Star:

Jack Mercer
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Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Popeye / Pappy (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye's 99-year-old father won't admit he's too old to help Popeye build a ship. Popeye tells him to build one side while he builds the other; Pappy's side is a mess. He falls asleep helping hoist the mast. While Pappy sleeps, Popeye rebuilds his side and finishes the above-decks, with a little help from spinach, of course. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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One of a number of Popeye shorts which were sent off to Asia in the 80's to undergo the infamous redraw and colorization process. See more »

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Popeye Is A Patient Son With His 'Pappy'
10 October 2008 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This Popeye cartoon mainly shows Popeye's patient and kind side toward his somewhat-senile father. "Pappy" is 99 years old but still thinks he can build ships, and better than his son. That, as we, is ludicrous, as Popeye is not only inventive but terrific in building ships.

Popeye can spit out tacks and then hammer them in perfectly in seconds, as well as other talents all in the form of sight-gags. His father comes along and tries to show him what he can do, but it's almost nothing and his gags aren't really funny, either. Finally, Popeye tells his dad to build one side of the boat and he'll build the other. The results are just what you'd expect.

Later, while trying to put up the mast, the old man falls asleep and Popeye, with the aid of his spinach, finishes the job in a few seconds, making the entire boat look super. Pappy wakes up and thinks he did it and walks always singing about how great he is while Popeye laughs it off.

As you see, this one is a lot more sentimental than it is funny. It's a nice, feel-good cartoon but don't expect a lot of laughs. It is a bit unusual in that it's a one-man show, regarding the "cast" as Jack Mercer is the only voice needed here, doing both men.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1940 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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