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Herbie's dad wishes that Herbie would be an athlete instead of a little fat nothing.

Index terms: bicycle, jousting, boxing, dancing, sword-fighting, baseball, horseback riding, football, archery, acrobatics, ice skating, swimming, running, high jump, shot put, hockey, dieting, lose weight, weightlifting, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Bicycling in the air and in space.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #110 p.10 (1963-03)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Bicycling in the air and in space .
Dad is trying his best to get Herbie interested in baseball...
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.2 (1963-09)
Updated: 2012-03-23
Dad is trying his best to get Herbie interested in baseball...
Dad tries football (although he might get a better grip on the ball by putting his fingers on the laces), but Herbie works on his grip on his lollipop. Poor Dad has headaches, ringing in the ears, heartburn and depression. Dad is diagnosed with Herbyitis; he's got a little fat nothing for a son.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.3 (1963-09)
Updated: 2012-03-23
Dad tries football (although he might get a better grip on the ball by putting his fingers on the laces), but Herbie works on his grip on his lollipop.
Jousting, in olden times.
Source: Herbie #1a p.11 (1964-04)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Jousting, in olden times .
Boxing. Should know better than to punch Herbie, but then, with Herbie in disguise, who could tell? Nice wind-up before the punch.
Source: Herbie #1b p.6 (1964-04)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Boxing.
Dancing. No wonder Herbie is irresistible to women.
Source: Herbie #1b p.10 (1964-04)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Dancing.
Sword-fish fighting.
Source: Herbie #4b p.8 (1964-09)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Sword-fish fighting.
Bicycling in the air and in space.
Source: Herbie #6b p.4 (1964-12)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Bicycling in the air and in space .
Baseball. Herbie bops one out of the park.
Source: Herbie #7a p.9 (1965-02)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Baseball.
Equestrian.
Source: Herbie #8b p.5 (1965-03)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Equestrian.
Football.
Source: Herbie #9a p.8 (1965-04)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Football.
Archery, failed with a butt joke.
Source: Herbie #9b p.2 (1965-04)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Archery, failed with a butt joke.
Archery, succeeded?
Source: Herbie #9b p.11 (1965-04)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Archery, succeeded?
Acrobatics. Is it an error that someone in the audience asks "How does he do it?" because Herbie is in disguise as a woman.
Source: Herbie #12a p.12 (1965-09)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Acrobatics.
Sword fighting.
Source: Herbie #13a p.10 (1965-10)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Sword fighting.
Ice skating, in the air.
Source: Herbie #14b p.4 (1965-12)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Ice skating, in the air .
Dad, when he looked like Herbie, dieting and weightlifting.
Source: Herbie #15a p.5 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-02-15
Dad, when he looked like Herbie , dieting and weightlifting.
Dad, boxing.
Source: Herbie #15a p.7 (1966-02)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Dad, boxing.
Dad, "swimming".
Source: Herbie #15a p.10 (1966-02)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Dad, "swimming".
"Dad", "running".
Source: Herbie #15a p.12 (1966-02)
Updated: 2011-12-31
"Dad", "running".
Dad, high jumping.
Source: Herbie #15a p.13 (1966-02)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Dad, high jumping.
Dad is daydreaming about the athlete he hopes Herbie can be. Same round head and lollipop, though.
Source: Herbie #18b p.1 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Dad is daydreaming about the athlete he hopes Herbie can be.
Herbie, "swimming" in the air.
Source: Herbie #19a p.14 (1966-08)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Herbie, "swimming" in the air .
Football.
Source: Herbie #21a p.3 (1966-10)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Football.
"Football" biting.
Source: Herbie #21a p.11 (1966-10)
Updated: 2011-12-31
"Football" biting .
Shot put. Not really, but a good demonstration of strength and accuracy. How did the two boulders land at the same time?
Source: Herbie #21b p.9 (1966-10)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Shot put.
Hockey. In this story, Montrealer Roger Broughton and Dan Day insert detailed knowledge of hockey, including well known brands of equipment and a slap-pass resulting in a tip-in for a goal. Compared to Ogden Whitney's apparent lack of knowledge of baseball, it's a nice touch. Still, that looks more like a golf swing than something from hockey.
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.10 (1996)
Updated: 2011-12-31
Hockey.