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Popeye's 20th Anniversary
Number 202
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Popeye's 20th Anniversary is Popeye's 202nd cartoon, released by Famous Studios in 1954. The "20th anniversary" does not take into account Popeye's first appearance in the comics in 1929, but only his 1933 film debut a little over twenty years prior.


A Testimonial Dinner, hosted by Bob Hope is served to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Popeye in the movies. Olive Oyl and Bluto are in attendance, along with several film actors such as Jimmy Durante, Bing Crosby, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Popeye produces a film projector and shows them the cartoons Tops in the Big Top and Rodeo Romeo. Humiliated by the movie clips, Bluto traps Popeye's head into the same "spinach trophy" the guests had presented him with, but it is in fact filled with spinach, which allows Popeye to strike back and defeat Bluto. All attendees join in singing "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man".


  • In the public domain in the United States.
  • Clips are reused from Rodeo Romeo and Tops in the Big Top.


  • Jerry Lewis saying "I like him! I like him!" is a reference to his catchphrase "I like it! I like it!"[1]
  • As the celebrities sing the Popeye theme song at the end, Bob Hope is shown singing with Bing Crosby, and Dean Martin is shown singing with Jerry Lewis. At the time, Hope and Crosby were known for their Road to... films, and Martin and Lewis were still known as a comedy duo on radio and TV.
  • Bob Hope and Bing Crosby were also previously shown as part of Olive's cabinet in Olive Oyl for President (1948).


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