History Comicstrip / Popeye

10th Dec '17 1:13:57 PM reptoherp
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*** Generally it seems to be casual meaningless animal cruelty that he objects too. An animal that attacks of its own free will him is going to get the same treatment as anything else, but one being forced to attack him like in a bull in a bullfight is going to get softer treatment.

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*** Generally it seems to be casual meaningless animal cruelty that he objects too. An animal that attacks him of its own free will him will is going to get the same treatment as anything else, but one being forced to attack him like in a bull in a bullfight is going to get softer treatment.
2nd Nov '17 2:55:54 PM snichols1973
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-->'''Castor Oyl''': Hey there! Are you a sailor?

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-->'''Castor Oyl''': Hey there! [[CaptainObvious Are you a sailor?sailor?]]



** When Popeye babysits Olive's niece Diesel Oyl in "Popeye's Junior Headache", she takes his spinach and Olive clobbers an unconscious Popeye for making fun of her new hairstyle.



* BrotherChuck: The entire Oyl family other than Olive (Castor, Cole and Nana), Ham Gravy, and all the rest of the original main characters from Thimble Theater, save Olive Oyl and Wimpy, became markedly less important when the comic strip was retooled around Popeye. Ham Gravy in particular disappeared for decades.



*** Don't forget "I want you to come up to the house for a duck dinner. You bring the ducks." This is made fun of by Popeye in the Plunder Island storyline in the comics when Wimpy tries to cut Popeye's head off (long story) and complains when he ducks. Popeye replies, "Yeah, I'll furnish the ducks".

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*** Don't forget forget, "I want you to come up to the house for a duck dinner. You bring the ducks." This is made fun of by Popeye in the Plunder Island storyline in the comics when Wimpy tries to cut Popeye's head off (long story) and complains when he ducks. Popeye replies, "Yeah, I'll furnish the ducks".



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The entire Oyl family other than Olive (Castor, Cole and Nana), Ham Gravy, and all the rest of the original main characters from Thimble Theater, save Olive Oyl and Wimpy, became markedly less important when the comic strip was retooled around Popeye. Ham Gravy in particular disappeared for decades.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Even though Bluto might not be the brightest bulb in the bunch, it takes a certain degree of gutsy cleverness for Bluto to concoct numerous schemes to get rid of Popeye throughout the years.
** Even Wimpy manages to take advantage of Popeye and Bluto fighting over customers in "Customers Wanted" and its remake "Penny Antics", where he promotes the fight of the century between Popeye and Bluto, gets plenty of food for nothing as a result of a diner brawl in "Spree Lunch", and even plants a fake pearl in an oyster at Roughhouse's diner in "Wimpy the Moocher".



* DumbMuscle: 1930's Bluto and Brutus tend to have more brawns than brain, even though it takes a certain amount of shrewdness to come up with a plan to get rid of Popeye, many of which ultimately unravel.



* EyesAlwaysShut: Wellington J. Wimpy never seems to open his eyes.

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* EyesAlwaysShut: J. Wellington J. Wimpy never seems to open his eyes.



** In "Fightin' Pals", Popeye gives Dr. Bluto a friendly send-off on his voyage to deepest darkest Africa, and goes on a lengthy journey to find his pal whom he imagines to be in danger, only to discover that Bluto is living it up in paradise, with Popeye and Bluto having a friendly brawl at the end.



** That may be a ViewersAreGeniuses reference to the real story of Abu Hassan in the Arabian Nights... a man who enjoyed all the good things in life [[http://www.tomthumb.org/422/the-tale-of-abu-hasan-and-the-fart-1001-nights/ a bit too much]]. Doubtful that Bluto would have been that embarrassed, though.

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** That may be a ViewersAreGeniuses reference to the real story of Abu Hassan in the Arabian Nights... Nights, a man who enjoyed all the good things in life [[http://www.tomthumb.org/422/the-tale-of-abu-hasan-and-the-fart-1001-nights/ a bit too much]]. Doubtful that Bluto would have been that embarrassed, though.


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** Subverted In 1935's "For Better or Worser", where both Popeye and Bluto are heading to the Matrimonial Agency, where Popeye and Bluto both fight for the right to marry Olive Oyl, whom neither of them has seen yet. As soon as he eats his spinach beats up Bluto and goes up to Wimpy, the Justice of the Peace, as soon as he sees Olive's face all smeared with UncannyValleyMakeup and he goes back to his bachelor apartment.


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* PlayingSick: In "I Yam Lovesick", Olive has fallen in love with Bluto, and gives Popeye an icy reception, so Popeye decides to fake an illness to gain her sympathy, and Olive rushes him to the hospital, where the doctors perform a number of medical tests and Popeye's pranks confuse the doctors who are trying to determine the symptoms; Olive even tries to revive him with a can of spinach, and even that appears to fail, until he reveals that it was a joke to see if she still loved him. Olive is so furious, she stars beating up Popeye.


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* ShapedLikeItself: "I yam what I am, and that's all that I yam, I'm Popeye the Sailor Man."


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** Averted in the Famous Studios remake "For Better or Nurse", when Olive is working at a veterinary hospital and tells Popeye and Bluto "Can't you read?" They start fighting like cats and dogs and they both end up in the psychiatric hospital.


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** No matter how evil the Sea Hag may be, Popeye refuses to hit her because she is a woman.
18th Oct '17 9:26:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* MegatonPunch: Usually how he ends his spinach-boosted beatdown combos. Maybe the [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Falcon]] [[MemeticMutation PAWNCH]] from VideoGame/SuperSmashBros was based on this ultimate finisher?

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* MegatonPunch: Usually how he ends his spinach-boosted beatdown combos. Maybe the [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} [[VideoGame/FZero Falcon]] [[MemeticMutation PAWNCH]] from VideoGame/SuperSmashBros was based on this ultimate finisher?
16th Oct '17 10:00:54 PM jccw227
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* MonsterIsAMommy: Popeye first learns of Alice the Goon's gender when a much smaller goon comes up and shouts "MAMA!" [[WouldNotHitAGirl He immediately ends the fight then and there.]]
14th Oct '17 10:02:19 PM JohnnyNevada
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** A "Popeye's Treasure Hunt" episode ("Popeye at the Center of the Earth") shows Popeye punching several giant scorpions, to form a ladder in a cliff for himself and Olive to climb.
7th Oct '17 4:01:19 PM nombretomado
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* A Dream Walking: Features the BingCrosby song "Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?", [[MickeyMousing flawlessly synchronized with the animation.]]

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* A Dream Walking: Features the BingCrosby Music/BingCrosby song "Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?", [[MickeyMousing flawlessly synchronized with the animation.]]
3rd Oct '17 8:25:14 PM jccw227
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* ZanyScheme: Before Popeye was introduced, the strip mostly revolved around Castor's get rich quick schemes. In fact, Popeye was introduced because Castor needed a sailor to sail a ship out to a casino.
25th Sep '17 5:34:04 PM nombretomado
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Originally a minor character in ''[[http://home.earthlink.net/~thimbletheatre/ Thimble Theater,]]'' a newspaper comic strip drawn by Elzie Segar for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, Popeye the Sailor [[BreakoutCharacter quickly took over the series]], edging out [[TheSlacker Ham Gravy]] as the principal suitor of Olive Oyl. He made his animation debut in a 1933 BettyBoop short produced by Creator/FleischerStudios, and continued appearing in cartoons throughout the 1940s and 1950s, when Creator/FamousStudios produced the series, and even continued on into several made-for-tv cartoons. Despite his sailor moniker, Popeye [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything rarely ventured out to sea]], instead spending his days romancing Olive Oyl and competed with Bluto for her affections.

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Originally a minor character in ''[[http://home.earthlink.net/~thimbletheatre/ Thimble Theater,]]'' a newspaper comic strip drawn by Elzie Segar for Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, Popeye the Sailor [[BreakoutCharacter quickly took over the series]], edging out [[TheSlacker Ham Gravy]] as the principal suitor of Olive Oyl. He made his animation debut in a 1933 BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop short produced by Creator/FleischerStudios, and continued appearing in cartoons throughout the 1940s and 1950s, when Creator/FamousStudios produced the series, and even continued on into several made-for-tv cartoons. Despite his sailor moniker, Popeye [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything rarely ventured out to sea]], instead spending his days romancing Olive Oyl and competed with Bluto for her affections.



* 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 to prevent Olive from being run over by a train.

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* Popeye the Sailor: Billed as a BettyBoop WesternAnimation/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 to prevent Olive from being run over by a train.



* Olive Oyl For President: Semi-remake of "BettyBoop For President."

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* Olive Oyl For President: Semi-remake of "BettyBoop "WesternAnimation/BettyBoop For President."



* {{Spinoff}}: Popeye first appeared in animated form in the ''BettyBoop'' cartoon ''Popeye the Sailor'' (1933).

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* {{Spinoff}}: Popeye first appeared in animated form in the ''BettyBoop'' ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoon ''Popeye the Sailor'' (1933).
23rd Sep '17 3:24:45 PM JohnnyNevada
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** One episode ("Popeye's High School Daze") seems to find a way around this: Popeye uses his twister punch on a motorcycle-riding Bluto (who's barreling at high speed toward Popeye). A [[BigBallOfViolence fight cloud]] breaks out just as we see the punch connect; when the cloud clears, Bluto's sobbing like a little kid, as his motorcycle's been reduced to a tricycle.
21st Sep '17 3:04:51 PM Gouken20xx
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* SpecialEffectFailure: In the recoloured version of ''Popeye In Goonland'', the scene with the [[BreakingTheFourthWall film break]] completely removes all but the film being repaired, creating an image that looks like the film is magically knitting together. Unfortunately, the original black-and-white version has been lost.
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