Herbert appears in the episode "Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner". He is throwing a major tantrum and thoroughly embarrassing his mother, who is futilely pleading with him to stop while in tears. Finding his behavior unacceptable and must be put to a stop, Granddad shows up and asks, "Have you tried beatin' his ass?" Granddad hands the mother his belt and shows her how to use it and telling her she's got to do what she has to do as a parent and teach her son his tantrums will not be tolerated. The boy, immediately recognizing the belt as an enforcement tool, stops his tantrum in terror. The woman takes off after her child and proceeds to beat him, much to the delight of everyone in the store. Herbert cries and pleads his mom to stop hitting him with the belt.