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27th Jan '17 6:15:50 AM KayEss
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** And also "Dudu", in a series of four low-budget movies (1971-1975, and a short appearance in 1978 in another movie with a similar theme). Probably little known outside Austria, Germany and Switzerland. These movies were clearly inspired by The Love Bug, and in the first movie it's even mentioned that Dudu is none other than the film prop for Herbie, which broke in two parts at the end of The Love Bug. While the first Dudu movie still depicts Dudu as a "living Wonderbug" (with eyes and the ability to weep when sad), the later movies firmly establish Dudu as a computer-controlled car with artificial intelligence and numerous gadgets (and identify its driver as as Jimmy Bondi, the "little James Bond"). "Dudu" means insect or bug in the Swahili language, and

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** And also "Dudu", in a series of four low-budget movies (1971-1975, and a short appearance in 1978 in another movie with a similar theme). Probably little known outside Austria, Germany and Switzerland. These movies were clearly inspired by The Love Bug, and in the first movie it's even mentioned that Dudu is none other than the film prop for Herbie, which broke in two parts at the end of The Love Bug. While the first Dudu movie still depicts Dudu as a "living Wonderbug" (with eyes and the ability to weep when sad), the later movies firmly establish Dudu as a computer-controlled car with artificial intelligence and numerous gadgets (and identify its driver as as Jimmy Bondi, the "little James Bond"). "Dudu" means insect or bug in the Swahili language, and language and, from the third movie on, the Volkswagen also carries the license plate DU-DU 926 (meaning that it is registered in the town of Duisburg).
27th Jan '17 6:10:44 AM KayEss
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** And also "Dudu", in a series of four low-budget movies (1971-1975, and a short appearance in 1978 in another movie with a similar theme). Probably little known outside Austria, Germany and Switzerland. These movies were clearly inspired by The Love Bug, and in the first movie it's even mentioned that Dudu is none other than the film prop for Herbie, which broke in two parts at the end of The Love Bug. While the first Dudu movie still depicts Dudu as a "living Wonderbug" (with eyes and the ability to weep when sad), the later movies firmly establish Dudu as a computer-controlled car with artificial intelligence and numerous gadgets (and identify its driver as as Jimmy Bondi, the "little James Bond"). "Dudu" means insect or bug in the Swahili language, and
*** Dudu allegedly also inspired a [[Series/KnightRider TV series]], even though the use of a Pontiac Trans Am instead of a VW Bug probably doesn't really qualify it as a Captain Ersatz.
8th Jan '17 5:26:55 PM themisterfree
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* TheCameo: Made a quick appearance in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', with Susie (from the animated Disney short ''Susie the Little Blue Coupe'') and a couple lightcycles from ''Film/{{TRON}}'' [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/0/07/Max_aparcacoches.png/revision/latest?cb=20121018015900 parked next to him]].



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* MultipleChoicePast:MultipleChoicePast: The movies aren't consistent with each other as to how Herbie's sentient and/or if there are other sentient cars.
30th Nov '16 5:28:16 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Aunt Louise to Captain Blythe in ''Herbie Goes Bananas'', constantly trying to romance him in their many encounters to no avail. She finally gets over him at the end.


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** In the second film, Herbie chases down Mr. Hawk ''inside his own office'' and eventually chases him out to the ''edge of his skyscraper'', all while [[ItMakesSenseInContext everyone is covered in soap suds]]. His secretary and lawyers only seem mildly perturbed by this, and in fact the former outright ''ignores'' Mr. Hawk's shouts for help inside his office as she refuses to disobey his order that he be left alone.
27th Nov '16 5:48:50 PM Herbieriffer
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** The second film, ''Herbie Rides Again'', uses footage from the Love Bug's racing montages in Herbie's dream, as well as the overhead shot when HHerbie's speeding towards the jousting tournament.

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** The second film, ''Herbie Rides Again'', uses footage from the Love Bug's racing montages in Herbie's dream, as well as the overhead shot when HHerbie's Herbie's speeding towards the jousting tournament.
27th Nov '16 5:48:23 PM Herbieriffer
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* BlandNameProduct: Downplayed. Its obvious to anyone that Herbie is a Volkswagon Beetle. But all VW badges were removed, and he is always referred to as "Herbie" or "The Little Car" - never as a "Volkswagon", "Beetle", or "Bug".

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* BlandNameProduct: Downplayed. Its obvious to anyone that Herbie is a Volkswagon Volkswagen Beetle. But all VW badges were removed, and he is always referred to as "Herbie" or "The Little Car" - never as a "Volkswagon", "Volkswagen", "Beetle", or "Bug".


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* StockFootage: In the first film, the demolition derby sequence is taken from the 1966 film Fireball 500 (starring Mousketeer Annette Funicello)
** The second film, ''Herbie Rides Again'', uses footage from the Love Bug's racing montages in Herbie's dream, as well as the overhead shot when HHerbie's speeding towards the jousting tournament.
** The 1982 television series uses stock footage from the first film in its first title sequence and in one scene in Jim Douglas' driving school.
** The 1997 ''Love Bug'' remake features stock footage of Jim Douglas driving Herbie in the introduction.
** The credits for ''Herbie: Fully Loaded'' are partly this, gleaned from all four theatrical films, plus photo-edited images and video.
22nd Nov '16 7:07:42 AM ScrewySqrl
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* BlandNameProduct: Downplayed. Its obvious to anyone that Herbie is a Volkswagon Beetle. But all VW badges were removed, and he is always referred to as "Herbie" or "The Little Car" - never as a "Volkswagon", "Beetle", or "Bug".
19th Oct '16 9:13:20 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CarFu: Herbie will often resort to this if he or his friends are antagonized.
** The first film opens on a montage of demolition derbies.


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* SceneryGorn: The ''very first scene'' of the original film is a large series of demolition derbies Jim once partook in, and the number of cars wrecked beyond recognition rack up pretty quickly before the actual story even takes off.
10th Oct '16 10:46:21 PM FranksGirl
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* CaptainErsatz: Herbie spawned two, Hanna Barbera's animated ''Speed Buggy'' in 1973 and Sid & Marty Krofft's live-action ''Wonderbug'' in 1976. ''Wonderbug'' is actually an Ersatz once-removed, as it's basically live-action ''Speed Buggy''. In both instances, the VW Bug became a dune buggy, but personality, the trademark eyes and fender, and goofy human companions were all the same.
9th Sep '16 7:19:41 AM Herbieriffer
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* SceneryPorn: The film series as a whole makes no ill attempt at showing the audience the beautiful sights of San Francisco, Paris, Monaco, and Central America.
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