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Herbie is often sleeping during the day, much to his father's dismay. Herbie sleeps with his glasses on, often with a lollipop in his mouth. Herbie can sleep while sitting, lying in a hammock, and even while eating.

Index terms: sleeping, dozing, napping, nap, twenty winks, resting, zzzzzzz, dreaming, nightmares, floating, snoring, bed, hammock, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Herbie first appeared as a man of inaction in Forbidden Worlds #116.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 p.1 (1963-11)
Updated: 2012-05-06
Herbie first appeared as a man of inaction in Forbidden Worlds #116 .
First mention of dreaming while sleeping.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 p.6 (1963-11)
Updated: 2008-11-29
First mention of dreaming while sleeping.
Herbie's dozed off, disappointing Dad.
Source: Herbie #1b p.2 (1964-04)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Herbie's dozed off, disappointing Dad.
Herbie is seen sleeping with a lollipop in his mouth. Bad dental hygiene.
Source: Herbie #3a p.2 (1964-08)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Herbie is seen sleeping with a lollipop in his mouth.
The story starts with Herbie sleeping...
Source: Herbie #4a p.1 (1964-09)
Updated: 2004-10-16
The story starts with Herbie sleeping...
...and has him sleeping later on...
Source: Herbie #4a p.10 (1964-09)
Updated: 2004-10-16
...and has him sleeping later on...
...and ends with Herbie trying to get some sleep.
Source: Herbie #4a p.15 (1964-09)
Updated: 2012-05-05
...and ends with Herbie trying to get some sleep.
Nightmares about Ticklepuss.
Source: Herbie #6a p.12 (1964-12)
Updated: 2008-11-29
Nightmares about Ticklepuss .
Sleeping with the lollipop, again.
Source: Herbie #7b p.2 (1965-02)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Sleeping with the lollipop, again.
A sound sleeper.
Source: Herbie #7b p.5 (1965-02)
Updated: 2012-05-22
A sound sleeper.
In a hammock
Source: Herbie #8a p.1 (1965-03)
Updated: 2004-10-16
In a hammock
Source: Herbie #8a p.2 (1965-03)
Updated: 2004-10-16
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In another hammock.
Source: Herbie #8b p.7 (1965-03)
Updated: 2004-10-16
In another hammock .
Herbie brakes into a jail for a nap. Lollipop in mouth.
Source: Herbie #9a p.2 (1965-04)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Herbie brakes into a jail for a nap.
Later, he falls asleep under Professor Flipdome's duplicator.
Source: Herbie #9a p.3 (1965-04)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Later, he falls asleep under Professor Flipdome's duplicator.
Herbie's not really asleep, but fainted.
Source: Herbie #9b p.11 (1965-04)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Herbie's not really asleep, but fainted .
Herbie is able to attend to conversations while asleep.
Source: Herbie #10a p.7 (1965-06)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Herbie is able to attend to conversations while asleep.
At the end of #10a, he is asleep with lollipop in mouth.
Source: Herbie #10a p.16 (1965-06)
Updated: 2004-10-16
At the end of #10a , he is asleep with lollipop in mouth.
More nightmares about Ticklepuss.
Source: Herbie #10b p.1 (1965-06)
Updated: 2008-11-29
More nightmares about Ticklepuss.
Reality creeps into even more nightmares about Ticklepuss.
Source: Herbie #10b p.4 (1965-06)
Updated: 2008-11-29
Reality creeps into even more nightmares about Ticklepuss.
Herbie is asleep, while eating, while Dad calls him a "little fat nothing". A trio of Herbie themes.
Source: Herbie #11a p.2 (1965-08)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Herbie is asleep, while eating , while Dad calls him a " little fat nothing ".
Herbie overhears Dad's ideas while asleep with a lollipop in his mouth.
Source: Herbie #12b p.2 (1965-09)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Herbie overhears Dad's ideas while asleep with a lollipop in his mouth.
At the end of the story, unaware Herbie had helped him, Dad calls the napping Herbie a "little fat nothing". Mom says "Oh dear, look... He's at it again."
Source: Herbie #12b p.10 (1965-09)
Updated: 2008-12-13
At the end of the story, unaware Herbie had helped him, Dad calls the napping Herbie a " little fat nothing ".
On the road, in the Zzzzzzzone.
Source: Herbie #13a p.1 (1965-10)
Updated: 2004-10-16
On the road, in the Zzzzzzzone.
Sleeping in the air at the start of the story...
Source: Herbie #14a p.1 (1965-12)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Sleeping in the air at the start of the story...
...and at the end. Dad does not notice.
Source: Herbie #14a p.14 (1965-12)
Updated: 2004-10-16
...and at the end.
Herbie is wearing glasses with his eyes painted on. Even faked, he looks half asleep. Note that with Herbie's glasses removed, Ogden Whitney gave Herbie eyebrows for the first time since Herbie's appearances in Forbidden Worlds.
Source: Herbie #14b p.12 (1965-12)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Herbie is wearing glasses with his eyes painted on.
Herbie sets up a dummy so he can "operate". Note the spelling is correct, but some letters are backwards.
Source: Herbie #17a p.2 (1966-04)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Herbie sets up a dummy so he can "operate".
After making his family fabulously wealthy, Herbie takes a rest.
Source: Herbie #17a p.13 (1966-04)
Updated: 2004-11-11
After making his family fabulously wealthy, Herbie takes a rest.
Another story starting...
Source: Herbie #18b p.1 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Another story starting...
...and ending with Herbie sleeping.
Source: Herbie #18b p.13 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-10-16
...and ending with Herbie sleeping.
Herbie is floating on air again. No Zzzzzzz, so maybe he's awake.
Source: Herbie #19a p.14 (1966-08)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Herbie is floating on air again.
Herbie sleeps during a meal.
Source: Herbie #19b p.2 (1966-08)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Herbie sleeps during a meal .
Herbie tests out a new super dream lollipop...
Source: Herbie #19b p.10 (1966-08)
Updated: 2008-11-29
Herbie tests out a new super dream lollipop ...
...and it helps him figure out what everyone meant.
Source: Herbie #19b p.11 (1966-08)
Updated: 2004-10-16
...and it helps him figure out what everyone meant.
Dad growls at Herbie's apparent lack of energy.
Source: Herbie #20a p.1 (1966-09)
Updated: 2004-10-16
Dad growls at Herbie's apparent lack of energy.
We bid the sleeping Herbie farewell in the first story...
Source: Herbie #22a p.15 (1966-12)
Updated: 2004-10-16
We bid the sleeping Herbie farewell in the first story...
and the second. Pleasant dreams.
Source: Herbie #22b p.1 (1966-12)
Updated: 2004-10-16
and the second.
"Pass the Puck Herbie" begins with Herbie in a familiar position...
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.1 (1996)
Updated: 2008-09-11
"Pass the Puck Herbie" begins with Herbie in a familiar position...
Poor Example: ...but ends with his dad sleeping. Herbie coulda, woulda, shoulda, shrugged.
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.12 (1996)
Updated: 2008-09-11
Poor Example : ...but ends with his dad sleeping.