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Beware Of Barnacle Bill Cartoon Character Picture Beware Of Barnacle Bill1935 FL3503
Fleischer Studios
 featuring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto.

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Beware Of Barnacle Bill


Comments by: Rating: 10 out of 10 stars Posted: March 05, 2003

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This was another Popeye cartoon that I really enjoyed. I thought that the music and action went hand in hand.
Even though Popeye has a very different way of proposing marriage, "I come ta tell ya, you can ask me ta marry ya," I think he took it very philosophically when he was ultimately rejected by Olive. I also think that he gave her what she had coming when Olive changed her mind at the end and said she would marry him. It does seem a pity that Popeye could never remember in later cartoons just how fickle Olive was, and the way she was always playing Popeye up against Bluto. (Makes one wonder if Olive didn't have a sadistic streak in her.)
I thought it was very funny at the end when after Popeye fixed the room the he and Barnicle Bill trashed, Popeye retrashed the room by slaming the door as he walked out. Olive's parting words "so much for the Navy, but there's always the Army" probably brought much sadness to some poor soldier.
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Beware Of Barnacle Bill


Comments by: Rating: 10 out of 10 stars Posted: June 30, 2002
Excellent Popeye cartoon! Almost every part of this cartoon is spoken in the catchy rhyme of its title. The film also contains lots of action and laughs. One very memorable non-metered line was Popeye's classic marriage proposal to Olive, "I come ta tell ya, you can ask me ta marry ya." Olive refuses because she is in love with Barnacle Bill the Sailor and hence the whole melodrama starts. Barnacle Bill the Sailor is actually just Bluto with a new name. (Bluto, Barnacle Bill, Brutus...How many B names does this character have?) For once, Popeye seems to have some pride in the whole love triangle scenario. Curiously, Olive refers to Popeye and Barnacle Bill as part of the "Navy", even though it was a pre-World War II cartoon and they did not even have their Navy uniforms yet. A true classic Popeye cartoon rivaled only by The Man On The Flying Trapeze. (All color copies should be destroyed on sight).
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