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The Fat Fury

Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Herbie is Unwanted

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This is not the sad unwanted as in love or out of fear because of his powers like those eyes, this is the funny unwanted where people would like Herbie to be elsewhere.

In many cases, Herbie is so unwanted that he is kicked out onto his butt. "...and stay out, see?" It's a central theme of Herbie stories that he is not taken seriously by the establishment, even though he is famous throughout history.

Herbie knows how to save the day, but nobody takes him seriously. The editor of the Daily Bugle threatens to throw Herbie out.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #73 p.5 (1958-12)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Herbie knows how to save the day, but nobody takes him seriously.
Herbie has the information needed to solve a problem, but Herbie is thrown out onto his butt (for the very first time).
Source: Forbidden Worlds #94 p.7 (1961-03)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Herbie has the information needed to solve a problem, but Herbie is thrown out onto his butt (for the very first time).
Herbie has overstayed his welcome in Hades and the Devil pleads for him to get out.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 p.13 (1963-11)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Herbie has overstayed his welcome in Hades and the Devil pleads for him to get out.
All of King Arthur's court has some parting thoughts for Herbie. "Thank the Lord he's going!" "If thou returnest never 'twill be too soon!" "Thou fat little jerk, thou!" All bad, except for the smitten Maid Marion.
Source: Herbie #1a p.12 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-20
All of King Arthur's court has some parting thoughts for Herbie.
Dad doesn't want Herbie to ruin his vacation.
Source: Herbie #1b p.1 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Dad doesn't want Herbie to ruin his vacation.
Herbie's lack of emotion drives Sonny Liston crazy and Herbie is thrown out onto his butt. "...and stay away, see?"
Source: Herbie #1b p.3 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Herbie's lack of emotion drives Sonny Liston crazy and Herbie is thrown out onto his butt .
Castro's men give Herbie the heave-ho onto his butt.
Source: Herbie #1b p.9 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Castro's men give Herbie the heave-ho onto his butt .
Herbie is unwelcome Chez Marie Antoinette and is requested to leave (with a foot to his derrière).
Source: Herbie #2b p.8 (1964-06)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Herbie is unwelcome Chez Marie Antoinette and is requested to leave (with a foot to his derrière ).
Herbie's fundraising verges on extortion, which is to say he is very successful.
Source: Herbie #3b p.8 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Herbie's fundraising verges on extortion, which is to say he is very successful.
More fundraising, this time breaking the fourth wall in Cary Grant's movie, not the reader. Herbie is asked to butt out in a big fat hurry.
Source: Herbie #3b p.9 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-03-21
More fundraising, this time breaking the fourth wall in Cary Grant's movie, not the reader.
Like father like son, but reversed.
Source: Herbie #5b p.2 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Like father like son, but reversed.
Herbie is rejected by his father's old fraternity at Peepwhistle Prep, TAPPA KEGGA KOKE. Herbie gets the message, and destroys the frat house. Hardly virtuous.
Source: Herbie #7a p.10 (1965-02)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Herbie is rejected by his father's old fraternity at Peepwhistle Prep, TAPPA KEGGA KOKE.
Herbie's efforts to help break up a crime wave are not appreciated by the police, and Herbie is silently kicked out onto his butt. TCH, TCH. (Good extension and toe-point on that kick!)
Source: Herbie #10a p.7 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Herbie's efforts to help break up a crime wave are not appreciated by the police, and Herbie is silently kicked out onto his butt .
Drunken Fat Fury is not welcome at a fashion show, and he is kicked out onto his butt.
Source: Herbie #10a p.14 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Drunken Fat Fury is not welcome at a fashion show, and he is kicked out onto his butt .
After Herbie's doctor checks out those eyes and tests Herbie's reflexes, he wants out, Herbie out, that is. Apparently, Herbie can kick, too.
Source: Herbie #10b p.3 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-03-21
After Herbie's doctor checks out those eyes and tests Herbie's reflexes, he wants out, Herbie out, that is.
Herbie doesn't know that the autograph that he got from Columbus would not be worth $100,000 and get him booted.
Source: Herbie #11b p.10 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Herbie doesn't know that the autograph that he got from Columbus would not be worth $100,000 and get him booted .
Dad is not going to win Father-of-the-Year with this display of disaffection.
Source: Herbie #16a p.3 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Dad is not going to win Father-of-the-Year with this display of disaffection.
Herbie is not the best speller, but on a deeper subject, he feels that he will not be missed by his parents.
Source: Herbie #17a p.2 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Herbie is not the best speller, but on a deeper subject, he feels that he will not be missed by his parents.
Herbie's diet suffers a setback when he looks at a restaurant's menu and says "I'll have it all!" I think the restaurant is stuck with Herbie while he is struck inside.
Source: Herbie #18b p.2 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Herbie's diet suffers a setback when he looks at a restaurant's menu and says "I'll have it all!" I think the restaurant is stuck with Herbie while he is struck inside.
Herbie doesn't even get to complete his request to go away for a week before Dad starts celebrating.
Source: Herbie #20b p.3 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Herbie doesn't even get to complete his request to go away for a week before Dad starts celebrating.
"Back." "So I see... Might have known it was too good to last." Dad does not seem to have missed Herbie.
Source: Herbie #20b p.12 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-05-06
"Back." "So I see...
"Back." "I see that..." Mom does show some concern for Herbie.
Source: Herbie #22b p.11 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-05-06
"Back." "I see that..." Mom does show some concern for Herbie.
Source: Herbie #22a p.5 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Fat Fury's call to action gets a negative response from a bird .
Herbie gets kicked out of a television executive's office. "Believe me. He won't ask me again! I sure got rid of him!"
Source: Herbie #23a p.14 (1967-02)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Herbie gets kicked out of a television executive's office.
But Herbie, unwanted as ever, is back, only to be thrown out again, to land butt first. "...and stay out, see?"
Source: Herbie #23a p.15 (1967-02)
Updated: 2012-03-21
But Herbie, unwanted as ever, is back, only to be thrown out again, to land butt first.