Herbie Popnecker

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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Dad is Unobservant

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Herbie's father, Pincus Popnecker, can never see through any of Herbie's disguises, or notice when Herbie is floating in air. Dad convinces himself that he is imagining the things that he thinks he sees Herbie doing.

Index terms: disguise, dreaming, delusional, imagining, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Despite the obvious similarities, Dad only starts to see the resemblance when Herbie's moustache starts to come off.
Source: Herbie #1b p.6 (1964-04)
Updated: 2008-10-23
Despite the obvious similarities, Dad only starts to see the resemblance when Herbie's moustache starts to come off.
Both Mom and Dad don't notice the resemblance, nor that the pop star's name is the reverse of Herbie Popnecker.
Source: Herbie #5b p.10 (1964-10)
Updated: 2008-10-23
Both Mom and Dad don't notice the resemblance, nor that the pop star's name is the reverse of Herbie Popnecker.
Dad's too busy complaining to notice that Herbie is floating.
Source: Herbie #14a p.14 (1965-12)
Updated: 2008-10-23
Dad's too busy complaining to notice that Herbie is floating.
Sort of familiar. Herbie is a master of disguise.
Source: Herbie #15a p.16 (1966-02)
Updated: 2008-10-23
Sort of familiar.
When Dad does notice something amazing about Herbie, like that he is famous, he thinks he must be dreaming...
Source: Herbie #18b p.4 (1966-06)
Updated: 2008-10-23
When Dad does notice something amazing about Herbie, like that he is famous , he thinks he must be dreaming...
...dreaming, of course...
Source: Herbie #18b p.5 (1966-06)
Updated: 2008-10-23
...dreaming, of course...
By the last story, Dad is convinced he is delusional.
Source: Herbie #23a p.3 (1967-02)
Updated: 2008-10-23
By the last story, Dad is convinced he is delusional.