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"Heir-Brained Popeye" is an episode from The All-New Popeye Hour's "The Adventures of Popeye" segment for Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with King Features Syndicate. It first aired on November 4, 1978 and was directed by George Gordon, Carl Urbano and Rudy Zamora. Popeye was voiced by Jack Mercer, Olive Oyl was voiced by Marilyn Schreffler and Wimpy was voiced by Daws Butler.


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Popeye is at the Leagle Eagle Building in the office of Mr. Wimpy, Attorney, for the reading of his uncle's will. Olive is late but she is on her way, weaving through downtown city traffic. When she arrives, she takes the window washer's scaffolding to the upper floor instead of the elevator. As Popeye removes the office wall to let her in, the will is blown out by the wind.

Popeye does not want to lose all the money from his inheritance so he jumps out after it. As he plummets to the street far below, the will lands on a flagpole. As Popeye lands on the flagpole, it flies back into the air and a bird takes it.

The bird carries it to the pier and drops it on the smokestack of an ocean liner. Popeye swims after the ship to a tropical island. Popeye climbs the ship but the air horn blows the will away onto the back of a crocodile. Popeye wrestles the crocodile but the will flies away again and lands on the ear of a 50-foot gorilla. The gorilla falls in love with Popeye and carries him off to her home. When she falls asleep, he tries to take the will back, but she wakes up and sneezes him all the way to the North Pole.

At the North Pole, the wind blows the will right into Popeye hands so he finally gets a chance to read it. However, his uncle did not leave him any money. The only thing Popeye inherited was his bills.

Episode details

This segment was from episode 9 in the series, aired in season 1, episode 9 of The All-New Popeye Hour. Below is a list of the other segments for this episode.

Segment Title Seg #
The Adventures of Popeye "Heir-Brained Popeye" 9A
Health Tip (Home Safety Toys) 9B
Popeye's Treasure Hunt "Captain Meno's Sunken Treasure" Pt 1 9C
Dinky Dog "Heap Cheap Hotel" 9D
Health Tip (Clean Hands) 9E
Popeye's Treasure Hunt "Captain Meno's Sunken Treasure" Pt 2 9F
Health Tip (Sharp Utensils) 9G

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