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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

Follows Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) See more »

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A charming little TV outing for the lovable car.
2 January 2019 | by BrickNashSee all my reviews

I had never even known of this TV show's existence until now in early January 2019. The story goes that the show was cancelled after only 5 episodes and the series locked away and forgotten about after its first airing.

This is such a shame because the show is absolutely charming! At first I thought it was very cheap and tacky looking but I started to really get into it and discovered that it was actually very good. Herbie is wonderfully mischievous as the lovable car with a mind of its own and it's great to see Dean Jones back as Jim Douglas. The blossoming romance between him and a pretty divorcee with 3 kids is sweet to watch, as is Herbie's cheeky match-making.

Thoroughly entertaining and inoffensive stuff. The show might not have the budget of the films and being a TV production from 1982 it does look dated, but it certainly has charm in bucketloads thanks to a great lead and a wonderfully charismatic little car.

If you are a Herbie fan then this is a must!


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