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Referenced By: Popeye
Animated Films

  • In the Japanese version of King Kong vs. Godzilla, Fujita compares King Kong's positive reaction to electricity to Popeye's spinach.

Live-Action TV
  • On Jon Stewart's first time hosting The Daily Show, he does a report on the comic book The Wedding of Popeye and Olive.
  • Joey Gladstone from Full House frequently imitates Popeye's voice. On one occasion, he dressed up for Halloween as Popeye, with Rebecca as Olive Oyl and Michelle as Swee'pea.

Web Original
  • The Nostalgia Critic
    • His "Top 11 Cereal Mascots" episode has him comparing Sugar Bear's cereal-induced strength to Popeye's spinach.
    • In his review of Mr. Magoo, Critic compares the film's animated Fake-Out Opening to a movie in which a cartoon Popeye turned into Michael Clarke Duncan playing the sailor.
    • The review of The Odd Life of Timothy Green has the Popeye theme plays when Timothy receives a boost of sunlight at the soccer game.

Western Animation
  • The Simpsons
    • In "Radio Bart", Homer, having had enough of Springfield's apathy toward's Bart's predicament, boasts "That's all I can stands and I can't stands no more!"
    • In "Deep Space Homer", Homer gets put on a centrifuge as part of astronaut training and his his face morphs into Popeye's as he says "I can's stands no more!"
    • The ending to "Brother's Little Helper" has Bart taking Ritalin and singing a parody of Popeye's closing song.
    "When I can't stop fiddlin', I just takes me Ritalin. I'm poppin' and sailin', man!"
    • The climax of "Jaws Wired Shut" involves Homer saving Marge from a demolition derby by consuming a can of beer like it was Popeye's spinach and imitates Popeye's under-the-breath mumblings. In addition, Marge is seen screaming and flailing her arms like Olive Oyl.
  • Family Guy
    • In "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire", after Cleveland vows to kill Quagmire for sleeping with huis wife, he consumes a can of spinach and toots smoke from his ears while Popeye's theme plays.
    • In "You May Now Kiss the...Uh...Guy Who Receives", a Cutaway Gag shows Popeye visiting Dr. Hartman, who says that his squinted eye and weird speech pattern stemmed from a stroke, and that his large forearms are cancerous tumors.
    • Wimpy makes a cameo as a stroke victim in "McStroke"
    • A Cutaway Gag depicting Peter overstuffing the ballots at the Academy Awards has Bluto being nominated for the award.
  • Looney Tunes
    • In Porky's Garden, a chick is seen eating spinach and turns into a caricature of Popeye.
    • In the Merrie Melodies short The Major Lied Till Dawn, after getting pummeled by jungle animals, the hunter pulls out a can of spinach and says "If it's good enough for that sailor man, it's good enough for me."
    • In Scrap Happy Daffy, after getting beaten by Those Wacky Nazis, Daffy asks for a can of spinach.
  • The were several Popeye-themed sketches on Robot Chicken. Possibly an Actor Allusion, as Popeye was voiced by Dave Coulier of Full House in all of them
    • "The Sack" featured a sketch where Wimpy considers committing suicide, but Clarance comes down to show him what things would be like without him. When he sees that things will be much better without him, he pushes Wimpy off the bridge.
    • "Squaw Bury Shortcake" has Popeye's friends holding an intervention for his spinach addition.
    • "Yancy the Yo-Yo Boy" has a sketch where Popeye gives Wimpy some money for a hamburger, but gives him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown when Wimpy doesn't pay him back on Tuesday.
  • The Fairly OddParents episode "The Good Old Days" has Timmy's grandfather showing him an episode of Pokeye the Longshoreman.
  • A newspaper headline Couch Gag from American Dad! once read "Popeye Says Olive Oil Ain't No Virgin."
  • The Screen Songs cartoon Toys Will Be Toys has a Popeye toy rolling in the toy parade.
  • A flashback sequence from The Critic has Franklin saving his wife like Popeye, only his Power-Up Food is alcohol.
  • The South Park story arc "Imaginationland" has Popeye being a member of the Council of Nine. He gets gangraped by the Woodland Critters, then fights them off when Butters imagines up some spinach for him.
    • Towelie's debut episode has him getting high in a manner similar to Popeye eating his spinach.
  • The Drawn Together episode "The Lemon-AIDS Walk" has Popeye depicted as a steroid-abusing gym owner who befriends Captain Hero, and later dies of AIDS.
  • Animaniacs: In the Mindy & Buttons short "Cat on a Hot Steel Beam", while Buttons is trying to save Mindy on a construction site, he encounters expies of Tom and Jerry following a stray baby, followed by an expy of Popeye chasing his baby Green Bean.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: In "It's All Relatives", Babs attempts to impress her grandmother with a rapid-fire montage of various impressions of cartoon characters, Popeye being one of them.
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