Trivia: The Love Bug

  • Acting for Two: There is a quick scene in The Love Bug where Dean Jones, in addition to portraying Jim Douglas, also portrays a hippie who talks to Carole about being "locked in", when she cries to be let out of the VW Bug that won't let her out and it's parked next to his van (see Not Actually The Ultimate Question below).
  • Canon Welding: The villainous businessman in Rides Again, Alonzo Hawk, was previously the villain of The Absent-Minded Professor and Son of Flubber, and is played by the same actor.
  • Dawson Casting: Inverted in Fully Loaded with 19-year-old Lindsay Lohan playing a college graduate who has to be at least 23.
    • Her former classmate on the other hand is played by Justin Long, who was 27 at the time.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Herbie is originally sold to Jim by Mr. Banks.
    • That's Mr. Salt moonlighting as a jewel thief in Monte Carlo.
    • Cady Heron has graduated college and wants to be a racer in Fully Loaded.
    • In Herbie the Matchmaker, Susan MacLane's daughter is Jennifer Parker.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Who knew that Scuttle was a mechanic, too?
    • Velma is the female hippie in the car Jim "races" with Carol.
    • Rupert Thorne is the antagonist of Goes Bananas.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The 1997 version was only released on VHS in the United States. Torrents exist and various video sites host it, though.
  • The Race scenes in the first movie apparently involved a very souped-up version of Herbie. With the engine from a Porsche 911 stuffed back there.
  • In Fully Loaded, when Maggie, Kevin and Herbie are at a drive-in movie watching a horror film, guess where the clip is from? Scary Movie 2.