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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
17 March 1982 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Jim Douglas and his partner Bo ran a small driving school with a very "human" Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie... See more »
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Disney are fools. See more (3 total) »

Cast

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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 ... Jason (4 episodes, 1982)
Natalie Core ... Mother Bigelow / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Kipp Lennon ... Raymond (2 episodes, 1982)

Elvia Allman ... Mrs. Fumstrom / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Wally K. Berns ... Bagley (2 episodes, 1982)
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Series Directed by
Bill Bixby (2 episodes, 1982)
Vincent McEveety (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Writing credits
Arthur Alsberg (4 episodes, 1982)
Gordon Buford (4 episodes, 1982)
Don Nelson (4 episodes, 1982)

Series Produced by
Arthur Alsberg .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 1982)
Kevin Corcoran .... producer (5 episodes, 1982)
Don Nelson .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 1982)
William Robert Yates .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Original Music by
Frank De Vol (5 episodes, 1982)
Tom Worrall (5 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jack Swain (3 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Film Editing by
Marsh Hendry (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Art Direction by
Mark W. Mansbridge (3 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mary Swanson (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... make-up (4 episodes, 1982)
Edie Panda .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Production Management
Paul Wurtzel .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doug Metzger .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert Hathaway .... sound (4 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Special Effects by
Mike Edmonson .... special effects supervisor (4 episodes, 1982)

Mike Reedy .... special effects foreman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Bob Harris .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Casting Department
Virginia Higgins .... casting (4 episodes, 1982)
Bill Shepard .... casting (4 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Sandeen .... costumes (4 episodes, 1982)

James P. Cullen .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Frank De Vol .... title song: words and music by (5 episodes, 1982)
Dean Jones .... title music: sung by (5 episodes, 1982)
Tom Worrall .... title song: words and music by (5 episodes, 1982)
Ralph James Hall .... music editor (4 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Other crew
John Elizalde .... post production executive (4 episodes, 1982)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (5 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Herbie The Love Bug was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle deluxe ragtop sedan painted in Volkswagen L87 pearl white. Under normal circumstances, the interior would be a matching white. However, Herbie's interior was painted a special non-reflective grey color so the camera and studio lights would not reflect.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ride on Baby (1985)See more »

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Disney are fools., 11 June 2014
Author: sunny lovett (dwtaxi) from Australia

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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