22 July 2011

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - She-Sick Sailors

In 1944, two years after Famous Studios wrapped up production on the expensive Superman shorts, they revisited their glory days with Popeye the Sailor in She-Sick Sailors. I guess Famous still had the rights to use Superman because not only was Superman himself shown and referenced (as opposed to a parody) but even the Famous Superman theme got a play.

In the episode, Olive Oyl and Popeye were both fooled into thinking Bluto was really Superman. Since Oyl had the major hots for Supes, Popeye was quite jealous and willing to prove himself the superer man. Bluto put Popeye though some tests, even shooting Popeye a few times. Luckily spinach ex machina made an appearance and Popeye beat up the super-impostor and saved the girl.

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