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"I Wouldn't Take That Mare to the Fair on a Dare" is an episode from The All-New Popeye Hour's "The Adventures of Popeye" in association with King Features Syndicate. It first aired on February 25, 1980 and was directed by Ray Patterson and Carl Urbano. Popeye was voiced by Jack Mercer, Olive was voiced by Marilyn Schreffler, Wimpy was voiced by Daws Butler and Bluto was voiced by Allan Melvin.


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It is the day of the strong horse competition at the state fair. Both Bluto and Olive have entered their horses. Little Swee'Pea wants to enter his horse too, but Judge Wimpy will not let him enter his old nag.

Bluto starts cheating from the start. He makes the first horse slip on marbles. He distracts the second by putting pictures of a pretty mare in his blinders. He gets Olive's horse disqualified by slipping on syrup.

Olive wants Popeye to stop Bluto using Swee'Pea's horse. Bluto attempts to mess up the old mare by cutting the sled's tow line, but Bluto's scheme fails after Swee'Pea feeds the mare some spinach.

Swee'Pea and his mare not only win the cup for the strong horse competition but every other event too, while Bluto ends up trapped under his own horse who could not even pull the sled. Yet he does win the hog calling contest.

Episode details

This segment was from episode 51 in the series, aired in season 3, episode 11 of The All-New Popeye Hour. Below is a list of the other segments for this episode.

Segment Title Seg #
The Adventures of Popeye "I Wouldn't Take That Mare To the Fair On a Dare" 11A
Safety Tip (Clothing Fires) 11B
Popeye's Treasure Hunt "Cliff Hanger" Pt 1 11C
Dinky Dog "Rinky Dinky" 11D
Safety Tip (House Fires) 11E
Popeye's Treasure Hunt "Cliff Hanger" Pt 2 11F
Safety Tip (Amusement Park Safety) 11G

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