This article is about the text story. For the animated short, see Quiet! Pleeze.
This is a story from Popeye, the original series published by Dell in 1948. The series was later renamed to Popeye the Sailor as it continued with other publishers. It has also been reprinted in other comic books by other publishers since then.
It is late onboard Popeye's ship, the Olive Oyl, as Poopdeck Pappy and Swee'Pea finish off one last game of checkers before going to sleep. With one swift move, the youngster takes the last three pieces off the board to win yet another game from the old man. Pappy heads off to his hammock in a huff, knowing he will never beat Swee'Pea at this game. Swee'Pea puts the game away and goes up on deck to say goodnight to Popeye before going to sleep too. Swee'Pea shares a cabin with Pappy so as he enters he can tell he is already asleep from by the sound of his snoring.
The sound is loud enough to shake the pictures on the wall, but Swee'Pea falls asleep easily. A moment later, the boy is awoken by a thud that rattles the whole ship. The boy knows instantly that his roommate has fallen out of his hammock, which will repeat again and again all night. Snoring is one thing, but Swee'Pea cannot sleep through this. The sleepy little fellow gets out of bed and prepares a remedy for the old timer's sleeping disorder.
He wakes Pappy up to show him an array of tacks, nails, glass and various other sharp objects underneath him. Swee'Pea tells his grandfather that this should keep him from falling out again, which it does. Pappy is so afraid of falling out that he stays awake all night long.
Last Updated: 1/5/2018