Friday, July 8, 2011
Title: Happy Birthdaze
Running time (of viewed version): 7:55
Commercial DVD Availability: Pv3D2
Synopsis: Popeye learns to let the loser die, and by let him, I mean convince him not to commit suicide, followed by murdering him (or possibly committing suicide himself).
Comments: I'm not sure of the title is painted or may be frosting (or clay pretending to be frosting). V Mail sounds like a modern pun; I wonder if it was a joke at all at the time. Pistol attempt at suicide. Popeye's gonna top Shorty. Bing Crosby caricature; suicide over looking like Bob Hope. Different feel to these backgrounds. I think Olive may almost have GlaDOS's cake recipe. Reuse of flood animation. And the gutter background. Golf joke. Followed by a hockey joke. Unusual running on Olive. Silhouettes. Popeye ends up murdering Shorty at the end; I don't think he kills himself, because it silences Shorty. With a gun. Introduction of mad libs? Something about the backgrounds reminds me of pre-'70s Mad Magazine. Love in Bloom plays. Olive picks up Shorty and kisses him.