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Taking the lead of Salome, and after Poyeye’s 67 years of non-committment, Olive Oyl took the only honorable action a spurned women could take, she cut off his head and served it to Wimpy.
In a late-twenties comic strip, Olive, her brother Castor and boyfriend Ham Gravy met Poyeye after searching for an able seaman to take them on a voyage. Ham asked, "Hey there, are you a sailor?" Popeye answered, "Ja think I was a cowboy?" During the voyage when Popeye ordered Olive Oyl to the ship’s galley, her response was, "Shut up, you bilge rat!" Shelley Duvall and Robin Williams gave fabulous interpretations of these two zany characters in Robert Altman’s great film Popeye...