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"Play It Again Popeye" is an episode from The All-New Popeye Hour's "Popeye's Treasure Hunt" segment for Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with King Features Syndicate. It first aired on October 21, 1978 . The producer was Art Scott and it was directed by George Gordon, Carl Urbano and Rudy Zamora. Popeye was voiced by Jack Mercer, Olive Oyl was voiced by Marilyn Schreffler and Bluto was voiced by Allan Melvin.


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A young, attractive female client walks into the shack of Popeye & Olive Treasure Seekers Service Ltd. Popeye looks out his window and sees Bluto spying on him so he closes the shade. He looks around for the room for bugs and does not find any. He misses one bug wearing a trenchcoat and holding a microphone.

The woman wants Popeye to find the valuable Casablanca Falcon. Bluto hears everything until his bug is distracted by a pretty lady fly. Once the woman leaves Popeye's office, a man arrives at the shack of Bluto's Treasure Trove. He wants to hire him to find the same Falcon.

Popeye and Olive go to the train station to board the Orient Express. Bluto also boards in disguised as a business man named Sydney Whitestreet. There he is able to spy on Popeye as he finds his first clue leading to Nick's All-American Cafe in Casablanca.

At the cafe, Popeye finds his second clue: a key ring with four keys. Each key is marked with one letter (C-E-G-C). Bluto steals the keys and starts using them on all the doors in the building. Olive realizes that the letters must refer to the keys on the piano. When she plays the notes, it opens a secret door on the floor. Bluto accidentaly falls on the piano and hits the same four keys.

In the caves below, they find men in robes worshipping the small Casablanca Falcon statue. The men capture them all and throw them in a pit. As the walls close in on them, Popeye eats his spinach. Popeye digs out of the trap, captures the men and recovers the Falcon.


  • This episode is a parody of two classic movies, Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon.

Episode details

This segment was from episode 7 in the series, aired in season 1, episode 7 of The All-New Popeye Hour. Below is a list of the other segments for this episode.

Segment Title Seg #
The Adventures of Popeye "Wilder Than Usual Blue Yonder" 7A
Health Tip Electricity 7B
Popeye's Treasure Hunt "Play It Again Popeye" Pt 1 7C
Dinky Dog "Dinky the Movie Star" 7D
Health Tip Bathroom Safety 7E
Popeye's Treasure Hunt "Play It Again Popeye" Pt 2 7F

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