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!!!
Page last updated on
See What's New for
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
his eyeballs return, he wastes no time zooming to Olive Oyl's side.
4. Cops Is
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."
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.
himself in a.r.d., he exclaims, "What a doll!!" and then promptly
smashes into a wall.
the cartoon, a hulk ignores Olive's attempts to arrest him, becoming
doggedly determined to get a kiss from the "babe" instead.
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,
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,
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.
fantasy, the Bluto figure reaches up and pulls the eyelid shut so he and
the Olive figure can have some privacy.
With Play - The athletic instructor passes over doll-faced Olive Oyl
as he's checking out the new women at the resort.
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.
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.
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.
stretches his neck way up into the air and gives a loud, long, wolf howl
(that, sure enough, attracts a real female wolf).
he says of Olive, "Mmm! I'd like to teach that figure a figure or
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.
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,
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
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.
then tells Olive, "For a pretty wench such as thou, ye taxes I forget
- and how!"
he races off with her, his face looks like a happy, hungry animal about to
In the Big Top - Bluto gives Olive an extremely close range
face morphs into a wolf's. He strokes his mustache and says lasciviously,
"Mmm...What a feature attraction I'd make with Olive Oyl!"
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.
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!
double-takes, his eyes widen, and his mouth hangs open in (you guessed it)
mustache twirls around. Then he zooms to set up a kissing booth and
starts the music that will bring Olive Oyl to him.
Popeye and The Pirates - When Pierre spots
sound effect, "Boing!" is heard. His eyes, including his patched,
presumably blind one, become binoculars to give him a closer look.
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.
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.
pop out. His mouth hangs open in a.r.d.
neck elongates toward Olive. He exclaims, "What a feminine
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.