73 minutes | Aug 2nd 2020

Cartoon Logic Bonus: Spinach Skrewtny, 1933

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In lieu of our regular episode this week, we're offering the first episode of Spinach Skrewtny, our Patreon-exclusive chronological examination of the Popeye cartoons made by the Fleischer Studio. We hope this sample entices you to join us!

In our premiere, Bob gives a summation of his lifelong history (re: obsession) with Popeye the Sailor. We talk about the character's origins in Segar's strip and why incidental elements like spinach and Bluto became staples of the animated series. We were astounded at how rich this first year of six Popeye cartoons was, and we're sure you'll agree and learn more than you ever wanted to know about what made this sailor (and the animators who brought him to life) so special, even in the beginning!

Cartoons discussed: Popeye the Sailor, I Yam What I Yam, Blow Me Down, I Eats My Spinach, Seasin's Greetinks!, and Wild Elephinks.

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