Herbie the Adore Bug

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Herbie the Enjoy Bug

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Herbie is an anthropomorphic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, a character that is featured in a number of Disney motion photographs beginning with the 1968 feature film The Love Bug. He has a mind of his personal and is capable of driving himself, and is a significant contender in auto racing competitions. Throughout most of the franchise, Herbie is distinguished by red, white and blue racing stripes from front to back bumper, a racing-style number &quot53&quot on the front trunk lid, doors, and engine lid, and a yellow-on-black ’63 California license plate that says, &quotOFP 857&quot. A single exception to this is his introduction in The Love Bug, exactly where he initially appears as a nondescript white vehicle with a gray colored fabric sunroof (a.k.a. &quotragtop&quot), the style of sunroof provided on VW Beetles produced by way of 1963.

Herbie’s origins are established in The Love Bug, wherein Herbie was bought from Peter Thorndyke’s showroom by San Francisco socialite Mrs. Van Luit for her upstairs maid, but returned shortly afterward and bought by race-driver Jim Douglas (Dean Jones), who had earlier stood up for him against the pompous Thorndyke. Tennessee Steinmetz, Jim’s friend and roommate, names the auto &quotHerbie&quot after his uncle Herb.

In Herbie Rides Again, Herbie has been left to Tennessee’s aunt Mrs. Steinmetz (Helen Hayes), the widow of Herb whom the vehicle was named soon after. Mrs. Steinmetz and her neighbour, Nicole Harris (Stefanie Powers) try to save her home from being bulldozed by Alonzo Hawk (Keenan Wynn), with the assist of Herbie. During the film it is explained that after several profitable races with Herbie, Douglas entered foreign racing circuits, even though his sidekick Tennessee is residing in Tibet to assist his ailing instructor. Tennessee left Herbie with his aunt, Mrs. Steinmetz.

By Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Douglas enters Herbie in the Trans-France Race and recruits mechanic friend Wheely Applegate (Don Knotts) to help, after Herbie falls in really like with a Lancia Scorpion named Giselle and Douglas with her driver Diane Darcy (Julie Sommars). Herbie also finds himself in the incorrect location at the wrong time when the stolen Etoile de Joie diamond is hidden in his gas tank.

In Herbie Goes Bananas, Douglas has retired from racing soon after the Monte Carlo race and leaves Herbie to his nephew, Pete Stancheck (Stephen W. Burns), who plans to enter Herbie in the Brazil Grand Primeo race. In the interim, Herbie befriends an orphan named Paco, with whom he wreaks havoc onboard cruise ship the Sun Princess, prompting the overzealous Captain Blythe (Harvey Korman) to force Herbie to &quotwalk the plank&quot. Getting fallen into the ocean, Herbie is rescued by Paco and disguised as a taxi, later to stop a gang of con artists from stealing ancient Inca gold. Early in their partnership, Paco offers Herbie the nickname &quotOcho&quot, the Spanish word for the number 8 purportedly since the digits 5 and three in Herbie’s racing quantity, 53, have been combined to produce ‘8’ (5+three = 8) and possibly to rhyme with &quotVocho&quot, the Beetle’s name in Mexico.

Soon after the Mexico debacle, Douglas takes Herbie and opens a driving college in Herbie the Matchmaker.

Hank Cooper (Bruce Campbell) becomes the owner of Herbie in the 1997 produced-for-tv movie The Really like Bug, wherein Herbie’s designer, an elderly German engineer named Dr. Gustav Stumpfel, made him as a &quotliving machine&quot but was forced to develop an evil Volkswagen counterpart to Herbie, &quotHorace the Hate Bug,&quot accountable for killing the accurate Herbie at one particular point in the film. Horace is of course painted monochrome black, with louvered windows, contributing to his &quotevil&quot look. Cooper then buries Herbie but the return of Jim Douglas sets Cooper to rebuild the fallen Enjoy Bug (with the aid of repentant Dr. Stumpfel) and have him race against evil doppelganger Horace. In this race, Herbie ultimately divides himself in half (as in the original film) to win the race.

Herbie is then passed down from owner to owner until he is bought by Maggie Peyton (Lindsay Lohan) in Herbie: Fully Loaded, sooner or later to compete in a demolition derby and NASCAR races. In this film, Herbie falls in love with a Volkswagen New Beetle. … wiki

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