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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: "Popeye" Movie Surprise

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robbif - Posted - 02/14/2018:  11:00:55

I was surfing the channels and came upon "Popeye", which I haven't seen in over 3 decades.

After a few minutes I saw this...

..and I immediately knew that grin! Could it be?

Well, I'm sure many of you already knew about it.

Anyway I fast-forwarded thru the movie on the DVR and couldn't find any more.

I don't know where it was in the movie. But I searched YouTube and found it here...

and captured these 2 very brief images (but heard none of his picking)...

Then, from the DVR I found the "proof" as if I didn't already know...

Edited by - robbif on 02/14/2018 12:22:42

Mark Cox - Posted - 02/14/2018:  11:28:14

Pretty cool

Texican65 - Posted - 02/14/2018:  11:28:27

Oh was just a brief “panning” of the camera across Doug for about 1 second.....such a shame....they couldn’t even give him 10-15 seconds of decent banjo picking? Oh well.


Mooooo - Posted - 02/14/2018:  12:44:19

That's great, never noticed that. If you search really hard you can catch a glimpse of Steve Martin in The Jerk, but he's not playing a banjo frown

AndrewD - Posted - 02/14/2018:  13:57:30

I must have fallen asleep by that point. Possibly the most tedious film I've payed for in a cinema.

robbif - Posted - 02/14/2018:  14:23:15


Originally posted by AndrewD

I must have fallen asleep by that point. Possibly the most tedious film I've payed for in a cinema.

That's why I fast-forwarded the DVR!

warpdrive - Posted - 02/14/2018:  15:37:44

I saw Bryon Berline, playing concert violin "in uniform" on an episode of
"StarTrek The Next Generation"

robbif - Posted - 02/14/2018:  16:14:14

I have the video clip but don't think I can legally put it online.


phb - Posted - 02/15/2018:  00:51:26

I love cameos (who doesn't?). I had a similar surprise once watching "Conspiracy Theory" starring Mel Gibson when I suddenly realised there was Paul Simon as one of his taxi passengers. Only a split second but no doubt it was him. There were others, too, like Anthony Quinn.

robbif - Posted - 02/15/2018:  07:15:27

Here's one of my favorite pics of Doug. I'd just gotten back from Vietnam and went with Byron Berline to Las Vegas where he was playing with Dillard and the Expedition...One of the very few times he wasn't grinning!

He was sure grinning here, with Billy Ray Lathum and Roger Bush...

Edited by - robbif on 02/15/2018 07:22:27

robarts - Posted - 02/15/2018:  17:21:15

I grew up in Southern California and saw the original Dillards several times. Doug was my inspiration to play banjo, as it was for people like John McEuen and Steve Martin. Years later I interviewed him in Madison, Wisconsin when he brought the Doug Dillard Band into the area. The first question to him, that surprised him, was how he had gotten the gigs in Popeye and The Rose. He said it was through Harry Dean Stanton, who was a friend both personal and musical. It is sometimes forgotten that both Doug Dillard and the Dillards (with him and without him) were central to the Folk-Rock and Country-Rock movements on the west coast. I was always gratified that I had a chance to tell him how much he meant to my musical life.

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