I know we all have this image of Merlin as a Gandalf-like figure, doing major sorceries while manipulating the future of England.
But the truth of the matter is, Merlin was more like this:
But there was a greater magician at Camelot:
Herbie, you see, had traveled back in time to get dragon tears, a necessary ingredient in Leonardo da Vinci's secret super-rocket fuel, so the U.S. could beat the Russians to the moon. Typical Tuesday for Herbie...
Merlin doesn't take the presence of a superior magician lightly:
From Herbie #1 (1964)