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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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Cast

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 »

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Follows Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) See more »

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Why won't 'Disney' Release this on DVD?
27 June 2005 | by re_zuletaSee all my reviews

With the release of the 'SPECIAL EDITION' DVD of "THE LOVE BUG"(1968/9), and its companion: "HERBIE, THE LOVE BUG" Movie Series DVD-boxed set - featuring all four-original 'Disney' films: "The Love Bug,""Herbie Rides Again,""Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo,"Herbie Goes Bananas"- ... why won't 'Disney' release this rare, nearly forgotten, short lived series - "Herbie, the Love Bug" - on DVD? Plus, with the theatrical release of the newest entry/chapter in the "Herbie" movie-series -- "Herbie: Fully-Reloaded" -- the DVD for this 'Gem' would be gladly received. Then we would only need to wait for the fifth-entry to the series, the 'Made for TV Movie'(remake) 1997's "The Love Bug"(TV), starring: 'Bruce Campbell'- from the 'Evil Dead' movies.


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