20 September 2007 | ccthemovieman-1
It's Really Coney Island And It's One Wild Ride!
"Bluto The Great" does it all - at least at the Mardi Gras, where signs are all over proclaiming that Bluto will walk a high wire while swallowing 20 knives. Then, he's dive 100 feet in a "thimbleful" of water while shaving at the same time! Wow, that's what I call a great act.
Before that, he even entertains the big crowd around him by singing, "I Am King Of the Mardi Gras." Popeye is nearby singing "I Am Popeye The Sailor Man" but he has no crowd listening to him, except for Wimby eating a hamburger.
Both songs are the same melody; just different lyrics. One of the lyrics Bluto sings mentions "I am the king here at Coney," meaning Coney Island, off New York City. There is a big amusement park with a roller-coaster in the background. So....is the New York or is it New Orleans? Did Coney Island host a "Mardi Gras Day" or was this a mistake? I suspect the former, just a day at Coney celebrating Mardi Gras.
At any rate, the cartoon offers a little of everything: songs, humor and a ton of sight gags, from tattoos that come to life to some incredibly wild magic tricks to an amazing three-minute chase scene on the big coaster.
All in all, as you can, tell was an extremely entertaining Popeye episode.