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Puttin' on the Act

Original release date: Aug. 30, 1940

Olive brings Popeye a newspaper which reports that vaudeville is making a comeback. (Must be the same paper that reported "Dewey Defeats Truman.") A delighted Popeye decides to revive the duo's old act (billed in typical Fleischer style as "Olive and Popeye - Half Song, Half Wit").

This is mostly a (very delightful) excuse to showcase Popeye and Olive in a number of show-biz routines, the best of them being Popeye imitating Jimmy Durante, Stan Laurel, and Groucho Marx. (Olive does a pretty good imitation of a pretzel, too.)

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© 2008, Steve Bailey.

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