History YMMV / Popeye

11th Apr '17 6:13:59 PM Sammettik
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* BizarroEpisode: Several.

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* BizarroEpisode: Several.Several:



* CriticalResearchFailure: Many critics at the time lambasted this movie for being too ''cartoonish''. FacePalm.
2nd Feb '17 5:46:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwesomeMusic: The basic theme music has been the same since the 1930's, and it's never lost its awesomeness.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The basic theme music has been the same since the 1930's, and it's never lost its awesomeness.
25th Jan '17 7:01:30 AM NEOIVAN100
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* MemeticBadass: Popeye, of course! There's [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/878825 an image making the rounds on the Internet]] that describes many of the amazing feats of strength ''and'' intellect Popeye has achieved during his heyday, and several of them ''rival'' the feats of Greek Gods and even [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Asura]]. Some of the listed feats include:

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* MemeticBadass: Popeye, of course! There's [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/878825 an image making the rounds on the Internet]] that describes many of the amazing feats of strength ''and'' intellect Popeye has achieved during his heyday, and several of them ''rival'' the feats of Greek Gods and even Gods, [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Asura]].Asura]] and even {{Franchise/Superman}}. Some of the listed feats include:
19th Jan '17 11:58:25 AM Surenity
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* {{Narm}}: The live action segments in the 1935 short "The Adventures of Popeye", where a little boy wearing what looks like a blouse is picked on by a bully who calls him a "sissy', are unintentionally hilarious enough to make up for the fact that it's a ClipShow episode. Particularly hilarious is the badly-dubbed voice of the child bully, who sounds more like an adult. It becomes obvious that the Fleischers were much better at directing animation than live action.
22nd Dec '16 8:33:57 PM mlsmithca
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** There's also "Popeye meets William Tell", which for [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent no discernable reason]] decides to throw our hero into [[TheMiddleAges medieval europe]] and have him encounter William Tell. And it only gets stranger from there.

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** There's also "Popeye meets William Tell", which for [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent no discernable reason]] decides to throw our hero into [[TheMiddleAges medieval europe]] Europe]] and have him encounter William Tell. And it only gets stranger from there.



** [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2BrPTQ4IZIg "I'm Popeye the sailor man! *TOOT!*.]] Nearly a century young, it remains to be one of the most iconic songs ever composed. Everybody on earth, and we do mean everybody (that includes you), at least knows the first verse of the song.

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** [[https://m.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BrPTQ4IZIg "I'm Popeye the sailor man! *TOOT!*.]] Nearly a century young, it remains to be one of the most iconic songs ever composed. Everybody on earth, and we do mean everybody (that includes you), at least knows the first verse of the song.



*** OlderThanTheyThink: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-mzeLROHSc Shape Ahoy]]'' explored this decades earlier.

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*** OlderThanTheyThink: ** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-mzeLROHSc Shape Ahoy]]'' explored this decades earlier.



* GrowingTheBeard: The theatrical cartoon series got off to a strong start, but the series really crystallized when Jack Mercer took over the role of Popeye from "King of the Mardi Gras" and onward.

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The theatrical cartoon series got off to a strong start, but the series really crystallized when Jack Mercer took over the role of Popeye from "King of the Mardi Gras" and onward.



** Using a lassoo to pull the Grand Canyon together just so he could reach Bluto.

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** Using a lassoo lasso to pull the Grand Canyon together just so he could reach Bluto.



* MemeticMutation: Everybody knows at least the first verse of Popeyes iconic theme song and its many parodies, even if they only have passing knowledge of the cartoons. Note that it was a meme well before the internet came about.

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Everybody knows at least the first verse of Popeyes Popeye's iconic theme song and its many parodies, even if they only have passing knowledge of the cartoons. Note that it was a meme well before the internet came about.



* TheScrappy: Popeye's four nephews, who are generally considered to be annoying and shrill, and don't have any real personality going for them other than being Popeye's bratty wards. Fortunately, their appearances are mostly exclusive to the Famous shorts (and still rather sporadic in that case) and a handful of the later Fleischer Popeyes.

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Popeye's four nephews, who are generally considered to be annoying and shrill, and don't have any real personality going for them other than being Popeye's bratty wards. Fortunately, their appearances are mostly exclusive to the Famous shorts (and still rather sporadic in that case) and a handful of the later Fleischer Popeyes.



* UglyCute: Popeye in the later cartoons. His earthy appearance and personality never changed too drastically, but he became much more round looking and genial as time went on.

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* UglyCute: UglyCute:
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Popeye in the later cartoons. His earthy appearance and personality never changed too drastically, but he became much more round looking and genial as time went on.



* ValuesDissonance: Granted, Poopdeck Pappy's [[HeManWomanHater grouchy misogynism towards Olive Oyl]] in the original Segar comics was never portrayed in a positive light, but this aspect of his personality would never fly in a contemporary comic.

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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Granted, Poopdeck Pappy's [[HeManWomanHater grouchy misogynism towards Olive Oyl]] in the original Segar comics was never portrayed in a positive light, but this aspect of his personality would never fly in a contemporary comic.



** The above-mentioned "You're A Sap, Mr. Jap". "Jap" itself is a horrible ethnic slur. Of course, ALL [[WartimeCartoon Wartime Cartoons]] back then had the Japanese portrayed that way.

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** The above-mentioned "You're A Sap, Mr. Jap". "Jap" itself is a horrible ethnic slur. Of course, ALL [[WartimeCartoon Wartime Cartoons]] back then had the Japanese portrayed that way.



* EarWorm: "I Am What I Yam", anyone? Hint: It's basically [[XMeetsY Popeye meets Rap]]. Yeah.

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"I Am What I Yam", anyone? Hint: It's basically [[XMeetsY Popeye meets Rap]].Rap. Yeah.



* UncannyValley: Needless to say, Popeye's [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy tumor arms]] do '''''not''''' transition well into live action.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sony Films had plans for a 2016 animated reboot to the [[AndTheFandomRejoiced joy of many fans]] but was ultimately cancelled in favor The Emoji Movie for unknown reasons.

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* UncannyValley: Needless to say, Popeye's [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy tumor arms]] do '''''not''''' ''not'' transition well into live action.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sony Films had plans for a 2016 animated reboot to the [[AndTheFandomRejoiced joy of many fans]] fans but was ultimately cancelled in favor The Emoji Movie for unknown reasons.
22nd Dec '16 8:32:25 AM CherryLotus
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sony Films had plans for a 2016 animated reboot to the [[AndTheFandomRejoiced joy of many fans]] but was ultimately cancelled in favor The Emoji Movie for unknown reasons.
20th Dec '16 10:22:37 AM Prinzenick
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* SignatureScene: Any time Popeye eats a can of spinach to power up and save the day.
14th Nov '16 7:04:20 PM creader
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* RootingForTheEmpire: Some fans' reaction to the racist episode "Big Chief Ugh-Amugh." The Chief, though expressing his desire for a bride earlier through song, didn't actually say anything to Olive about it or make her stay. Instead, he gave her some gifts. ''She'' wanted to stay, and it was Popeye who appeared and started picking fights and insulting people.
14th Nov '16 7:01:45 PM creader
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* BreakoutCharacter: Popeye came out of nowhere as a oneshot character for an already long established newspaper comic, and wound up becoming so popular that he not only took over the strip as the main character (sidelining its original lead, Ham Gravy, who eventually vanished altogether) but became one of the most iconic comic and cartoon characters of all time. At his peak in the 30's, he was even more popular than MickeyMouse, and he continued to remain that way in several countries.
* BreakoutVillain: Bluto was a minor oneshot villain in the original Segar comics, only appearing in a handful of 1932 strips, but the Fleischer cartoons turned him into the series leading antagonist, and made him as iconic as Popeye and Olive Oyl.



* NightmareFuel: The series is pretty light on the scary stuff, but there's some bits that can catch you off guard. The first appearance of a Goon in the Segar comics is legitimately scary looking, standing tall in a doorway with a pale, almost ghost like appearance, much to the shock of Popeye and co.
** Sinbad's "Boo, and my enemies run!" close up from Popeye Meets Sindbad. It's downright gruesome!
** "Wotta Nitemare" has some unsettling imagery too, especially the part where giant, laughing heads of Bluto and Olive pop up really close on the screen!
** Popeye's own eponymous eye becomes a mild bit of this when you realize it's not for show or a stylized squint--he really did lose his eye, and according to the Segar comics, he ''deliberately allowed'' his opponent to gouge his eye out! The cartoons and later installments tend to overlook that, but "I Wanna Be a Lifeguard" has Popeye use his empty eye socket as a whistle, and it's as disturbing looking as it sounds.
** In the [[WartimeCartoon wartime short "You're a Sap, Mr. Jap",]] one of the enemies Popeye fights, a japanese Naval Commander, [[DrivenToSuicide commits suicide]] by downing gasoline and firecrackers in an attempt [[TakingYouWithMe to take Popeye down with him.]] Popeye is [[OhCrap visibly disturbed]], and hightails it before the whole ship is blown to pieces.
** ''Lost And Foundry'' is this for anyone familiar with how horribly a person can die in an industrial accident.
* RootingForTheEmpire: Some fans' reaction to the racist episode "Big Chief Ugh-Amugh." The Chief, though expressing his desire for a bride earlier through song, didn't actually say anything to Olive about it or make her stay. Instead, he gave her some gifts. ''She'' wanted to stay, and it was Popeye who appeared and started picking fights and insulting people.



* WillfullyWeak: One theory suggests that Popeye doesn't even need spinach to use his full power, and only acts like he needs it to [[JustToyingWithThem mess with people]].
** This would fit with Elzie Segar's original conception of Popeye as a near-indestructible sailor of immense strength long before spinach entered the plotline.
*** This seems to be all but confirmed for the Fleischer cartoons, where for example in "Can You. Take It" Popeye survives all of Blutos insane "initiation rituals" even being pressed into an iron maiden! And this is BEFORE he eats the spinach!

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* WillfullyWeak: One theory suggests that Popeye doesn't even need spinach to use his full power, and only acts like he needs it to [[JustToyingWithThem mess with people]].
** This would fit with Elzie Segar's original conception of Popeye as a near-indestructible sailor of immense strength long before spinach entered the plotline.
*** This seems to be all but confirmed for the Fleischer cartoons, where for example in "Can You. Take It" Popeye survives all of Blutos insane "initiation rituals" even being pressed into an iron maiden! And this is BEFORE he eats the spinach!



* TypeCasting:
** Shelley Duvall is the only actress on Earth who could nail the role of Olive Oyl. One reviewer called her "eerily perfect". Robert Altman even told her it was the role she was born to play when he offered it to her.
** As Ham Gravy, Bill Irwin's miming skills come in handy as he looks like he's actually getting cartoonishly pummeled by Bluto.
5th Nov '16 6:37:59 PM Berrenta
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* AudienceColoringAdaptation: The animated cartoons are far more well known than the source material, in spite of being gag romps that don't have the comic's story arcs or continuity.



* InkStainAdaptation: The animated cartoons, while beloved, get this reputation from some fans of the comics, due in part to being far more well known than the source material, in spite of being gag romps that don't have the comics story arcs or continuity, and for heavily downsizing the comics large cast in favor of the Popeye, Bluto and Olive triangle.
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