In the fall of 1987, CBS Saturday morning featured this attempt to update and expand the Popeye universe, by giving him three cool teenage sons, the existence of which established once and for all who won Olive Oyl’s heart then. It was a clear cash-in of both Huey, Dewey and Louie from the popular Duck Tales, as well as the infantilization fad huge in cartoons in the ‘80s. (Muppet Babies, Flintstone Kids, Little Archies, etc.) Oh, and the sons hated the taste of spinach, although it inexplicably made them them superhumans the way it did their father.
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