Thursday, April 26, 2012
Title: The "Hyp-Nut-Tist" (punctuation is intentional)
Seymour Kneitel and Roland Crandall
Running time (of viewed version): 6:41
Commercial DVD Availability: Popeye v1d2
Synopsis: Popeye and Olive go to see a hypnotism show, and beatings ensue.
Comments: Text based opening (Times Square style animated sign). It may have been funny at the tie to have a woman pay for the night out. It's kinda lost its impact as a joke. Some nice space themed curtain paintings. This feels kinda like a Mad TV sketch. That's not good. '30s style background folks (like the Judge artist John (Held?), or a little like Milt Gross); at least when they're animated; at other times, the audience is very uncartoony and on the background not a cel. Popeye punches the chicken out of Olive.