Popeye the Sailor Man
Meets "The Man on the Flying Trapeze"

Popeye the Sailor Man was an incredibly popular cartoon that rooted itself deep into the culture of Americana. This black and white cartoon comedy featured strong Popeye - with bulging muscles and his ever-present can of Spinach (for strength).




The English Folk Song, "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" runs headlong into the likes of Popeye after the circus stuntman tries to steal his girl, Olive Oil, away from him.

Drama, intrigue, humor, competition, and a heartfelt love story - every element is included in this short clip of animated action. If it's been awhile since you enjoyed a childhood classic in the form of Popeye the spinach-loving Sailor Man, this is a must see!

Watch the sparks fly and the memories flood back as you watch this classic episode!





Burl Ives Version of
The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Burl Ives' version of "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" doesn't end with the "bad guy stuntman getting his due" like the above video but it is entertaining all the same!

Click here for the hilarious Ives' lyrics to this celebrated circus serenade!

Do you have a favorite Popeye cartoon segment? If so, I'd love to hear about it (and better yet, see it)! Simply send your memories to this page. Thanks ahead of time!

For more funny songs, scroll down to the bottom of this page and check out the other links - you'll be glad you did!



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