Popeye the Sailor (TV series)

Popeye the Sailor is an American animated television series produced for King Features Syndicate TV that was released between 1960 and 1963 with 220 episodes produced.[1] The episodes are grouped by the production studios of Larry Harmon Pictures, Rembrandt Films, Halas and Batchelor, Gerald Ray Studios, Jack Kinney Productions, Paramount Cartoon Studios, and Italy-based animation company Corona Cinematografica.[2][3]

Popeye the Sailor
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GenreAnimation
Comedy
Based onPopeye, created by E. C. Segar
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composer
Composers
  • Ken Lowman (for Jack Kinney Productions)
  • Winston Sharples (for Paramount Cartoon Studios)
  • Steven Konichek (for Rembrandt Films/Halas and Batchelor)
  • Gordon Zahler (for Larry Harmon Pictures)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes220
Production
Executive producerAl Brodax
Producers
Editors
  • Joe Siracusa, Roger Donley, and Cliff Millsap (for Jack Kinney Productions)
  • Dan Milner (for Larry Harmon Pictures)
  • Norm Vizents (for Gerald Ray Studios)
Running time5–7 minutes
Production companiesKing Features Syndicate TV
Paramount Cartoon Studios
DistributorKing Features Entertainment
Release
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseJune 10, 1960 (1960-06-10) –
April 23, 1963 (1963-04-23)
Chronology
Preceded byPopeye the Sailor (1933–1957)
Followed byThe All New Popeye Hour (1978–1983)

ProductionEdit

In the late 1950s, the original Popeye theatrical shorts released by Paramount Pictures from 1933 to 1957 began airing in many television markets and garnered huge ratings.[4] King Features Syndicate, who owned the print rights to the "Popeye" name, did not earn any money from the syndication of the Paramount theatrical Popeye films.[5] In order to capitalize on Popeye's television popularity, King Features hastily commissioned a new series of made-for-TV animated Popeye shorts.[6] Al Brodax served as executive producer of the cartoons for King Features' then-newly created television production and distribution division (known today as Hearst Entertainment, named after King Features' parent company, the Hearst Communications). Jack Mercer, Mae Questel and Jackson Beck returned for this series, which was produced by several different animation companies: Gerald Ray Studios, Jack Kinney Productions, Rembrandt Films/Halas and Batchelor, and Larry Harmon Productions).

Famous Studios, which produced the theatrical entries from 1942 to 1957, also returned, although by this point they had been renamed Paramount Cartoon Studios. The series was produced using the limited animation technique, whose production values contrasted sharply to their Popeye theatrical counterparts. The artwork was streamlined, simplified for television budgets, and the entries were completed at a breakneck pace. 220 made-for-television cartoons were produced in two years; in contrast, 231 theatrical cartoons were produced over 24 years.[4] Several minor changes were made for the characters. Though World War II had ended 15 years prior, Popeye still retained his white Navy uniform (except in "Barbecue for Two", in which he wears his original black navy garb). Olive Oyl's appearance was a hybrid of different incarnations; while her outfit reverted to the Fleischer years of a red turtleneck, long black dress and huge shoes, her hair retained the mid/late 1940s and 1950s makeover initiated by Famous Studios (except in "Barbecue for Two", in which she is portrayed in her Fleischer/early Famous Studios design, and "Hits and Missiles", in which she wears her later Famous Studios clothes of red shirt with collar, black dress, and black high-heel shoes).

The biggest change was to Bluto, whose name was changed to "Brutus". At the time, King Features believed that Paramount owned the rights to the name "Bluto". King Features actually owned the name, as Bluto had been originally created for the comic strip; however, due to a lack of thorough research, they failed to realize this and reinvented him as Brutus to avoid supposed copyright infringement problems.[6] Realizing their mistake, King Features began to promote Brutus as an entirely new character. His demeanor was altered slightly, and his physical appearance was changed from being muscular to slightly obese. In addition, the sailor/Navy uniform was replaced with an enormous blue shirt and brown pants.[6] Many entries lifted storylines directly from the comic strip, resulting in the inclusion of many characters not seen in the theatrical releases, including the Sea Hag, Toar, Rough House, and King Blozo.[4] Like their theatrical counterparts, the made-for-television series was also a big ratings success. Popeye the Sailor aired in syndication in the United States into the 1990s. Notably, the 1960s shorts would mark the final time that Mae Questel would voice Olive Oyl.

A version which includes all 220 shorts, presented in 55 half-hour cartoons, can currently be seen on Amazon Prime Video (as "Classic Popeye"). Currently, these cartoons can be seen on MeTV,[7] which has aired them since February 2021.

Voice castEdit

List of episodesEdit

Larry Harmon PicturesEdit

Note: The stories of all episodes are written by Charlie Shows.

  • 1. "Muskels Shmuskels" - September 1, 1960 - Popeye runs afoul of circus heavyweight Brutus.
  • 2. "Hoppy Jalopy" - September 2, 1960 - Popeye races to save Olive from Brutus, who places death traps around the track.
  • 3. "Dead-Eye Popeye" - September 2, 1960
  • 4. "Mueller's Mad Monster" - September 2, 1960 - Popeye and Olive tangle with a mad scientist's monster.
  • 5. "Caveman Capers" - September 3, 1960 - Popeye remembers his prehistoric ancestor's discovery of spinach.
  • 6. "Bullfighter Bully" - September 3, 1960
  • 7. "Ace of Space" - September 3, 1960
  • 8. "College of Hard Knocks" - September 4, 1960
  • 9. "Abdominal Snowman" - September 4, 1960
  • 10. "Ski-Jump Chump" - September 4, 1960
  • 11. "Irate Pirate" - September 5, 1960
  • 12. "Foola-Foola Bird" - September 5, 1960
  • 13. "Uranium on the Cranium" - September 5, 1960 - Popeye and Brutus race to an island containing uranium.
  • 14. "Two-Faced Paleface" - September 8, 1960
  • 15. "Childhood Daze" - September 8, 1960 - Popeye has to protect Olive from Brutus, while he is changed into a baby.
  • 16. "Sheepish Sheep-Herder" - September 8, 1960 - Popeye and Poopdeck Pappy clash with rustlers.
  • 17. "Track Meet Cheat" - September 9, 1960
  • 18. "Crystal Ball Brawl" - September 9, 1960 - Brutus tries to steal a crystal ball in Popeye's possession.

Rembrandt Films/Halas and BatchelorEdit

  • 1. "Interrupted Lullaby" - September 9, 1960 - Brutus learns from a newspaper headline that Swee'Pea has inherited 1 million dollars. Brutus devises a plot to kidnap the baby, but must get past Popeye, who has been left to babysit while Olive shops.
  • 2. "Sea No Evil" - September 10, 1960 - Brutus is a marine shopkeeper who is practicing quite a scam.
  • 3. "From Way Out" - September 10, 1960 - Popeye, Olive, and the Professor deal with a Martian delinquent.
  • 4. "Seeing Double" - September 10, 1960 - Two plot elements: an expensive mink stole and a mechanical doppelganger of Popeye.
  • 5. "Swee'pea Soup" - September 11, 1960 - King Blozo's subjects demand that he step down and install Swee'pea as King.
  • 6. "Hag-Way Robbery" - September 11, 1960 - Sea Hag steals much spinach.
  • 7. "The Lost City of Bubble-lon" - September 11, 1960 - Brutus raids an undersea kingdom.
  • 8. "There's No Space Like Home" - September 12, 1960 - Brutus exploits a costume party in an attempt to win Olive.
  • 9. "Potent Lotion" - September 12, 1960 - Popeye receives an "aftershave lotion" that induces aggression in anyone who smells him while Brutus and his cronies rob the bank.
  • 10. "Astro-Nut" - September 12, 1960 - Popeye volunteers to be the test subject for the space capsule and must remain inside for the next 60 days.
  • 11. "Goon with the Wind" - September 18, 1960 - Popeye and Olive enjoy a quiet stroll on the boat, arriving in Goon Island with the whole group of Goons.
  • 12. "Insultin' the Sultan" - September 18, 1960 - Popeye and Olive get into a heated argument and break up. However, when a sultan wants Olive to be his bride, Popeye decides to go back to his old lover.
  • 13. "Dog-Gone Dog-Catcher" - September 19, 1960 - When Olive's poodle named Zsa-Zsa gets snatched by Brutus, the unruly dog catcher, Popeye is determined to rescue Zsa-Zsa by disguising himself in a dog outfit.
  • 14. "Voice from the Deep! or See Here Sea Hag!!" - September 19, 1960 - Popeye is called to Phony Island to help Chief Knucklebone and investigate the "talking volcano". He soon learns that Sea Hag is behind the strange voice.
  • 15. "Matinée Idol Popeye" - September 19, 1960 - Director Brutus constantly finds roles for Popeye so deadly that they could kill him. Note: the copyright line on the title card is incorrect as MCMXL (1940) instead of MCMLX (1960).
  • 16. "Beaver or Not" - September 22, 1960 - Two beavers build a dam that floods property owned by Popeye.
  • 17. "The Billionaire" - September 17, 1961 - Take-off on the television series The Millionaire.
  • 18. "Model Muddle" - September 18, 1961 - Olive decides that Popeye needs some type of art stuff, so she takes him to the American Museum of Art.
  • 19. "Which Is Witch" - September 18, 1961 - The Sea Hag has a late plan. She makes a robot double of Olive to attack Popeye.
  • 20. "Disguise the Limit" - September 18, 1961 - The master of disguises, Popeye and Brutus; Today's case is "The Gorilla Escapes from Zoo". It is a disguising case to solve.
  • 21. "Spoil Sport" - September 19, 1961 - Olive wants to live the "sports car set" life and is baited by Brutus' expensive convertible.
  • 22. "Have Time, Will Travel" - September 19, 1961 - A time machine takes Popeye and Olive back to the prehistoric era, where all kinds of madcap adventures take place.
  • 23. "Intellectual Interlude" - May 19, 1962 - Olive Oyl tells Popeye that he needs to be more intellectual, so she enrolls herself and Popeye into adult education classes. While there, he samples a scientist's "Intellectual Spinach" potion which gives him genius-level intelligence.
  • 24. "Partial Post" - January 22, 1962 - A spaceship lands on Earth carrying an alien disguised as a mailbox, just when Popeye wants to post a card to Olive.
  • 25. "Weight for Me" - September 22, 1961 - Depressed over a lengthy tour by Popeye and Brutus, Olive eats herself into a grotesque shape.
  • 26. "Canine Caprice" - March 22, 1962 - A talking dog (Jackson Beck) gets Popeye in repeated bits of trouble.
  • 27. "Roger" - February 2, 1963 - Roger the talking dog wins himself back into Popeye and Olive's good graces in time to thwart a jewelry store heist.
  • 28. "Tooth Be or Not Tooth Be" - April 23, 1963 - Swee'Pea undergoes an early rite of passage - his first tooth. Poopdeck Pappy tells Swee'Pea the story about how the Sea Hag tried to steal his perfect set of teeth.

Gerald Ray StudiosEdit

Note: In this production, the animation team was composed by: Izzy Ellis, Sam Kai, Casey Onaitis, Ray Young, Bill Higgins, Barney Posner, John Garling, and Bud Partch. Finally, backgrounds and layouts are made respectively by Dave Weidman and Henry Lee.

No. Title Directed by Original air date[8]
1"Where There's a Will"Bob BemillerSeptember 15, 1960 (1960-09-15)
Brutus and Popeye are co-beneficiaries in a will. At one point Brutus hurls a can of spinach at Popeye then says, "Oops, I shouldn't have done that!"
2"Take It Easel"Bob BemillerSeptember 15, 1960 (1960-09-15)
Popeye the artist literally paints his spinach to save the day.
3"I Bin Sculped"Bob BemillerSeptember 15, 1960 (1960-09-15)
Olive the artist is sculpting a statue personifying weakness and exhaustion.
4"Fleas a Crowd"Bob BemillerSeptember 16, 1960 (1960-09-16)
Brutus uses a robotic dog to steal Popeye's performing fleas.
5"Popeye's Junior Headache"Bob BemillerSeptember 16, 1960 (1960-09-16)
Popeye has more than he can take of Olive's mischievous niece.
6"Egypt Us"Tom McDonaldSeptember 16, 1960 (1960-09-16)
In Egypt, Popeye, Olive and Wimpy are walking across the desert in swim gear carrying an umbrella, a ball and baskets of food. Olive is looking for a beach, assuming that they are in Atlantic City. Popeye is dubious, especially since they took such a long ferry ride to get there. Olive thinks the Sphinx is a fun house. Deciding to go no further, they start a fire to cook hamburgers while Olive seeks the ocean. Popeye is jumped by Egyptians and carried through a secret entrance in the Sphinx. He discovers that Olive has been made a desert goddess. Popeye tries to get Olive to leave, but she loves her new position. When she discovers what they have in mind, Popeye tries to save her from mummies, daddies and crocodiles. However, the real carnivore turns out to be Wimpy, who has eaten everything.
7"The Big Sneeze"Tom McDonaldSeptember 17, 1960 (1960-09-17)
Popeye, Olive and Swee'Pea are on a skiing vacation in the French Alps. Their guide is a St. Bernard dog. Olive refuses to ski because she is afraid of ruining her new raccoon coat, so the rest of the party leaves without her. Mysteriously, Olive's coat is stolen. She discovers a trail of footprints and sets off to find her coat. When Popeye, Swee'Pea, and the dog return, they start looking for Olive. They find her a captive of the abominable snowman, who suffers so much from colds every winter that he stole Olive's coat to get warm. He also captures Popeye and Swee'Pea, but the dog gets away and comes back with a can of spinach, which Olive eats. She beats the snowman, frees her friends and gets her coat back. However, she has a change of heart when the snowman starts sneezing and shivering and gives him her coat after all.
8"The Last Resort"Tom McDonaldSeptember 17, 1960 (1960-09-17)
Popeye, Olive and Wimpy check into a resort run by the Sea Hag and Toar. Wimpy makes "spinach burgers".
9"Jeopardy Sheriff"Tom McDonaldSeptember 17, 1960 (1960-09-17)
After Popeye reprimands Pappy for telling Swee'Pea tall tales of his days as a famous sheriff, the old man sets out to prove himself by stopping a bank robbery.
10"Baby Phase"Tom McDonaldSeptember 18, 1960 (1960-09-18)
After punishing Swee'Pea for juggling, Popeye dreams that the boy ran away to join the circus.

Jack Kinney ProductionsEdit

No. Title Animation
direction by
Story by Background by Layout by Original air date[8]
1"Battery Up"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Jack KinneyJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRobert GivensSeptember 22, 1960 (1960-09-22)
The big ball game between the Spinach Street AC (Popeye's the pitcher) vs. The Boilmaker Boys (Brutus and his gang) with Wimpy as umpire . . . Olive is rooting for Popeye. Popeye's zany pitching and Brutus' wild hits and misses turns the championship game into a holocaust.
2"Deserted Desert"Eric Cleworth
and Bill Keil
Jack KinneyJules Engel and Noel TuckerBruce BushmanSeptember 22, 1960 (1960-09-22)
Popeye is in the desert looking for the lost Dutchman gold mine. He and Brutus find it at the same time and a fight for ownership ensues. Popeye wins only to face relatives and tax men stampeding for their share.
3"Skinned Divers"Rudy LarrivaJack KinneyJules Engel and Boris GorelickRobert GivensSeptember 23, 1960 (1960-09-23)
Popeye takes up the art of skin diving to hunt for buried treasure. He meets underwater creatures including mermaid Olive. He saves her from the clutches of another skindiver -- Brutus.
4"Popeye's Service Station"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Jack KinneyJules Engel and Boris GorelickNoel TuckerSeptember 23, 1960 (1960-09-23)
Popeye runs a gas station featuring free services. Customers want these free services, including Brutus, who sees Olive and tries to get a date with her. Popeye rescues Olive from Brutus.
5"Coffee House"Harvey ToombsJack KinneyJules Engel and Boris GorelickRobert GivensSeptember 23, 1960 (1960-09-23)
Hip episode with a square Popeye who goes to the title location and tries to recapture Olive's affection from beatnik Brutus.
6"Popeye's Pep-Up Emporium"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Jack KinneyJules Engel and Boris GorelickNoel TuckerSeptember 24, 1960 (1960-09-24)
Popeye is owner and instructor of a gym (a la Vic Tanny). The setup includes a TV commercial with Olive, Wimpy and later Brutus as clients.
7"Bird Watcher Popeye"Harvey ToombsEd NofzigerJules Engel and Boris GorelickRaymond JacobsSeptember 24, 1960 (1960-09-24)
Olive tries to improve Popeye's attitude by having him become a bird watcher.
8"Time Marches Backwards"Hugh FraserEd NofzigerJules Engel and Boris GorelickRaymond JacobsSeptember 24, 1960 (1960-09-24)
Professor Wotasnozzle's time travel takes Popeye back to prehistoric times . . . Popeye rescues Olive from Caveman Brutus . . . Running gag finds Caveman Wimpy trying to catch a cow. As soon as Popeye rescues Olive, he is returned to the present.
9"Popeye's Pet Store"Rudy LarrivaEd NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorNoel TuckerSeptember 25, 1960 (1960-09-25)
As pet store owner, Popeye's aim is to have satisfied customers. (All Popeye characters are his customers, except Brutus). Brutus snatches pets from customers and rejoices that they are now dissatisfied customers. Popeye dons a dog costume to investigate the trouble, outwits and outfights Brutus, and returns the pets to the customers.
10"Ballet de Spinach"Ken HultgrenKen HultgrenJules Engel and Boris GorelickVern Jorgensen
and Ken Hultgren
September 25, 1960 (1960-09-25)
11"Sea Hagracy"Ken HultgrenKen HultgrenJules Engel and Boris GorelickVern Jorgensen
and Ken Hultgren
September 25, 1960 (1960-09-25)
After the IRS man leaves her penniless, the Sea Witch decides to return to a life of piracy. When Popeye refuses to join forces, she decides to take him out, even enlisting Wimpy to double-cross his buddy for the price of two hamburgers.
12"Spinach Shortage"Alan ZasloveJack KinneyJules Engel and Boris GorelickBruce BushmanSeptember 26, 1960 (1960-09-26)
Brutus corners the spinach market. Spinach prices soar and Popeye is unable to get spinach. He weakens progressively while searching for Brutus' spinach warehouse. He outwits Brutus, gets spinach and restores order to the market.
13"Popeye and the Dragon"Ken HultgrenRaymond JacobsJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRobert GivensSeptember 26, 1960 (1960-09-26)
Olive is carried off by a dragon in a Middle Ages-Time Machine gimmick . . . Sir Popeye buys a suit of armor and goes to her rescue. He wins a zany battle with a dragon.
14"Popeye the Fireman"Osmond EvansOsmond EvansJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorBruce BushmanSeptember 26, 1960 (1960-09-26)
Brutus' very smoky cigar precipitates a series of gags involving firefighter's equipment as Popeye attempts to save Olive.
15"Popeye's Pizza Palace"Eddie RehbergEddie RehbergJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorNoel TuckerSeptember 29, 1960 (1960-09-29)
After Wimpy wants pizza on credit. Brutus wants a pizza that Popeye does not make. He uses an assembly-line pizza making machine with resulting gags. There is a fight between Brutus and Popeye over pizza. Brutus is made into Pizza Bread Man. Wimpy ends up paying cash for his pizza.
16"Down the Hatch"Alan ZasloveJack KinneyRosemary O'Connor and Boris GorelickRobert GivensSeptember 29, 1960 (1960-09-29)
A sea-faring tale involving Popeye, Brutus and Wimpy.
17"Lighthouse Keeping"Eddie RehbergEddie RehbergJules Engel and Boris GorelickEddie RehbergSeptember 29, 1960 (1960-09-29)
Popeye is in charge of a lighthouse and must defeat a hungry shark.
18"Popeye and the Phantom"Ken HultgrenEd NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorVern Jorgensen
and Ken Hultgren
September 1960 (1960-09)
Ghosts outwit Popeye but there's a plot twist.
19"Popeye's Picnic"Osmond EvansOsmond EvansJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorBruce BushmanSeptember 1960 (1960-09)
A picnic outing becomes an unpleasant encounter with a bull.
20"Out of This World"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRobert GivensSeptember 1960 (1960-09)
21"Madam Salami"Harvey ToombsTony BenedictJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRaymond JacobsSeptember 1960 (1960-09)
Brutus disguises himself as the title character, a fortune teller.
22"Timber Toppers"Osmond EvansNoel TuckerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorNoel TuckerSeptember 1960 (1960-09)
Lumberjack Popeye takes Olive to the forest to show her what a great tree cutter he is. Brutus hijacks Popeye's trees, and Olive too. A fight ensues. Popeye finds himself tied to a log headed for the saw mill with Olive but manages to consume his spinach.
23"Skyscraper Capers"Rudy LarrivaNick GeorgeJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRobert GivensOctober 1960 (1960-10)
24"Private Eye Popeye"Rudy LarrivaRaymond JacobsJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorJerry NeviusOctober 2, 1960 (1960-10-02)

Note: This episode is also the name of a 1954 Popeye theatrical cartoon.
25"Little Olive Riding Hood"Harvey ToombsEd NofzigerJules Engel and Connie MatthewsRobert GivensOctober 2, 1960 (1960-10-02)

Note: A parody of Little Red Riding Hood.
26"Popeye's Hypnotic Glance"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorNoel TuckerOctober 2, 1960 (1960-10-02)
Brutus hypnotizes Olive into falling in love with him. Then he hypnotizes Alice the Goon into falling in love with Popeye.
27"Popeye's Trojan Horse"Ken HultgrenEd NofzigerJules Engel and Boris GorelickKen HultgrenOctober 3, 1960 (1960-10-03)
Popeye reads the Trojan Horse legend to Swee'Pea .
28"Frozen Feuds"Eddie RehbergEddie RehbergJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorEddie RehbergOctober 3, 1960 (1960-10-03)
A small town in the new State of Alaska is being menaced by "Alice the Goon" -- who puts such fear into people that they turn white. Popeye tries to catch Alice and does so by promising her a movie contract. In exchange for this, Alice gives Popeye her hat for Olive Oyl.
29"Popeye's Corn-Certo"Eddie RehbergJoe Siracusa and Cliff MillsapJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRaymond JacobsOctober 3, 1960 (1960-10-03)
30"Westward Ho-Ho"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed NofzigerJules Engel and Boris GorelickRaymond JacobsOctober 6, 1960 (1960-10-06)
A family album tale told to Swee'Pea by Popeye about Great-Grandpappy Poopdeck Popeye who signed up to captain a "prairie schooner," only to discover it was a wagon train.
31"Popeye's Cool Pool"Rudy LarrivaEd NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorJerry NeviusOctober 6, 1960 (1960-10-06)
Popeye gets an idea to build a "do-it-yourself' swimming pool. He borrows his tools back from his next-door neighbor, Brutus, and starts in. Brutus sneakily changes the property line fence, and Popeye unknowingly builds most of the pool in Brutus' yard. Olive and Wimpy keep dropping in to check the pool progress. When the pool is finally completed, Brutus discloses the pool is in his yard, and after a fight between Popeye and Brutus, Brutus is forced to dig a hole in Popeye's backyard and put the pool back.
32"Jeep Jeep"Ken HultgrenEd NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorKen HultgrenOctober 6, 1960 (1960-10-06)
Swee'Pea befriends a mystical creature called Jeep who can answer any question. Popeye's arch enemies -- Brutus and Sea Hag -- steal the Jeep and let him disclose the gold site. However, Jeep tricks them by drawing a map which causes Brutus and the Hag to dig right into jail.
33"Popeye's Museum Piece"Eddie RehbergCarol Beers and Ruben ApodacaJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRaymond JacobsOctober 7, 1960 (1960-10-07)
Popeye, custodian of a museum, must deal with artifact damage and art theft.
34"Golf Brawl"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Jack KinneyJules EngelRobert GivensOctober 7, 1960 (1960-10-07)
Popeye, Brutus, Olive and Wimpy find themselves in a comedy-of-errors golf tournament.
35"Wimpy's Lunch Wagon"Volus JonesW. SchmidtBoris GorelickRaymond JacobsOctober 7, 1960 (1960-10-07)
Wimpy as restaurateur has help from Popeye and Olive.
36"Weather Watchers"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Raymond JacobsJules Engel and Connie MatthewsNoel TuckerOctober 8, 1960 (1960-10-08)
Brutus and Popeye are rival weather forecasters and Olive runs their station.
37"Popeye and the Magic Hat"Ken HultgrenOsmond EvansJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorKen HultgrenOctober 8, 1960 (1960-10-08)
During his magic show, Brutus asks Popeye on-stage and proceeds to make him look foolish.
38"Popeye and the Giant"Hugh FraserNoel TuckerJules Engel and Boris GorelickNoel TuckerOctober 8, 1960 (1960-10-08)
Brutus feeds Wimpy growth pills, causing him to grow to freakish proportions.
39"Hill-Billy-Dilly"Harvey ToombsWesley BennettJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorJerry NeviusSeptember 24, 1960 (1960-09-24)
Popeye and Olive blunder into a hillbilly feud.
40"Pest of the Pecos"Harvey ToombsRaymond JacobsRaymond Jacobs and Vern JorgensenRaymond JacobsOctober 8, 1960 (1960-10-08)
Popeye, sheriff of the Old West town Gravestone Flats, has all he can handle after Brutus arrives.
41"The Blubbering Whaler"Ken HultgrenRaymond JacobsJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorNoel TuckerOctober 9, 1960 (1960-10-09)
42"Popeye and the Spinach Stalk"Ken HultgrenJack MillerJules Engel and Connie MatthewsKen HultgrenOctober 9, 1960 (1960-10-09)
A parody of Jack and the Beanstalk.
43"Shoot the Chutes"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorJerry NeviusOctober 9, 1960 (1960-10-09)
44"Tiger Burger"Harvey ToombsCal HowardRosemary O'ConnorJerry NeviusOctober 10, 1960 (1960-10-10)
45"Bottom Gun"Rudy LarrivaRaymond JacobsJules Engel and Boris GorelickRaymond JacobsOctober 10, 1960 (1960-10-10)
46"Olive Drab and the Seven
Swea peas"
Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Jack MillerJules Engel and Boris GorelickNoel TuckerOctober 10, 1960 (1960-10-10)
A parody of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with Sea Hag as villain.
47"Blinkin' Beacon"Eddie RehbergEddie RehbergJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRaymond JacobsOctober 13, 1960 (1960-10-13)
Stormy weather and an extremely mischievous Sea Hag make a troublesome night at Popeye's lighthouse.
48"Aztec Wreck"Hugh FraserWarren BennettJules Engel and Boris GorelickRaymond JacobsOctober 13, 1960 (1960-10-13)
Popeye and Olive are treasure-questing tourists in Mexico and Brutus is a native guide who shows his unscrupulous side.
49"The Green Dancin' Shoes"Ken HultgrenEd NofzigerJules Engel and Boris GorelickJerry NeviusMarch 13, 1963 (1963-03-13)
Magic shoes send Olive out of control.
50"Spare Dat Tree"Ken HultgrenEd NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorKen HultgrenOctober 14, 1960 (1960-10-14)
Popeye is a Park ranger who must protect landmark trees from Brutus and his cutting tools.
51"The Glad Gladiator"Eddie RehbergCal HowardJules Engel and Boris GorelickRaymond JacobsOctober 14, 1960 (1960-10-14)
Popeye is transported by a time machine to the center of the Coliseum in Rome, 65 A.D. Brutus Nero, emperor, is annoyed by his girlfriend's (Olive) interest in Popeye. He makes Popeye battle gladiators, lions, and elephants. Popeye gets mad, beats up Nero and becomes the new emperor. Nero avenges by burning Rome. Popeye returns to the present, and Brutus rises with his hat charred.
52"The Golden Touch"Eddie RehbergEd NofzigerJules Engel and Boris GorelickJerry NeviusOctober 24, 1960 (1960-10-24)
53"Hamburger Fishing"Harvey ToombsEd NofzigerBoris GorelickRaymond JacobsSeptember 5, 1961 (1961-09-05)
Popeye tells Swee'Pea about a hungry fisherman (Wimpy) who is casting for hamburgers in a forest with a lasso.
54"Popeye the Popular Mechanic"Hugh FraserJoe Grant and Walter SchmidtJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorJerry NeviusOctober 15, 1960 (1960-10-15)
Popeye buys a do-it-yourself kit and makes a mechanical servant who shows him undesirable aspects of automation.
55"Popeye's Folly"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Raymond JacobsJules Engel and Boris GorelickRaymond JacobsOctober 15, 1960 (1960-10-15)
Popeye, while bathing Swee'Pea, tells his story of building the first steamboat and facing a rival (Brutus).
56"Popeye's Used Car"Hugh FraserMilt SchafferJules Engel and Boris GorelickJerry NeviusOctober 16, 1960 (1960-10-16)
Automotive gadgetry drives the humor in this episode.
57"Spinachonara"Harvey ToombsJack KinneyErvin L. KaplanJerry NeviusOctober 16, 1960 (1960-10-16)
Popeye reads Swee'Pea a Japanese true-fairy story which is oriented around Far East designs and cuisine.
58"Popeye and the Polite Dragon"Rudy LarrivaJoe Grant and Walter SchmidtJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorJerry NeviusOctober 16, 1960 (1960-10-16)
A dragon magically pops out of a storybook that Popeye is reading to Swee'pea.
59"Popeye the Ugly Ducklin'"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed NofzigerJules Engel and Boris GorelickNoel TuckerOctober 17, 1960 (1960-10-17)
A parody of The Ugly Duckling.
60"Popeye's Tea Party"Hugh FraserJim RivindBoris GorelickRaymond JacobsOctober 17, 1960 (1960-10-17)
61"The Troll Wot Got Gruff"Volus Jones and
Ed Friedman
Ed NofzigerJules Engel and Boris GorelickNoel TuckerOctober 17, 1960 (1960-10-17)

Note: A parody of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
62"Popeye the Lifeguard"Harvey ToombsMilt SchafferBoris GorelickRaymond JacobsOctober 20, 1960 (1960-10-20)
Popeye become jealous of a lifeguard.
63"Popeye in the Woods"Eddie RehbergEd NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRaymond JacobsOctober 20, 1960 (1960-10-20)
A Smokey Bear influence is evident as Wimpy, eager to cook, is ignorant of outdoor fire hazards.
64"After the Ball Went Over"Eddie RehbergEddie RehbergRosemary O'ConnorRaymond JacobsOctober 20, 1960 (1960-10-20)
Brutus plans challenges Popeye to a game of ping-pong and the winner is to receive a kiss from Olive Oyl. However, Popeye has problems beating Brutus without the aid of his spinach.
65"Popeye and Buddy Brutus"Rudy LarrivaJack KinneyJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorJerry NeviusOctober 20, 1960 (1960-10-20)
Popeye, Brutus and Wimpy at sea.
66"Popeye's Car Wash"Harvey ToombsHarvey ToombsJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRaymond JacobsOctober 21, 1960 (1960-10-21)
Popeye opens a car wash. Brutus has a car wash across the street.
67"Camel Aires"Hugh FraserCarol BeersJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRaymond JacobsOctober 21, 1960 (1960-10-21)
68"Plumbers Pipe Dream"Hal AmbroRaymond JacobsJules Engel and Boris GorelickRaymond JacobsOctober 21, 1960 (1960-10-21)
Popeye's attempts to fix Olive's faucet lead to an escalating series of disasters that culminate in flooding all of New York City.
69"Popeye and the Herring
Snatcher"
Eddie RehbergJoe Grant and Walter SchmidtJules Engel and Boris GorelickRaymond JacobsOctober 22, 1960 (1960-10-22)
Popeye runs afoul of a fish thief.
70"Invisible Popeye"Hugh FraserDennis FraserErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsOctober 22, 1960 (1960-10-22)
71"The Square Egg"Rudy LarrivaRosemary O'ConnorRosemary O'ConnorNoel TuckerOctober 22, 1960 (1960-10-22)
72"Old Salt Tale"Hugh FraserEd NofzigerErvin L. KaplanNoel TuckerOctober 23, 1960 (1960-10-23)
Popeye fancifully explains to Swee'pea the reason why the ocean is salty.
73"Jeep Tale"Rudy LarrivaEd NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRaymond JacobsOctober 23, 1960 (1960-10-23)

Note: A parody of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
74"The Super Duper Market"Ed FriedmanTom HixErvin L. KaplanJerry NeviusOctober 23, 1960 (1960-10-23)
Popeye, Olive Oyl and Wimpy shop at Brutus' vast supermarket, where one man claims to have been lost for 15 years.
75"Golden-Type Fleece"Ken HultgrenEd NofzigerBoris GorelickNoel TuckerOctober 14, 1960 (1960-10-14)
Popeye goes back in time to ancient Greece and captures the Golden Fleece.
76"Popeye the White Collar Man"Rudy LarrivaJoe Grant and Walter SchmidtErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsOctober 24, 1960 (1960-10-24)
Olive convinces Popeye to become a white collar worker.
77"Swea pea Thru the Looking
Glass"
Volus JonesEd NofzigerErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsOctober 27, 1960 (1960-10-27)
A parody of Through the Looking-Glass.
78"The Black Knight"Ken HultgrenEd NofzigerJules Engel and Vern JorgensenKen HultgrenOctober 27, 1960 (1960-10-27)
79"Jingle Jangle Jungle"Ken HultgrenEd NofzigerJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorKen HultgrenOctober 27, 1960 (1960-10-27)
80"The Day Silky Went Blozo"Hugh FraserJoseph Stewart and Jack KinneyPeggy MorrowRay JacobsOctober 28, 1960 (1960-10-28)
81"Rip Van Popeye"Ken HultgrenJoe Grant and Walter SchmidtErvin L. KaplanJerry Nevius and
Raymond Jacobs
October 28, 1960 (1960-10-28)
82"Mississippi Sissy"Hugh FraserJack Kinney and Ed NofzigerErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsOctober 28, 1960 (1960-10-28)
Popeye, Olive, Wimpy and Brutus participate in a riverboat mystery.
83"Double Cross Country Feet
Race"
Hugh FraserRalph WrightErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsOctober 29, 1960 (1960-10-29)
Popeye and Brutus compete in a foot race for a date with Olive.
84"Fashion Fotography"Phil DuncanEd NofzigerErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsOctober 29, 1960 (1960-10-29)
Olive wants to be a fashion model.
85"I Yam Wot I Yamnesia"Ken HultgrenRalph WrightBoris GorelickJerry NeviusOctober 29, 1960 (1960-10-29)
Popeye and Swee'pea, and Olive and Wimpy switch personalities as a result of amnesia.
86"Paper Pasting Pandemonium"Rudy LarrivaEd NofzigerErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsOctober 30, 1960 (1960-10-30)
Popeye and Brutus are given one hour to wallpaper Olive's house before her company arrives.
87"Coach Popeye"Volus JonesJack KinneyBob McIntoshRaymond JacobsOctober 30, 1960 (1960-10-30)
88"Popeyed Columbus"Hugh FraserRaymond JacobsJules Engel and Rosemary O'ConnorRaymond JacobsOctober 30, 1961 (1961-10-30)
89"Popeye Revere"Ken HultgrenNoel TuckerErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsOctober 1960 (1960-10)
90"Popeye in Haweye"Hugh FraserRaymond JacobsPeggy MorrowRay JacobsOctober 1960 (1960-10)
With Olive is a tourist in Hawaii and Popeye and Brutus are tour guides. They fight over who will be the one to show Olive the islands. Olive decides to take two tours, but only pays the guide who gives the best tour.
91"Forever Ambergris"Eddie RehbergRalph WrightErvin L. KaplanJerry NeviusOctober 1960 (1960-10)
92"Popeye de Leon"Eddie RehbergRalph WrightBoris GorelickJerry NeviusNovember 3, 1960 (1960-11-03)
As Juan Ponce de Leon, Popeye fends off a "crocagator" and guards the Fountain of Youth.
93"Popeyed Fisherman"Murray McClellanJack KinneyBob McIntoshJerry NeviusNovember 3, 1960 (1960-11-03)
94"Popeye in the Grand
Steeplechase"
Harvey ToombsCarol BeersErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsNovember 3, 1960 (1960-11-03)
Popeye and Brutus compete in a horse race.
95"Uncivil War"Volus JonesJerry NeviusErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsNovember 4, 1960 (1960-11-04)
96"Popeye the Piano Mover"Harvey ToombsHarvey ToombsErvin L. KaplanJerry NeviusNovember 4, 1960 (1960-11-04)
97"Popeye's Testimonial Dinner"Volus JonesJerry NeviusErvin L. KaplanRaymond JacobsNovember 4, 1960 (1960-11-04)
98"Around the World in Eighty
Ways"
Harvey ToombsRalph WrightPeggy MorrowRaymond JacobsNovember 5, 1960 (1960-11-05)
99"Popeye's Fixit Shop"Hugh FraserRalph WrightPeggy MorrowRaymond JacobsNovember 5, 1960 (1960-11-05)
100"Bell Hop Popeye"Harvey ToombsCal HowardPeggy MorrowRaymond JacobsNovember 5, 1960 (1960-11-05)
Popeye and Brutus work as bellhops and rival hosts of Olive.
101"Barbecue for Two"TBADick Kinney and Al BertinoTBABruce BushmanJune 10, 1960 (1960-06-10)
Popeye clashes with uninvited Brutus, Wimpy and Swee'pea over a barbecue.
Note: This episode uses the Famous Studios opening music.

Paramount Cartoon StudiosEdit

No. Title Story by Animated by Scenics by Original air date[8]
1"Hits and Missiles"TBATBATBASeptember 1, 1960 (1960-09-01)
Popeye must rescue the cheese denizens of the Moon.
Note: This episode uses the Famous Studios opening music.
2"Seer-ring Is Believer-ring"I. KleinI. Klein, Jack Ehret, and Dick HallAnton LoebSeptember 16, 1961 (1961-09-16)
Olive purchases a ring that belongs to a mystic.
3"The Ghost Host"Seymour KneitelMorey Reden, Jack Ehret, and I. KleinAnton LoebNovember 6, 1960 (1960-11-06)
4"Strikes, Spares an' Spinach"Seymour KneitelWm. B. Pattengill and I. KleinAnton LoebNovember 6, 1960 (1960-11-06)
Popeye tries to teach Olive bowling, but Brutus keeps messing them up.
5"Jeep Is Jeep"I. KleinMorey Reden, I. Klein, and Wm. B. PattengillAnton LoebNovember 6, 1960 (1960-11-06)
6"The Spinach Scholar"Seymour KneitelMorey Reden, Irving Dressler, and Jack EhretAnton LoebNovember 7, 1960 (1960-11-07)
Olive insists that the illiterate, uneducated Popeye enroll in grammar school.
7"Psychiatricks"Seymour KneitelMorey Reden, Irving Dressler, and Wm. B. PattengillAnton LoebNovember 7, 1960 (1960-11-07)
Brutus tricks Popeye into a psychology session.
8"Rags to Riches to Rags"Seymour KneitelMorey Reden, Jack Ehret, I. Klein, and Wm. B. PattengillAnton LoebNovember 7, 1960 (1960-11-07)
Wimpy inherits a fortune and tries to double it by betting that Popeye will lose an upcoming fight.
9"Hair Cut-Ups"Seymour KneitelMorey Reden, Irving Dressler, and Wm. B. PattengillAnton LoebOctober 15, 1960 (1960-10-15)
10"Poppa Popeye"Seymour KneitelNick Tafuri, Jack Ehret, and I. KleinAnton LoebNovember 10, 1960 (1960-11-10)
After losing Swee'pea to a circus performer, who passes himself off as Swee'pea's long-lost dad, Popeye goes through so much depression that he starts to act like a baby.
11"Quick Change Ollie"I. KleinMartin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, Jack Ehret, and Dick HallAnton LoebNovember 10, 1960 (1960-11-10)
Popeye and Wimpy go back in time to the "ollie days", thanks to the Whiffle Bird.
12"Valley of the Goons"Seymour KneitelMartin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, Al Pross, and Sam StimsonAnton LoebNovember 11, 1960 (1960-11-11)
Popeye must help the Goons when their island is attacked by pirates.
13"Me Quest for Poopdeck Pappy"Seymour KneitelNick Tafuri, Wm. B. Pattengill, Jack Ehret, and Sam StimsonAnton LoebNovember 11, 1960 (1960-11-11)
Popeye seeks out his long-lost father.
14"Mopy Hick"I. KleinMorey Reden, Irving Dressler, I. Klein, and Wm. B. PattengillAnton LoebNovember 11, 1960 (1960-11-11)
The Sea Hag tricks Popeye into attacking a benevolent whale.
15"Mirror Magic"Seymour KneitelMartin Taras, Dante Barbetta, Dick Hall, William Henning, and Al ProssAnton LoebNovember 12, 1960 (1960-11-12)
A fairy-tale kingdom is ruled by the land's strongest man, ruthless King Brutus, but his magic mirror informs him of a potential challenger in Popeye.
16"It Only Hurts When They Laughs"Seymour KneitelMorey Reden, Irving Dressler, and I. KleinAnton LoebNovember 12, 1960 (1960-11-12)
Olive forces Popeye and Brutus to laugh their way to friendship.
17"Wimpy the Moocher"Seymour KneitelMorey Reden, I. Klein, and Wm. B. PattengillAnton LoebNovember 12, 1960 (1960-11-12)
Wimpy pulls off an audacious con on short-order cook Rough House.
18"Voo-Doo to You Too"Seymour KneitelMartin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, Dick Hall, and I. KleinAnton LoebNovember 13, 1960 (1960-11-13)
The Sea Hag turns Olive into a zombie and freezes Popeye with a voodoo doll.
19"Popeye Goes Sale-ing"Seymour KneitelNick Tafuri, Irving Dressler, Dick Hall, and Wm. B. PattengillAnton LoebNovember 13, 1960 (1960-11-13)
Olive drags Popeye into a nasty department store sale.
20"Popeye's Travels"Seymour KneitelNick Tafuri, Irving Dressler, Jack Ehret, and I. KleinAnton LoebNovember 13, 1960 (1960-11-13)

Note: A parody of Gulliver's Travels.
21"Incident at Missile City"Howard A. SchneiderMorey Reden, Irving Dressler, and I. KleinAnton LoebNovember 14, 1960 (1960-11-14)
King Blozo's kingdom comes under attack from a city of missiles.
22"Dog Catcher Popeye"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, Irving Dressler, Gerry Dvorak, and Jack EhretAnton LoebNovember 14, 1960 (1960-11-14)
23"What's News"Seymour KneitelNick Tafuri, Irving Dressler, I. Klein, and Sam StimsonRobert OwenNovember 14, 1960 (1960-11-14)
Popeye and Olive open a newspaper in a small desert town.
24"Spinach Greetings"Seymour KneitelMorey Reden, Irving Dressler, Jack Ehret, and Al ProssAnton LoebNovember 15, 1960 (1960-11-15)
The Sea Hag, and her vulture Bernard, kidnap Santa Claus.
Notes: This was the final Christmas short film starring Popeye The Sailor and produced by Paramount Pictures. The next such film was Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy in 2004.
25"Oil's Well That Ends Well"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, Irving Dressler, Jack Ehret, and Jim LoganAnton LoebJanuary 4, 1961 (1961-01-04)
Brutus cons Olive into purchasing a seemingly dry oil well.
26"Motor Knocks"Al ProssNick Tafuri, Irving Dressler, William Henning, and I. KleinAnton LoebJanuary 10, 1961 (1961-01-10)
Brutus keeps flirting with Olive, while "fixing" Popeye's car.
27"Amusement Park"Howard A. SchneiderMorey Reden, Jack Ehret, and William HenningAnton LoebJanuary 7, 1961 (1961-01-07)
Freak show operator Brutus abducts Swee'pea.
28"Duel to the Finish"Seymour KneitelWm. B. Pattengill, Dante Barbetta, William Henning, and Al ProssAnton LoebJanuary 12, 1961 (1961-01-12)
Popeye gets extremely jealous when Wimpy starts sweet-talking Olive.
29"Gem Jam"I. KleinWm. B. Pattengill, Irving Dressler, and I. KleinAnton LoebJanuary 14, 1961 (1961-01-14)
The Sea Hag gives Olive a cursed perfume which turns her into a gem thief.
30"The Bathing Beasts"Irving DresslerMartin Taras, Dick Hall, and Jim LoganRobert OwenJanuary 29, 1961 (1961-01-29)
Olive tricks Brutus and Popeye into a bathing contest.
31"Messin' Up the Mississippi"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Gerry Dvorak, and I. KleinAnton LoebMarch 23, 1961 (1961-03-23)
32"Love Birds"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Wm. B. Pattengill, Dick Hall, and Al ProssAnton LoebMarch 31, 1961 (1961-03-31)
Popeye buys a male bluebird named Romeo for Olive's pet bluebird Juliet. After the birds have a heated argument, Romeo flies away, and Popeye must find him before Olive makes him fly away.
33"Sea Serpent"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Dick Hall, I. Klein, and Sam StimsonAnton LoebApril 3, 1961 (1961-04-03)
34"Boardering on Trouble"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Wm. B. Pattengill, Gerry Dvorak, Dick Hall, and Jim LoganAnton LoebApril 14, 1961 (1961-04-14)
35"Aladdin's Lamp"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, Jim Logan, and Larry SilvermanAnton LoebApril 29, 1961 (1961-04-29)
The Sea Hag acquires a magic lamp.
36"Butler Up"I. KleinMorey Reden, Gerry Dvorak, William Henning, and I. KleinAnton LoebMay 2, 1961 (1961-05-02)
Olive's old friend Brutus comes over for a reunion dinner, and she wants Popeye to be their butler.
37"The Leprechaun"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, William Henning, Al Pross, and Larry SilvermanAnton LoebMay 5, 1961 (1961-05-05)
The Sea Hag steals Irish gold from a leprechaun.
38"County Fair"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, Dante Barbetta, Dick Hall, and Jim LoganRobert LittleMay 5, 1961 (1961-05-05)
39"Hamburgers Aweigh"Joseph GottliebMartin Taras, Jim Logan, and Larry SilvermanAnton LoebMay 10, 1961 (1961-05-10)
The Sea Hag hypnotises Wimpy into hijacking Popeye's ship.
40"Popeye's Double Trouble"Joseph GottliebWm. B. Pattengill, George Germanetti, Larry Silverman, and Sam StimsonAnton LoebMay 28, 1961 (1961-05-28)
Popeye gets the Sea Hag's good luck coin and uses its power of granting three wishes to whoever holds it to take Olive out to a dancing competition. The Sea Hag takes Olive hostage and magically disguises herself as her so that she can go with Popeye to the dance and get the coin back before he uses up the three wishes.
41"Kiddie Kapers"Joseph GottliebMorey Reden, Dick Hall, I. Klein, and Larry SilvermanAnton LoebJune 3, 1961 (1961-06-03)
A potion created by the Sea Hag turns Brutus into an attractive young man, and he uses it to impress and woo Olive. After Popeye sees through Brutus' attractiveness, he uses the same potion, but it turns him into a baby.
42"The Mark of Zero"Irving DresslerWm. B. Pattengill, Dick Hall, and Sam StinsonAnton LoebJune 3, 1961 (1961-06-03)
Popeye tells Olive's niece Diesel Oyl a story about a swashbuckling swordsman.
43"Myskery Melody"Seymour KneitelMartin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, George Germanetti, and Jim LoganRobert OwenJune 3, 1961 (1961-06-03)
Poopdeck Pappy is hypnotized by a haunting flute melody.
44"Scairdy Cat"Joseph GottliebIrving Dressler, Dante Barbetta, and Dick HallRobert OwenJune 4, 1961 (1961-06-04)
Brutus creates a perfume that turns Popeye into a frightened, defenseless weakling.
45"Operation Ice-Tickle"Joseph GottliebMartin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, and Jim LoganRobert OwenJune 5, 1961 (1961-06-05)
After yet another argument between Popeye and Brutus, Olive decides to hold a contest; the first one who brings her the North Pole will go out with her.
46"The Cure"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, George Germanetti, and Larry SilvermanRobert OwenJune 6, 1961 (1961-06-06)
47"William Won't Tell"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
I. Klein, George Germanetti, William Henning, and Sam StimsonAnton LoebJune 10, 1961 (1961-06-10)
A parody of William Tell.
48"Pop Goes the Whistle"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Irving Dressler, Gerry Dvorak, Jack Ehret, and George GermanettiAnton LoebJuly 10, 1961 (1961-07-10)
49"Autographically Yours"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Jack Ehret, George Germanetti, and Sam StimsonAnton LoebJuly 11, 1961 (1961-07-11)
Popeye and Brutus compete for the affection of a young movie fan in a remake of Shootin' Stars.
50"A Poil for Olive Oyl"Joseph GottliebWm. B. Pattengill, Dante Barbetta, Irving Dressler, and William HenningAnton LoebSeptember 11, 1961 (1961-09-11)
Popeye wants to give Olive a stylish necklace, but the one she wants from a jewelry store costs too much. Popeye decides to make her one by diving into the sea to use the pearls from clams. However, the pearls belong to the Sea Hag, and she tries to stop him.
51"My Fair Olive"Joseph GottliebMartin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, John Gentilella, and George GermanettiAnton LoebSeptember 11, 1961 (1961-09-11)
Popeye and Brutus compete in a medieval joust to win Olive's affection.
52"Giddy Gold"I. KleinI. Klein, John Gentilella, and George GermanettiRobert OwenSeptember 12, 1961 (1961-09-12)
The Wiffle Bird turns the Tunnel of Love into a gold mine, and Olive decides to loot them all, but she and Popeye must pass through three dangerous situations, if they are to leave with their treasure.
53"Strange Things Are Happening"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Irving Dressler, William Henning, and Sam StimsonAnton LoebSeptember 12, 1961 (1961-09-12)
54"The Medicine Man"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Dante Barbetta, John Gentilella, and Dick HallAnton LoebSeptember 12, 1961 (1961-09-12)
After Begin Popeye has a thriving medicine show business where he sells bottles of spinach juice -- which is guaranteed to bring back a person's vim and vigor and prevent sunburn, hiccup windburn and moonburn! However, Brutus is jealous of Popeye's success and tries of begin to prove the elixir is no good popeye here apple olive popeye say "toot toot".
55"The Rain Breaker"I. KleinNick Tafuri, Irving Dressler, William Henning, and Sam StimsonAnton LoebFebruary 3, 1961 (1961-02-03)
56"A Mite of Trouble"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Martin Taras, Gerry Dvorak, George Germanetti, and Jim LoganAnton LoebSeptember 15, 1961 (1961-09-15)
57"Who's Kiddin' Zoo"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Irving, Dressler, George Germanetti, and I. KleinAnton LoebSeptember 15, 1961 (1961-09-15)
Olive makes Popeye her assistant at a zoo, and Brutus tries to mess up Popeye's work.
58"Robot Popeye"Seymour KneitelWm. B. Pattengill, Gerry Dvorak, Jim Logan, and Al ProssAnton LoebSeptember 15, 1961 (1961-09-15)
Brutus builds a robot double of Popeye in order to ruin his relationship with Olive.
59"Sneaking Peeking"I. KleinWm. B. Pattengill, Dick Hall, William Henning, and Jim LoganAnton LoebSeptember 16, 1961 (1961-09-16)
To stop Swee'Pea from peeking at birthday presents, Olive tells him of a princess whose own habit unleashes a malicious genie.
60"The Wiffle Bird's Revenge"I. KleinWm. B. Pattengill, Dick Hall, Al Pross, and Larry SilvermanAnton LoebSeptember 16, 1961 (1961-09-16)
The Whiffle Bird turns Wimpy into a vicious werewolf.
61"Going...Going...Gone"Joseph GottliebMorey Reden, George Germanetti, I. Klein, and Wm. B. PattengillAnton LoebSeptember 17, 1961 (1961-09-17)
Wimpy uses vanishing cream to escape Brutus.
62"Popeye Thumb"Seymour KneitelMartin Taras, Irving Dressler, I. Klein, and Jim LoganAnton LoebSeptember 17, 1961 (1961-09-17)

Note: A parody of Tom Thumb.
63"The Baby Contest"Carl Meyer and
Jack Mercer
Morey Reden, Irving Dressler, Jack Ehret, I. Klein, and Al ProssAnton LoebDecember 11, 1960 (1960-12-11)

VHSEdit

In the late 1990s, the Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits restaurant franchise released most of the 1960s cartoons on VHS in the Popeye Cartoon Video Collection Series promotional line. Each video in the series featured one promotional segment for Popeyes showing video footage of its fried chicken, biscuits and other products followed by the 1960s Popeye cartoons. After the cartoons, the second segment for Popeyes and two bonus cartoons were also featured.

DVDEdit

In 2004, Family Home Entertainment released four of the 1960s cartoons on the DVD release of Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy. The shorts included "Spinach Greetings" (a classic Christmas episode), "Popeye in the Grand Steeple Chase", "Valley of the Goons", and "William Won't Tell". 85 of the 1960s Popeye cartoons were released on DVD by Koch Vision in a three-disc DVD set entitled Popeye's 75th Anniversary.

Warner Archive Collection planned to re-release the cartoons. The first volume was released on May 7, 2013 and included 72 cartoons. Most of the cartoons to be released were produced by Paramount Cartoon Studios,[9] which are included in the first volume. As of 2019, no further volumes have been released.

Combining all the DVD releases and ignoring any overlap there is a total of 126 cartoons.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Popeye: An Illustrated Cultural History, 2d ed. - Fred M. Grandinetti - Google Books
  2. ^ https://www.rapportoconfidenziale.org/?p=10186
  3. ^ "Il SecoloXIX". M.ilsecoloxix.it. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Tom Kenny, Jerry Beck, Frank Caruso, Glenn Mitchell (2007). Popeye the Sailor: 1933–1938, Volume 1. Special Features: I Yam What I Yam: The Story of Popeye the Sailor (DVD). Warner Home Video.
  5. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 632. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  6. ^ a b c Ian. "Retrieved on April 27, 2009". Straightdope.com. Retrieved July 14, 2009.
  7. ^ MeTV website
  8. ^ a b c DataBase, The Big Cartoon. "Popeye Episode Guide -King Features Synd @ BCDB". Big Cartoon DataBase (BCDB). Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  9. ^ "Warner Archive Revives Spirit of Saturday Morning Cartoons". Home Media Magazine. April 5, 2013. Retrieved September 17, 2015.

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