2010/07/28

J. Wellington Wimpy

In response to Elizabeth's query on the last posting. The character is J. Wellington Wimpy, a friend of Popeye in cartoons in the 1930s, 40s & 50s. He was known for scrounging hamburgers with the offer to "Gladly repay you on Thursday". Although he had an almost gluttonous love of hamburgers, it is uncertain that even he would accept one with the flavour of Pepsodent.

2 comments:

...louciao... said...

As a child visiting London England with my grandmother, my favourite meal was the Wimpy Burger. I think there was a chain of burger joints called "Wimpy's." I believe you had to pay for your burger whether or not it was Thursday.

Coincidentally, there used to be a hamburger restaurant in Quebec City called Popeye's. I don't remember if the burgers were garnished with spinach or if the meat was cooked in olive oyle, though.

I must admit, I watched Popeye cartoons every day after I got home from elementary school.

Elizabeth said...

Hee hee!
I knew I knew him from somewhere.
When I was a child we did not have a TV but used to go to the BoysNextDoor from 5-6 to watch Children's hour.
I was utterly addicted to Popeye.
Robert quotes it as "I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today...."
Am I antique or what?

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