Talk:Popeye

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Split proposal[edit]

This article has gotten rather long and hard to read. I suggest splitting out the section on the theatrical cartoons into its own article, titled Popeye the Sailor (theatrical cartoons), Popeye the Sailor (Paramount cartoons) or something similar, leaving a shortened summary of the history of the Fleischer/Famous cartoons. That way, this article could focus more on Popeye as a franchise and on the original comic strip version. --FuriousFreddy (talk) 17:41, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Comment There is already an article on the Popeye theatrical cartoons titled Popeye the Sailor (Warner DVD series) about the home video releases. Could this be the starting point? Steelbeard1 (talk) 20:20, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
There are relevant points in there, but I'd say to split theatrical cartoons off entirely into a single new article for now, and summarize the information in the current article. Keeping it all as one continuous article allows one to talk about transitioning between studios, that sort of thing. -- Zanimum (talk) 19:09, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Theme song sung by?[edit]

Was the original theme sung by William "Billy" Costello? --grin 07:34, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

It was when he was playing the role of Popeye. Later, when the other guy took over, he sang the song. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 10:49, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Why was my edit reverted?[edit]

Hi. I made a spelling correction on this page yesterday. I don't understand why it has been reverted to the incorrect spelling. 82.2.26.223 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.2.26.223 (talk) 18:12, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Association with spinach[edit]

When does Popeye become associated with spinach? There is no spinach in his first appearance in Thimble Theater in 1929. In his first film apparance, Fleischer's "Popeye the Sailor" (1933), he downs a can of spinach with the customary result. Did this device originate in Thimble Theater, or was it a film gag? Mohanchous (talk) 13:45, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Frank "Rocky" Fiegel[edit]

I've replaced the vague statement beginning "One historian believes Popeye was inspired by Frank 'Rocky' Fiegel" and its "source" (merely a bare GIF image with no information whatsoever) with a statement based on material from the already-cited Grandinetti book (page 4). If someone wants to try to pursue the previous info, I did manage to dig up a somewhat-garbled document in the Internet Archives (not their Wayback Machine, but an actual book-like work) titled I Remember: Early Memories of Chester, Illinois. Its author is Jessie Lee Huffstutler, who may be the "Lee Huffstutler" mentioned in Grandinetti. (I'm not sure an IA copy of a personal memoir would be acceptable under WP:RELY. Even if it were, I doubt such a publication qualifies Huffstutler as a "historian", anymore than uploading a personal webcam video to YouTube makes one a cinematographer.) As for the GIF, it comes from The Glyph, a website for the Great Lakes NCS Newsletter, and has a URL including "segar" and "rocky"—suggestive, but far from useful for sourcing. However, a search of the website might turn up something useful about the picture that might make it worth mentioning.

Meanwhile, I'd ask editors to review WP:RELY to understand what Wikipedia means by "reliable source" and "citation". In particular, it should be specific and should include information that backs up what is said in the article where the citation is placed. A picture is merely illustration, not evidence, and a pic with no information is worse than useless because it implies something that isn't stated anywhere (e.g., this person is the infamous Rocky). We need a source to say that, not just imply it by association. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 13:13, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Italicizationing[edit]

Is there any way to remove the italics from the page title? The page is foremost on the "Popeye" character, while also combining in information about the Popeye franchise and comic strip. The use of the comic strip template seems to be italicizing the title, but there has to be some sort of override somehow.--108.196.25.194 (talk) 21:32, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

I have added the parameter |italic title=no to the infobox, which removed the italics from the article title, as the infobox template's page (Template:Infobox comic strip) said it would. Regards, —{|Retro00064|☎talk|✍contribs|} 23:04, 14 December 2011 (UTC).

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Wimpy[edit]

I am removing the "hence the name" part that implies that Wimpy is called Wimpy because he is wimpy. The word wimpy is believed to have appeared in the English language with its current meaning long after J Wellington Wimpy first existed. The origin of wimp is uncertain, but sources such as the Online Etymology Dictionary say "perhaps influenced by J. Wellington Wimpy." In other words, it's more likely that wimps are called wimps because are like Wimpy (and they whimper) rather than the character being named after a word that was not yet in use. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hagrinas (talkcontribs) 01:30, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Top Importance?[edit]

There's a discussion on which comic-related articles should be listed as "Top Importance" on the importance scale, and I feel this article should not be included. If any user disagrees or wishes to contribute, please do so there. Argento Surfer (talk) 14:49, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Popeye animated film[edit]

Joshua Raymond Hahn: Why is Sony Pictures Animation pushed Popeye back in 2015? 64.24.84.8 (talk) 14:57, 6 November 2013 (UTC)Joshua Raymond Hahn64.24.84.8 (talk) 14:57, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Splitting article[edit]

I think there is enough comic strip specific information to make it worth spinning off into an article titled either Thimble Theatre or Popeye (comic strip), leaving this article to be just about the character himself. 24.149.45.52 (talk) 23:11, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Time Travel ?[edit]

In the section "Television specials and feature-length films", there is the line: "Popeye (2015, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation). As it is now only halfway though 2014, is this a mistake, a prediction, a plan, or a time-travelled entry from next year ? Darkman101 (talk) 22:33, 12 June 2014 (UTC)