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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Silly Names

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The villains and adversaries in Herbie stories tend to have silly names. Herbie himself is the son of Pincus Popnecker, a pretty silly name, even compared to Herbie's many silly nicknames.

The non-villains, like Professor Flipdome and Ticklepuss, and places like Peepwhistle Prep and Hassenpfeffer High, all contribute to the silliness.

Index terms: silly names, Pincus Popnecker, Professor Flipdome, Ticklepuss, Bibblesnicker, BumBum, Hambone, Dr. Dimwit, Peepwhistle Prep, Hassenpfeffer High, Pud Bimbo, Hepzibah Higgins, Hongadingia, Lizzie Gimpflheimer, Planet Bibbledorfer, Coach Bumpo, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Planet Xanthro is so old-school, so serious.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #73 p.7 (1958-12)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Planet Xanthro is so old-school, so serious.
Planet Bertram, while nicely labeled, is just plain
Source: Forbidden Worlds #110 p.7 (1963-03)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Planet Bertram, while nicely labeled, is just plain
Pablo Popsickle is going to help release Juan Buanana, who's being held captive by Castro. Now isn't that nice!
Source: Herbie #1b p.1 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-27
Pablo Popsickle is going to help release Juan Buanana, who's being held captive by Castro.
Louella is shocked to see Alexander Bimble with Fifi LaRue.
Source: Herbie #2b p.2 (1964-06)
Updated: 2012-03-27
Louella is shocked to see Alexander Bimble with Fifi LaRue.
Dr. Meringue has sold his museum to the well-moneyed Mr. Morganbilt.
Source: Herbie #4a p.15 (1964-09)
Updated: 2012-03-27
Dr.
We meet Professor Flipdome, Herbie's eccentric neighbor.
Source: Herbie #4b p.2 (1964-09)
Updated: 2012-03-20
We meet Professor Flipdome, Herbie's eccentric neighbor.
Mr. Bibblesnicker, the movie producer, and Trelawney Hambone, the actor.
Source: Herbie #6a p.4 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Mr.
U Thant points out the small Principality of Hanki-Panki, ruled by the Ranee Moitle.
Source: Herbie #5a p.3 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-04-05
U Thant points out the small Principality of Hanki-Panki, ruled by the Ranee Moitle.
Herbie arrives disguised as the Sultan of Sarsparilla.
Source: Herbie #5a p.7 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-04-05
Herbie arrives disguised as the Sultan of Sarsparilla.
Caveman BumBum and his kid sister, Ticklepuss
Source: Herbie #6a p.9 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Caveman BumBum and his kid sister, Ticklepuss
Miss Marleybone, Herbie's teacher, who has fallen for BumBum.
Source: Herbie #6a p.12 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Miss Marleybone, Herbie's teacher, who has fallen for BumBum.
Dr. Dimwit, Herbie's employer.
Source: Herbie #6b p.2 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Dr.
Dad is thrilled that Herbie has decided to attend Dad's alma mater Peepwhistle Prep. Herbie pledges for Dad's old fraternity, Tappa Kegga Koke. These pipe-wielding preppies will not be pleased. Note the misspelling of Popnecker.
Source: Herbie #7a p.4 (1965-02)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Dad is thrilled that Herbie has decided to attend Dad's alma mater Peepwhistle Prep.
Professor Flipdome
Source: Herbie #9a p.13 (1965-04)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Professor Flipdome
Diddlehoffer...funny name.
Source: Herbie #10a p.9 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-04-05
Diddlehoffer...funny name.
Diddlehoffer is a ship! GOTTA stop him...
Source: Herbie #10a p.10 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-04-05
Diddlehoffer is a ship!
Professor Flipdome
Source: Herbie #10b p.5 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Professor Flipdome
Ticklepuss Returns!
Source: Herbie #10b p.6 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Ticklepuss Returns!
Chick Beeple
Source: Herbie #12a p.5 (1965-09)
Updated: 2012-05-01
Chick Beeple
Professor Flipdome
Source: Herbie #14b p.3 (1965-12)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Professor Flipdome
Dad's rival Pud Bimbo from Peepwhistle Prep mistakes Herbie for his father, whom he called Schlemiehl.
Source: Herbie #15a p.2 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Dad's rival Pud Bimbo from Peepwhistle Prep mistakes Herbie for his father, whom he called Schlemiehl .
Dad lands on his butt with a THUD! on Planet Goofus
Source: Herbie #15a p.14 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-04-05
Dad lands on his butt with a THUD!
Professor Flipdome
Source: Herbie #15b p.1 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Professor Flipdome
Herbie fan from Planet Sauerkraut.
Source: Herbie #15b p.2 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-04-11
Herbie fan from Planet Sauerkraut.
Hepzibah Higgins, a problem, and an opportunity lost
Source: Herbie #16b p.7 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Hepzibah Higgins, a problem, and an opportunity lost
President Johnson appoints Pincus Popnecker Ambassador to Hongadingia with its warring Hissians and Pigturtles.
Source: Herbie #18b p.4 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-03-20
President Johnson appoints Pincus Popnecker Ambassador to Hongadingia with its warring Hissians and Pigturtles.
Professor Flipdome is out
Source: Herbie #19a p.3 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Professor Flipdome is out
Chauncey Gotgelt (gelt is Yiddish for money, gold).
Source: Herbie #19a p.4 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Chauncey Gotgelt (gelt is Yiddish for money, gold).
Dad claims the planet for Lizzie Gimpflheimer.
Source: Herbie #19a p.9 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Dad claims the planet for Lizzie Gimpflheimer.
Dr. Plumduffle, a teacher stressed by Butch Nelson.
Source: Herbie #20b p.2 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Dr.
Even Herbie knows that Professor Flipdome's ideas tend to be impractical.
Source: Herbie #20b p.3 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Even Herbie knows that Professor Flipdome's ideas tend to be impractical.
Coach Bumpo, perennially losing coach for Dad's good old Hassenpfeffer High, and Mergatroyd Wimpus and his glue bucket.
Source: Herbie #21a p.4 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Coach Bumpo, perennially losing coach for Dad's good old Hassenpfeffer High, and Mergatroyd Wimpus and his glue bucket.
King Nincompoop
Source: Herbie #21b p.10 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-04-25
King Nincompoop
Magical Moe boasts of an invasion force from Planet Bibbledorfer.
Source: Herbie #22a p.13 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Magical Moe boasts of an invasion force from Planet Bibbledorfer.
Pierre Paulo Pastrami
Source: Dark Horse Herbie #1 (1992)
Updated: 2012-04-05
Pierre Paulo Pastrami