Popeye the Sailor is a cartoon fictional character
Character (arts)
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 created by Elzie Crisler Segar
E. C. Segar
Elzie Crisler Segar was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of Popeye, a character who first appeared in 1929 in his comic strip Thimble Theatre. Asked how to say his name, he told The Literary Digest it was "SEE-gar". He commonly signed his work simply Segar or E...

, who has appeared in comic strip
Comic strip
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s and animated cartoon
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s in the cinema as well as on television. He first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929. Popeye has also become the strip's title in later years.

Although Segar's Thimble Theatre strip was in its tenth year when Popeye made his debut in 1929, the sailor quickly became the main focus of the strip and Thimble Theatre became one of King Features' most popular properties during the 1930s.

"I yam what I yam and tha's all what I yam." -- Popeye the Sailor

"Well blow me down!" -- Popeye

"That's all I can stands, cuz I can't stands n'more!" - Popeye

"I'm strong to the finish, 'cause I eats me Spinach, I'm Popeye the sailor man! (toot, toot)" - Popeye (from theme song)

"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." - J. Wellington Wimpy

"Let's you and him fight." - J. Wellington Wimpy

"Popeye, Popeye!" --Olive Oyl

"Help, Popeye! Save me!" (among other variations) --Olive Oyl

"You keep your hands to you, that's what you are!" --Olive Oyl