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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Recurring Gags:
Mom, Reacting to Dad, Reacting to Herbie

Created: 2012-03-10     Updated: 2013-01-06  
Stories: 13     Examples: 19     Links: 8  

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Dad is always complaining about Herbie being a little fat nothing, and Mom often has something to say. Usually at the start of a story or at the end, Mom tries to defend Herbie, or just calm down Dad.

Index terms: blood pressure, calm down, unfit parent, hypertension, Pincus Popnecker, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

"He means well."
Source: Forbidden Worlds #73 p.2 (1958-12)
Updated: 2012-03-10
"He means well."
Dad complains about Herbie "All you do is sit, sit..." and Mom says "Please, Dad! You've got to learn to control yourself!" Dad looked mean in his first appearance, but he evolved into a self-pitying fool.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #73 p.3 (1958-12)
Updated: 2012-03-19
Dad complains about Herbie "All you do is sit, sit...
"Calm yourself. It's just that Herbie's... well... .....different!"
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.2 (1963-09)
Updated: 2012-03-10
"Calm yourself.
"Please, Dad... your blood pressure!"
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.14 (1963-09)
Updated: 2012-03-10
"Please, Dad...
"Don't get excited, Dad." Actually, Dad is reacting to losing his job, but Mom is trying to calm him down.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 p.1 (1963-11)
Updated: 2012-03-18
"Don't get excited, Dad." Actually, Dad is reacting to losing his job, but Mom is trying to calm him down.
"Oh, Dad, it's not as bad as that."
Source: Herbie #1a p.1 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-10
"Oh, Dad, it's not as bad as that."
"Lollipops aren't the only things in his life..."
Source: Herbie #1a p.2 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-10
"Lollipops aren't the only things in his life..."
How unobservant IS Dad? and Mom?
Source: Herbie #1a p.13 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-04-11
How unobservant IS Dad?
"... and it wouldn't do Herbie any harm either... He needs a change, poor delicate little boy!"
Source: Herbie #1b p.1 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-10
"...
"Now Dad, you've got to stop picking on poor Herbie. He's a good boy and he means well... even if he is a little... er... non-active!" "Please Dad... your blood-pressure!"
Source: Herbie #1b p.12 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-19
"Now Dad, you've got to stop picking on poor Herbie.
"Please remember your blood pressure."
Source: Herbie #3a p.1 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-03-10
"Please remember your blood pressure."
"Please, Dad! You've got to keep your temper!" "He wanted a son who... well... did things."
Source: Herbie #3a p.2 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-03-10
"Please, Dad!
"Calm yourself, Dad. After all, you can't expect Herbie to be a hero."
Source: Herbie #8a p.15 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-03-10
"Calm yourself, Dad.
"But Dad, maybe if he realized that the nation was expecting big things of its youth, he might be different."
Source: Herbie #11a p.2 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-03-10
"But Dad, maybe if he realized that the nation was expecting big things of its youth, he might be different."
Source: Herbie #12b p.2 (1965-09)
Updated: 2012-03-10
Herbie #12b2
Prime Example: "Now Dad, you know I don't like you to call him a little fat nothing! He's not little!" Well, there goes the "mother of the year" award.
Source: Herbie #14b p.2 (1965-12)
Updated: 2012-03-10
Prime Example : "Now Dad, you know I don't like you to call him a little fat nothing !
Source: Herbie #15b p.9 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-03-10
Herbie #15b9
"Uh-uh. When you get that expression on your face, I know what's coming next."
Source: Herbie #22a p.1 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-03-10
" Uh-uh .
Mom reacting to Dad reacting to Herbie.
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.1 (1996)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Mom reacting to Dad reacting to Herbie.