"Herbie is an anthropomorphic Volkswagen Beetle, a character that is featured in several Disney motion pictures starting with the 1968 feature film The Love Bug. Herbie is distinguished by red, white and blue racing stripes from front to back bumper [and] a racing-style number "53" on the front trunk lid, doors, and engine lid."
So, here's the scenario:
The year is 1967. Disney wants to do a movie where they bring an inanimate object to life. After dozens of auditions, they go with Herbie, who is a Volkswagon Beetle with, evidently, a lot of love to give.
Your mission is to introduce us to the otherwise-inanimate objects that didn't make the cut, and possibly even show us why they didn't. Below is a hideous example, try and be funnier than it:
[Click to view comic: 'OPC53: It's No Herbie']
Basic rules apply, keep it to one panel and old comics are OK. I'm also going to allow Photoshop, since this will expand the number of amusing objects that could be used.
Judging will commence on or around Saturday, July 10 2010.
"He was cursed with a horrorshow of a face, like Guiseppe Archbold doing a study of mollusk tumors."