Yes, I have seen the "Mike's Super Short Show" segment that Cynthia brought up, featuring Herbie. Someone put it online here. Nothing gets past the Herbie message boards.
It is indeed very painful, mostly from the kids' very forced acting. The girl is especially bad at projecting the "sarcasm" and "attitude," while the boy is bad at just about everything. What a ham.
Also, as someone on the message board pointed out, Herbie had no problem letting a little kid drive in Herbie Goes Bananas.