Well, at least he left that show-off chihuahua behind forever, grew up to shed the pounds and become an accomplished(?) adult, right? RIGHT?
Haw! Serves 'im right for being such a mean-ass hypocrite! Every time he's bitching at Herbie, he's actually bitching at his past self, man. This is actually about as close to a "deep revelation" as you ever get in Herbie comics, and quickly turns to wacky hijinx. as Pincus and Pud compete in a series of athletic events to prove who is manliest before the beauteous Mrs. Popnecker. Throughout, of course, Herbie cheats outrageously and wackily to help Pincus win.
Now that I'm forty, I need to start peppering my speech with "by Cracky", by Cracky! Might be time to cultivate a long white beard, too, come to think of it.
All art from "Call Me Schlemiehl!", written by Richard E. Hughes, Illustrated by Ogden Whitney, reprinted in the Herbie Archives, Vol. 3