Herbie Popnecker

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Examples of Recurring Themes

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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Do it Myself

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Herbie is a good guy and wants to help, but he does observe that he always has to take care of problems by himself. The only help Herbie seems to get is from animal friends.

In making his observations over the Herbie series and before, Herbie's speech evolves from a normal kind of talking to the terse form for which he is known.

Index terms: buck stops here, go-to guy, diy, do it yourself, last resort, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

"TCH, TCH! I can see that I'm going to have to handle this whole affair PERSONALLY!"
Source: Forbidden Worlds #94 p.7 (1961-03)
Updated: 2012-04-28
" TCH, TCH!
"I'll go down to Cuba PERSONALLY and rescue him!"
Source: Herbie #1b p.7 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-04-28
"I'll go down to Cuba PERSONALLY and rescue him!"
"If... if nobody else is gonna do anything, it's up to ME!"
Source: Herbie #2a p.3 (1964-06)
Updated: 2012-04-28
"If...
"See Churchill Herbie... Offer your services."
Source: Herbie #3a p.4 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-04-28
"See Churchill Herbie...
"Oh, well. As usual, I've got to handle these things myself."
Source: Herbie #3a p.9 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-04-28
"Oh, well.
"I've got to collect enough money, all by myself, ..."
Source: Herbie #3b p.7 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-04-28
"I've got to collect enough money, all by myself, ..."
"I guess I can take the case!"
Source: Herbie #5a p.4 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-04-28
"I guess I can take the case!"
"I'll protect you."
Source: Herbie #5a p.11 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-04-28
"I'll protect you."
"GOTTA help him..."
Source: Herbie #5b p.2 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-04-28
" GOTTA help him..."
Dad complains that other boys help their fathers (with their bad ideas), and Herbie thinks "If ever there was a time..."
Source: Herbie #6b p.10 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-05-15
Dad complains that other boys help their fathers (with their bad ideas ), and Herbie thinks "If ever there was a time..."
President Johnson passes the buck to the public, "What are YOU doing about it?" and Dad passes it to Herbie, who asks himself "What AM I doing about it?"
Source: Herbie #8a p.4 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-04-28
President Johnson passes the buck to the public, "What are YOU doing about it?" and Dad passes it to Herbie, who asks himself "What AM I doing about it?"
Herbie IS responsible. That's why he feels so small.
Source: Herbie #9b p.6 (1965-04)
Updated: 2012-05-16
Herbie IS responsible.
"I'll take care of you."
Source: Herbie #11b p.6 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-04-28
"I'll take care of you."
Dad talks about his ideas while Herbie does all the work, without complaint here.
Source: Herbie #13a p.3 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-05-15
Dad talks about his ideas while Herbie does all the work, without complaint here.
"I'll take your place."
Source: Herbie #14b p.8 (1965-12)
Updated: 2012-05-06
"I'll take your place."
"TCH, TCH. Everybody wants me to DO things..."
Source: Herbie #17a p.9 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-04-28
" TCH, TCH.
Herbie though Professor Flipdome would build a rocket for Dad, but the task fell to Herbie. "Only one thing to do... build rocket myself."
Source: Herbie #19a p.3 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-04-28
Herbie though Professor Flipdome would build a rocket for Dad, but the task fell to Herbie.
"TCH, TCH. Always have to do things myself."
Source: Herbie #20b p.5 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-04-28
" TCH, TCH.
"See have to do it myself."
Source: Herbie #22b p.2 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-04-28
"See have to do it myself."