Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wimpy Makes A Burger

Chicago friend and burger fanatic Jay sent me this clip from a Popeye episode. In the clip we get to see J. Wellington Wimpy sing his ode to the burger as he grinds and cooks one for himself. Notice how even in cartoons back then they got it right and scooped the beef, not hand pattied it. I like the way he brushes the burger with mustard on the griddle, but unfortunately it looks like he goes overboard with the spices (chopped onion, salt, and pepper). Also, he sings about how he likes it 'rare' and barely keeps it on the flattop for 20 seconds.  Now that's rare!


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4 comments:

Jay said...

The clip is from the episode "What - No Spinach?" which can be found on disc 3 of the excellent Popeye the Sailor: 1933-1938, Vol. 1 DVD set.

Hamburger America said...

Love that hand grinder...

DocChuck said...

That was a cool post.

Thank you.

DocChuck
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Maryte said...

Our old wimpy restaurant used to mix the ground beef with mayonnaise