History Film / TheLoveBug

24th Oct '17 9:11:05 AM Skywatcher
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* MeetCute: The first time Carole and Jim see each other, she's hanging signs inside Thorndyke's dealership and drops one. Jim, outside, sees this, bends over to help, and bangs his head on the window. Carole then bends over to help Jim and bangs her head on the same window.
11th Oct '17 5:36:21 PM nombretomado
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* SuppressedMammaries: LindsayLohan's bust was digitally reduced for ''Fully Loaded'' to avoid 'offending' audiences.

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* SuppressedMammaries: LindsayLohan's Creator/LindsayLohan's bust was digitally reduced for ''Fully Loaded'' to avoid 'offending' audiences.
2nd Oct '17 9:10:24 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* TheDogBitesBack: After royally screwing himself and Havershaw over in his failed bet with Mr. Wu, Thorndyke mocks the latter when he points out the foolishness of his scheme; Havershaw finally tires of his old boss' abuse and sprays him from head to toe in oil.
** Alonzo Hawk abuses practically every living being in sight who isn't his personal secretary. In his last effort to demolish the firehouse he finds himself turning tail to flee from Herbie and an onslaught of VW Beetles in tow. When he insults his workmen blocking his path, one has finally had it with him and dumps him out of his jeep with his front-end loader, leaving Hawk at Herbie's mercy.
26th Sep '17 12:32:51 PM ngh93
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* '''''Herbie: Fully Loaded''''' (2005) -- Now long forgotten, Herbie winds up in a junkyard where he's bought as a college graduation present for Maggie Peyton (Creator/LindsayLohan) by her overprotective father Ray Sr. (Creator/MichaelKeaton)--yet he doesn't seem to have any issues with Ray Jr. (Breckin Meyer), despite him having ''several'' crashes and is clearly not cut out for his family's racing legacy. With Herbie's help, Maggie dons the disguise of "MAXX" wgo to a car show where they end up at a car show where Herbie beats arrogant, egomaniacal champion racer Trip Murphy (Matt Dillon). Murphy demands a rematch and vows to discover the secret behind the mysterious VW bug.

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* '''''Herbie: Fully Loaded''''' (2005) -- Now long forgotten, Herbie winds up in a junkyard where he's bought as a college graduation present for Maggie Peyton (Creator/LindsayLohan) by her overprotective father Ray Sr. (Creator/MichaelKeaton)--yet he doesn't seem to have any issues with Ray Jr. (Breckin Meyer), despite him having ''several'' crashes and is clearly not cut out for his family's racing legacy. With Herbie's help, Maggie dons the disguise of "MAXX" wgo to a car show where they end up at a car show where Herbie beats arrogant, egomaniacal egotistical champion racer Trip Murphy (Matt Dillon). Murphy demands a rematch and vows to discover the secret behind the mysterious VW bug.
20th Sep '17 6:35:56 AM CosmicFerret
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* '''''Herbie, the Love Bug''''' (1982) -- A five-episode miniseries directed by Vincent [=McEveety=] and starring Dean Jones, semi-retired single man Jim Douglas runs the "Famous Driving School" with his mechanic Bo and of course semi-retired racecar Herbie. After foiling a bank robbery, Jim meets soon-to-be-married Susan [=MacLane=] (Patricia Harty) and her children Julie ([[BackToTheFuture Claudia Wells]]), Robbie (Douglas Emerson), and Matthew (Nicky Katt). After Herbie inadvertently interrupts Susan's wedding to jealous bank manager Randy Bigelow ([[Series/{{MASH}} Larry Linville]]), Jim and Susan spark a romance as Randy tries all he can to discredit or sabotage Douglas and his little car. All episodes are on Youtube and can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcbLWnNRuf0&list=PL43ooqSfaVzGM_dIS-1IR4_DN5GnEFYR8 here]].

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* '''''Herbie, the Love Bug''''' (1982) -- A five-episode miniseries directed by Vincent [=McEveety=] and starring Dean Jones, semi-retired single man Jim Douglas runs the "Famous Driving School" with his mechanic Bo and of course semi-retired racecar Herbie. After foiling a bank robbery, Jim meets soon-to-be-married Susan [=MacLane=] (Patricia Harty) and her children Julie ([[BackToTheFuture ([[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Claudia Wells]]), Robbie (Douglas Emerson), and Matthew (Nicky Katt). After Herbie inadvertently interrupts Susan's wedding to jealous bank manager Randy Bigelow ([[Series/{{MASH}} Larry Linville]]), Jim and Susan spark a romance as Randy tries all he can to discredit or sabotage Douglas and his little car. All episodes are on Youtube and can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcbLWnNRuf0&list=PL43ooqSfaVzGM_dIS-1IR4_DN5GnEFYR8 here]].
9th Sep '17 10:21:12 AM GrammarNavi
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* '''''Herbie Goes Bananas''''' (1980) -- Jim's nephew, Pete Stancheck (Stephen W. Burns), ends up finding Herbie in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico after an unknown debacle in Baja California. Intent on taking Herbie to race in Brazil, Pete and his friend DJ (Charles Martin Smith) come a pickpocket named Paco (Joaquin Garay III) that gets them embroiled with a group of gold smugglers. After Herbie causes trouble on the ship, Paco reunites with Herbie and, with help from the happy Aunt Louise (Cloris Leachman) and the blustering Captain Blythe ([[TheCarolBurnettShow Harvey Korman]]), Herbie ends up fighting bulls, selling bananas, and munching on a plane. The last in the classic Herbie films.

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* '''''Herbie Goes Bananas''''' (1980) -- Jim's nephew, Pete Stancheck (Stephen W. Burns), ends up finding Herbie in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico after an unknown debacle in Baja California. Intent on taking Herbie to race in Brazil, Pete and his friend DJ (Charles Martin Smith) come a pickpocket named Paco (Joaquin Garay III) that gets them embroiled with a group of gold smugglers. After Herbie causes trouble on the ship, Paco reunites with Herbie and, with help from the happy Aunt Louise (Cloris Leachman) and the blustering Captain Blythe ([[TheCarolBurnettShow ([[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Harvey Korman]]), Herbie ends up fighting bulls, selling bananas, and munching on a plane. The last in the classic Herbie films.



** Captain Blythe in ''Herbie Goes Bananas''. Then again, [[TheCarolBurnettShow Harvey Korman]] seems to do that a lot.

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** Captain Blythe in ''Herbie Goes Bananas''. Then again, [[TheCarolBurnettShow [[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Harvey Korman]] seems to do that a lot.
4th Sep '17 10:57:55 AM Usagi1992
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* '''''The Love Bug''''' (1968) -- Down-on-his-luck racing driver Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) gets more than he bargained for when he acquires a second-hand Beetle. The car is named "Herbie" by his mechanic, Tennessee Steinmetz (Creator/BuddyHackett), who is the first to realise that the car's odd behavior is more than just an idiosyncratic collection of mechanical faults. Peter Thorndyke (David Tomlinson), the snooty car salesman and race car driver who sold Herbie to Jim, is driven crazy when Jim starts winning races with his new car. Thorndyke tries to find out the secret of "the little car" while also sabotaging it. Meanwhile, Jim falls in love with Carole (Michelle Lee), Thorndyke's assistant.

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* '''''The Love Bug''''' (1968) (1969) -- Down-on-his-luck racing driver Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) gets more than he bargained for when he acquires a second-hand Beetle. The car is named "Herbie" by his mechanic, Tennessee Steinmetz (Creator/BuddyHackett), who is the first to realise that the car's odd behavior is more than just an idiosyncratic collection of mechanical faults. Peter Thorndyke (David Tomlinson), the snooty car salesman and race car driver who sold Herbie to Jim, is driven crazy when Jim starts winning races with his new car. Thorndyke tries to find out the secret of "the little car" while also sabotaging it. Meanwhile, Jim falls in love with Carole (Michelle Lee), Thorndyke's assistant.
29th Aug '17 7:39:09 AM Jeduthun
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* GameOfChicken: In ''Herbie Rides Again'', Herbie spitefully enters a Chicken tournament (complete with a medieval jousting theme) with Willoughby trapped inside to convince him he is sentient and doesn't take kindly to insulting remarks about his appearance.
29th Aug '17 12:21:40 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Jim Douglas has a major one when he finally realizes Herbie is truly alive in his own right, after having just witnessed the distressed vehicle taking his fury out on Douglas' new Lamborghini. Feeling betrayed by Jim who tried to sell him back to Thorndyke, Herbie flees the scene and Jim hurries to save his grief-stricken friend.
** Tennessee also gets one for getting drunk and thus allowing Thorndyke to sabotage Herbie ahead of the Riverdale race. The regret on his face as he sees Herbie putter to a dead halt is unmistakable.
22nd Aug '17 10:57:09 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Alonzo Hawk.


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* WhamLine: In ''Herbie Rides Again'', when Willoughby and Nicole try to stop Herbie and the other Volkswagen Beetles from chasing Mr. Hawk.
-->'''Willoughby''': Herbie if you don't stop, you won't be invited to the wedding! ''(Herbie and the parade of cars come to a screeching halt)''
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