Popeye the Sailor

The BEST episodes of Popeye the Sailor

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 4/16/2022Network: Cartoon Network
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Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor
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#1 - Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

Season 1936 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/27/1936

When Popeye sails near his isle, Sindbad the Sailor sends a roc to kidnap Olive Oyl off the ship and wreck it. Once Popeye makes his way to shore with Wimpy, he goes on to confront Sindbad while Wimpy ventures off hoping to make a meal out of a duck.

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You're a Sap, Mr. Jap
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#2 - You're a Sap, Mr. Jap

Season 1942 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/7/1942

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.

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Popeye the Sailor
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#3 - Popeye the Sailor

Season 1933 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/14/1933

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.

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I Yam What I Yam
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#4 - I Yam What I Yam

Season 1933 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/1933

After a stormy boat ride with Olive Oyl and Wimpy, Popeye builds a log cabin near the beach where they make landfall. Later, while Popeye is out on his own hunting for dinner, a band of indians wages separate assaults on the cabin and on Popeye.

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Blow Me Down!
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#5 - Blow Me Down!

Season 1933 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/27/1933

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.

Directors: Dave Fleischer
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I Eats My Spinach
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#6 - I Eats My Spinach

Season 1933 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/17/1933

Popeye escorts Olive Oyl to a rodeo, where The Great Bluto is performing. Becoming jealous over Olive’s adoration of Bluto's showmanship, Popeye enters the ring to prove he can do better.

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Seasin's Greetinks!
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#7 - Seasin's Greetinks!

Season 1933 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/17/1933

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.

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Wild Elephinks
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#8 - Wild Elephinks

Season 1933 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/29/1933

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.

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Sock-a-Bye, Baby
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#9 - Sock-a-Bye, Baby

Season 1934 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/19/1934

While Popeye is out with a sleeping baby in a stroller, the infant is woken up and pitches a fit. After a struggle to put the baby back to sleep, he goes to great lengths to silence various activities nearby that risk disturbing the peace.

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Let's You and Him Fight
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#10 - Let's You and Him Fight

Season 1934 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/16/1934

Popeye and Bluto the Champ are at a camp training for a boxing match. Later, despite Olive Oyl’s pledge to never see him again if he fights, Popeye enters the ring for the bout. Meanwhile, Olive is nervously listening to the fight on the radio at home.

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The Man on the Flying Trapeze
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#11 - The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Season 1934 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/16/1934

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.

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Can You Take It
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#12 - Can You Take It

Season 1934 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/27/1934

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.

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Shoein' Hosses
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#13 - Shoein' Hosses

Season 1934 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/1/1934

Olive Oyl is running a blacksmith shop with Wimpy, but finds the job to be more than the two of them can handle. Popeye and Bluto both respond to her job advertisement and find themselves competing to see who would be the better man for it.

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Strong to the Finich
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#14 - Strong to the Finich

Season 1934 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/29/1934

After the children at Olive Oyl’s Health Farm for Children reject her dinner of spinach, Popeye demonstates to them how it is good for the body. The children then endanger themselves when they feed it to a pair of sickly bulls, who then turn on them.

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Shiver Me Timbers!
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#15 - Shiver Me Timbers!

Season 1934 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/27/1934

Popeye, Wimpy, and Olive Oyl are stranded on a beach, where they encounter a ghost ship. While investigating it, the group has various strange encounters on the ship before they are attacked and subsequently tortured by the ship’s inhabitants.

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Axe Me Another
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#16 - Axe Me Another

Season 1934 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/30/1934

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.

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A Dream Walking
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#17 - A Dream Walking

Season 1934 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/26/1934

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.

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The Two-Alarm Fire
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#18 - The Two-Alarm Fire

Season 1934 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/26/1934

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.

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The Dance Contest
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#19 - The Dance Contest

Season 1934 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/23/1934

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.

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We Aim to Please
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#20 - We Aim to Please

Season 1934 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/28/1934

Popeye and Olive Oyl open a diner and have Wimpy as their first customer, who cons them into deferring his bill. Bluto enters the diner next, makes a scene with his demands, and orders a large meal. A fight ensues after he refuses to pay the bill.

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Beware of Barnacle Bill
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#21 - Beware of Barnacle Bill

Season 1935 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/25/1935

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.

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Be Kind to 'Aminals'
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#22 - Be Kind to 'Aminals'

Season 1935 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/22/1935

Popeye and Olive Oyl are out feeding birds in the park when they witness Bluto mistreating the horse pulling his produce cart. The couple intervenes to set a better example, but Bluto gets even angrier and takes it out on the horse.

Pleased to Meet Cha!
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#23 - Pleased to Meet Cha!

Season 1935 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/22/1935

Popeye and Bluto unexpectedly come face to face as they are calling on Olive Oyl. Olive tries to have them sit with her peacefully, but orders one out after they trade blows. To decide who stays, they perform various tricks to see who she most favors.

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The Hyp-nut-tist
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#24 - The Hyp-nut-tist

Season 1935 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/26/1935

Popeye takes Olive Oyl to a hypnotist's show. When Popeye’s whistle-blowing interrupts his act, the performer hypnotizes Olive and forces her act like a chicken. Enraged over the mockery made of Olive, Popeye jumps on stage to defend her honor.

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Choose Your 'Weppins'
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#25 - Choose Your 'Weppins'

Season 1935 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/31/1935

While escorting a prisoner, Wimpy is distracted by a display of hamburgers. The prisoner escapes and ventures into Popeye’s pawn shop. He attempts to con Popeye into buying his own knives, but Popeye rejects the low quality goods, leading to a fight.