Peter E. Rosati
In Cops Is Tops and The
Crystal Brawl, Olive leaves home without ever bothering to shut her
door! That's a good way to get robbed, Ms. Oyl.
Olive actually changes color during Lunch
With A Punch. Watch her carefully!
In the cartoon I Don't Scare, Olive
Oyl is wearing her cute little sailor-like hat when she plans to go out on
a date with Popeye, but when Bluto brings in the black cat, and Olive Oyl
is telling Popeye that she will not go out with him, she is not wearing
that little hat, until she runs up the wall to escape the black cat and to
hang on to the chandelier. After the fish bowl hits her and the rug gets
pulled from under Popeye, and he hits her with the mirror, she doesn't have
her hat on. Not even after she throws Popeye out the door! What happened to
In She-Sick Sailors (1944),
Bluto, disguised as Superman, is tying Olive Oyl to the railroad
tracks. As she screams at one point, her shoes hit the tracks,
changing color from light brown to dark brown instantly! An artist's
flaw perhaps. Watch her carefully! When Bluto drops Olive Oyl out the
window, he has the famous "S" insignia on his chest! But it's
lost when he jumps out to rescue her! I don't see it on his chest the
remainder of the cartoon! Where's the famous "S?" How can he be
SUPERMAN without it? Something is definitely amiss here, isn't it?!
And Jill (1949), somehow the cartoonist got a little mixed-up at the
scene when Popeye is clobbered by Bluto with a long log and is wedged into
the log flume with only his head sticking out. At that point when Popeye
yells "WOW!," the log coming down the flume appears to be coming
down from the right! But when Popeye reaches for his spinach, the log is
now coming down from the left! This is one blooper that cannot be mistaken!
Seeing is believing!
In Moving Aweigh (1944),
when Popeye wraps Shorty in rope and then in
anger throws him out the window until he catches the gear of the loading
truck outside, Shorty appears tied up. But when
Popeye tosses the cuckoo clock out the window, Shorty
is not tied up, but appears to sitting in the front seat with the steering
wheel in his hand! How can that be!
In Peep In The Deep (1946), when
Olive Oyl is busy polishing her toes red, even after Popeye thrusts through
the salvage ship to get his nose colored red, look closely at Olive's shoes
where she sits. The rim of her shoes are brown like the whole shoe. Yet
throughout the rest of the cartoon Olive's shoes appear to have yellow
rims! Watch her shoes closely!
In the Popeye cartoon, A Job For A
Gob, as the stampede chases Olive Oyl (following Bluto's
thrashing), there are a lot of cattle in that scene! Yet when Popeye
catches them with the long well structure, there are only six of the cows caught!
What happened to the rest?
In I'll Be Skiing You
(1947), why is Olive Oyl dressed so lightly?! Popeye and Bluto are
wearing winter clothes! Why isn't Olive Oyl? She's wearing a
light dress with legs exposed to the cold and snow? This doesn't make
much sense! Even for a cartoon, this isn't right! She should
have winter clothing as well! Don't you think?
Jive: When Bluto is eating the hotdogs (with mustard) with Olive
at the end, he is not driving or paying attention to the road!!! This
is very dangerous!!! Even for a cartoon, someone should be watching
the road. They could sail off a cliff and never know it!! (Maybe
he only has eyes for Olive? Or showing us he has a one track
mind? Or proving he's irresponsible and a villain? - Steve)