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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Deception

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Sometimes Herbie and others used misdirection or absurdly bad attempts at deception, such as without the obligatory bad disguise. It helps that everyone, including Herbie, is unobservant.

Index terms: trickery, hiding, misdirecting, wrong-way, interrogation, secrets, spying, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Herbie and Marie Antoinette recreate the classic mirror skit originally done by Harpo Marx and Lucille Ball.
Source: Herbie #2b p.9 (1964-06)
Updated: 2008-11-21
Herbie and Marie Antoinette recreate the classic mirror skit originally done by Harpo Marx and Lucille Ball.
Man with the red nose shouldn't look into those eyes.
Source: Herbie #5b p.3 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-05-14
Man with the red nose shouldn't look into those eyes .
Not only is Herbie a master of disguise, he knows how to extract crucial information.
Source: Herbie #8b p.6 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-05-14
Not only is Herbie a master of disguise , he knows how to extract crucial information.
Hot dog with whiskers? Pizza? Bagel and lox? Who could resist. These umbrellas are pretty handy, don't you think?
Source: Herbie #8b p.7 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-05-14
Hot dog with whiskers?
Herbie on a couple of stake-outs.
Source: Herbie #10a p.10 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-05-14
Herbie on a couple of stake-outs.
Psst. Herbie. I think your cover has been blown.
Source: Herbie #11a p.6 (1965-08)
Updated: 2008-11-21
Psst.
Misdirection.
Source: Herbie #12a p.14 (1965-09)
Updated: 2008-11-21
Misdirection.
Herbie and team pose as totem pole. Trick polar bear.
Source: Herbie #13b p.4 (1965-10)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie and team pose as totem pole.
Herbie paints his eyes on his glasses to fool his parents into thinking he is awake. Hard to believe that Dad notices, though.
Source: Herbie #14b p.12 (1965-12)
Updated: 2013-01-06
Herbie paints his eyes on his glasses to fool his parents into thinking he is awake.
This could be the worst disguise ever, but it seems to work.
Source: Herbie #15a p.11 (1966-02)
Updated: 2008-11-21
This could be the worst disguise ever, but it seems to work.
Misdirected misdirection.
Source: Herbie #15b p.7 (1966-02)
Updated: 2008-11-21
Misdirected misdirection.
Real 100% American boy type... Just like the Wright Brothers!
Source: Herbie #16a p.2 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-05-14
Real 100% American boy type...
Looks like good old Yankee stock to me!
Source: Herbie #16a p.3 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-05-14
Looks like good old Yankee stock to me!
Even Fat Fury is fooled: "Real 100% American boy type." Speaking of being fooled, nobody notices Fat Fury (1) on the window sill, (2) bursting through a painting and yelling "Louder! Can't hear you!" (3) Yelling "Go ahead, Mao!" Guess Herbie is using "just enough" deception.
Source: Herbie #16a p.4 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-05-14
Even Fat Fury is fooled: "Real 100% American boy type." Speaking of being fooled, nobody notices Fat Fury (1) on the window sill, (2) bursting through a painting and yelling "Louder!
Herbie needs time to operate, so he sets up a pretty good dummy with a "don't disturb" sign. Some backwards letters, especially ∃s.
Source: Herbie #17a p.6 (1966-04)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Herbie needs time to operate, so he sets up a pretty good dummy with a "don't disturb" sign.
Magical Moe shows his ability to extract secrets. "Thanks for the info, Fury!" and Fat Fury is "just a 497 pound weakling."
Source: Herbie #22a p.6 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-05-14
Magical Moe shows his ability to extract secrets.
The old wrong-way Zambony [sic] misdirection. Instead of a "do not enter" sign, a sideways "forbidden" sign is used, but it makes no difference to "Crusher".
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.9 (1996)
Updated: 2008-11-21
The old wrong-way Zambony [sic] misdirection.