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The Top 20 Male Reactions To Olive Oyl


Cartoon males in the '40s and '50s had difficulty hiding their emotions.  Talk about wearing their hearts on their sleeves!!!



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1. The Island Fling - Mr. Crusoe surveys Popeye's raft using a telescope. He zooms in on Olive Oyl, giving her the once-over as the eyepiece forms a heart.  His eyes widen and his eyeball flies out of the end of the telescope toward Olive.  His mouth hangs open in amazed, rapturous delight (a.r.d.).  He leers and leans way out the window, his body stiffening and pointing toward Olive. Crusoe morphs into a wolf and gives a long, hungry howl. 

He concentrates on her legs and says, "Ahhh, mmmm, them pins sure bowls me over!"  The end of the telescope becomes an extension of Mr. Crusoe, forming lips and making kissing (or even eating) motions toward Olive, then speaking in some kind of ecstatic utterance something that sounds almost like, but not quite, "Ahhh, Hubba! Hubba!! Hubba!!!!"  Crusoe then races around his apartment, getting it ready for a date (setting out champagne, glasses. pillows on the couch, a book of etchings - good joke, by the way, etc.).  He selects cologne saying, "This scent will send her," kisses his fingertips, then strikes a Tarzan stance, neighs like Man O' War, and races down to the beach to greet Ms. Oyl.




2. Snow Place Like Home - A thoroughly bored Pierre suddenly comes to life and springs into excited action as he smashes Popeye into the counter in order to get a look over the top of him at Olive Oyl in her bikini. His mouth hangs open in amazed, rapturous delight (a.r.d.). His neck stretches out toward her. Likewise, his eyes stretch out of his head toward her. His mustache straightens and stiffens.  Pierre's eyeballs catch on fire and sound a fire alarm. 


A heat ray comes from his eyes and melts the ice block imprisoning Olive as he gives her a slow once-over. 


He then rushes to the delighted Olive Oyl with a fur coat.



3. Beach Peach - The lifeguard's entire body stiffens and points straight out from the tower at Olive Oyl. The sound effect, "Boing!" is heard. "Hubba, Hubba!!" he says and then lets out a loud, long wolf whistle. His mouth hangs open in a.r.d. (amazed, rapturous delight). 



His eyeballs pop out and then leave his head entirely as they travel over to give Olive an extremely close once-over, tracing a gorgeous figure and pretty legs as they do so. 



When his eyeballs return, he wastes no time zooming to Olive Oyl's side.


4. Cops Is Tops - A robber making a get-away from a heist speeds past Olive Oyl who is standing beside the road doing her imitation of Claudette Colbert in "It Happened One Night." 


It suddenly dawns on him what he saw. He lets go of the wheel, leans way out of the window and looks back longingly at Olive. 

Hugging himself in a.r.d., he exclaims, "What a doll!!" and then promptly smashes into a wall. 

Later in the cartoon, a hulk ignores Olive's attempts to arrest him, becoming doggedly determined to get a kiss from the "babe" instead.



5. Gym Jam - When Bluto spots Olive jogging, he jumps off the ground and hangs suspended for a few moments in the air. His pants legs ride up on him. His upper body stiffens and points toward Olive Oyl. His neck stretches way out toward her. His eyes pop out of his head. His mouth hangs way open and his tongue hangs out. He howls, "YEEEOOOWW!" 

And then says, "This babe is some angel! That she is for me!" Then he fantasizes that Olive is an angel.



6. A Balmy Swami - When Bluto the hypnotist sees Olive Oyl cheering for him, 


both his turban and his body spring up and down to appropriate sound effects. His mouth opens in a.r.d. His body stiffens and points toward Olive. His eyes widen and his pupils turn into figures of Bluto and a curvy Olive Oyl beginning to woo. 

In his fantasy, the Bluto figure reaches up and pulls the eyelid shut so he and the Olive figure can have some privacy.



7. Vacation With Play - The athletic instructor passes over doll-faced Olive Oyl as he's checking out the new women at the resort. 

He double-takes and rivets his gaze back on her as we hear, "Boing!" His jaw drops and his mouth hangs open in a.r.d.

His hat flies off his head. His eyeballs roll out of his head toward Olive and right away he decides that she needs some private lessons. 

Later, he leers at her with a slightly lupine expression on his face as he furiously paddles the canoe in order to get Olive Oyl, alone and in the mood for love, into his cabin.



8. I'll Be Skiing You - Bluto happily checks out Olive as she skates by. His jaw drops and his mouth hangs open in a.r.d. His tongue hangs out. His eyes pop out. 



He stretches his neck way up into the air and gives a loud, long, wolf howl (that, sure enough, attracts a real female wolf). 

Then he says of Olive, "Mmm! I'd like to teach that figure a figure or two!" 



9. Safari So Good - Tarzan/Bluto's jaw drops and his mouth hangs open in a.r.d. when he meets Olive. A telegraphic message, "Wotta Woman", is broadcast out of his head. 

He beats his chest and makes strange noises. He hops wildly around the area, ending up hanging from a tree gazing at her while resting his head on his hands.



10. Alpine For You - When Bluto the guide spots Olive at long range, 

his eyeballs pop out of his binoculars, his pupils become huge with images of Olive Oyl on them. He says, "OO ,la, la, la, la, this I'd like to guide!"



11. Robin Hood-Winked - The Sheriff Of Nottingham/Bluto's jaw drops and his mouth hangs open in a.r.d. when he sees Olive Oyl. His heart starts enlarging and beating louder and harder, finally morphing into a wolf's head which then howls

He then tells Olive, "For a pretty wench such as thou, ye taxes I forget - and how!" 

When he races off with her, his face looks like a happy, hungry animal about to eat.


12. Tops In the Big Top - Bluto gives Olive an extremely close range once-over. 


His face morphs into a wolf's. He strokes his mustache and says lasciviously, "Mmm...What a feature attraction I'd make with Olive Oyl!"




13. The Fistic Mystic - Bluto's eyes widen and his mouth hangs open in a.r.d. His eyeballs trace a great figure as they gaze at Olive.


14. A Wolf In Sheik's Clothing - The Sheik glances in Olive's direction as he hears her sighing, "Uhh, I wish I could meet a big strong sheik who'd kiss me to pieces and leave me so weak!  (Swoons)". 

He double-takes, his eyes widen, and his mouth hangs open in (you guessed it) a.r.d. 

His mustache twirls around.  Then he zooms to set up a kissing booth and starts the music that will bring Olive Oyl to him.



15.  Popeye and The Pirates - When Pierre spots Olive Oyl, 

the sound effect, "Boing!" is heard. His eyes, including his patched, presumably blind one, become binoculars to give him a closer look. 

(Guys won't let a little thing like blindness stop them from ogling Olive!) His mouth hangs open in a.r.d. His mustache starts going up and down and then straightens stiffly out. 


16. The Royal Four-Flusher - The Count's eyes which had been half shut suddenly spring open wide when he sees Olive.  He leans out over his horse toward her. His neck and upper body elongate toward her. His cigarette holder points straight up. He happily leers at her.


17. Pitchin' Woo At The Zoo - Zookeeper Bluto, standing under a sign that reads, "Wolf", sees Olive. His neck stretches and twists. 

His eyes pop out. His mouth hangs open in a.r.d.

His neck elongates toward Olive. He exclaims, "What a feminine female!"


18. Pre-Hysterical Man - The caveman's art work shows us that he has a preoccupation with beautiful women and when he sees Olive Oyl, his body stiffens and points toward her. His mouth hangs open in a.r.d. His eyes become a slot machine which comes up double "Peach".



19. Shape Ahoy - Popeye and Bluto's mouths hang open in a.r.d. Their eyeballs go in and out to the beat of percussion. The leaves they had been using for fans suddenly go wild, come to rest over them acting as their "hair", and signifying that they are entertaining some pretty wild thoughts about the castaway, Ms. Oyl.




20. Toreadorable - The bullfighter is waving to the crowd and quickly scanning them.  Suddenly, his brain registers what he's seen and he does a double-take to focus in on Olive Oyl.  His  mouth hangs open in a.r.d. His eyes become fire alarm bells and begin ringing like crazy.




Other Films With Males 
Reacting Strongly To Olive Oyl


Klondike Casanova 

Not only does Dan McBluto fall for her, but a whole bar full of rowdy frontiersmen cheer, shout, and wolf whistle through the second part of her act. Then when Cupid appears, even he briefly gives her the eye.



Mister And Mistletoe 

Though Bluto's eyeballs don't fall out, he does call Olive, "Babe", 

and his face takes on a  slightly lupine look when he's trying to kiss Olive and when he's chasing her.




Farmer And the Belle



Ancient Fistory



Lumberjack And Jill




All's Fair At The Fair



Wigwam Whoopee


The Crystal Brawl




Alona On The Sarong Sea



Mess Production




Nurse To Meet Ya



For Better Or Nurse




Service With a Guile




A Haul In One




The Anvil Chorus Girl





Tar With a Star




We're On Our Way To Rio




House Tricks





Other Films With Inanimate Objects
Reacting Strongly To Olive Oyl


Mess Production - a factory whistle


Farmer And The Belle - a car


More Male Hormones On Parade

Count Noah Count goes crazy over the Indian maiden in Double-Cross Country Race.

Bluto goes ga-ga over the French cutie in Hot Air Aces.

The butler flips for Popeye disguised as a woman in Private Eye Popeye. We can't blame him because's quite attractive (!!!) til he takes off his disguise.

Bluto wolf-howls and leers at pretty women in bathing suits at the end of I'll Be Skiing You.

Popeye falls for the "mermaid' in Peep In The Deep.

Bluto reacts to the phony secretary in Seein' Red, White, And Blue.

Pappy surrounds himself with beautiful native girls and then follows Popeye in drag in Popeye's Pappy.

Popeye enjoys looking at pictures and posters of girls (Me Musical Nephews, Cartoons Ain't Human).



When we were boys, we saw Bluto or another guy gaze at Olive Oyl with the same excited, intense longing with which we gazed at pictures of the new Mattel Thing Maker in the Sears Christmas Catalog.  And they pursued her with the dogged determination that we used as we raced down to the Mom and Pop grocery on bikes to obtain a pack of prized baseball cards or to get a rainbow sherbet cone.  Was it possible that someday girls would affect us like this, too?  We sort of looked forward to it.  And when we found ourselves acting and feeling funny around members of the opposite sex, we didn't have to wonder if were sick or going crazy.  We remembered the Popeye cartoons and realized what was going on.  As we actually started dating and wooing, many of us followed Bluto or the other guys' examples (minus the evil, disrespect, violence, and self-centeredness, of course!) or imitated Popeye when he was at his best and tried to avoid the mistakes he made when he almost lost Olive.

It helps to have a guide to interpret life for you.  For me, the Bible is that guide.  It helps me understand what I'm feeling now and how to make sense out of what's happening in my world.  It also shows me what I have to look forward to.  It gives me many examples of how to (and how not to) live the way God intended me to live.





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