What! You say you’ve never heard of Wimpy?
Well, you must not have been a cartoon watcher as a kid or you just didn’t watch the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoon series. The Popeye character has been around since the late 1920’s and is still around today on clothes and as toys.
“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today”, were the words that Wimpy, the pleasantly plump friend of Popeye in the Popeye cartoons back in the 1960’s, use to say quite often. Wimpy was quite the moocher.
A 6-minute Popeye cartoon, featuring Wimpy:
Ask any of my close friends and they’ll tell you that one of my favorite foods is the good ol’ hamburger.
I’m not one of those hamburger snobs either. I don’t care for those fancy gourmet burgers either with all that unrecognizable stuff in it, like what are arugula, feta and sprouts doing in a burger! Just give me a good old fashion all American cheeseburger with an all beef patty, sesame seed bun, lettuce, onion, tomato, mustard and ketchup. Make it a double decker while you’re at it.
I went to a place that is relatively new in my area, called Black Bear Diner and they have a hamburger called the Bacon & Cheddar Stuffed Burger. It’s a beef patty stuffed with cheddar cheese and bacon bits. I’ve had it a couple times, and it was delicious, one of the best, tastiest burgers I’ve ever had.
The phrase that Wimpy uttered back in my ’60s era, has endured all of these years and was even used on the television show, The Office:
To learn more about Wimpy, click link below:
If you want to learn more about the Hamburger, check out wikipedia’s explanation: