Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Popeye the Sailor Man


So we discussed Beetle Bailey in the last post. Time to take a look at the most famous sailor in the world . . . POPEYE.

Image By King Features Syndicate -, Fair use,

Popeye actually first appeared in the comic strip "Thimble Theatre" back in January of 1929. The strip was in it's tenth year and Popeye quickly became the focus piece.

He wasn't the spinach eating Popeye we all know at that time, but he became pretty famous and well liked. Listen, I might be old but I'm not old enough to remember these comic strips. 😂

I wonder how many kids tried spinach because of Popeye. I still have a fuzzy recollection of trying it myself to see if I could get that strong, but it tasted horrible! 

One of my favorite movies of all time is Popeye, starring Robin Williams. I watch it occasionally and love the songs in it. I wish it would have caught on so a sequel could have been made.

Popeye continues to be popular with kids nowadays.

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