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Love

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Herbie is a great lover, or so think all the women who swoon for him, and ask for a kiss, but that is just a running gag.

Herbie loves his parents and would do anything for them. Herbie does have some interest in love, though. Several stories have love as a main theme:

  1. "What You Need is a Girl, Herbie!" (#2b)
  2. "A Caveman Named Herbie!" (#6a)
  3. "Ticklepuss Rides Again!" (#10b)
  4. "Call Me Schlemiehl!" (#15a)
  5. "It's Love, Lover!" (#16b)
  6. "Almost a King!" (#22b)

Index terms: love, girlfriend, rejection, Ticklepuss, women, schlemiehl, Hepzibah Higgins, Queen of Ruritania, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Herbie decides he needs a girl, but chooses the wrong girl.
Source: Herbie #2b p.2 (1964-06)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie decides he needs a girl, but chooses the wrong girl.
Herbie is willing to steal Cinderella's glass slippers for his love. Not very honorable.
Source: Herbie #2b p.6 (1964-06)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie is willing to steal Cinderella's glass slippers for his love.
Herbie learns that the girl he desires does not desire him. Nobody wants me.
Source: Herbie #2b p.12 (1964-06)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie learns that the girl he desires does not desire him.
Herbie is the one actors look to for romantic acting advice.
Source: Herbie #6a p.3 (1964-12)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie is the one actors look to for romantic acting advice.
Ticklepuss, Herbie's double, finds him attractive. "MMMM, Pretty Mans!"
Source: Herbie #6a p.7 (1964-12)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Ticklepuss, Herbie's double , finds him attractive .
Ticklepuss gives Herbie a love tap, KER-WHAM!, and Herbie is dragged away with a shrug.
Source: Herbie #6a p.10 (1964-12)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Ticklepuss gives Herbie a love tap, KER-WHAM!
Herbie gets out of the situation, but still has nightmares about Ticklepuss.
Source: Herbie #6a p.12 (1964-12)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie gets out of the situation, but still has nightmares about Ticklepuss.
In "Ticklepuss Rides Again!", Herbie is again dreaming about being pursued.
Source: Herbie #10b p.1 (1965-06)
Updated: 2011-12-31
In "Ticklepuss Rides Again!", Herbie is again dreaming about being pursued .
Herbie is caught again, with a THUD!, and the chivalrous (Can't fight girl) lump of love is dragged away with a shrug. What am I gonna do?
Source: Herbie #10b p.6 (1965-06)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie is caught again, with a THUD!
Herbie imagines his fate, including children.
Source: Herbie #10b p.7 (1965-06)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie imagines his fate, including children .
Fortunately, Ticklepuss wants the dreamboat mayor more than Herbie.
Source: Herbie #10b p.9 (1965-06)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Fortunately, Ticklepuss wants the dreamboat mayor more than Herbie.
Herbie expresses some interest in an angel. Like handsome plump type...?
Source: Herbie #14b p.7 (1965-12)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie expresses some interest in an angel.
Herbie's worst fear about love is that his parents break up, which fortunately doesn't happen.
Source: Herbie #15a p.17 (1966-02)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie's worst fear about love is that his parents break up, which fortunately doesn't happen.
Hepzibah Higgins wins Herbie in a raffle and she immediately proposes marriage. Herbie is certainly not cool, calm, and collected here.
Source: Herbie #16b p.2 (1966-03)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Hepzibah Higgins wins Herbie in a raffle and she immediately proposes marriage.
Herbie imagines his fate, including a baby that he finds ugly.
Source: Herbie #16b p.3 (1966-03)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie imagines his fate, including a baby that he finds ugly .
But Hepzibah falls in love with Gilmartin, a gorilla.
Source: Herbie #16b p.8 (1966-03)
Updated: 2011-12-31
But Hepzibah falls in love with Gilmartin, a gorilla .
Herbie finds out that Hepzibah was a lollipop heiress, and Herbie has "lost greatest chance man could ever have."
Source: Herbie #16b p.9 (1966-03)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie finds out that Hepzibah was a lollipop heiress, and Herbie has "lost greatest chance man could ever have."
Herbie learns that he has inadvertently signed a marriage contract with the Queen of Ruritania...
Source: Herbie #22b p.8 (1966-12)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie learns that he has inadvertently signed a marriage contract with the Queen of Ruritania...
...but lucky for Herbie, she falls in love with a camel.
Source: Herbie #22b p.11 (1966-12)
Updated: 2011-12-31
...but lucky for Herbie, she falls in love with a camel .