National Hamburg Day

J. Wellington Wimpy, generally referred to as Wimpy,[1] is one of the characters in the long-running comic strip Popeye, created by E. C. Segar in 1934 and originally called Thimble Theatre, and in the Popeye cartoons based upon the strip. Wimpy was one of the dominant characters in the newspaper strip, but when Popeye was adapted as an animated cartoon series by Fleischer Studios, Wimpy became a minor character; Dave Fleischer said that the character in the Segar strip was “too intellectual” to be used in film cartoons. Wimpy did appear in Robert Altman‘s 1980 live-action musical film Popeye, played by veteran character actor Paul Dooley.


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