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Nicknames and Descriptions

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Herbie's father calls him a "little fat nothing," but Herbie has other nicknames. Some names are used maliciously by his foes, some adoringly by the women who can't resist him, and others, commenting on his fat.

Since Forbidden Worlds #116, Herbie has been called the Fat Fury, continued on the masthead of all the Herbie comics ("Make way for the Fat Fury"). While Superman is the "Man of Steel" and Batman is the "Caped Crusader", Fat Fury's nickname is usually the "Plump Lump", but he can also be described as "this fearless lump of lard who strikes like a thunderpoop". Sorry, Super and Bat, such adulation is beyond your reach.

Index terms: Name-calling, slurs, suet, fatso, plump lump, fat, water rat, pretty mans, fearless lump of lard, strikes like a thunderpoop, lover, fatburger, adorable fat custard, hussy, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Mom calls Herbie... well... different!
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.2 (1963-09)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Mom calls Herbie...
Elizabeth Taylor beckons "Come, lover..."
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 p.4 (1963-11)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Elizabeth Taylor beckons "Come, lover..."
"All right, you troublemaker..." by the Devil!
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 p.13 (1963-11)
Updated: 2012-03-18
"All right, you troublemaker..." by the Devil!
Knave!
Source: Herbie #1a p.11 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Knave!
"Great and noble wizard!" "Mighty sorcerer!" "Mightiest of all knights! (thou fat little jerk, thou!)" "Handsome lover!"
Source: Herbie #1a p.12 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-18
"Great and noble wizard!" "Mighty sorcerer!" "Mightiest of all knights!
Poor delicate little boy!
Source: Herbie #1b p.1 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Poor delicate little boy!
What a hard-bitten criminal!
Source: Herbie #2a p.7 (1964-06)
Updated: 2012-03-18
What a hard-bitten criminal!
Duke of Popnecker!
Source: Herbie #3a p.12 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Duke of Popnecker!
Herbie calls himself an Indian Giver!
Source: Herbie #4a p.7 (1964-09)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Herbie calls himself an Indian Giver!
You pail of lard! You barrel of suet! You bucket of blubber! You little fat nothing
Source: Herbie #4a p.14 (1964-09)
Updated: 2012-03-18
You pail of lard!
The dread Herbie. Er... ugly lamp you've got there Mao!
Source: Herbie #5a p.5 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
The dread Herbie.
Lover-boy
Source: Herbie #5a p.13 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Lover-boy
Let's show the little jerk where to get off, Dean!
Source: Herbie #5b p.7 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Let's show the little jerk where to get off, Dean!
MMMM, pretty mans!
Source: Herbie #6a p.7 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-03-18
MMMM, pretty mans!
Overstuffed hunk of lard...You puffed-up piece of suet...
Source: Herbie #7a p.8 (1965-02)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Overstuffed hunk of lard...You puffed-up piece of suet...
Herbie calls Eric the Red a sissy to provoke him
Source: Herbie #7b p.11 (1965-02)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Herbie calls Eric the Red a sissy to provoke him
Plump Lump (referring to Fat Fury). This is the first of three story endings with Dad listening to the radio and praising the Fat Fury. "Can you imagine how proud I'd be if my son could be a great hero like that?" Guess what Dad calls Herbie in the final frame?
Source: Herbie #8a p.15 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Plump Lump (referring to Fat Fury).
Starring Good Old Fatso
Source: Herbie #8b p.1 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Starring Good Old Fatso
Dad calls Herbie a no-good, scoundrel, a rogue, a villain, ... and it hurts.
Source: Herbie #9a p.5 (1965-04)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Dad calls Herbie a no-good, scoundrel, a rogue, a villain, ...
Dreamboat
Source: Herbie #9b p.5 (1965-04)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Dreamboat
Plump Lump
Source: Herbie #9b p.8 (1965-04)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Plump Lump
Fat like a water rat... and all over red! More a description than a nickname.
Source: Herbie #10a p.11 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Fat like a water rat...
Isn't that fat fury up there the Plump Lump? No... that plump lump's the Fat Fury!
Source: Herbie #10a p.14 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Isn't that fat fury up there the Plump Lump?
"Who is this man of might this plump lump, this fierce figure of flying fat?" blares the radio. "I don't know. All I know is that I wish that my Herbie could be just a little bit like him!" Dad bathes in self-pity.
Source: Herbie #10a p.16 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-03-18
"Who is this man of might this plump lump, this fierce figure of flying fat?" blares the radio.
Fatso
Source: Herbie #10b p.5 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Fatso
Dad refers to Herbie as a "Little fat slug!"
Source: Herbie #11a p.2 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-04-11
Dad refers to Herbie as a "Little fat slug!"
Lover
Source: Herbie #11a p.8 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Lover
Sorry, no openings for freaks!
Source: Herbie #12a p.5 (1965-09)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Sorry, no openings for freaks!
Lover boy! You gorgeous hunk of man!
Source: Herbie #13a p.8 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Lover boy!
Herbie-honey! I won't have to look at that fat little landlubber again! (Missed a chance to call Herbie a landblubber.)
Source: Herbie #13a p.9 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Herbie-honey!
Fall, ye swab! Don't WANNA fall.
Source: Herbie #13a p.10 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Fall, ye swab!
Pretty. Not a nickname.
Source: Herbie #13b p.4 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Pretty.
"Who is he, this fearless lump of lard who strikes like a thunderpoop..." offers the voice on the radio. "Somewhere, there's a proud father I envy... the father of the Fat Fury! But what have I got...?" Now, what does Dad call Herbie in the final panel?
Source: Herbie #14a p.14 (1965-12)
Updated: 2012-03-18
"Who is he, this fearless lump of lard who strikes like a thunderpoop..." offers the voice on the radio.
Good Old Fatso
Source: Herbie #14b p.1 (1965-12)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Good Old Fatso
Little Fat Nothing! Fat, fat, water rat! Fat, fat, crazy bat! Fat little jerk
Source: Herbie #14b p.5 (1965-12)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Little Fat Nothing !
Lover!
Source: Herbie #15b p.5 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Lover!
Fat like honorable water rat... and even wetter! Isn't he dreamy?
Source: Herbie #16a p.7 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Fat like honorable water rat...
Lover!
Source: Herbie #16b p.2 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Lover!
You great big handsome Romeo!
Source: Herbie #16b p.3 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-03-18
You great big handsome Romeo!
Sugar!
Source: Herbie #16b p.4 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Sugar!
Pretty Perky Turkey calls not-two-headed Herbie Fatso.
Source: Herbie #17a p.5 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Pretty Perky Turkey calls not-two-headed Herbie Fatso.
Fat stuff!
Source: Herbie #17a p.7 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-04-11
Fat stuff!
Leggo, jerk!
Source: Herbie #18b p.8 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Leggo, jerk!
Lover-rrr! Boopsy-woopsy!
Source: Herbie #19b p.4 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Lover-rrr!
Meat, fat meat. Alla that suet! Plump lump
Source: Herbie #19b p.5 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Meat, fat meat.
Plump lump!
Source: Herbie #19b p.7 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Plump lump!
Plump lump!
Source: Herbie #20b p.2 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Plump lump!
Plump lump
Source: Herbie #21a p.4 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Plump lump
Plump lump!
Source: Herbie #21a p.6 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Plump lump!
Blue plate special! SS-Suet!
Source: Herbie #21a p.7 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Blue plate special!
Fatburger!
Source: Herbie #21a p.8 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Fatburger!
Pretty mans!
Source: Herbie #21b p.7 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Pretty mans!
Grease-ball!
Source: Herbie #22b p.6 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-04-11
Grease-ball!
Sweety-pie! My adorable fat custard!
Source: Herbie #22b p.8 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Sweety-pie!
Source: Herbie #22b p.10 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-03-18
My Herbie-Schmerbie !
Valentino! The Freak Sheik!
Source: Herbie #22b p.11 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-04-11
Valentino!
Let me at that hussy!
Source: Herbie #23a p.10 (1967-02)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Let me at that hussy!
Little fat midget
Source: Herbie #23a p.12 (1967-02)
Updated: 2012-04-11
Little fat midget
Poor little baby boy!
Source: Dark Horse Herbie #1 (1992)
Updated: 2012-03-18
Poor little baby boy!