Popeye the Sailor Man is a cartoon character that was created by Elzie Crisler Segar. Popeye first appeared in the King Features comic strip daily in the Thimble Theatre. He was debuted on January 17, 1929. In 1933, Popeye the cartoon was released. Popeye was a sailor. After Popeye was in a hopeless situation a can of spinach would pop out of his shirt, and he would open the spinach and have amazing physical strength, near like a superhero. Popeye was able to save the day after eating his spinach.
In 1960, Popeye the Sailor had released a new cartoon series. There was two hundred and twenty cartoons produced in just two years. Popeye was in love with Olive Oyl, and Brutus and Popeye would get into brawls over Olive Oyl.
Other characters that were added to the show were Swee’ Pea, Alice the Goon, Eugene the Jeep, Castor Oyl, Poopdeck Pappy, and Sea Hag. The other characters were added in the sixties.
Popeye was a short, but muscular man. He gained strength and power by just eating his can of spinach. Popeye always had a pipe in his mouth, but you never seen him put tobacco in the pipe. Popeye’s catch phrase was, “I Yam What I Yam”. Olive Oyl was a very thin woman, with black hair. She was Popeye and Bluto’s love. Bluto and Popeye would have fights for Olive Oyl. Usually, Bluto would kidnap Olive Oyl, and Popeye would have to save her. Wimpy was a friendly man known for his love of hamburgers. Whimsy’s catch phrase was, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today”.
Over the years there has been a lot of Popeye merchandise released. There is Popeye lunchboxes, dolls, figures, stuffed animals, games, and Popeye T-shirts. A few of the top selling Popeye tee shirts are Popeye t-shirts with Popeye on the front. If you were a fan of Bluto, then the Popeye t-shirt with Bluto ‘Beef Cake’ on the front is the choice for you. The Popeye t-shirt with Olive Oyl on the front with today’s popular saying, “My milk shakes bring all the boys to the yard” is on the front with Olive Oyl.
Popeye is a cartoon character loved by moms, dads, grandparents, and kids of all ages. Everyone has their favorite character from the show. Wimpy with his favorite hamburger is a popular choice of Popeye tee shirts too. You can wear your tee shirt while watching the show, and you can sing the Popeye song, “I’m Popeye the Sailor Man, I Yam What I Yam”.
Popeye is everyone’s hero. He saves the day before the end of the episode. Cartoon Network still airs the Popeye cartoon. Audience roots for Popeye, and laughs at Wimpy hoping he can get his hamburgers. Fans can wear their Popeye tees anytime to let the world know they are fans.