PlotAn evening-gowned Olive Oyl is watching a show on TV featuring a classy French gent called the International, who delivers romantic monologues to his female audience. Olive is so caught up in the romance and enchantment of this fancy fellow that she forgets all about her date with Popeye, which annoys The Sailorman to no end. When The International announces that some lucky eligible maiden may have a date to meet him in person, Olive is delighted and Popeye is disgusted.
Bluto happens to be standing at Olive's window and overhears the conversation, so he gets an idea...
The doorbell rings and when Olive opens it, she is over the moon. There stands a handsome, strapping gentleman in a tuxedo and top hat, who pays her compliments in a French accent and proceeds to flirt with the enthralled brunette. Popeye, however, is having none of that and does everything he can to thwart the suave star.
The fancy Frenchman challenges the squinting swabbie to a sword duel. This intrigues the lovely Ms. Oyl -- until The International seemingly stabs Popeye in the chest, and then the raven-haired cutie's delight turns to abject horror.However, Popeye is perfectly fine. What The International's sword hit was the can of spinach Popeye was toting in his shirt, and The Sailorman gulps down the high-vitamin plant-based nutritional aid and slashes at his handsome adversary with his sword, cutting away the fancy tuxedo to reveal a sailor suit underneath. Olive realizes that the tuxedoed muscleman who danced with her and made flirtatious remarks to her was not her idol after all, but only Bluto in disguise, at which point she is extremely dismayed and disenchanted -- until Popeye downs another can of his wonder veggie and is transformed into an elegant, tuxedo-clad French gentleman.
- In the Public Domain in the United States.
- One of ten Popeye cartoons that could be viewed in the first-person shooter video game The Darkness.
- Parlez Vous Woo at the Internet Movie Database