Funny / The Love Bug

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     The Love Bug (original version) 
  • The scenes with Herbie squirting oil all over Thorndyke's shoe.
    • That scene in question was actually considered "racy" at the time.
  • Jim hitting his head on the window when he first meets Carole at the car lot.
  • Havershaw, Thorndyke's sidekick is good for a few laughs.
    Havershaw: [sips champagne] Mmm. You know what I love about champagne, sir?
    Thorndyke: Havershaw, if you tell that the bubbles tickle your nose, I shall probably kill you!
    Havershaw: [Starts wiggling his nose]
  • Pretty much any scene that had Tennessee in it, such as;
    • Thorndyke asking him which part of Ireland his mother came from. He replies with "Coney Ireland."
    • Tennessee's explanation about how machines are possibly developing minds of their own, before being blown off about it by Jim.
    • During the El Dorado race when Thorndyke zooms past Herbie while not realizing that a bear is sitting in the front seat with him in place of his navigator, Havershaw. Tennessee's response? "Who's the guy in the fur coat?"
    • Tennessee screaming like a girl while he and Carole keep Herbie balanced during the race.
    • When Thorndyke kicks Herbie's side, Tennessee's only utterance of disapproval of this act is a simple "AUWWW!"
    • While welding Herbie back together during a final stretch: "Try not to think about what I'm doing!"
  • "The little car takes first... and third place!"
  • Carole's What the Hell, Hero? rant to Jim about his apparent success in winning races, which was actually Herbie's doing, while loud crashing sounds are going on in the background, which turn out to be Herbie ramming himself repeatedly against the Lamborghini that Jim bought to replace him.
  • The random school bus shown during the Mexican road rally.
  • The hippies (played by Dean Jones and Buddy Hackett in fake beards) who casually refer to Jim and Carole as "a couple of weirdos".
  • "Small car very angry."
  • Herbie blasting Thorndyke with the coffee cream he shoved into Herbie's engine during a photo op after the race.
  • Herbie also SWALLOWING Thorndyke during the second leg of the race, as Thorndyke and Havershaw set up a fallen log as a roadblock.
    Thorndyke: [upon the glovebox being opened] GET ME OUT OF HERE!!
    Carol: [makes an Oh, Crap! face]
  • Thorndyke's reaction to Herbie refusing to let him pass: "Rotten sportsmanship, if you ask me!"
  • Tennessee cheerfully announcing, "Well, that's that!" after welding Herbie together. Then Herbie splits in two.
    Tennessee: I can't weld that!

     Herbie Rides Again 
  • Hawk's lawyers' many attempts to steal Herbie, which sees them racing across every corner of San Francisco, even through a hotel and atop the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Mrs. Steinmetz and Mr. Judson flying down the city streets as Old 22 rolls out of control, totally oblivious and flirting gratuitously.
  • The chicken jousting tournament, which Herbie takes part in while holding Willoughby hostage just to prove he's for real.
  • "HELSINKI?!"
  • Alonzo's nightmare of dozens of evil Herbies chasing him.
  • Mrs. Steinmetz and Willoughby trick the wrecker charged with knocking down the firehouse into knocking down Hawk's house; Alonzo's reply when he checks if he has the right address?
    • "Of course it is, you idiot! I know it like I know my own address! {beat} Wait.....It IS my own address!"
  • Mrs. Steinmetz flooding Hawk's office with soap suds from the window washer's gurney, followed by Herbie chasing him around the building and out to the ledge just to terrify him.

     Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo 
  • Herbie's attempts to woo Diane's Lancia ("Giselle").
    • In the first attempt, Herbie drives backwards while blocking her path. Jim gets out of the hood and mimes an explanation for the other driver: he points at himself and shakes his head, then he points at Herbie and nods.
  • Wheelie's quirkiness in general is pretty amusing; being played by Don Knotts helps.
  • Max's watch tends to set off an intense alarm that catches him and Quincey off guard at the worst possible times.
  • Max and Quincey attempting to steal the diamond back from Herbie as the racers are briefed on the upcoming race, at which point the projectionist declares "And for someone, victory is just a step away!" Queue the two bandits crashing right into the trophies on display.
  • The waiter thinking he's gone "cuckoo" after watching Herbie and Giselle flirting outside the cafe; not to mention Herbie's crazed expressions when he first turns up, caked in soot.
  • Herbie won't let Wheelie back in after saving Giselle, because Wheelie lied about Giselle abandoning Herbie. Wheelie asks rhetorically whether Herbie wants him to get down on his knees. Herbie beeps a "yes," so Wheelie does so and apologizes again. Then Herbie opens the passenger door, slamming Wheelie in the face. Video here.

     Herbie Goes Bananas 
  • Aunt Louise's fruitless attempts to flirt with Captain Blythe, or the Captain himself for his over-the-top temper and hammy speeches.
  • The ramshackle bus Melissa buys off to allow the gang to give chase to Herbie and Paco, which literally falls apart when it finally gives out.
  • Paco has asked Herbie what his name is. Since Herbie can only "speak" in car horn noises, he can only make two beeps (one for each syllable). Paco asks "What?" and Herbie beeps twice again, but stretches it out ("Her....bie!"). Paco gives up and says he'll just call Herbie Ocho (the number "53" is on Herbie's hood, and 5+3=8). Herbie honks his assent in an accepting instead of frustrated or angry way; that just shows how cool he his. See this scene here.
  • D.J. as a whole for his quirkiness as the funny man who accompanies Pete when they chase after Herbie.
  • Armando flipping out when he thinks Herbie has eaten his chicken dinner; needless to say, he is floored to discover Paco in the trunk. The Captain however is much less amused.
  • Herbie pelting the villains with bananas to stop them from escaping with the stolen gold.
  • When interviewed, Harvey Korman said he really began to see Herbie as a character.
    In fact, he's funnier than Tim Conway!

     Herbie the Love Bug/Herbie the Matchmaker 
  • The Running Gag of Herbie having to "help" Jim's elderly students with their driving, especially in the second episode with Mrs. Wernstrom and her poodle. As Jim helps the old lady get some dog treats for her poodle, she says this:
    Mrs. Wernstrom: [looks at Jim] Oh, should I be driving...?
  • Herbie's various cheeky antics in the series, including:
    • Referring to Uncle Larry with a raspberry.
    • Pushing Larry's Mercedes into a lawn being watered.
    • Ripping the bumper off of Jim and Susan's new station wagon in jealousy.
    • Almost drowning a used-car salesman after being insulted by him.
    Saleman: [popping out of Herbie's sunroof] I CAN'T SWIM!
    • Digging under the fence at the impound lot using only his back wheels.

     The Love Bug ( 1997 Remake) 
  • Herbie hitting Simon in the face with his trunk after the latter was taunting Hank.

     Herbie: Fully Loaded