The show stars Popeye, in an attempt by Hanna-Barbera to bring him back to his comic roots. Several characters from the comics were featured and Popeye went back to wearing his civilian sailor clothes, abandoning the white Navy uniform he had worn for many earlier theatrical cartoons and the previous TV show, Popeye the Sailor (though he still wore a Navy sailor's cap, like in certain comics). Bluto was also brought back, since the aforementioned show had instead employed Brutus as its main villain. Unlike the theatrical shorts, the series is less violent, due to children's television cartoons at the time having to comply with content restrictions on violence, and consequently in this show Popeye was never shown throwing punches at Bluto; he often lifted him instead, with his own hands or with machinery, and hurled him away.
The hour-long program paired Popeye with an unrelated series, Dinky Dog, until it became a half-hour show in 1981, undergoing the name change to The Popeye and Olive Comedy Show and lasting until 1983. This series was also the last time Jack Mercer voiced Popeye before his death.
- Popeye/The Adventures of Popeye
- The Popeye Sports Parade
- Popeye's Treasure Hunt
- Prehistoric Popeye
- Private Olive Oyl
- Dinky Dog
Also, in between the above segments, untitled, short "morals" would be featured starring Pipeye, Peepeye, Poopeye and Pupeye engaging in harmful activities, often with Mr. No-No. This would prompt Popeye to teach his nephews, along with the children in the audience, a life lesson.
In the second year of the series there was also a holiday movie: The Popeye Valentine Special: Sweethearts at Sea.
- The All-New Popeye Hour at the Internet Movie Database