Funny: The Love Bug

The Love Bug (original version)

  • The scenes with Herbie squirting oil all over Thorndyke's shoe.
  • 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, before responding back 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!"
  • "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 Rides Again

  • Hawk's lawyers' many attempts to steal Herbie, which seems 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 42 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").
  • 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.
  • "FONTENOY!"
  • 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 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.
Herbie the Love Bug/Herbie the Matchmaker
The Love Bug (1997)
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