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Herbie, the Love Bug 

Jim Douglas and his partner Bo ran a small driving school with a very "human" Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who could think for "himself" and frequently got Jim into some sticky comic ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Dean Jones ...  Jim Douglas 5 episodes, 1982
Patricia Harty ...  Susan MacLane 5 episodes, 1982
Richard Paul ...  Bo Phillips 5 episodes, 1982
Claudia Wells ...  Julie MacLane 5 episodes, 1982
Nicky Katt ...  Matthew MacLane 5 episodes, 1982
Douglas Emerson ...  Robbie MacLane 5 episodes, 1982
Larry Linville ...  Randy Bigelow 4 episodes, 1982
Bryan Utman Bryan Utman ...  Jason 4 episodes, 1982
Natalie Core Natalie Core ...  Mother Bigelow / ... 3 episodes, 1982
Kipp Lennon Kipp Lennon ...  Raymond 2 episodes, 1982
Elvia Allman ...  Mrs. Fumstrom / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Wally K. Berns Wally K. Berns ...  Bagley 2 episodes, 1982
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Jim Douglas and his partner Bo ran a small driving school with a very "human" Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who could think for "himself" and frequently got Jim into some sticky comic situations. Jim's arch-rival was snooty Randy, who was formerly engaged to Jim's cute girlfriend Susan. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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English | French

Release Date:

17 March 1982 (USA) See more »

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Herbie, the Love Bug See more »

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Runtime:

(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In January of 2019, a script was discovered for an unaired 6th Episode titled 'Herbie, The Super Sleuth'. The script was written November 25th, 1981. It is unknown if the episode was actually filmed. One of the pages for the script had the character of Mr. Wu from The Love Bug included. See more »

Connections

Followed by Herbie Fully Loaded (2005) See more »

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Disney are fools.
11 June 2014 | by dwtaxiSee all my reviews

They actually screened this in Australia prior to the TV Movie coming out, I enjoyed it as a child, can't remember much of it though, and of course its not available anywhere, legitimate copy or not.

The "general knowledge" is that Disney canceled the series after only 6 episodes and refuses to let it out of The Vault because its central theme is a divorced woman with children finding happiness with the (in this version) single Jim Douglas. And Disney will not tolerate the idea of divorce, nor support it in any way; doesn't matter that 1/2 of American marriages fail, divorce is wrong. That's the word on the street anyway, and its at least an explanation, even if it is a downright stupid one.

Also, only Herbie Goes Bananas was truly terrible, Herbie Fully Loaded was pretty good if you ignore the general laziness of the production and stupidity of the main characters. Even the TV movie is saved from the trash heap by virtue of Bruce Campbell and his power of being awesome.


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