Shorty is a character introduced in early Famous Studios animated cartoons in 1943. He is Popeye's short, bespectacled Navy fellow. An individual prone to cause mischief and annoy others, he is paired with Popeye in comic everyday situations both aboard the Navy ship and off-duty, leaving Popeye in the role of "straight-man". The character did not however become too popular, only appearing in the shorts Happy Birthdaze, The Marry-Go-Round and Moving Aweigh. He has not been seen since.