Swee'pea rescuing Popeye and Olive in "Lost and Foundling".
Popeye taking down an entire enemy fleet in "The Mighty Navy".
Olive whacking Bluto with an entire log in "Axe Me Another".
This troper isn't making it up but in "Seeing Red, White, and Blue"... POPEYE AND BLUTO ACTUALLY FOUGHT JAPANESE SPIES TOGETHER! Who'd a thought that Bluto may be a big bearded bully but he's a AMERICAN big bearded bully!
Popeye's fist firing out of the water to sock Bluto.