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movie poster for Popeye
Directed by Robert Altman
Produced by Robert Evans
Written by Jules Feiffer (screenplay)
E.C. Segar (comic strip)
Robert Altman (story)
Starring Robin Williams
Shelley Duvall
Linda Hunt
Paul L. Smith
Paul Dooley
Music by Harry Nilsson
Tom Pierson (additional music)
Cinematography Giuseppe Rotunno
Editing by John W. Holmes
David A. Simmons
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) December 12, 1980
Running time 114 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)

Popeye is a 1980 live-action film directed by Robert Altman and adapted from E. C. Segar's Thimble Theatre aka Popeye comic strip. The screenplay by Jules Feiffer was based directly on Thimble Theatre Starring Popeye the Sailor, a hardcover reprint collection of 1936-37 Segar strips published in 1971 by Woody Gelman's Nostalgia Press.

Marketed with the tagline, "The sailor man with the spinach can!", the film is a musical. It starred Robin Williams (in his first film role) as Popeye and Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl. Popeye features hallmarks of director Robert Altman's style, including an ensemble cast, overlapping dialogue and cross-cutting to non-musical sequences during songs by Harry Nilsson.



Popeye was a joint production between Paramount Pictures (distributors / producers of the 1933-57 Popeye theatrical cartoons, which are now owned by Time Warner through their Turner Entertainment division, which owns the library of Associated Artists Productions) and Walt Disney Productions (to which the Fleischers' had been the most significant competitor). It was released by Paramount in the USA and Buena Vista Distribution overseas. It was filmed entirely in Malta, at the village of Mellieħa on the northwest coast of the island. The set is now a tourist attraction called Popeye Village. Mike Nichols, Arthur Penn and Hal Ashby were each originally slated to direct this movie.

The town of Sweethaven, Olive Oyl's family, her former comic-strip boyfriend Ham Gravy, and a handful of minor characters from the strip appear in the film. Olive's brother Castor has a relatively important role, as he did in the strip before Popeye came aboard. The movie portrays Popeye as disliking spinach, unlike in the comic strip and in the popular cartoons.

An international construction crew of 165 worked seven months to construct the set. Tree trunk logs were driven across the European continent from Holland, and wood shingles were imported all the way from Canada. Eight tons of nails and 2,000 gallons of paint were used to complete the set. When they finished, the fictional village of Sweethaven consisted of 19 buildings including a hotel, a school-house, a store, a post office, a church and a tavern. The set for the town of Sweethaven was built at Anchor Bay on the Mediterranean island of Malta. After filming it became a popular tourist attraction. Many of the "citizens" of Sweethaven, especially those who had to do some physical gags, were recruited from European circuses. The many sunken ships in the harbor were actually seaworthy vessels that were rented or bought and then sunk. A 200– to 250-foot breakwater had to be constructed at the mouth of the harbor to prevent the set from flooding during high tide.

The makeup appliances for Robin Williams' fake forearms were not ready when filming began, so in early shots, Popeye wears a long-sleeved raincoat to hide his normal-sized arms.

During filming of the scene where Ray Walston throws Robin Williams the can of spinach, Walston hit Williams in the head so hard that he required several stitches in his scalp. This delayed filming for several weeks.

Near the end of the film, Popeye punches an octopus to send it flying far away. This was depicted in a poor special effect that was reportedly the result of the film having run out of production money.

Plot summary

The film begins with an animated cartoon slide of Popeye on his ship with the words "MAX FLEISCHER presents" at the top; the cartoon is "Blow Me Down" (1933). When the doors open, he is quick to say, "Hey! What is this, one of Bluto's tricks?! I'm in the wrong movie!"

One dark and stormy night, the gruff but goodhearted seaman Popeye rows his small dinghy into the harbor of the quaint seaside community of Sweethaven. There he rents a room at the Oyls' boarding house, where he quickly falls for their daughter Olive. But Olive's hand has already been promised to Captain Bluto, a bully and ruffian who is in charge of collecting taxes for the mysterious Commodore. Popeye and Bluto take a quick disliking to each other, and get in a large fight.

Popeye, who was orphaned at an early age, is in the midst of searching for his missing father, but what he does not realize is that he is closer than he thinks to completing his quest. Along the way, he encounters an assortment of characters, including George W. Geezil, J. Wellington Wimpy, "Oxblood Oxheart" (The dirtiest fighter alive), and a greedy, unnamed taxman. Eventually Popeye and Olive are brought together when they find Swee'Pea, an adorable foundling. It is soon discovered that Swee'Pea can predict the future, whistling when he hears the right answer to a question posed. Wimpy soon learns of this, and uses the baby to gamble. Popeye is outraged and takes Swee'Pea away from him.

When Swee'Pea is kidnapped, Popeye and Olive Oyl go looking for him. Olive and Wimpy soon find that Swee'Pea was taken on the Commodore's ship, and who else should be the Commodore but Popeye's father, Poopdeck Pappy. Bluto has tied up Pappy, and is going to use Swee'Pea to find Pappy's old treasure. Olive and Wimpy go tell Popeye what they've discovered, but Popeye does not believe them. Popeye goes to the Commodore's ship where he finally meets his father, from whom he learns the secret to gaining great strength (spinach). The irony of this discovery is the revelation that Popeye despises spinach.

Bluto kidnaps Swee'Pea and Olive Oyl, then begins to sail on his boat to an island on which the Commodore has said his hidden treasure is located. On the way, he tries to use Swee' Pea's predictive ability to precisely locate the treasure. Popeye, Pappy, Wimpy, and their friends give chase on another boat and chase Bluto to Pirate's Cove. Using a cannon, Pappy tries to sink Bluto's ship, but, in the end, has to ram it. Olive is trapped in a tube that is tossed in the water, and Pappy manages to get up on the cove with Swee'Pea and Popeye's friends.

Bluto and Popeye get into a swordfight on the cove's rocky walls. Bluto, being bigger and stronger, knocks Popeye into the water. Meanwhile, a giant octopus comes from underwater and tries to eat Olive. Pappy calls to Popeye and tells him that if he ate spinach, he wouldn't be losing. Bluto discovers Popeye's dislike of spinach, and attempts to add insult to injury by forcing the sailor to eat a can of it, then wrapping him in chains and dropping him under the water. Popeye, now with extraordinary strength, shoots up and defeats Bluto with a mighty punch that catapults the villain out of the water. He then swims under the water and rescues Olive from the giant octopus using a "Twisker Punch," sending the octopus flying into the air. Bluto, now beaten, literally turns yellow (making all his clothes yellow, though his shirt is orange) and begins swimming away from the cove and out to sea, never to be heard from again.

Pappy finds his treasure, and opens it up to find spinach and a picture of "Me Son". All the characters then begin to sing "Popeye The Sailor Man", while Popeye dances and falls back in the water, only to pop back up smiling, and the film ends with the credits playing with a view of the cove, and Bluto still swimming out into the ocean.

Star Robin Williams would later quote "if you watch it backwards, it has a plot."

Main cast

Popeye was Robin Williams' film debut. In interviews, referring jokingly to the perceived flop of the film, he has spoken of his early struggles as a film actor as "the Popeye years." Most of Robin Williams's muttered Popeye voice was discovered to be inaudible once filming wrapped, and he had to re-dub much of the dialogue. In a fourth season episode of Mork and Mindy (produced by Paramount's TV division), Robin Williams, as Mork possessed by his son's persona, says that he loved Popeye, and "if you run it backwards, it has an ending."

The parts of Popeye and Olive Oyl were originally intended for Dustin Hoffman and Gilda Radner. Hoffman left over a disagreement in the hiring of Jules Feiffer as the scriptwriter and, although Radner was the preferred choice of the studio, Robert Altman held out for Shelley Duvall. At one point, Lily Tomlin was signed to play Olive Oyl. In a print interview released around the same time as the film, Shelley Duvall admitted that kids used to call her "Olive Oyl" when she was in grade school. Wesley Ivan Hurt, who plays Swee'pea, is Robert Altman's grandson.

The film earned $49,823,037[1] at the United States box office, more than double the film's budget. The film received overall mixed reviews, including favorable reviews from critics such as Vincent Canby and Roger Ebert, and some unfavorable reviews from critics such as Leonard Maltin.


(All songs written by Harry Nilsson except "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man," which was composed by Sammy Lerner for the original Max Fleischer Popeye animated cartoon.)

  1. "I Yam What I Yam"
  2. "He Needs Me"
  3. "Swee' Pea's Lullaby"
  4. "Din' We"
  5. "Sweethaven - An Anthem"
  6. "Blow Me Down"
  7. "Sailin'"
  8. "It's Not Easy Being Me"
  9. "He's Large"
  10. "I'm Mean"
  11. "Kids"
  12. "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man"
  13. "Everything Is Food"

The song "Everything Is Food," which many people consider the finest song fom the movie, was not included on the soundtrack album, while the song "Din' We" (which was cut from the film) was.

The song "He Needs Me" was featured in the movie Punch-Drunk Love. Coincidentally, Punch-Drunk Love was originally released on DVD the same day as the DVD release of Popeye.

In general, the soundtrack was unusual in that the actors sang some of the songs "live". For that reason, the studio-recorded soundtrack album did not quite match the tracks heard in the film.

To date, the album is out of print, its only releases being the original 1980s-era pressings on vinyl record, cassette and 8-track tape. The only song in CD format is "He Needs Me", appearing on the Punch-Drunk Love soundtrack. "He Needs Me" can also be purchased as a single from iTunes.

The song "Sweethaven - An Anthem" is the only song heard twice in the film.

Harry Nilsson took a break in the middle of production of his album Flash Harry to create the music for this movie. He wrote all the original songs and co-produced the music with producer Bruce Robb at Cherokee Studios. Harry Nilsson took his band of musicians to the island of Malta where they had a purpose-built studio constructed for them.[citation needed]

On the end credits Van Dyke Parks is stated as music arranger. He also acted in the movie in role of piano player.

DVD details

  • Release date: "I Love the 80's" edition - August 5, 2008; Previous edition - June 24, 2003
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Audio tracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1
English Dolby Digital Surround
  • Available subtitles: English
  • Running time: 114 minutes

Extended version

Harry Knowles of the on-line review site Ain't It Cool News recently spoke of an extended version of Popeye, while discussing a 2008 "I Love the 80s" DVD re-issue of the film.

He says,

"There’s nothing new on this edition. It’s just a repackage along with about 40 other 80s hits that have come out this Tuesday (August 5, 2008). This title hasn’t been re-released since 1993, I believe. And the only reason I’m putting this title on this week’s column is to advocate for an astonishing edition. With the passing of the brilliant Robert Altman – it is way past due that this undeclared comic masterpiece be given the treatment it needs. A long time ago – I spoke with (Popeye producer) Robert Evans, who told me he had a three-hour film print of 'Popeye' that was the true version of 'Popeye' as Altman originally conceived the film. Let’s get that print into some hands where it can be restored to the glory that the late great Altman had intended."

See also


Further reading

  • Parish, James Robert (2006). Fiasco - A History of Hollywood’s Iconic Flops. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN-13 978-0-471-69159-4. 

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Popeye is a 1980 live action film based on the comic strip and cartoon character Popeye the Sailor.

Directed by Robert Altman. Written by Jules Feiffer, based on the comic strip created by E.C. Segar. Starring Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall.
The sailor man with the spinach can! Taglines



  • [to a photo of his Pappy] Poppa. Pretty soon, you and me are going to be together again, huh? Yeah. Thirty years ain't that long. Besides, next Wednesday's our annual-versity. Yeah? Yeah. Stay alive. That's all I'm axskin' you. Good night, Poppa.
  • Eau de toilette, yeh, eau de toilette.
  • Another thing I got is a sensk of humiligration. Now, maybe you swabs can pool your intelligensk and sees that I'm axsking you for an apologeky.
  • I know you ain't down there. Truth is you ain't here. Now, where ain't you? Where ain't me Swee'Pea?
  • If I was gonna be Swee'Pea's mother, I should've at least let Olive be his father. Or viska versa. I ain't man enough to be no mother.
  • Bluto, even though you're larger than me, you can't wins, 'cause you bad, and the good always wins over the bad.
  • Oh, what am I? Some kind of barnicle on the dinghy of life? Oh, I ain't no doctors, but I knows I'm losing me patience. What am I? Some kind of judge or lawyers? Maybe not, but I knows what law suitks me. [to the prostitute] Careful there, don't ruffle me feathers. What am I? I ain't no physcikisk, but I knows what matters. What am I? I'm Popeye the Sailor.
  • [singing] And I yam what I yam and I yam what I yam that I yam / And I gotta lotta muscle and I only gots one eye / And I never hurts nobody and I'll never tell a lie / Top to me bottom and bottom to me top / That's the way it is 'til the day that I drop, what am I / I yam what I yam
  • [to the Oyls when they enter the gambling den] Oh, what is this? A house of ill repukes? Ooh, who'd bring me infant to this den of immoraliky? Don't touch nothin'. You might get a venerable disease.
  • [cartoon version] Hey, what's this? One of Bluto's tricks? I'm in the wrong movie.
  • [when Bluto sinks him during a fight] Goodnight, Irene!
  • [to the Bluto, after beating him up for mistaking SweePea is his and Olive's] Don't thinks I blames ya, cause I don't. Nope.

Poopdeck Pappy

  • Eat your spinach, you no good infink. Eat it. Eat it! Eat it!
  • [about children] Bless their little hears, if they was made out of gold, I'd like to sell 'em on the open market. I could make me a fortune. Kids! Eh, they don't what they're doing. Kids, dadblast 'em! They're gonna lead you to ruin. That's what they're gonna do, lead you to ruin. They cry at you when they're young, they yell at you when they're older, they borrows from you when they's middle-aged and they leave you alone to die. Without even paying you back. Children, phooey. You give them everything they want, and what do you get back in return? You get nothing! Why they're just smaller versions of us you know, but I'm not so crazy about me in the first place, so why would I want one of them. I'm asking ya. Children. Ah, children. Little children. You'll pour your heart to them, you give them everything they want. Give them candy and a lot of toys, and what do you get in return? You get a lot of noise: Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, my poppa's a mean old man! I'm through with children, I'm through with kids. They ain't nothing I'm never gonna do about it.
  • Don't talk to me about the future. I hates the future, and I hates the past, and I hates the present. Especially you.
  • I've never seen like this before in me life, talking to your poor old father like that, you disobedient brat. You're spoiled. That's what you're are, spoiled.
  • I hates sentiment. I am disgustipated.
  • It is an octopussy!
  • [repeated line] Haul ass, haul ass.


  • [arriving at the Oyl's party, picking up Mrs. Oyl] Mother!
  • [picking flower petals] She'll MARRY me!! She won't! She will!!
  • Okay, shorty, from now on the Oyls is gonna be double taxed. Triple taxed. Quadruple taxed! Surtaxed! Exercised taxed! OVERtaxed! And, THUMB TAXED!!
  • [singing] I'm so mean, I had a dream of beatin' myself up. Broke my nose, I broke my hand, I wrestled myself to the ground and then, I choked myself to death and broke the choke and woke up. Argh! I'm mean. You know what I mean. If you know what I mean, you'll know what I mean! I'm mean! Meaner than..., I sure am mean! Yeah, mean. I'm meaner than that. You know what I mean. I'm so damn mean! I'm mean!

George Geezil

  • POOEY on carrots!!
  • Wimpy, he is flies in my soup, he should be killed to death!

J. Wellington Wimpy

  • [singing] I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
  • Burgers can't be choosers.
  • Excellent idea, fish. Might I suggest, before matrimony, fish. Fish before matrimony.


  • Nana Oyl: [about Castor] Get him out of that ring. Don't touch his feet. He's gotta dance with those feet.
  • Cole Oyl: [repeated line] You owe me an apology.
  • The Taxman: One sunflower, embarrasing the Taxman tax.
  • Sign at Roughhouse's Cafe: Positively NO Credit! Especially You, Wimpy!
  • Ham Gravy: [at Olive's engaement party] This is a real sad occasion. A very sad day.
  • Nana Oyl: I don't know...Captain Bluto has the patience of Jobe! Or is it Job? Well, he certainly has a nice job. Jobe.


Bluto: You don't like spinach?
Popeye: I hates it.

George W. Geezil: What is that glop you're eating?
J. Wellington Wimpy: It's a soup burger. These are difficult times. Burgers can't be choosers.

Poopdeck Pappy: Eat that spinach. Eat that spinach, you brat.
Popeye: I don't want to eat that spinach. I don't want to eat that spinach. Waaaaah. Waaaaah.
Poopdeck Pappy: You disobedient brat. You was disobedient when you was two, and you're still disobedient now. You wouldn't eat your spinach. Spinach what kept our family strong for thousands of years. And what does me only oxspring do with it?
Popeye and Poopdeck Pappy [in unison]: He spits it up!!

Poopdeck Pappy: His mother ups and dies, and he wouldn't eat his spinach.
Popeye: She choked on it, pop.
Poopdeck Pappy: His poppa out of work, and he wouldn't eat his spinach.
Popeye: It wasn't my fault.
Poopdeck Pappy: The whole country in a depressigan. Ooh, and he wouldn't eat his spinach.
Popeye: That was Coolidge, Poppa.
Poopdeck Pappy: His poppa going hungry. Going off to steal. Stealing what?
Popeye and Poopdeck Pappy [in unison]: Spinach!
[Popeye throws the spinach behind Pappy's back.]
Poopdeck Pappy: So his ungrate son could grow up big and strong. You know I've done? You know what I've done when the G-Man catched me and thrung me in jail?
Popeye: No.
Poopdeck Pappy: Hmm? I laughed.
Popeye: Yeah. You laughed?
Poopdeck Pappy: I laughed a whole year. [laughs]

Popeye: Oh, Pap... father. It's me, it's me, your oxspring son.
Poppdeck Pappy: Stand to, you swab!
Popeye: Yes, sir.
Poopdeck Pappy: Your casking shadows on Poopdeck Pappy. Pride to the Pacifiric. And father to the shark. Brother to the piranhaca. Cousin to the whale. And uncle to the octopussy.
Popeye: But pap, I'm your one and only exspring. See, we got the same bulgy arms.
Poopdeck Pappy: No resemblance.
Popeye: We-we got the same squinky eye.
Poopdeck Pappy: What squinky eye?
Popeye: That's going to be hard for you to see. Oh, we even got the same pipe, pap.
Poopdeck Pappy: You idiot, you can't inherit a pipe! Ooh, I am poppa to no male. Nor no female child. That no court could prove otherwise.

Popeye: Ya got a room for renk?
Nana Oyl: What for what?
Popeye: Renk, renk. Your sign says ya got a room for renk.
Nana Oyl: Oh, my stars and gardens! My mind was a million miles away. Come in before you catch your death of mud.
Popeye: Mud? [reads a name on a mailbox] Oyls. That explains it. She's down a quart.

Nana Oyl: Olive, will you show Mister... Mister...
Popeye: Oh, Popeye, ma'am.
Nana Oyl: Mr. Eye the spare room?
Popeye: Just Popeye, ma'am.

Popeye: I oughta bust you right in the mush.
Olive Oyl: Yeah, what is this?
J. Wellington Wimpy: A hundred and twenty samoleans.
Olive Oyl: You won a hundred and twenty samoleans?
J. Wellington Wimpy: You know how many hamburgers that is?

Popeye: They've got me Olive Oyl and Swee'Pea.
Poopdeck Pappy: Olive Oyl? Swee'Pea? What are you doing? Making a salad? I want me treasure, do you here me? I want me treasure!

[about Poopdeck Pappy]
Olive Oyl: You father is a rat, a crook, and a kidnapper! And he's on the Commodore's right now with Bluto and Swee'Pea. That's what I can't tell you.
Popeye: No, he ain't, and my father ain't no kidnapper.
Olive Oyl: He is too. He's a rat, a crook, a kidnapper, and a bad father and more!
Popeye: More?
Olive Oyl: Yeah.
J. Wellington Wimpy: Well, it appears that you father is the Commodore.
Popeye: He ain't no Commodore. A hoity-toity Commodore. He would never be that.
Olive Oyl: A rat, a crook, a kidnapper, and a Commodore.
Popeye: I don't listen to the advice of some dizzy gaming broad. [to Wimpy] Now, they ain't there, and I'm gonna prove it to you. Where ain't they?
J. Wellington Wimpy: They ain't on the commodore's boat.
Popeye: That's where they ain't? Well if that's where they ain't, I'll prove to you that that's where they ain't.

Chorus: [singing] He's Popeye the Sailor Man. He's Popeye the Sailor Man. He's strong to the finich cause cause he eats his spinach, he's Popeye the Sailor Man.
Popeye: [singing] I'm one tough gazookas that hates all palookas that ain't on the up and square. I biffs 'em and buffs 'em and always outroughs 'em and none of 'em gets nowhere. If anyone guesses to risk his fisk, it's buff and it's wham, understands? So keep good behavior, it's your one lifesaver, with Popeye the Sailor Man.

[Olive accidentally bumps into Popeye on the street and he started to swing his fists.]
Olive Oyl: You scared the wits out of me.
Popeye: [under his breath] Almost knocked 'em outta you too.

The Taxman: You just docked.
Popeye: I has.
The Taxman: Ah ha, let's see here, that'll be 25 cents docking tax.
Popeye: What for?
The Taxman: Where's your sea craft?
Popeye: It ain't no sea craft, it's me dinghy and it's under the wharf.
The Taxman: Ah ha. aah-ha. This your goods?
Popeye: They is.
The Taxman: Yeah. You're new in town right?
Popeye: If you call this a town, yes.
The Taxman: Well, first of all, there's 17 cents new in town tax, and there's 45 cents rowboat-under-the-wharf tax, and one dollar leaving-your-junk-lying-around-the-wharf tax, so all together, you owe the Commodore $1.87.
Popeye: Uh, who's this Commodore?
The Taxman: Is the nature of question? There's a nickel question tax.

Popeye: How come carrots is a dollar?
George W. Geezil: $1.50. You buy what I don't feel like selling will cost you $2.00.
Popeye: All right, there you are. [takes the carrots and tosses Geezil a nickel]
George W. Geezil: Ah ah. Nope, deadbeat, this is a nickel.
Popeye: I pays what I feels like payin'! Heh heh heh.
The Taxman: You're not up to no good, are you? Because if you are, there's a 50 cent up-to-no-good tax.

Popdeck Pappy: Cut me down from this yardarm. He's gettin' away with that rotten little insect on a stool pigeon.
Popeye: Cut ya down?
Poopdeck Pappy: Cut me down. Cut me down.
Popeye: [grabbing a knife] Cut ya down, cut ya down.
Poopdeck Pappy: Cut me down.
[Popeye does that. Pappy lands flat on his face and breaking the chair.]
Popeye: I, uh, cut you down.
Poopdeck Pappy: Ugh, you idiot!!
Popeye: You said cut you down.
Poopdeck Pappy: I didn't say cut me down, I said get me down, get me down! And don't you ever pick up another knife, if you do, I'll make you eat it. You'll be known as The Sword Swallowin' Sailor!
Popeye: That's me pap. That's me pap, I know he is.

Popeye: What are you doing, Pappy?! You can't fire that thing. There's women and infinks on that boat!!
Poopdeck Pappy: Would you stop worrying? All I'm gonna do is fire a warning shot right across the bow. Don't you thinks I knows what I'm doing?!

Bluto: Commodore.
Poopdeck Pappy: Don't keep calling me commodore inside this here harbor. I got millions 'o enemies. And you is 10 or 12 of them.

Popeye: What are you doing, there? No childs 'o mine will be exploiticated for ill-gotten gains. [to Swee'Pea] Yeah, that's true. You're gonna be president one day.
Olive Oyl: It is not ill-gotten, it's good-gotten gains. These races will clothe us, and feed us, and save us.
Popeye: Wrong is wrong, even when it helps ya.
J. Wellington Wimpy: The horses are at the gates.
Olive Oyl: I think family is more important than dumb morality, hmm?.

Bluto: Okay, Shorty, from now on the whole world is gonna be double taxed! Triple taxed! Quadruple taxed! Surtaxed! EXERCISE taxed! OVER taxed! And, THUMB taxed!

Olive Oyl: Goochy goo.
Popeye: None of that talk around me son. Me son is gonna be a man infink, not a baby infink. [to Swee'Pea] Come to poppa, me little Swee'Pea. You're me little Swee'Pea.
Olive Oyl: Swee'Pea? You're bats.
Popeye: I found him in Sweethaven, that's why he is me Swee'Pea. I am calling him Swee'Pea and that is his name. [to Swee'Pea] Ain't that the truth?
Olive Oyl: Swee'Pea is the worst name I've ever heard on a baby.
Popeye: Well what do you wants me to call him? Baby Oyl?

Popeye: So, you're just a landlubber, ain't you?
Olive Oyl: Oh yeah? Well, I'm a woman.
Popeye: Oh yeah? Well, I am a mother.


  • The sailor man with the spinach can!
  • Blow me down! It's comink for Chrustmas!
  • Haves a happy holiday wit me an' Olive!

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