The All-New Popeye Hour

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The All-New Popeye Hour

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Popeye originally started as a 1929 comic strip character in E.C. Segar's "Thimble Theatre." Soon he appeared as an animated character on screen in 1933 and has ever since starred in hundreds of animated cartoons as well as a live-action movie. In the 1970s, Hanna-Barbera brought Popeye and friends to the Saturday morning realm with better animation than the 1960s Popeye cartoons for TV. When the show became the "Popeye and Olive Show" in 1980, such segments included a spoof on the film "Private Benjamin" with Olive Oyl in the role of Goldie Hawn. "Private Olive" also featured the ghastly creature named Alice the Goon from the comics as well as Eugene the magical Jeep from Darkest Africa. At the end of each cartoon there was a segment featuring Popeye and his nephews. This had Popeye teaching them a lesson. For example, Popeye was smoking his pipe, so the kids asked about it and he explained that he doesn't actually SMOKE it, and that it was his TOOTING pipe. There was no violence on the show, which paralleled later scenes in the Segar comic.

The middle feature of the 1978-81 series was Dinky Dog, the misadventures of a humongous sheepdog and his mistresses, Monica and Sandy.moreless
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  • The All-New Popeye Hour...the best show never shown on WWL-TV Channel 4! :-P

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    Unfortunately, I did not get to watch The All New Popeye Hour in my area (New Orleans) during its first season, for WWL-TV Channel 4, New Orleans' CBS afilliate, rejected the network feed in favour of playing its own local Popeye And Pals, which was scheduled @ the same time as The All New Popeye Hour (9:00 AM Central). Pity, though, as I was kinda looking forward to seeing it, what with all the hype CBS was racking up in favour of it.



    The next year, WWL-TV blacked out The All New Popeye Hour again, thus prompting me to watch it on former independent station WGNO-TV 26, which was generous enough to carry the CBS feed of the show that season (once I found out about it!). And you know, I kinda dug it! WWL-TV finally accepted the network feed when the whow became The Popeye And Olive Comedy Show.



    I bought one of the Rhino Video releases of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera Popeye 'toons, but boy, was I rooked! I thought they'd include the original main title opening to The All New Popeye Hour...but then the tape included Hanna-Barbera Popeye 'toons from other seasons, too. (It's a good thing TV Ark site had a RealVideo file of the opening!)



    Shame on you, WWL-TV, 4 not accepting The All New Popeye Hour and depriving its local legion of Saturday Morning fans the opportunity to get a glance at this spectacular show!moreless
  • YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THE ORIGINAL REALITY SHOW COPS AS IT RELEASES A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY-EDITION DVD THIS WEEK. ANIMATION FANS ARE CELEBRATING THE ARRIVAL OF HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: VOLUME 1, A CHARLIE BROWNEASTER SPECIAL, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: SEASON TWO, PART ONE, AND MORE.

    February 19, 2008 DVD Releases

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