History YMMV / Popeye

19th Aug '16 1:33:51 PM Someoneman
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** that scene really scared this troper! Bluto's and Olive Oyl's huge heads were really unsettling!
16th Aug '16 2:11:42 PM Ezclee4050
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** Shelley Duvall is the only actress on Earth who could nail the role of Olive Oyl. One reviewer called her "eerily perfect".

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** 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.
15th Aug '16 6:27:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** To give an idea of just how helter skelter the Al Brodax cartoons are, here's a rundown; the Paramount episodes are considered decent (considering they were done by the same staff who animated the Popeye cartoons for decades) despite the shoestring budgets, but the Jack Kinney episodes (such as the aforementioned "Popeye and the Giant") tend to be considered the absolute worst of the series. The Larry Harmon episodes are so cheap that they often have almost ''no'' animation at all. The two episodes with Ozzie Evans animating are considered the sloppiest--In one or another of the Popeyes he animated, [[TheyJustDidntCare you saw "speed lines" on stationary characters, scenes reversed left-to-right to change the direction, but forgetting it also reversed the lettering on the background, and Brutus's voice coming out of Popeye's mouth and vice versa]]! The Gene Deitch episodes are all over the place--for example, in "Sea No Evil", there's a blooper where Popeye is swimming to make a boat go faster, and the background isn't even moving!

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** To give an idea of just how helter skelter the Al Brodax cartoons are, here's a rundown; the Paramount episodes are considered decent (considering they were done by the same staff who animated the Popeye cartoons for decades) despite the shoestring budgets, but the Jack Kinney episodes (such as the aforementioned "Popeye and the Giant") tend to be considered the absolute worst of the series. The Larry Harmon episodes are so cheap that they often have almost ''no'' animation at all. The two episodes with Ozzie Evans animating are considered the sloppiest--In one or another of the Popeyes he animated, [[TheyJustDidntCare you saw "speed lines" on stationary characters, scenes reversed left-to-right to change the direction, but forgetting it also reversed the lettering on the background, and Brutus's voice coming out of Popeye's mouth and vice versa]]! versa! The Gene Deitch episodes are all over the place--for example, in "Sea No Evil", there's a blooper where Popeye is swimming to make a boat go faster, and the background isn't even moving!
28th Jul '16 10:15:49 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Popeye avoids eating spinach until he's force-fed with it and discovers it makes him super. ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' magazine's parody of the film lasted for just one page, with the cartoon Popeye putting it to a stop for sheer ridiculousness. Though Popeye's association with spinach is more due to the cartoons than the original comic strip where Popeye is super-strong and indestructible on his own.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: Popeye avoids eating spinach until he's force-fed with it and discovers it makes him super. ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' magazine's parody of the film lasted for just one page, with the cartoon Popeye putting it to a stop for sheer ridiculousness. Though Popeye's association with spinach is more due to the cartoons than the original comic strip where Popeye is super-strong and indestructible on his own.
26th Jul '16 7:41:57 AM Prinzenick
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* ValuesDissonance: The short "I Yam What I Yam" portrays Native Americans in a very racist light. Popeye and Bluto are also frequently quite sexist in their treatment of Olive Oyl, who usually doesn't seem to mind.

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* 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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The short "I Yam What I Yam" portrays Native Americans in a very racist light. Popeye and Bluto are also frequently quite sexist in their treatment of Olive Oyl, who usually doesn't seem to mind.
18th Jul '16 10:12:45 AM AnotherGuy
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* FoeYay: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCcYyB3OSQc infamous Minute Maid television ad]]. Poor Olive.

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* FoeYay: FoeYay:
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The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCcYyB3OSQc infamous Minute Maid television ad]]. Poor Olive.Olive.
*** OlderThanTheyThink: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-mzeLROHSc Shape Ahoy]]'' explored this decades earlier.
1st Jul '16 7:14:40 AM longWriter
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** Shorty, a botched attempt at a new buddy for Popeye in the early Famous shorts, is also disliked by fans, mainly due to him being an unlikable, annoying character and being a [[StopHelpingMe constant nuisance to Popeye due to his sheer incompetence]]. He only appeared in three shorts, and was mercifully abandoned afterwards.

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** Shorty, a botched attempt at a new buddy for Popeye in the early Famous shorts, is also disliked by fans, mainly due to him being an unlikable, annoying character and being a [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance constant nuisance to Popeye due to his sheer incompetence]]. He only appeared in three shorts, and was mercifully abandoned afterwards.
7th May '16 10:42:39 AM Sapphirea2
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!![[{{Popeye}} The cartoon]]
* AdaptationDisplacement: Of the comic strip. which continues to this day.

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!![[{{Popeye}} The cartoon]]
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Of the comic strip. strip, which continues to this day.



* AwesomeMusic: The basic theme music has been the same since the 30's, and it's never lost its awesome-ness.

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* AwesomeMusic: The basic theme music has been the same since the 30's, 1930's, and it's never lost its awesome-ness.



** The Genndy Tartakovsky animation test for the upcoming cgi movie has gotten positive reception from fans, but Popeye not having his pipe and tattoos has really caused a stir among fans.
** ''The All New Popeye Hour'' is perhaps the most hated adaption of the whole series, due to heavy {{Bowdlerization}} (see the main page for details), making Olive into a [[TheDitz complete ditz]] and lacking the wit of the classic theatrical shorts.
* CrazyAwesome: Popeye given the sheer level of insanity some of his feats.

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** The Genndy Tartakovsky animation test for the upcoming cgi aborted CGI movie has gotten received a positive reception from fans, but Popeye not having his pipe and tattoos has really caused a stir among fans.stir.
** ''The All New Popeye Hour'' is perhaps the most hated adaption of the whole series, incarnation due to heavy {{Bowdlerization}} (see the main page for details), making Olive into a [[TheDitz complete ditz]] and lacking the wit of the classic theatrical shorts.
* CrazyAwesome: Popeye Popeye, given the sheer level of insanity of some of his feats.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In one cartoon Bluto, in a rare moment of [[GenreSavvy genre savvy-ness]], destroys the world's spinach supply with an powerful herbicide made from DDT. What it's called in the cartoon, Drop Dead Twice, proved to be appropriate name for the real DDT, at least with regards to birds.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In one cartoon Bluto, in a rare moment of [[GenreSavvy genre savvy-ness]], destroys the world's spinach supply with an powerful herbicide made from DDT. What it's called in the cartoon, Drop Dead Twice, proved to be an appropriate name for the real DDT, at least with regards to birds.



* CriticalResearchFailure: Many critics at the time lambasted the 1980 film for being too ''cartoonish''. FacePalm.
* CultClassic: After being forgotten for a time, partly for the [[GuiltyPleasure entertainment value]]. It was quite popular on release, though.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Many critics at the time lambasted the 1980 film this movie for being too ''cartoonish''. FacePalm.
* CultClassic: After being It did well enough at the box office when it was released, but because it didn't live up to Paramount's hype and hopes of a world-beating blockbuster, it was mocked and forgotten for a time, partly while. Nowadays, it's seen as this. Different viewers like it for different reasons -- either it's a GuiltyPleasure or a genuinely good movie on its own terms. If anything, it was ahead of its time in its faithful translation of the [[GuiltyPleasure entertainment value]]. It was quite popular on release, though.comics' world and characters to the big screen.



* HarsherInHindsight: See DrivenToSuicide --- post-Creator/RobinWilliams' self-inflicted death by hanging in 2014.

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* HarsherInHindsight: See DrivenToSuicide --- -- post-Creator/RobinWilliams' self-inflicted death by hanging in 2014.



* NarmCharm: Popeye's singing and dancing probably couldn't be pulled off by anyone but Creator/RobinWilliams without inducing frightening amounts of {{Narm}}.

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* NarmCharm: Popeye's singing and dancing probably couldn't be pulled off by anyone but ''but'' Creator/RobinWilliams without inducing frightening amounts of {{Narm}}.
31st Mar '16 1:06:43 PM GunarmDyne
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In an early Segar Sunday strip, Popeye delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to a nasty hot dog vendor [[KickTheDog who refused to give a dirt poor kid a hot dog on credit]] ([[BullyingADragon and insulted Popeye to his face]]), [[KickTheSonOfABitch tears down his shack in seconds]], and [[PetTheDog gives the kid a bunch of free hotdogs.]] The lesson? It's okay to ruin a guy's business and steal from him because he was being a jerk.
-->'''Popeye:''' "Can't ya give the boy a sandrich on credick! He's hungry on account of his dad bein' outta work."
-->'''Vendor:''' "[[ShutUpKirk I will not!]] This is no charity institution. [[GetOut Now beat it]], ya funny lookin gink, before I push your face."
-->'''Popeye:''' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne "You can't insulk me!]] [[TalkToTheFist I'll take ya apart and yer shack too!"]] (slugs vendor and effortlessly demolishes the shack with his bare hands in seconds, leaving the vendor [=KOed=] under its wreckage.)
-->'''Popeye''': "I feels exter happy now on account of I done a good deed." (Popeye watches kid walk off with free hotdogs)
21st Mar '16 10:45:57 AM GunarmDyne
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** ''Lost And Foundry'' is this for anyone familiar with how horribly a person can die in an industrial accident.
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