I Yam Love Sick
Studio: Fleischer Studio Release Date : May 29, 1938 Series: Popeye

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Olive is smitten with Bluto, so Popeye pretends to be sick to get her sympathy.


(Voice: Jack Mercer)
Olive Oyl
(Voice: Bonnie Poe)



Dave Fleischer


Seymour Kneitel
William Henning


Max Fleischer




The Popeye Show (Season 1, Episode 7)


United States

Popeye the Sailor - Volume 2 - 1938-1940

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 8:09
MPAA No.: 1695
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Black and White
Sound Type: Mono: Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From Gnik_LJN :

It feels like this short is where the Fleischer-typical ad-libs reigned supreme. Every character seems to have constant under-the-breath mutterings, funny gibberish noises and/or clever remarks, such as when Popeye starts trembling out of control to play sick and he inserts, "Hey Olive, look, I'm getting sick", or when Olive impatiently says "What next, what next?" as the doctors ("pehpehpehpehpeh") carry Popeye to another room. The animated behaviors of the doctors, the skewed architecture of the hospital and the improv dialogue above really add to the surreal fun of the cartoon, which with the "playing sick" premise really wouldn't be that funny if made in any other way.
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