Popeye comes to Olive Oyl's apartment and gives her the "important news" that he's going to let her "axe" him to marry her. As difficult as it would be to turn down such a romantic proposal, Olive tells Popeye she has fallen for "Barnacle Bill, the Sailor" (Bluto by any other name), giving Popeye and Olive an excuse to sing the old song about the two-faced old sailor.
Bluto shows up to take Olive away, but he barely gets out his usual blustery greetings before Popeye knocks him into the ocean. Olive quickly concludes, "Popeye dear, I love you best," but for once Popeye is having none of it. He declares all women unfaithful and storms out of the apartment. Sure enough, Olive cries that "the Navy" has left her behind..."but still, there's the Army!"
© 2007, Steve Bailey.
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