History Film / TheLoveBug

13th Mar '17 11:00:13 PM DeepRed
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* TheCavalry: At the climax of ''Herbie Rides Again'', Alonzo Hawk comes by the firehouse to tear it down. Herbie runs off to get help, while Grandma Steinmetz and Mr. Judson try to fend off Hawk's men with a fire hose. But the hose bursts, and it looks like things are done for -- when suddenly, Hawk's worst nightmare comes to life: not just Herbie, but ''every VW Bug in SanFrancisco'' storms in, scattering Hawk's men and running Hawk right into the arms of the law.

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* TheCavalry: At the climax of ''Herbie Rides Again'', Alonzo Hawk comes by the firehouse to tear it down. Herbie runs off to get help, while Grandma Steinmetz and Mr. Judson try to fend off Hawk's men with a fire hose. But the hose bursts, and it looks like things are done for -- when suddenly, Hawk's worst nightmare comes to life: not just Herbie, but ''every VW Bug in SanFrancisco'' UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco'' storms in, scattering Hawk's men and running Hawk right into the arms of the law.



* DrivingADesk: Used in ''The Love Bug'' for all the races as well as for various SanFrancisco establishing shots.

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* DrivingADesk: Used in ''The Love Bug'' for all the races as well as for various SanFrancisco UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco establishing shots.



* SceneryPorn: The film series as a whole makes no ill attempt at showing the audience the beautiful sights of SanFrancisco, Paris, Monaco, and Central America.

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* SceneryPorn: The film series as a whole makes no ill attempt at showing the audience the beautiful sights of SanFrancisco, UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, Paris, Monaco, and Central America.



** In ''Herbie Rides Again'', Alonzo Hawk's goons chase after Herbie and Mrs Steinmetz on a market run, and they end up chasing Herbie around SanFrancisco, through [[http://i0.wp.com/www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/DSC_3220.jpg a parking garage]], [[http://www.socketsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/Sheraton-Palace-Hotel.jpg the Sheraton Palace hotel]], and finally up the Golden Gate Bridge!

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** In ''Herbie Rides Again'', Alonzo Hawk's goons chase after Herbie and Mrs Steinmetz on a market run, and they end up chasing Herbie around SanFrancisco, UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, through [[http://i0.wp.com/www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/DSC_3220.jpg a parking garage]], [[http://www.socketsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/Sheraton-Palace-Hotel.jpg the Sheraton Palace hotel]], and finally up the Golden Gate Bridge!



** Alonzo Hawk, who spares no expense to elevate his image with the upper classes of society even as he is actively uprooting the citizens of SanFrancisco to add more to his self-styled empire; his own nephew awarded him a humanitarian award, having been raised to view his uncle as a giant among men before learning from an unbiased perspective what a monster he actually is.

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** Alonzo Hawk, who spares no expense to elevate his image with the upper classes of society even as he is actively uprooting the citizens of SanFrancisco UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco to add more to his self-styled empire; his own nephew awarded him a humanitarian award, having been raised to view his uncle as a giant among men before learning from an unbiased perspective what a monster he actually is.
13th Mar '17 10:59:22 PM DeepRed
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* TheCavalry: At the climax of ''Herbie Rides Again'', Alonzo Hawk comes by the firehouse to tear it down. Herbie runs off to get help, while Grandma Steinmetz and Mr. Judson try to fend off Hawk's men with a fire hose. But the hose bursts, and it looks like things are done for -- when suddenly, Hawk's worst nightmare comes to life: not just Herbie, but ''every VW Bug in San Francisco'' storms in, scattering Hawk's men and running Hawk right into the arms of the law.

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* TheCavalry: At the climax of ''Herbie Rides Again'', Alonzo Hawk comes by the firehouse to tear it down. Herbie runs off to get help, while Grandma Steinmetz and Mr. Judson try to fend off Hawk's men with a fire hose. But the hose bursts, and it looks like things are done for -- when suddenly, Hawk's worst nightmare comes to life: not just Herbie, but ''every VW Bug in San Francisco'' SanFrancisco'' storms in, scattering Hawk's men and running Hawk right into the arms of the law.



* DrivingADesk: Used in ''The Love Bug'' for all the races as well as for various San Francisco establishing shots.

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* DrivingADesk: Used in ''The Love Bug'' for all the races as well as for various San Francisco SanFrancisco establishing shots.



* 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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* SceneryPorn: The film series as a whole makes no ill attempt at showing the audience the beautiful sights of San Francisco, SanFrancisco, Paris, Monaco, and Central America.



** In ''Herbie Rides Again'', Alonzo Hawk's goons chase after Herbie and Mrs Steinmetz on a market run, and they end up chasing Herbie around San Francisco, through [[http://i0.wp.com/www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/DSC_3220.jpg a parking garage]], [[http://www.socketsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/Sheraton-Palace-Hotel.jpg the Sheraton Palace hotel]], and finally up the Golden Gate Bridge!

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** In ''Herbie Rides Again'', Alonzo Hawk's goons chase after Herbie and Mrs Steinmetz on a market run, and they end up chasing Herbie around San Francisco, SanFrancisco, through [[http://i0.wp.com/www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/DSC_3220.jpg a parking garage]], [[http://www.socketsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/Sheraton-Palace-Hotel.jpg the Sheraton Palace hotel]], and finally up the Golden Gate Bridge!



** Alonzo Hawk, who spares no expense to elevate his image with the upper classes of society even as he is actively uprooting the citizens of San Francisco to add more to his self-styled empire; his own nephew awarded him a humanitarian award, having been raised to view his uncle as a giant among men before learning from an unbiased perspective what a monster he actually is.

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** Alonzo Hawk, who spares no expense to elevate his image with the upper classes of society even as he is actively uprooting the citizens of San Francisco SanFrancisco to add more to his self-styled empire; his own nephew awarded him a humanitarian award, having been raised to view his uncle as a giant among men before learning from an unbiased perspective what a monster he actually is.
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]].



* MultipleChoicePast:

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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.
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