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The Fat Fury

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Says "GULP" to Express Fear and Surprise

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GULP, and the stuttering form, G-GULP, are the most common expressions of fear in Herbie comics, most often uttered by Dad, villains, and male characters, but also heard from Herbie as an expression of surprise.

Following an initial surprise is understanding and fear. Several interjections express fear: GULP 66, HELP 30, ULP 27, EE-YIPE 7, and any interjection involving stuttering 46 (H-HELP, N-NO, G-GULP, ...). In Herbie comics, naturally, villains are the most fearful, but males are also likely to be afraid. Dad shows the same rate of fearful interjections as villains, but he is much more likely to stutter than anyone else.

Index terms: fear, afraid, coward, chicken, amazement, astonishment, surprise, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Herbie says GULP!
Source: Forbidden Worlds #94 (1961-03)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie says GULP!
Prime Example: A shooting star is afraid of the famous Herbie Popnecker. GULP!
Source: Forbidden Worlds #110 p.7 (1963-03)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Prime Example : A shooting star is afraid of the famous Herbie Popnecker.
Herbie's eyes. "GULP!"
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 p.10 (1963-11)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie's eyes .
GULP! It's just Herbie, moving things along.
Source: Herbie #1b p.2 (1964-04)
Updated: 2013-01-04
GULP!
Surprise
Source: Herbie #1b p.4 (1964-04)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Surprise
Surprise
Source: Herbie #2a p.4 (1964-06)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Surprise
Man in the cloak is afraid of those eyes. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #2a p.12 (1964-06)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Man in the cloak is afraid of those eyes .
Villains agree, "ULP!" equals "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #3b p.10 (1964-08)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Villains agree, "ULP!" equals "GULP!"
"GULP!" OH-HHHHH...
Source: Herbie #4a p.2 (1964-09)
Updated: 2013-01-04
"GULP!" OH-HHHHH...
Dad is afraid of a swordfish. "GULP!" Rightly so, because he gets it in the butt. HELP! HELP!!!
Source: Herbie #4b p.8 (1964-09)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Dad is afraid of a swordfish.
Mao is surprised. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #5a p.6 (1964-10)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Mao is surprised.
A tiger realizes it's attacking the famous Herbie Popnecker. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #5a p.9 (1964-10)
Updated: 2013-01-04
A tiger realizes it's attacking the famous Herbie Popnecker.
Herbie is afraid of his adoring fans. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #5b p.10 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Herbie is afraid of his adoring fans.
Dad is surprised to see Eva Gardner. G-GULP!
Source: Herbie #6a p.2 (1964-12)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Dad is surprised to see Eva Gardner.
Herbie is surprised to see a king-size lollipop. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #6b p.4 (1964-12)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie is surprised to see a king-size lollipop .
Frat brothers are surprised by Herbie's appearance. "GULP!" OH, N-NO!
Source: Herbie #7a p.4 (1965-02)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Frat brothers are surprised by Herbie's appearance.
Dad isn't scared, he's brave... G-GULP!
Source: Herbie #7b p.6 (1965-02)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Dad isn't scared, he's brave...
Herbie is afraid of Dad becoming a costume hero. "GULP!" ANYTHING but that!
Source: Herbie #8a p.8 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Herbie is afraid of Dad becoming a costume hero.
People are surprised to see Herbie's duplicate kissing a statue. GULP! HAW-HAW-HAW!
Source: Herbie #9a p.4 (1965-04)
Updated: 2013-01-04
People are surprised to see Herbie's duplicate kissing a statue.
Herbie's archery instills fear. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #9b p.2 (1965-04)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie's archery instills fear.
Herbie is surprised to stuttering by Dad's arrest. "GULP!" IT'S... D-DAD!
Source: Herbie #10a p.8 (1965-06)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie is surprised to stuttering by Dad's arrest.
Dad is surprised to learn about his company. GULP!
Source: Herbie #10a p.9 (1965-06)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Dad is surprised to learn about his company.
Dad is surprised by his new job as streetcleaner. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #10b p.4 (1965-06)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Dad is surprised by his new job as streetcleaner.
Dad spins a fearful tale of Abe Lincoln. GULP... W-WHAT COULD HE DO?
Source: Herbie #11a p.3 (1965-08)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Dad spins a fearful tale of Abe Lincoln.
Villain is afraid of rats. "GULP!" S-SAVE ME!
Source: Herbie #11a p.12 (1965-08)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Villain is afraid of rats.
Herbie is surprised by Columbus' appearance. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #11b p.2 (1965-08)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie is surprised by Columbus' appearance.
Herbie travels with a surprising load of lollipops.
Source: Herbie #11b p.5 (1965-08)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie travels with a surprising load of lollipops .
People are afraid of the gorilla. "GULP!" HELP!
Source: Herbie #12a p.3 (1965-09)
Updated: 2013-01-04
People are afraid of the gorilla.
Herbie is afraid of a safe falling on Dad... "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #12b p.4 (1965-09)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Herbie is afraid of a safe falling on Dad...
Villain: GR-RRRR... Man: GULP! H-HELP!
Source: Herbie #12a p.9 (1965-09)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Villain: GR-RRRR...
The crowd is surprised to see Herbie walking on air. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #12a p.12 (1965-09)
Updated: 2013-01-04
The crowd is surprised to see Herbie walking on air .
Villain is surprised to see Herbie floating in air. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #13a p.10 (1965-10)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Villain is surprised to see Herbie floating in air .
Much team is surprised by and afraid of the polar bear. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #13b p.3 (1965-10)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Much team is surprised by and afraid of the polar bear.
Mom is surprised by her new coat. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #13b p.10 (1965-10)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Mom is surprised by her new coat.
Dad is surprised by Herbie's entrance. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #14a p.1 (1965-12)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Dad is surprised by Herbie's entrance .
Villain's parents are surprised by their baby's appearance. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #14a p.2 (1965-12)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Villain's parents are surprised by their baby's appearance.
Nemesis is surprised and awed by Fat Fury's powers. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #14a p.9 (1965-12)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Nemesis is surprised and awed by Fat Fury's powers.
YEE-OWWW! Villains are afraid of a G-GHOST! Then, "G-GULP!" they are afraid of who's waiting for them.
Source: Herbie #14a p.13 (1965-12)
Updated: 2013-01-04
YEE-OWWW!
Herbie has to swallow hard to give away his own X-Mas gift. GULP... WOTTA GUY!
Source: Herbie #14b p.12 (1965-12)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie has to swallow hard to give away his own X-Mas gift.
Dad is full of fear. GULP! I... I... I'LL GO THROUGH WITH IT, AI-AI-AI! I'LL SHOW YOU, I... I THINK...
Source: Herbie #15a p.4 (1966-02)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Dad is full of fear.
Dad is surprised by and afraid of the challenge. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #15a p.8 (1966-02)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Dad is surprised by and afraid of the challenge.
Villain thinks he's ahead. HO-HO... but then surprised to see Dad passing. GULP!
Source: Herbie #15a p.10 (1966-02)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Villain thinks he's ahead.
Dad is surprised to learn about Herbie's friends. GULP!
Source: Herbie #15b p.1 (1966-02)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Dad is surprised to learn about Herbie's friends.
Herbie is not looking forward to meeting Foo-Manchoo again! "G-GULP!"
Source: Herbie #16a p.16 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Herbie is not looking forward to meeting Foo-Manchoo again!
Villains: "G-GULP!" SOS! SOS! HAL-LUP!
Source: Herbie #16a p.12 (1966-03)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Villains: "G-GULP!" SOS!
Herbie is exhausted. "PANT!" "GULP!" Out of eating lollipops. WHAT NOW?
Source: Herbie #16a p.14 (1966-03)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie is exhausted.
Foo: ULP! Manchoo: GULP!
Source: Herbie #16a p.15 (1966-03)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Foo: ULP!
Herbie is surprised that Hepzibah Higgins walks on air just like him.
Source: Herbie #16b p.7 (1966-03)
Updated: 2013-01-04
Herbie is surprised that Hepzibah Higgins walks on air just like him.
Dad is afraid of his new debt. GULP!
Source: Herbie #17a p.2 (1966-04)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Dad is afraid of his new debt.
"GULP!" Surprise and fear of that face, if that's w-what it was...
Source: Herbie #17a p.7 (1966-04)
Updated: 2013-01-05
"GULP!" Surprise and fear of that face , if that's w-what it was...
Dad is afraid Herbie is talking with a picture of his grandfather. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #18a p.1 (1966-06)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Dad is afraid Herbie is talking with a picture of his grandfather.
Dad is afraid Herbie is talking with mice.
Source: Herbie #18a p.13 (1966-06)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Dad is afraid Herbie is talking with mice .
Dad is afraid about what has happened to Herbie. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #18b p.2 (1966-06)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Dad is afraid about what has happened to Herbie.
"G-GULP!" Dad is afraid of the Hissians, and continues to stutter.
Source: Herbie #18b p.5 (1966-06)
Updated: 2013-01-05
"G-GULP!" Dad is afraid of the Hissians, and continues to stutter.
Dad is so nervous that he signs his name with a stutter. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #19a p.4 (1966-08)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Dad is so nervous that he signs his name with a stutter.
Man is surprised to see his fiancee leave him for an alien.
Source: Herbie #19a p.13 (1966-08)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Man is surprised to see his fiancee leave him for an alien .
Dad is afraid of Mom find out about his philandering. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #19a p.14 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Dad is afraid of Mom find out about his philandering .
Ferocious animals are no match for lollibopping. GULP!
Source: Herbie #19b p.5 (1966-08)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Ferocious animals are no match for lollibopping .
Fear reigns. "GULP!" Charging elephants recognize Herbie. "URP!"
Source: Herbie #19b p.6 (1966-08)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Fear reigns.
Herbie took enough. Issues warning to surrounding fists of what's going to happen. BLAM! "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #19b p.9 (1966-08)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Herbie took enough .
Dad is surprised by and fearful of like with CLEO. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #19b p.10 (1966-08)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Dad is surprised by and fearful of like with CLEO.
Dracula is surprised and then afraid. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #20a p.4 (1966-09)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Dracula is surprised and then afraid.
Dr. Plumduffle is afraid of Butch Nelson. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #20b p.2 (1966-09)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Dr.
Professor Flipdome is surprised, afraid, and in pain. "GULP!" EEE-YOWWW! HALP!
Source: Herbie #20b p.8 (1966-09)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Professor Flipdome is surprised, afraid, and in pain.
Dr. Plumduffle is surprised that Butch is being so nice. GULP!
Source: Herbie #20b p.12 (1966-09)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Dr.
Coach Bumpo is surprised by the appearance of footballer Herbie. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #21a p.3 (1966-10)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Coach Bumpo is surprised by the appearance of footballer Herbie.
Coach Murgatroyd Wimpis is surprised to see Herbie floating next to the train. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #21a p.5 (1966-10)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Coach Murgatroyd Wimpis is surprised to see Herbie floating next to the train.
The court is surprised that Coach Wimpis has becmoe a child. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #21a p.14 (1966-10)
Updated: 2013-01-05
The court is surprised that Coach Wimpis has becmoe a child.
Dad is a afraid of a Viking ghost. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #21b p.2 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Dad is a afraid of a Viking ghost.
Rabbit is stunned. "G-GULP!"
Source: Herbie #22a p.8 (1966-12)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Rabbit is stunned.
Fat Fury is surprised to find hard-to-get cinnamon lollipop. GULP...
Source: Herbie #22a p.11 (1966-12)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Fat Fury is surprised to find hard-to-get cinnamon lollipop .
Player for "Miniville Mice" is in stuttering fear. H-HAVE WE MET BEFORE SSSIRR? "gulp"!
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.9 (1996)
Updated: 2013-01-05
Player for "Miniville Mice" is in stuttering fear.