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Melissa is Pete Stancheck's love interest in Herbie Goes Bananas.

Background

She is Louise Trends' niece and was one of the passengers aboard the Sun Princess cruise. She and her aunt were having dinner when they first met Pete and Davy Jones. It is revealed in her introduction that she wants to be a doctor and is not a fan of racing cars. Unlike her aunt who's looking for a man (specifically Captain Blythe) she has no interest in finding romance until she meets Pete. At a costume ball she's dressed as a safari explorer and dances with Pete who is dressed in his racing overalls. It is at this point where they show a spark between each other and the two share there first kiss after Pete takes her back to her cabin.

She helps Pete and Davy on their search for Herbie and Paco who are being chased by three men. She also knows her knowledge of ancient architecture when she identifies the ruins as Inca. She is last seen with Pete and has now started a relationship with him.

Gallery

v - e - d
The Love Bug Logo
Media
Films: The Love BugHerbie Rides AgainHerbie Goes to Monte CarloHerbie Goes BananasThe Love Bug (1997 film)Herbie: Fully Loaded

Television: Herbie, the Love BugHouse of Mouse
Video Games: Herbie: Fully LoadedHerbie Rescue Rally
Books: Herbie's Special FriendDisney's Wonderful World of Reading

Characters
The Love Bug: HerbieJim DouglasTennessee SteinmetzCarole BennetPeter ThorndykeHavershawTang Wu

Herbie Rides Again: Willoughby WhitfieldNicole HarrisMrs. SteinmetzAlonzo HawkMr. Judson • Hawk's Lawyers • OrchestrionLoostgartenMaxwell
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo: Wheely ApplegateDiane DarcyGiselleBruno von StickleClaude GilbertMax and QuincyInspector BouchetFontenoyEmileDuval
Herbie Goes Bananas: Pete StancheckDavy JohnsPacoPrindleQuinnShepardCaptain BlytheAunt Louise TrendsMelissaArmando MocciaMrs. Purkiss
The Love Bug (1997): Hank Cooper • Alex Davis • Roddy Martel • Chuck • Simon Moore III • Rupert • Dr. Gustav StumpfelHorace
Herbie Fully Loaded: Maggie PeytonRay Peyton, Sr.Trip Murphy • Kevin • Sally • Charisma • Ray Peyton, Jr. • Crash • Crazy Dave
Herbie, the Love Bug: Bo Phillips • Susan MacLane • Julie MacLane • Matthew MacLane • Robbie McLane

Songs
The Love BugI Found a New FriendHerbie, My Best Friend
Locations
The FirehouseSan FranciscoParisPanamaMexico
Video Games
Herbie: Fully Loaded (video game)Herbie Rescue Rally
See Also
Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show SpectacularThorndyke Special • Sun Princess