Mr. Shovel: I don’t know. I don’t eat it anyway. I don’t care.
Steve: What’s Popeye gonna do?
Mr. Shovel: Popeye’s dead.
Steve: Yeah, cos of eating that bleedin’ spinach. Probably killed him. You can’t eat any spinach? Is all of it…bad or something? What’s going on.
Mr. Shovel: They don’t know so they’re just saying, “Stay away from it”.
Steve: It’s another conspiracy?
Mr. Shovel: It’s a fear thing, Steve. It’s a fear thing.
Steve: A conspiracy, right? Another Y2K. “Don’t eat spinach. You’ll die”. Are the spraying it with something? Nah, I don’t know. I like spinach, though.
Mr. Shovel: We have Scissor Sister tickets to give away.
Steve: Really. How many we got there?
Mr. Shovel: Two pairs.
Steve: Two pairs, okay. Um, what should I sing a song about?
Mr. Shovel: Spinach.
Steve: Spinach? Let me see if me harmonica works. (tests it out) Okay. You want a song about spinach? You got it.
You must stay away
Come back another day
When it’s safe to say
you can eat the spinach
You must eat your greens
There’s plenty more than spinach
Yes there is much more than spinach
Yes there is
is here to stay
There’s nothing wrong with broccoli
Not today anyway
The pesticides will reside
In the little bits of broccoli
That will make you fear up from eating it
There is lettuce
Sometimes (when) you eat it
there’s little maggots inside it
But I tell the waiter
Mister, I didn’t order maggots
I ordered a nice big salad
A lovely mixed salad with baby greens
and artichokes and tomatoes
and celery and all kinds of
With some sesame
Yes I love my greens
I would eat the spinach
if there was any around
I want to die
with my spinach
I heard the Navy Seals have a stash
Somewhere up in Fort Knox-e-o
Down in Albuquerque
there’s a truckload of Spinach
I wish I could get my hands on
I would spray it to L.A.
Get a plane and sprinkle it
hey free spinach
But I know no one would eat it
cos they’re feared-up to the eyeballs
Ya poor old spinach
It’s good enough for Popeye
If it’s good enough for Popeye
it’s good enough for me hee hee hee
Poor old spinach
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