The strip is also responsible for popularizing, although not inventing, the word "goon"
For these cartoons, Bluto's name was changed to "Brutus," as King Features believed at the time that Paramount owned the rights to the name "Bluto."
(King Features owned the name all along as Bluto had been originally created for the comic strip. However, due to poor research, they failed to realize this, and re-made him as Brutus to avoid copyright problems.)[
a son named Popeye Jr., who hates but respects spinach.