You know, the Sailor Man.
I grew up watching this great cartoon. It was my childhood. If I could be anyone, it would be Popeye. I only had to eat spinach. Then, I could beat up on all the bullies in my life and get the girl. That’s probably the script for just about every episode.
and we’re talking classic here.
Did you know that Popeye turns 90 this year? And that there’s this whole thing honouring this on his website?
The very first episode?
Today’s Popeye is 3D in design and much more politically correct than the original who appeared at the theatre and also on comic strips. I’ve always had great respect for cartoonists who can tell a story in 3 or 4 scenes. That’s got to be such a talent.
But, I still like the oldies. Now, you can find Popeye on TCM at 10am on Saturday mornings and, of course, on Youtube. Who could ever forget the credits opening in that door on the ship? Or the fact that the comic had passed the National Board of Review? (whatever that was) Or the mumbling of the two principle combatants throughout the cartoon?
How are your memories of Popeye?
- Do you remember classic Popeye, either comic strip or cartoon?
- Can you name all of the cast members?
- Which of the cast members actually had two names over the years?
- Complete the phrase “For a hamburger today” …
- By today’s standards what things do you remember from the cartoon that would never pass the Board of Review today?
- One thing I always wondered – if Popeye could squeeze a can of spinach and make it pop open, what did he need the spinach for?
As always, please share your thoughts via comment below.
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