Bridge Ahoy (1936)

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Evidently inspired by the recent completion of New York's George Washington Bridge, this cartoon begins with motorist Popeye rebelling against the exorbitant fares charged by ferryboat captain Bluto. Hoping to put his old nemesis out of business, Popeye begins building a huge bridge across a wide river, ably assisted by Olive Oyl and Wimpy. Naturally, Bluto does his best (?) to sabotage this project, but he is no match for the spinach-eating sailor. Highlights include a robust rendition of the song "Let's Build a Bridge Today" during the opening credits, and Wimpy's characteristic cries of "Assistance! Assistance!" as Popeye rescues him from drowning. Excerpts from Bridge Ahoy were later included in the 1940 "cheater" Doing Impossikible Stunts.