Popeye the Sailor (TV Series 1960–1962) Poster



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Followed by 

The All-New Popeye Hour (1978) (TV Series)

Remade as 

The Pop (2008) (TV Series)


Popeye (1980)

Referenced in 

Ai no kawaki (1966)
children sing the theme song
Sanford and Son: Fred's Cheating Heart (1974) (TV Episode)
Fred is watching this program, singing the theme song in Popeye's distinctive gravelly mumble.
Lin Shi Rong (1979)
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Popeye games in toy store
Cheers: I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference to quote
Popeye Doyle (1986) (TV Movie)
Cheers: The Proposal (1986) (TV Episode)
Sam whistles the theme song.
Growing Pains: This Is Your Life (1987) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by character
Charles in Charge: Poppa, the Sailor Man (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Full House: Little Shop of Sweaters (1989) (TV Episode)
Joey is dressed in a Popeye costume and his date is dressed as Olive Oyl.
Full House: El Problema Grande de D.J. (1989) (TV Episode)
Joey says he is fluent in Sailor Whilst Imitating Popeye
Full House: Blast from the Past (1989) (TV Episode)
One of the many voices Joey imitates is Popeye's voice
Tales from the Crypt: Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone (1989) (TV Episode)
sailor is called "Popeye"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Eye (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "I'm Popeye the sailor man/ I've got a guy's head in my hands."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Love at First Fight (1991) (TV Episode)
Will mimics the voice, Kayla calls him Popeye
Full House: The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang (1991) (TV Episode)
Joey has a Popeye doll and he and Michelle sing the theme song.
Night on Earth (1991)
Corky quotes Popeye's "I yam what I yam" line at one point.
Animaniacs: La La Law/Cat on a Hot Steel Beam (1993) (TV Episode)
Popeye and Bluto appear chasing after Olive Oyl.
The Simpsons: Deep Space Homer (1994) (TV Episode)
When experiencing extreme G-forces Homer's head turns into that of Popeye and his voice changes to that too.
The Simpsons: You Only Move Twice (1996) (TV Episode)
Scorpio talks about Popeye.
Mad About You: The Finale (1998) (TV Episode)
Paul imitates Popeye's laughter.
Popeye (1998)
El comisario: El butrón (1999) (TV Episode)
Pope got his nickname "because he looks like Popeye"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Graduation Day: Part 2 (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the dialogue: "Well. Looks like someone's been eating his spinach."
Dark Angel: Flushed (2000) (TV Episode)
Cindy asks what is in Max's pills, Max says spinach.
South Park: Towelie (2001) (TV Episode)
Whenever Towellie gets high, the Popeye theme tune plays, just like when Popeye ate spinach.
Margaret Cho: Notorious C.H.O. (2002) (TV Special)
The Office: Motivation (2002) (TV Episode)
People call David "Bluto" after the character from Popeye.
Gorillaz: Phase One - Celebrity Take Down (2002) (Video)
A drawing of Popeye is used during the documentary.
The Fairly OddParents: Abra Catastrophe! (2003) (TV Episode)
After Crocker changes his ice cream van to a spinach van he is surrounded by sailors who all say "Ahoy! Spinach!" and are parodies of Popeye, who loved spinach.
CreepTales (2004) (Video)
Popeye mask
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Ron Burgandy says "Popeye needs his spinach."
Drawn Together: Gay Bash (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
At the Goofy Goober bar; there is a sketch of Popeye
Game 6 (2005)
Mentioned in dialogue
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Talked about
The Heart of the Game (2005)
coach has Popeye toy in his office
Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)
dog named Popeye
Wah-Wah (2005)
son's nickname is Popeye
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Albert says Nemo is at the Taj with Popeye
The Darwin Awards (2006)
mentioned in dialogue
The Office: The Carpet (2006) (TV Episode)
Michael to Stanley: "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Someone does the famous Popeye laugh
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
One character mimicks Popeye's laughter after putting on a sailor hat.
Mercury Man (2006)
Swee' Pea shirt
State's Evidence (2006)
"Make you strong like Popeye."
Factory Girl (2006)
image of Popeye in artwork
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
some soldiers are seen eating at a burger place called "Wimpy"
Californication: No Way to Treat a Lady (2008) (TV Episode)
Popeye mentioned
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: Backstage with Bob Dylan (2009) (TV Episode)
Popye argues with Bob Dylan backstage.
Weeds: A Modest Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
"spinach gives you instant muscles and an anchor tattoo"
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2009)
Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Bluto mentioned
The Office: Koi Pond (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Lovely Bones (2009)
While eating dinner, Jack says that Popeye always eats his spinach
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010) (Video)
Popeye is mentioned
Particka: Episode #1.2 (2011) (TV Episode)
In Date Show skit, Igor impersonates Popeye.
Modern Family: The One That Got Away (2011) (TV Episode)
Popeye mentioned
Portlandia: Mixologist (2012) (TV Episode)
Olive Oyl mentioned
The Walking Dead: Nebraska (2012) (TV Episode)
Lori tries to ask Daryl for a favor involving Rick when Daryl refers to her that Olive Oyl can do her own errands. This is a reference to the 1960 cartoon series, "Popeye the Sailor".
RuPaul's Drag Race: Lip Synch Extravaganza Eleganza (2013) (TV Episode)
Michelle Visage rudely says that the way Jinkx Monsoon shaded her nose on the runway "looked almost Alice the Goonish."
Shameless: Cascading Failures (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Californication: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Warehouse 13: Runaway (2013) (TV Episode)
Bluto mentioned
Sunday All Stars: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s (2013) (TV Episode)
A character was wearing a sailorman that looks like a cross of Popeye and Bluto.
Portlandia: Celery (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Modern Family: Fight or Flight (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Tosh.0: Kitten Play (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
Family Guy: Run, Chris, Run (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Doodle Toons: What's in a Name (2016) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Pink-Eye the Sailor Person"
Who's Doing the Dishes?: Chesney Hawkes (2016) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by the contestants.
Moby & the Void Pacific Choir: Are You Lost in the World Like Me (2016) (Video)
Some of the characters are designed as an homage to characters of the show.

Featured in 

100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
The Spy Next Door (2010)
Nora is watching the cartoon on the T.V., while Bob fixes the satellite dish.

Spoofed in 

Good Eats: A Grind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste (2000) (TV Episode)
Show features a live-action version of the 'Wimpy' character throughout the episode.
The Simpsons: Jaws Wired Shut (2002) (TV Episode)
Homer is depicted as Popeye with beer instead of Spinach, he talks like Popeye and Marge yells just like Olive.
Family Guy: The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire (2005) (TV Episode)
When Cleveland gets mad he eats spinach and gets muscular like Popeye
Robot Chicken: The Sack (2005) (TV Episode)
Wimpy wants to kill himself
Robot Chicken: Yancy the Yo-Yo Boy (2007) (TV Episode)
Wimpy learns some hard lessons about paying debts promptly
Family Guy: McStroke (2008) (TV Episode)
Wimpy makes a cameo appearance (suffering a stroke, the result of what is said to be eating too many hamburgers)
The Cleveland Show: Fat and Wet (2010) (TV Episode)
when Junior uses his CPAP machine
Futurama: Reincarnation (2011) (TV Episode)
Fry's mushrooms
Family Guy: Herpe, the Love Sore (2014) (TV Episode)
Peter tries to open a can of spinach
Robot Chicken: Triple Hot Dog Sandwich on Wheat (2016) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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