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The Fat Fury

Herbie Popnecker Examples:
The Plunger Gag

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Herbie wears a plunger as a hat on his head when disguised as the Fat Fury. It never serves a useful purpose, except as a prop in a gag, usually with its own sound-effect, FWOINNNG!, as Fat Fury plunges into the ground.

Fat Fury has trouble controlling his flight as a costume hero, probably because Herbie is not using his usual flying style of walking in the air.

Index terms: plunger, superhero costume, sink plunger, toilet plunger, hat, headwear, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Plunger gags were made possible with the introduction of the Fat Fury. BAM!
Source: Herbie #8a p.10 (1965-03)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Plunger gags were made possible with the introduction of the Fat Fury.
Second appearance of the Fat Fury in #10a. FWOINNNNG!
Source: Herbie #10a p.11 (1965-06)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Second appearance of the Fat Fury in #10a .
Source: Herbie #14a p.11 (1965-12)
Updated: 2005-02-07
FWOINNNG!
Not in the ground, and no sound-effect, but still a plunger gag.
Source: Herbie #16a p.3 (1966-03)
Updated: 2005-10-04
Not in the ground, and no sound-effect , but still a plunger gag.
Source: Herbie #18a p.6 (1966-06)
Updated: 2005-02-07
FWOINNNNG!
Also not in the ground and with no sound effect, but still a plunger gag. Undignified to be swung by one's plunger.
Source: Herbie #22a p.2 (1966-12)
Updated: 2008-11-21
Also not in the ground and with no sound effect , but still a plunger gag.