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Gilbert Huph is Bob Parr's diminutive, strict supervisor at his insurance company, Insuricare. His main priority at Insuricare is its profits despite concerns from the company's staff or customers. He is a stickler for bureaucracy, but prefers that customers should be unaware of any loopholes that would help secure an insurance claim.

He is a supporting antagonist in The Incredibles.

Biography

The Incredibles

When Huph finds out Bob has been authorizing payment on insurance policies to different clients, he reprimands Bob, asking him how Insuricare can remain profitable when Bob writes checks to every "Harry Hardluck" and "Sally Sobstory" that gives him a phone call.

Mr. Huph figures out that Bob has been guiding customers through the legal loopholes to get the insurance they need, and calls him down to his office. During this discussion, Bob sees a man being mugged just outside the window, and tries to alert Mr. Huph to this, but when Huph sees the man getting mugged, he nonchalantly remarks that he hopes that he isn't insured. Bob tries to go and save him, but Huph threatens to fire him if he leaves his office. Bob then sees the mugger running away and succeeding. Mr. Huph then tries to tell Bob that he was close to losing his job, but Bob, enraged that he failed to save the citizen who was mugged and disgusted by his boss' callousness, snaps and loses his temper, brutally grabs Huph by the throat, and in his rage, throws him through five walls, severely injuring him. This incident results in Bob revealing his super strength and being dismissed from Insuricare. Mr. Huph is in the hospital while Public Announcement says, "Please report to operating room 722 immediately.". He likely had his memories of Bob wiped by Rick Dicker, and presumably goes back to work after he recovers.

Trivia

  • He is the second Pixar character to be voiced by Wallace Shawn. The first is Rex in the Toy Story franchise. 
  • On the "October 2005 WDW Pin Releases" website, there is a pin called "Boss's 2005 Day", where Bob is in Mr. Huph's office giving a present to his boss (whose arm is in a sling, presumably after the freak accident he had in the movie) for Boss's Day 2005. The words said "Bob Parr is presenting a gift to Mr. Huph for Boss's Day 2005. Remember your boss in 2005 with this unique Limited Edition pin featuring characters from The Incredibles. Boss's Day is celebrated every October 16. The pin was designed by Disney Design Group Artist Bret Melvin".
  • One of his lines, about a Walker policy, is a reference to producer John Walker.
  • The business malpractice Huph is commiting is called "Breach of Contract," and would have made Insuricare liable to a lawsuit by its mistreated customers. In doing so, in addition to monetary compensation in a settlement, the corrupt business practices of Insuricare would be publicly exposed.

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