Popeye's roommate Wimpy overhears Olive inviting Popeye over for a hamburger dinner. Wimpy then goes to an outrageous extreme to impersonate Popeye and get the dinner.
An interesting premise quickly becomes obvious (even by cartoon standards of disbelief-suspension) and mechanical. You kind of lose sympathy for Popeye when all it takes to fool him is some clown who puts on a Popeye Halloween costume and chirps nothing but, "I'm Popeye." The best gag comes early, as sleeping roomies Popeye and Wimpy play "toesies" to decide who should answer Olive's incoming phone call.
© 2008, Steve Bailey.
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