“Brother of the Ol' Sea Dog Club, I greets ya!”
—The secret greeting of the Sea Dog Club
The "Ol' Sea Dog Club" was a club for sailors that functioned much like a fraternity or brotherhood, having its own secret handshake and a life-long bond of friendship and brotherhood between its members. Popeye and Bill Barnacle were members of the Sea Dog Club during their youth 20 years ago, and honored its memory fondly by remembering the old club's handshake. Upon reuniting 20 years later, Popeye and Bill performed the secret handshake of their order.