Popeye and Brutus are fighting over Olive as the three of them take a walk through the park. Olive tells them she's sick of their childish bickering. Why don't they go out and do something important? As she says it, she happens to be standing next to a statue of Admiral Peary, who discovered the North Pole. "He only discovered it," boasts Popeye. "I'll brings it back here." Brutus denigrates the idea, but Olive says she'll go out with the first person to bring her back the North Pole. Brutus travels in a rocket ship, Popeye in a hot-air balloon. Both reach the red-and-white-striped pole, but only one brings it back.