Bluto is trying to make a buck by spraying mud on the windows to make people think they're dirty. Up 20 stories (or at least Popeye says that) is Olive Oyl, public stenographer. Wiping all kinds of windows, Popeye and Bluto get into a bitter quarrel between who's better at cleaning windows.

Voiceover, Dialog, Spoken Text, Script, or Lyrics

Well, I guess I'll pick up a little business around here. Hmmm, nobody lookin'. Window cleaner! Window cleaner! Window cleaner!
And so the party of the first part, and the party of the second part. I wonder where the third part is going to be? Oh dearie. Party of the third part, the party of the second part.
Window cleaner!
Uh, not today, thank you.
What do you mean? Why not today? Thank you.
'Cause I'm gonna wash 'em. That's why not today, thank you.
Oh, yeah.
I wonder how that mud got up here on the 20th floor.
That guy thinks he's gonna ruin my racket, hey? Hey, let me show you the real way to wash a window.
I'll wash 'em.
Oh, right in the eye. I can't see. Whoa! Ah, you're out of date with that stuff. Let me show you how we moderns do it. A little whip cream on the window. There ya are.
Oh yeah? Hey, shrimp. Get an eye full of this. A real window cleaner.
You look like a monkey on a string to me.
Pardon me.
Hey, I'm hanging in the altitude. Hey, you'll liable to knock somebody off something. Ah, that's kindergarten stuff. Wait'll you get a load of this with me suspenders. I'll show you how to do it. Ah, I do it in swing time, you see.
Yeah, well watch this.
I'm watchin' you, but of course I don't see anything yet. Oh, I'm falling, I'm falling. Hey, my head's caught I can't get out. Oh! Hey, get me out of here. Hey, you gave me a pain in the neck.
Why, you. Come over here and I'll.
Give me that sledgehammer.
Hey, what am I doing hanging around here? Wait till I get ahold of him. Hang on. You gotta be more careful.
Now do you want me to clean your windows?
Wait till I get my hands on him. Hey, you. Come here. Up you go. Here he comes. Hangover. Up you go. Hang onto your hat. Whammo! You're washed up. I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.

Written Text

A Paramount Picture
Adolph Zukor presents a Max Fleischer cartoon
Popeye the Sailor in The Paneless Window Washer
Copyright MCMXXXVII by Paramount Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Animated by Willard Bowsky and Orestes Calpini
By Arrangement with King Features Syndicate, Inc. and Segar
Approved Certificate No. 01226
Passed by the National Board of Review
Western Electric Noiseless Recording

Bluto Window Cleaning Co.
The only dirty window washer in town
Paneless Window Cleaning
Olive Oyl Public Stenographer
No Sale

The End
A Paramount Picture

Fleischer Studios (1933 to 1942)

Popeye was produced by Fleischer Studios for Paramount Pictures from 1933 to 1942. During this time period the film shorts were originally created in black and white with the exception of three, double-length Technicolor specials. Over time many of them were colorized and re-released from the original film.

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Famous Studios (1942 to 1957)

Popeye was produced by Famous Studios for Paramount Pictures from 1942 to 1957 after they took ownership of Fleischer Studios. After September 1943, all Popeye short films were created in color.

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