PlotPopeye's nephews cannot sleep so he tells them a story about a mighty sailing man (portrayed by Popeye in the book). The story tells about how his ship is destroyed by a storm at sea and then he has to deal with sharks.
Afterwards, he is swallowed by a white whale and taken to the bottom of the sea. There he must save a mermaid (portrayed by Olive in the book) who is being forced to marry King Neptune (portrayed by Bluto in the book). The sailor eats some sea spinach to defeat King Neptune and save her.
This segment was aired in season 1, episode 4 of The All-New Popeye Hour. Below is a list of the other segments for this episode.
|The Adventures of Popeye||"A Whale of a Tale"||4A|
|Health and Safety Tips||Bicycle||4B|
|The Adventures of Popeye||"Olive's Shining Hour"||4C|
|Dinky Dog||"Dinky's Nose For News"||4D|
|Health and Safety Tips||Don't Overeat||4E|
|The Adventures of Popeye||"A Bad Knight For Popeye"||4F|
|Health and Safety Tips||Balanced Meals||4G|