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Me Musical Nephews (1942) - Popeye the Sailor Theatrical Cartoon Series Me Musical Nephews

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Nephews Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye and Poopeye are musically inclined, and they want to practice all night. But Uncle Popeye just wants to sleep. He tries to. The four nephews are practicing their square music while Popeye attempts to stay awake. Sending them off to bed, the four bored nephews devise musical instruments out of their toys. They make a bass fiddle out of trouser suspenders, a violin out of the mast of a toy ship, and so on. Of course, they play hot swing music good and loud, and Popeye can't get any sleep as a result. He tries to catch them but they're too fast for him. By the end of the cartoon, Popeye pulls a Tex Avery-style gag by pulling in the black iris of the cartoon frame and slipping his bed into a black limbo so that he can sleep, but the nephews follow with their jam session. Popeye runs out of the theater screen into the theater audience while the four nephews play on the screen as the cartoon ends!

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This era of the Popeye shorts, probably has some of the best musical scores that I've heard. I remember watching this episode with my college housemates in the mid-seventies and we were all Blown away with the great jazz tunes. Check it out if you have...  (read more)

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One of the greatest musical cartoons of all time, and also one of the most unheralded. Winston Sharples tops himself for all time with his score (at least I'm ASSUMING it's him; he was Famous Studio's resident composer at this time, and the...  (read more)

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The brushing the teeth on the mirror gag was first used in the Fleischer Color Classic, THE KIDS IN THE SHOE (1934), and repeated in the remake RHYTHUM IN RIOT.

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