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26th Apr '16 8:18:14 AM marcoasalazarm
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* {{Ghostapo}}: The 1997 movie has ''[[ThoseWackyNazis the]]'' Nazis coming up to the inventor of the "living vehicle" procedure that created Herbie (back then only a theory) and making him try to mass-produce sentient vehicles for their regime. Much to the inventor's joy (in more ways than one), the procedure required ThePowerOfLove and he never could replicate the results... until he was forced to produce [[EvilCounterpart Horace]], that was.
3rd Apr '16 2:17:29 AM GrammarNavi
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** ''Herbie the Matchmaker'', the CBS miniseries, also features only a couple races (a drag race and a small dirt track race), but for the most part focuses on a sitcom romance between Jim and Susan McClane while Herbie usually operates in the background, doing rather silly (and amazing for special effects) things.

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** ''Herbie the Matchmaker'', the CBS miniseries, also features only a couple races (a drag race and a small dirt track race), but for the most part focuses on a sitcom romance between Jim and Susan McClane [=McClane=] while Herbie usually operates in the background, doing rather silly (and amazing for special effects) things.
26th Jan '16 4:35:34 PM dmcreif
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* ArtisticLicenseSports: ''Fully Loaded'' takes place in what is clearly NASCAR, where Herbie wouldn't have qualified as a pace car. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when a character comments that someone must have found a [[LoopholeAbuse loophole]].

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* ArtisticLicenseSports: ''Fully Loaded'' takes place in what is, if not NASCAR itself, then a clearly NASCAR-like organization. Assuming Team Peyton could get permission to race a Volkswagen (not likely, given the time frame), Herbie is clearly NASCAR, where A) Too old, B) (to the naked eye) has no racing modifications, C) possesses NO safety gear (Restraint harness? Roll cage? Nope!). Herbie wouldn't shouldn't have qualified even been allowed to pass a cursory pre-race inspection. Lampshaded, as a pace car. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when a character comments one of the race announcers states that someone must have found a [[LoopholeAbuse loophole]].performed some kind of Loophole Abuse, but even then Herbie could have only qualified as an honorary pace car.
1st Jan '16 6:44:04 PM Herbieriffer
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** Peter Thorndyke seems to have his locked on, as everything enrages the arrogant Brit so easily, including the incompetency of his workers.



* LargeHam: Almost all the villains in the Herbie films, with particular reference to Peter Thorndyke and Alonzo Hawk from the first two films.

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* LargeHam: Almost all the villains in the Herbie films, with particular reference to Peter Thorndyke and Alonzo Hawk from the first two films.films, as well as Harvey Korman in ''Herbie Goes Bananas''.
1st Jan '16 6:38:11 PM Herbieriffer
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** Both Carol Bennett and Buddy Hackett do not appear in later films, as Buddy Hackett turned down the sequels (a move he regretted) and Michele Lee was busy filling in as a guest actress throughout the 70s.
** Tennessee is also missing in ''Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo'', replaced by a new mechanic entirely named Wheelie. That said, ''Herbie Rides Again'' does offer something of an explanation - in that film, Tennesse had to go take care of his guru while Jim went off racing in Europe, leaving his grandmother to take care of the firehouse and Herbie.

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** Both Carol Bennett Michele Lee and Buddy Hackett do not appear in later films, as Buddy Hackett turned down the sequels (a move he regretted) and Michele Lee was busy filling in as a guest actress throughout the 70s.
** Tennessee is also missing in ''Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo'', replaced by a new mechanic entirely named Wheelie. That said, ''Herbie Rides Again'' does offer something of an explanation - in that film, Tennesse had to go take care of his guru while Jim went off racing in Europe, leaving his grandmother to take care of the firehouse and Herbie.



** Many of the cars throughout the series, especially those of the first and third movies also qualify. Notable examples are Thorndyke's super-rare Apollo and Jaguar XK-E, and Bruno Von Stickle's Porsche 917.

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** Many of the cars throughout the series, especially those of the first and third movies also qualify. Notable examples are Thorndyke's super-rare Apollo and Jaguar XK-E, and Bruno Von Stickle's Porsche 917. 917 (which was actually a VW platform kit car).
** Horace from ''The Love Bug (1997)'', possibly the only real evil-looking Volkswagen in history.
29th Dec '15 9:36:25 AM Herbieriffer
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** Herbie drives on water in ''Herbie Rides Again'', albeit while being partially submerged in it. This is TruthinTelevision as stock classic Beetles are able to float on water for a limited amount of time, as seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qB0lb401ZU this classic commercial]].

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** Herbie drives on water in ''Herbie Rides Again'', albeit while being partially submerged in it. This is TruthinTelevision TruthInTelevision as stock classic Beetles are able to float on water for a limited amount of time, as seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qB0lb401ZU this classic commercial]].
29th Dec '15 9:35:26 AM Herbieriffer
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* HeelFaceTurn: In ''Herbie Rides Again'', Willoughby does this, when he learns just what kind of person his uncle, Alonzo Hawk, really is.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Carol Bennett does this in ''The Love Bug'', after finding out of Thorndyke's dirty tricks following the Riverside race.
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In ''Herbie Rides Again'', Willoughby does this, when he learns just what kind of person his uncle, Alonzo Hawk, really is.is.
** Diane Darcy in ''Monte Carlo'' loses her hostility with Jim and Herbie near the end of the film, after Herbie's seen rescuing her Lancia.
29th Dec '15 9:33:40 AM Herbieriffer
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** At the end of the original ''Love Bug'' Jim and Carole marry and leave for their honeymoon. By the end of ''Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo'', however, Jim is dating fellow race car driver Diane Darcy with nary a mention of Carole, despite her being a major character in the first film, and, oh yeah, ''his wife''.

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** At Both Carol Bennett and Buddy Hackett do not appear in later films, as Buddy Hackett turned down the end of sequels (a move he regretted) and Michele Lee was busy filling in as a guest actress throughout the original ''Love Bug'' Jim and Carole marry and leave for their honeymoon. By the end of ''Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo'', however, Jim is dating fellow race car driver Diane Darcy with nary a mention of Carole, despite her being a major character in the first film, and, oh yeah, ''his wife''.70s.



* CreepyCrossdresser: Uncle Larry in ''Herbie the Matchmaker'' tries this while attempting to steal Herbie, dressing up as his secretary's "grandmother".



* {{Nephewism}}: Pete Stanchek in ''Herbie Goes Bananas'', stated as being Jim Douglas' nephew.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Wheely in ''Monte Carlo'' and Pete Stanchek in ''Goes Bananas''.



* Wholesome Crossdressing: Uncle Larry in ''Herbie the Matchmaker'' tries this while attempting to steal Herbie, dressing up as his secretary's "grandmother".
29th Dec '15 9:29:43 AM Herbieriffer
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* Wholesome Crossdressing: Uncle Larry in ''Herbie the Matchmaker'' tries this while attempting to steal Herbie, dressing up as his secretary's "grandmother".
27th Dec '15 12:35:36 AM Mikeyfan93
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* Angrish: Alonzo Hawk is a master of it.

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* Angrish: {{Angrish}}: Alonzo Hawk is a master of it.
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