Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Political correctness is hardly a consideration in this episode, which opens with Indian Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh declaring to his jitterbugging braves that he's "gotta have-um squaw". Meanwhile, Popeye and Olive are stranded in the middle of the desert by a recalcitrant mule. Inevitably, Ugh-Amugh-Ugh and Olive meet, whereupon the Chief woos our heroine by showering her with beads. In order to prevent Olive from becoming the Chieftan's "squaw", Popeye must undergo a grueling tribal ritual of strength and agility. The dialogue in this one is priceless, delivered "con brio" not only by Jack Mercer as Popeye and Mae Questel, but also by Gus Wickie, whose Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh sounds a lot like Popeye's perennial nemesis Bluto (Sadly, this was Wickie's final performance in a Popeye cartoon; the actor died shortly afterward).