The BEST Episodes of Popeye
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2020
Network: Cartoon Network
Popeye started out as a character in the daily comic strip "Thimble Theatre" in 1929. In the early 30s, Max and Dave Fleischer made him the star of his own cartoon. Bluto, Popeye's rival, will do anything it takes to get Olive Oyl, Popeye's girlfriend. Popeye is always willing to get her out of trouble.
#1 - Gopher Spinach
Season 1954 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 10, 1954
A gopher tries to steal Popeye's spinach plants.
#2 - I Don't Scare
Season 1956 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 1956
Popeye has beaten Bluto to a date with Olive. Seeing that Olive is superstitious, Bluto changes the date to Friday the 13th, and proceeds to rig various proofs that bad things will happen if she goes out.
#3 - You're a Sap, Mr. Jap
Season 1942 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 7, 1942
While out on patrol, Popeye encounters a pair of Japanese fishermen. Expecting a battle, Popeye starts to confront the two, but stops when they offer a peace gesture. He is warmed by the offer and accepts it, but finds they are just toying with him.
#4 - Goonland
Season 1938 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 21, 1938
Popeye arrives on Goon Island, where he believes his long lost Pappy can be found. While roaming through their village in disguise, Popeye finds his Pappy is being held prisoner by the natives, but has no desire to leave.
#5 - Kickin' the Conga Round
Season 1942 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 17, 1942
Intent on stealing Popeye's girlfriend, Olivia Oyla, Bluto beats Popeye off ship for shore leave and reaches her first. After Popeye arrives to claim his date, Bluto follows them to a café and offers to dance with the señorita when Popeye won’t.
#6 - Popeye the Sailor
Season 1933 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 14, 1933
While on shore leave, Popeye takes Olive Oyl to a carnival, where he is challenged by Bluto in various games. Later, while Popeye is dancing on stage with Betty Boop, Bluto seizes the opportunity to kidnap Olive, forcing Popeye to come to her rescue.
#7 - A Dream Walking
Season 1934 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 26, 1934
Olive Oyl goes sleepwalking one night and marches on to certain doom across rooftops and through the skeleton of a building under construction. Popeye and Bluto rush to her aid while trying to cut each other out of being the hero.
#8 - The Dance Contest
Season 1934 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 23, 1934
Popeye and Olive Oyl compete as a couple in a dance contest, but find themselves fumbling on the floor. Bluto steps in and pushes Popeye out to show off his superior dance skills. Dejected, Popeye consoles himself by dining on a bowl of spinach.
#9 - Brotherly Love
Season 1936 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 6, 1936
After listening to Olive Oyl sing about “brotherly love” over the radio, Popeye is inspired to go out and share some love with the strangers he meets. But when he tries to intervene in large street brawl, he finds himself preaching to deaf ears.
#10 - The Anvil Chorus Girl
Season 1944 - Episode 2 - Aired May 26, 1944
Popeye and Bluto are fawning over Olive Oyl as she struggles to run a blacksmith shop on her own. When she pines for a strong man to help her out, the two men go to great lengths to try to prove which of them is stronger and more skilled for the job.
#11 - Spinach-Packin' Popeye
Season 1944 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 21, 1944
After donating blood, Popeye loses a boxing match that evening to Bluto. Believing he's become too weak for her tastes, Olive Oyl tells Popeye that she's leaving him. In a desperate bid to prove how strong he is, Popeye recaps the feats of strength he exhibited in his past movies.
#12 - Jitterbug Jive
Season 1950 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 23, 1950
#13 - Riot in Rythym
Season 1950 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 10, 1950
#14 - Bride and Gloom
Season 1954 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 2, 1954
Popeye and Olive Oyl are going to get married, until Olive gets cold feet.
#15 - Out to Punch
Season 1956 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 8, 1956
#16 - Barbecue for Two
Season 1960 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 1, 1960
Popeye wants to have a barbecue for two -- namely him and Olive. But Brutus, Wimpy and Swee' Pea all try to muscle in.
#17 - The Two-Alarm Fire
Season 1934 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 26, 1934
Popeye and Bluto are in rival companies of a volunteer fire department. When Olive Oyl’s house catches fire, they both respond and try to outdo and even interfere with each other in their attempts to rescue Olive and save her house.
#18 - Beware of Barnacle Bill
Season 1935 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 25, 1935
When Popeye calls on Olive Oyl intending to propose marriage, she reveals that she has fallen for another sailor, Barnacle Bill. Popeye expresses his utmost contempt for Barnacle Bill and fights him for Olive's affections when he arrives for her.
#19 - Seasin's Greetinks!
Season 1933 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 17, 1933
Popeye brings ice skates for Olive Oyl as a Christmas present and takes her to a frozen lake for lessons, but Bluto interferes as he tries to win her affections. When she rejects him, he sets her adrift on a block of ice, then takes on Popeye.
#20 - Axe Me Another
Season 1934 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 30, 1934
After rescuing her from drowning in the river, Olive Oyl tells Popeye that Pierre Bluto, a champion lumberjack, threw her in the river because he didn’t like her spinach dinner. Popeye then confronts him, leading to a competition over lumberjack skills.
#21 - Blow Me Down!
Season 1933 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 27, 1933
Popeye visits Olive Oyl, who is working as a dancer in a cantina in Mexico. Bluto the Bandit shows up and scares off everyone except Popeye. After failing to beat him in various challenges, Bluto sets his gang on Popeye while he goes after Olive.
#22 - Wild Elephinks
Season 1933 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 29, 1933
Popeye navigates rough seas on a raft with Olive Oyl before making landfall near a jungle. They are quickly confronted by a variety of wild jungle animals that Popeye must fend off to protect himself and Olive.
#23 - The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Season 1934 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 16, 1934
Popeye sails into town to call on Olive Oyl, only to find that she has fallen for a trapeze artist and is off performing with him. After brooding over the betrayal, he breaks in to see the act but intervenes when he sees her being treated brutally.
#24 - Can You Take It
Season 1934 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 27, 1934
After escorting Olive Oyl to her job at the Bruiser Club’s hospital, Popeye looks into joining the club himself. Bluto, the club’s president, scoffs at his desire to join, then challenges him to prove how tough he is.
#25 - Little Swee'Pea
Season 1936 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 25, 1936
Too busy too go with Popeye to the zoo, she instead gets him to take Swee’Pea. While there, Swee’Pea sneaks off and faces danger as he enters various animal pens and cages, forcing Popeye to come to the rescue.