Late Night Movie House: Popeye TV Commercials

20 Nov

November 20, 2013

Time to get this blog back on track.

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I love Popeye. The Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride love Popeye. This blog would be something very different without Popeye. Who doesn’t love Popeye? This guy.

From Wikipedia, the Wimpy of websites: In 2001, Popeye (along with Bluto, Olive, and twin Wimpys) appeared in a
television commercial for Minute Maid Orange juice. The commercial, produced by Leo Burnett Co, showed Popeye and Bluto as friends (and neglecting Olive Oyl) due to their having had Minute Maid Orange Juice that morning. The ad agency’s intention was to show that even the notable enemies would be in a good mood after their juice, but some, including Robert Knight of the Culture and Family Institute, felt the commercial’s intent was to portray the
pair in a homosexual romantic relationship—an allegation that Minute Maid denies.

Popeye, orange juice, friendship? How much more wholesome can this be? I can’t believe this could possibly be homosexual. Let’s see the evidence.

Well.

That’s just… well.

Okay, moving on, here is another Popeye commercial, this one from the long-ago days of 1983.

Watch!

Three screens! WOW! The technology is AMAZING!

But to be honest, I love that game. Up until last year, I even had it on my cell phone. (Until I got tired of it, that is. After all, it only has three screens.)

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2 Responses to “Late Night Movie House: Popeye TV Commercials”

  1. Mac of BIOnighT November 20, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    The commercial is awesome 😀 How could anybody not see what it was implying? 😀

    Like

    • bmj2k November 20, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      I’m still confused by the twin Wimpys.

      Like

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