Herbie Popnecker

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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Dad's Ideas

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Herbie's dad, Pincus Popnecker, is a failed businessman with one terrible business idea after another. When Dad gets into trouble with his idea, he is bailed out by Herbie, makes a pile of money, and thinks that he is a business genius.

Herbie never gets any credit for helping, but just shrugs it off. Dad might be the worst dad ever (in comics).

Index terms: business failure, bankrupt, get-rich-quick scheme, bad investment, money, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

In #3b, Dad comes up with one of his ideas, and Herbie helps out, and...
Source: Herbie #3b p.3 (1964-08)
Updated: 2004-10-14
In #3b , Dad comes up with one of his ideas, and Herbie helps out, and...
...things go terribly wrong, but Herbie saves the day, and...
Source: Herbie #3b p.4 (1964-08)
Updated: 2005-03-15
...things go terribly wrong, but Herbie saves the day, and...
...Dad takes the credit.
Source: Herbie #3b p.12 (1964-08)
Updated: 2004-10-14
...Dad takes the credit.
In #6b, Dad comes up with one of his worst ideas (is Herbie's reaction to Dad's idea, or to Mom's comment about not having money to buy food?), and...
Source: Herbie #6b p.1 (1964-12)
Updated: 2004-10-14
In #6b , Dad comes up with one of his worst ideas (is Herbie's reaction to Dad's idea, or to Mom's comment about not having money to buy food?), and...
...things are not working out, but Herbie helps out, and...
Source: Herbie #6b p.10 (1964-12)
Updated: 2005-03-15
...things are not working out, but Herbie helps out , and...
...Dad takes the credit for that big pile of money. All Herbie can do as his father calls him a little fat nothing is shrug.
Source: Herbie #6b p.11 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-05-15
...Dad takes the credit for that big pile of money .
In #10a, Dad gets mixed up in a mess selling hypnotic bowling balls, and Herbie (as the Fat Fury) bails him out.
Source: Herbie #10a p.2 (1965-06)
Updated: 2004-10-14
In #10a , Dad gets mixed up in a mess selling hypnotic bowling balls, and Herbie (as the Fat Fury) bails him out.
In #10b, Dad gets mixed up in a mess when he buys a house with a problem, but Herbie bails him out, and Dad thinks he's a genius.
Source: Herbie #10b p.9 (1965-06)
Updated: 2004-10-14
In #10b , Dad gets mixed up in a mess when he buys a house with a problem, but Herbie bails him out, and Dad thinks he's a genius.
In #12b, Dad decides he would be a great private eye, although Mom is skeptical, ...
Source: Herbie #12b p.2 (1965-09)
Updated: 2005-10-07
In #12b , Dad decides he would be a great private eye, although Mom is skeptical , ...
...but guess who helped Dad get covered in money?
Source: Herbie #12b p.10 (1965-09)
Updated: 2004-10-14
...but guess who helped Dad get covered in money ?
In #13a, Dad comes up with perhaps not his worst idea -- Mom looks on adoringly -- but he needs Herbie's help...
Source: Herbie #13a p.2 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-05-10
In #13a , Dad comes up with perhaps not his worst idea -- Mom looks on adoringly -- but he needs Herbie's help...
Herbie does all the work while Dad says "This is going to be swell. ... Yessir, I get things DONE!" "I'm a man of ACTION... not afraid to WORK, by George! Just look at the fine stand I've built for my concession. Now watch me go!"
Source: Herbie #13a p.3 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-05-10
Herbie does all the work while Dad says "This is going to be swell.
...Dad ends up selling real gold for 10¢, and thinks he's a genius. What can Herbie do but shrug?
Source: Herbie #13a p.13 (1965-10)
Updated: 2004-10-14
...Dad ends up selling real gold for 10¢, and thinks he's a genius.
Herbie gets an idea about how to build a business for his father...
Source: Herbie #18b p.12 (1966-06)
Updated: 2008-11-24
Herbie gets an idea about how to build a business for his father...
...but Dad's still not happy. Herbie would shrug if he weren't sleeping.
Source: Herbie #18b p.13 (1966-06)
Updated: 2008-11-24
...but Dad's still not happy.
This time, it's Herbie with an idea to get money for a swimming pool, so he has to make the case that Dad is the only one who can lead the mission. Dad is still his usual delusional self, though, and agrees.
Source: Herbie #19a p.2 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-05-01
This time, it's Herbie with an idea to get money for a swimming pool, so he has to make the case that Dad is the only one who can lead the mission.
Herbie saves the day (with a lot of help from animal friends), but Dad thinks he should keep all the $100,000 they won. Herbie has to be resourceful to make philandering Dad give him half, no, $60,000!
Source: Herbie #19a p.14 (1966-08)
Updated: 2004-10-14
Herbie saves the day (with a lot of help from animal friends), but Dad thinks he should keep all the $100,000 they won.
Dad withholds lollipops until Herbie helps Hassenpfeffer High win a football game.
Source: Herbie #21a p.2 (1966-10)
Updated: 2008-11-10
Dad withholds lollipops until Herbie helps Hassenpfeffer High win a football game.
Herbie helps, but Dad is not impressed, but still gives in. My, that boy can beg!
Source: Herbie #21a p.14 (1966-10)
Updated: 2008-11-10
Herbie helps, but Dad is not impressed, but still gives in.
In #21b, Dad comes up with yet another crazy idea, (note Herbie scratching his head), and...
Source: Herbie #21b p.1 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-10-14
In #21b , Dad comes up with yet another crazy idea, (note Herbie scratching his head), and...
...things go terribly wrong, to the dismay of Mom, who calls Dad an idiot, but Herbie gets to work and...
Source: Herbie #21b p.3 (1966-10)
Updated: 2005-03-14
...things go terribly wrong, to the dismay of Mom, who calls Dad an idiot , but Herbie gets to work and...
...Dad thinks he's a good businessman as he plays in his pile of money. All Herbie can do is shrug.
Source: Herbie #21b p.12 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-10-14
...Dad thinks he's a good businessman as he plays in his pile of money .
In "Pass the Puck Herbie", Dad decides Herbie should be a hockey player (says "SLOW, SMO" instead of "SLOW-SCHMO"), and...
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.1 (1996)
Updated: 2008-09-11
In "Pass the Puck Herbie", Dad decides Herbie should be a hockey player (says "SLOW, SMO" instead of " SLOW-SCHMO "), and...
...Herbie helps his team win, but his dad misses the heroics, sleeping.
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.12 (1996)
Updated: 2008-09-11
...Herbie helps his team win, but his dad misses the heroics, sleeping .