Popeye somehow ended up showing up in two different posts last week with some Fan Art and a look back at two animated Atari 2600 Commercials. So it seemed like a good idea to share this episode from the Popeye radio show from back in 1935. By the way the Popeye radio show ended up totaling 204 episodes over three different networks and having two different sponsors from 1935 to 1938. Now here is a bit of bad news about the radio program, of the three series…there is a total of 20 recordings left in existence.
In this episode you’ll hear of the adventure that Popeye encounters while visiting the zoo with Olive Oyl, Wimpy, and Matey the Newsboy (aka Sonny). You’ll notice when the famous sailor man runs afoul of an elephant he doesn’t rely on a can of spinach to give him muscles but rather bowls of Wheatena cereal…since Wheatena was paying King Features $1,200 a week as sponsor of the radio show…Popeye gave up on Spinach for a couple of years.
[Via] Screen Stage and Song