Me Musical Nephews is a 1942 one-reel animated cartoon directed by Seymour Kneitel and animated by Tom Johnson and George Germanetti. The cartoon features Popeye and his nephews Pipeye, Poopeye, Pupeye, and Peepeye. It is the 113th episode of the Popeye series, which was released on December 25, 1942. All of the cartoon characters' voices were performed by Jack Mercer, who also co-wrote the cartoon with writer Jack Ward. Me Musical Nephews was remade in color as Riot in Rhythm in 1950. There were a few differences made for these cartoons; for example, an uncredited Sammy Timberg composed the music for Me Musical Nephews, while the music for Riot in Rhythm was by Winston Sharples. Also in Riot in Rhythm, there is no mention of Swee'Pea. The animated cartoon is in the public domain in the United States.

One night, the nephews are practicing playing their music while Popeye is continually falling asleep. He tells them to get ready for bed so he can tell them a story. The nephews are unhappy with the short story (which is a cross between Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Little Miss Muffet) but are sent to bed anyway. The nephews aren't so tired and eventually start playing music with various objects (such as mattress springs, suspenders, and medicine bottles). Popeye eventually hears the racket and destroys the radio trying to find what's causing the noise. He soon finds out it's coming from the nephews and tries to catch them in the act. He fails however and tries to fall asleep anyway. He goes crazy and jumps out of the screen, leaving the film to end with the music playing.

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