History Comicstrip / Popeye

26th Jun '16 8:05:42 AM Tavernier
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* UrExample: Franchise/{{Superman}} may have been the TropeCodifier for Superheroes, but Popeye the Sailor's got some astonishing heroics under his own belt.
21st Jun '16 11:45:49 PM Adept
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* Wotta Nitemare: This short is a nightmarish throwback to the early days of FleischerStudios, especially odd considering that they were pushing to imitate Disney during this time period.

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* Wotta Nitemare: This short is a nightmarish throwback to the early days of FleischerStudios, Fleischer Studios, especially odd considering that they were pushing to imitate Disney during this time period.
14th Jun '16 9:06:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* GettingTheBabyToSleep: One cartoon had Popeye and Bluto trying to get a crying Swee'pea to laugh. Naturally, it leads to an EscalatingWar, and Popeye reaches for his spinach... only he opens a can of onions instead, causing him and Bluto to cry. Swee'pea sees them crying and laughs.
11th Jun '16 7:02:06 AM xcountryguy
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* Popeye the Sailor: Billed as a BettyBoop cartoon, but is really a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for the Popeye cartoons. Betty herself recieves barely a minute of screentime, with almost all of her animation recycled from "Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle". The series formula is established right out of the starting gate with this cartoon, with Bluto kidnapping Olive and Popeye having to chase him down and beat him into submission before Olive gets run over by a train.

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* Popeye the Sailor: Billed as a BettyBoop cartoon, but is really a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for the Popeye cartoons. Betty herself recieves barely a minute of screentime, with almost all of her animation recycled from "Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle". The series formula is established right out of the starting gate with this cartoon, with Bluto kidnapping Olive and Popeye having to chase him down and beat him into submission before to prevent Olive gets from being run over by a train.
6th Jun '16 2:13:20 PM fruitstripegum
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* TransformationTrinket: In one story arc, Olive finds a headpiece from Venus, which transforms her into the superheroine Viper Velma from Venus whenever she wears it. Popeye [[LovesMyAlterEgo falls in love with her Velma identity]] (as do Wimpy and Swee'pea), but he then starts [[HatesMyAlterEgo hating her]] when she starts saving people before he can, and interfering with his fights. She's briefly tempted to throw it into the ocean, but ultimately decides to keep it just in case she ever needs it again.

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* TransformationTrinket: In one story arc, Olive finds a headpiece from Venus, which transforms her into the superheroine Viper Velma from Venus whenever she wears it. Popeye [[LovesMyAlterEgo falls in love with her Velma identity]] (as do Wimpy and Swee'pea), but he then starts [[HatesMyAlterEgo [[HatesMySecretIdentity hating her]] when she starts saving people before he can, and interfering with his fights. She's briefly tempted to throw it into the ocean, but ultimately decides to keep it just in case she ever needs it again.
6th Jun '16 1:53:04 PM fruitstripegum
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* TransformationTrinket: In one story arc, Olive finds a headpiece from Venus, which transforms her into the superheroine Viper Velma from Venus whenever she wears it. Popeye [[LovesMyAlterEgo falls in love with her Velma identity]] (as do Wimpy and Swee'pea), but he then starts [[HatesMyAlterEgo hating her]] when she starts saving people before he can, and interfering with his fights. She's briefly tempted to throw it into the ocean, but ultimately decides to keep it just in case she ever needs it again.



* UngratefulBastard: Popeye's nephews. There are at least 2 shorts where they won't eat their spinach. Popeye is finally able to talk them into it. The nephews then use their newfound strenght to beat the ever-living CRAP out of their kindly uncle!

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* UngratefulBastard: Popeye's nephews. There are at least 2 shorts where they won't eat their spinach. Popeye is finally able to talk them into it. The nephews then use their newfound strenght new-found strength to beat the ever-living CRAP out of their kindly uncle!
9th May '16 5:31:12 AM AgProv
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** Another case of HaveAGayOldTime, as back then the word "poop" hadn't yet come to mean what it means today.[[note]]The excremental meaning of "poop" comes from Dutch - for instance the word "poppycock" comes from a Dutch word translating as "sloppy shit". In that sense it's always been with us, and perhaps even then "Poopeye" might have been a BilingualBonus for Dutch-Americans - literally GettingCrapPastTheRadar? also, a fringe cae of ViewersAreGeniuses: the poop deck, on an old sailing ship, was a restricted-access area where only very senior sailors such as the captain, pilot, navigator and senior bosuns had automatic access: an Informed Attribute that marks popeye down as a senioor sailor.[[/note]]

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** Another case of HaveAGayOldTime, as back then the word "poop" hadn't yet come to mean what it means today.[[note]]The excremental meaning of "poop" comes from Dutch - for instance the word "poppycock" comes from a Dutch word translating as "sloppy shit". In that sense it's always been with us, and perhaps even then "Poopeye" might have been a BilingualBonus for Dutch-Americans - literally GettingCrapPastTheRadar? also, Also, a fringe cae case of ViewersAreGeniuses: the poop deck, on an old sailing ship, was a restricted-access area where only very senior sailors such as the captain, pilot, navigator and senior bosuns had automatic access: an Informed Attribute that marks popeye Popeye down as a senioor senior sailor.[[/note]]
9th May '16 5:27:47 AM AgProv
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* PaintingTheMedium: In "The Ace of Space" after Popeye has been captured by the aliens, when subtitles of what the aliens are saying pop up, Popeye himself takes a moment to read some of them.

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* PaintingTheMedium: In "The Ace of Space" after Popeye has been captured by the aliens, when subtitles of what the aliens are saying pop up, [[FunWithSubtitles Popeye himself takes a moment to read some of them.them]].



** Another case of HaveAGayOldTime, as back then the word "poop" hadn't yet come to mean what it means today.

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** Another case of HaveAGayOldTime, as back then the word "poop" hadn't yet come to mean what it means today.[[note]]The excremental meaning of "poop" comes from Dutch - for instance the word "poppycock" comes from a Dutch word translating as "sloppy shit". In that sense it's always been with us, and perhaps even then "Poopeye" might have been a BilingualBonus for Dutch-Americans - literally GettingCrapPastTheRadar? also, a fringe cae of ViewersAreGeniuses: the poop deck, on an old sailing ship, was a restricted-access area where only very senior sailors such as the captain, pilot, navigator and senior bosuns had automatic access: an Informed Attribute that marks popeye down as a senioor sailor.[[/note]]
16th Apr '16 8:26:27 AM erracht
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* PaperThinDisguise: In one old strip, Wimpy spent some money that Popeye had given to him after he had claimed to be homeless on a large meal. When he saw Popeye coming, Wimpy quickly plucked out his whiskers and tipped his hat forward. [[spoiler: The disguise was very short-lived. In the next strip, Popeye and the owner of the diner suspected that something was up and proved it was Wimpy by making him a new mustache out of horsehair. In the end, Wimpy had to wash dishes to pay for the large bill that he had accrued by then.]]
19th Mar '16 5:14:05 PM bwburke94
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* BottledHeroicResolve: The infamous can of spinach.



* BreakingTheFourthWall / ChekovsGun: In ''How Green Is My Spinach'', a young boy, saddened that his hero is completely helpless and getting mercilessly hammered by Bluto, reaches into his bag of groceries (the kid was on a Saturday shopping errand by his mom, no doubt!), shouts '''"Here, Uncle Popeye!!!"''', and tosses a '''''good''''' can of spinach to him, who downs it, and not only gives Bluto a well-needed thrashing that he deserved, but makes the jerk replant '''ALL''' of the spinach that he destroyed earlier!

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* BreakingTheFourthWall / ChekovsGun: BreakingTheFourthWall: In ''How Green Is My Spinach'', a young boy, saddened that his hero is completely helpless and getting mercilessly hammered by Bluto, reaches into his bag of groceries (the kid was on a Saturday shopping errand by his mom, no doubt!), shouts '''"Here, Uncle Popeye!!!"''', and tosses a '''''good''''' can of spinach to him, who downs it, and not only gives Bluto a well-needed thrashing that he deserved, but makes the jerk replant '''ALL''' of the spinach that he destroyed earlier!



* [[BottledHeroicResolve Canned Heroic Resolve]] The infamous can of spinach.



* CaptainErsatz: {{Superman}} fought (and befriended) a sailor named Captain Strong who resembled a realistic-looking Popeye and became superstrong from eating ''shaunta'', an alien seaweed. Just to confirm the homage, he was revealed to have a girlfriend, Olivia, who resembled Olive.

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* CaptainErsatz: {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} fought (and befriended) a sailor named Captain Strong who resembled a realistic-looking Popeye and became superstrong super-strong from eating ''shaunta'', an alien seaweed. Just to confirm the homage, he was revealed to have a girlfriend, Olivia, who resembled Olive.
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