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Gammon and Spinach

You know, I think I still have a DVD set of old Popeye cartoons I haven’t watched, and I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy of the last collection of Elzie Segar’s strips either. But I did think of … Continue reading

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The Family That Eats Spinach Together

While Popeye was originally introduced as an orphan, creator Elzie Segar eventually gave him a living father. From what I’ve read, part of his motivation for creating Poopdeck Pappy was that, as Popeye became the hero of the Thimble Theatre … Continue reading

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There’s Only One Jeep

Popeye Volume 5: Wha’s a Jeep? – The Jeep, or Eugene to use his proper name, is certainly one of the oddest creations of Popeye’s original cartoonist, Elzie Segar. It’s sort of dog-like and lives on orchids, but the strangest … Continue reading

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I Yam What I Yam

Popeye (1980) – While I’ve been a fan of Popeye for some time, this was actually the first time I’d seen Robert Altman’s film about the spinach-eating sailor. I believe it was Robin Williams’ film debut, and while I can’t … Continue reading

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Who’s the Most Remarkable Extra-Ordinary Fellow?

When discussing Popeye, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the three Technicolor two-reelers that came out in the thirties. Interestingly, all three were based on tales from the Arabian Nights, and I’m not sure why. I can think … Continue reading

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Strong to the Finish ‘Cause He Eats His Mushrooms

Image Source: Threadless An interesting bit of trivia in the history of video games is that, when developing what would become Donkey Kong, Shigeru Miyamoto originally wanted to make a Popeye game. They couldn’t secure the rights, so instead we … Continue reading

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Weapons-Grade Blutonium

While not every Popeye cartoon uses Bluto, the big bully is an integral part of the series, which usually focuses on the love triangle between the two of them and Olive Oyl. Why they both want her I’m not sure, … Continue reading

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Strike Up the Band for Popeye the Sailor

I grew up watching Popeye cartoons after school, and while I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to creation dates when I was a kid, it appears that most of them were the Famous Studios Technicolor shorts from the … Continue reading

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