"The Crunch for Lunch Bunch" is an episode from The All-New Popeye Hour's "The Adventures of Popeye" segment for Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with King Features Syndicate. It first aired on October 14, 1978 and was directed by George Gordon, Carl Urbano and Rudy Zamora. Caveman Popeye was voiced by Jack Mercer, Cavewoman Olive Oyl was voiced by Marilyn Schreffler and Caveman Bluto was voiced by Allan Melvin.
Cavewoman Olive has her own stone age diner. Cavemen Popeye and Bluto offer to go hunting for something to eat for Olive. Neither one of them have any luck bagging any of the big game dinosaurs.
Because they are taking such a long time, Olive decides to go hunting herself. She gets into trouble and a dinosaur chases her up a tree. Bluto and Popeye rush to her rescue. Popeye tries to draw the dinosaur away from Olive and Bluto tries to lasso it. They both fail so the dinosaur traps them with its tail.
Popeye then breaks a branch for the dinosaur to fetch. It gets the dinosaur to go away, but the tree falls across a canyon. Olive is soon left to hang from a ledge. Popeye blows up a giant flower like a balloon to save her but Bluto pops it.
Next, Bluto grabs a giant leaf to parachute down to her but it rips in half. As he is falling down, he grabs Olive and she falls too. Bluto lands on Popeye and Olive lands in a pterodactyl nest.
Popeye tries to climb up to the nest but he falls. Luckily he lands in a patch of spinach. When he eats it, he flies up and saves her.
This segment was from episode 6 in the series, aired in season 1, episode 6 of The All-New Popeye Hour. Below is a list of the other segments for this episode.
|The Adventures of Popeye||"A Seal With Appeal"||6A|
|The Adventures of Popeye||"A Day at Muscle Beach"||6C|
|Dinky Dog||"Foggy Doggy"||6D|
|Health Tip||(Junk Food)||6E|
|The Adventures of Popeye||"The Crunch For Lunch Bunch"||6F|
- Although this episode is not part of the Prehistoric Popeye series of segments from the fourth season, it likely served as their inspiration.
- The Crunch For Lunch Bunch at the Big Cartoon Database