“You owe me an apology.”
—Cole's catchphrase

Cole Oyl is a character created by E.C. Segar in his comic Thimble Theatre prior to Popeye's introduction. Mr. Oyl is Nana Oyl's husband and the father of Olive and Castor Oyl.

Like his relatives, he has a pun for a name: 'Cole Oyl' derives from "coal oil", an old term for kerosene. He has a habit of reading a newspaper.

Mr. Oyl made several appearances in the Popeye the Sailor TV series, where he was voiced by Jack Mercer, and actor MacIntyre Dixon portrays him in the 1980 live-action film.


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