Popeye the Sailor: Season 1, Episode 157

Me Quest for Poopdeck Pappy (1960)

TV Episode  |  TV-G  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family
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Popeye discovers he's not an orphan after all. An old man who looks just like him lives on a faraway island, and now Popeye is on a quest to find him.



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Episode uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye / Poopdeck Pappy (voice) (uncredited)
Olive Oyl / Swee'pea (voice) (uncredited)


Popeye has learned that someone who looks just like him -- only older -- lives on a faraway island. Now he's on a quest to find the man that he's sure is his father. When Popeye finds the old man, he also finds the tough old codger wants nothing to do with him. The white-bearded hermit sends his gorilla after the stranger. Then he sends Charlie the black octopus. The situation finally changes when the Monster of the Deep emerges from the sea. Written by J. Spurlin

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1960 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Popeye: [singing] I'm Popeye the sailor man. / I'm Popeye the sailor man. / I'm off on a trip / On me sturdy old ship. / I'm Popeye the sailor man.
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Popeye Discovers 'Pappy'
27 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, this cartoon answered one question I always had: what was the story with Swee' Pea. It turns out he was an orphan. How he got the little kid, I still don't know because it's not part of this story. It just leads into it, where Popeye explains to Olive Oyl why he is on this current sailing trip to find his "pappy."

"For a long time, I always though I was an orphink just like 'Swee Pea," he says, "but one day I runs into a sailor what told me he saw a swab that looks like me, but in an old-ish way, on the island of Goona, and that's where we're sailin' for now."

It finds up a pretty entertaining cartoon as "Poopeye Pappy" tries to keep strangers off his island with various methods, such a huge gorilla and a giant octopus.

This wasn't really a funny episode but it was a "cute" one with a heartwarming ending. It's tough to make much of a story when you trim these animated Popeye short features down to a measly five minutes.

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