Herbie Popnecker

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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Biting May be Unique to Herbie Comics

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Herbie sometimes bites his adversaries, and sometimes they bite him. It's not the only example of dental humor in Herbie comics, but buck-toothed characters do no biting, even though Herbie bites one.

What would you expect from a comic with an oral fixation? Many bites did not have a sound-effect, but those that did evolved from CRUNCH to SNAP. What can one say but YIPE, YEE-OWW, YEE-IPE, or YEE-OWWCH?

Index terms: bite, biting, bitten, oral fixation, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Churchill's dog bites Herbie and he returns the insult
Source: Herbie #3a p.6 (1964-08)
Updated: 2004-10-06
Churchill's dog bites Herbie and he returns the insult
Herbie bites an outstretched hand instead of shaking it. CRUNCH!
Source: Herbie #3b p.4 (1964-08)
Updated: 2004-10-06
Herbie bites an outstretched hand instead of shaking it.
Herbie uses a bite judiciously
Source: Herbie #6b p.9 (1964-12)
Updated: 2004-10-06
Herbie uses a bite judiciously
George Washington's teeth bite to attack...
Source: Herbie #8b p.4 (1965-03)
Updated: 2004-10-06
George Washington's teeth bite to attack...
...but later, bite to get Herbie's attention. An eagle has a Redcoat's attention, too.
Source: Herbie #8b p.8 (1965-03)
Updated: 2013-01-01
...but later, bite to get Herbie's attention.
Even a tough pirate should not point his finger at Herbie. CRUNCH!
Source: Herbie #13a p.6 (1965-10)
Updated: 2004-10-06
Even a tough pirate should not point his finger at Herbie.
An Eskimo tries to take a bite out of Herbie
Source: Herbie #13b p.4 (1965-10)
Updated: 2004-10-06
An Eskimo tries to take a bite out of Herbie
One of Santa's reindeer gets fresh
Source: Herbie #14b p.8 (1965-12)
Updated: 2004-10-06
One of Santa's reindeer gets fresh
Pincus Popnecker's little dog Wowser retaliates for being called a "pooch"
Source: Herbie #15a p.4 (1966-02)
Updated: 2004-10-06
Pincus Popnecker's little dog Wowser retaliates for being called a "pooch"
Herbie looks too good to pass up.
Source: Herbie #17a p.6 (1966-04)
Updated: 2004-11-09
Herbie looks too good to pass up.
A whole story is based on biting. A snake bite makes you skinny and a pig bite makes you fat. Here, a Hissian retaliates for Herbie's smashing of his hat, after which, Herbie deflates.
Source: Herbie #18b p.6 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-10-06
A whole story is based on biting.
Pincus Popnecker is bitten by a Pigturtle and inflates. SNAP! Maybe he should not have been pointing his finger like that pirate in #13a.
Source: Herbie #18b p.9 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-10-06
Pincus Popnecker is bitten by a Pigturtle and inflates.
Herbie is reinflated with two pig bites
Source: Herbie #18b p.10 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-10-06
Herbie is reinflated with two pig bites
Finally, Dad is deflated back to normal with a classic butt joke. Note the fake teeth gag and compare with George Washington's teeth in #8b.
Source: Herbie #18b p.12 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-10-06
Finally, Dad is deflated back to normal with a classic butt joke.
This snake was not biting those legs.
Source: Herbie #19b p.4 (1966-08)
Updated: 2005-03-14
This snake was not biting those legs.
Fat Fury is baked into a pizza and Dracula gets sick after taking a bite. Wise guy!
Source: Herbie #20a p.9 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-02-15
Fat Fury is baked into a pizza and Dracula gets sick after taking a bite.
A crocodile is after a "fatburger" SNAP! and gets bopped for his trouble. WHAM!
Source: Herbie #21a p.8 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-10-16
A crocodile is after a "fatburger" SNAP!
Herbie is disguised as the football and helps out the team by biting an opposing player SNAP!
Source: Herbie #21a p.11 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-10-06
Herbie is disguised as the football and helps out the team by biting an opposing player SNAP!
Herbie is bitten by some foul water fowl. Is HONK! the sound of the duck or of Herbie's nose.
Source: Herbie #23a p.7 (1967-02)
Updated: 2004-10-06
Herbie is bitten by some foul water fowl.