Happy 50th Anniversary, Herbie The Love Bug!

King Snarf

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On this day in 1969, Disney released The Love Bug in theaters, spawning several delightfully ridiculous movies and a ridiculous TV series. The franchise is better than The Fast & the Furious, and Herbie > Lightning McQueen. There, I said it.
 

Crothian

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These movies were fun and just a joy to watch when I was a kid. It is too bad the remake make never took off.
 

zwilnik

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I have an inordinate fondness for the Herbie movies. In this case, I was the target demographic.

The recent back door reboot, where he's also a robot was delightful.
 

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On this day in 1969, Disney released The Love Bug in theaters, spawning several delightfully ridiculous movies and a ridiculous TV series. The franchise is better than The Fast & the Furious, and Herbie > Lightning McQueen. There, I said it.
What is you stance on Battle of the Bug: Herbie vs Bumblebee?
 

King Snarf

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These movies were fun and just a joy to watch when I was a kid. It is too bad the remake make never took off.
Lindsey Lohan has much to answer for.

Anyway, since I mentioned the TV show, I wasn't even aware of it's existence until a few years ago while watching the Academy Awards In Memoriam reel and learning that Dean Jones had died that year (really, news media? You should have made a bigger deal of that) and while googling to verify, learned that, yup, there was a TV show that Dean Jones did the theme song for no less.


Now, charming enough I suppose, but they should have just written lyrics for the REAL theme song.

 

Manitou

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I remember watching the movie as a kid, Don't remember the tV show.

Dont' remember any detaisl about them, other than they were funny and light hearted.
 

DLathrop

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This just all makes me think of "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" Which was one of my absolute, utterly FAVORITE movies growing up.

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