The Gumby Show

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 51

    Stuck on Books

    Aired 9/1/67

  • S 2 : Ep 50

    Gumby Bumpers

    Aired 1/22/61

  • S 2 : Ep 49

    Lawn Party

    Aired 1/22/61

  • S 2 : Ep 48

    The Sea Horse

    Aired 1/15/61

  • S 2 : Ep 47

    Mandala

    Aired 1/8/61

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hal Smith

    Various

  • Dal McKennon

    Gumby (1957-1966), Pokey (1962-1968), Prickle, Professor Kapp, Various

  • Dick Beals

    Gumby (stand-in), Various

  • Art Clokey

    Pokey (1956-1961, 1967-1968), Prickle, Gumbo, Various

  • Bobby Nicholson

    Scotty McKee/Host (first)

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  • show Description
  • Gumby first appeared in the 1953 film short Gumbasia, (believed to be one of the first music videos). In 1956 Gumby and his horse friend Pokey hit the airways on The Howdy Doody Show in their first shorts in 1956. It was so popular that it became its own show in 1957 called The Gumby Show. The show contained the 1956 shorts along with new ones. Each episode contained 3 cartoons. In the 1960's Goo the blue mermaid, Prickle the yellow dinosaur, and Nopey the dog were introduced. The Blockheads sometimes chased after Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, and Goo with some scheme. Gumbo and Gumba were Gumby's Dad and Mother.The show stopped in 1967 due to problems in Art Clokey's family and another cartoon. In the 1970's Gumby was totally ignored. The 1980's brought back new life to Gumby with tons of toys and new episodes in a new series called Gumby Adventures in 1988. And a movie in 1995.Ever since Art Clokey created new episodes in the 80s, he dubbed out the original background music and character voices with new ones.Gumby is currently off the air. It was first shown on NBC through the 1950's till 1967. In the 1980's it was shown on Fox. In the mid-1990's reruns were shown on Nickelodeon. In the late 1990's it was shown on Cartoon Network at 1:00 am. It has been off the air since 2001.moreless

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  • Quotes (57)

    • Gumby: Its so cold here, I'm getting stiff!

    • Gumby: Boy its cold!

    • Gumbo: (About Gumby) Yep, He is on the Moon alright, I gotta go after him. Gumba: (Gasps)

    • Gumby: I was on the moon, but I'm sure glad to be back.

    • Gumby: What's your name?
      Pokey: (looking somewhat ashamed) Pokey.
      Gumby: What a funny name! (rolls around laughing)
      Pokey: What's your name?
      Gumby: Gumby.
      (Pokey collapses on the ground laughing)

    • Gumby: Did you see my coin? Fat Mirror Gumby: (laughing) Oh, funny! If a coin came in here, it would be so big now you'd never be able to carry it out. Gumby: Oh.

    • Gumby: Hello. Did you seen my fifty cent piece? Thin Mirror Gumby: Thin chance of that. Gumby: Maybe you weren't looking when it came in Thin Mirror Gumby: Thin chance of that. Gumby: It has to be somewhere. Thin Mirror Gumby: If it rolled in here, it would be so thin it would be worth less than a dime Gumby: Oh.

    • Gumby: Have you seen my fifty cents? Mirror Gumby: Maybe. (Gumby phases into the mirror) Gumby: Is that all you can say? Mirror Gumby: Maybe Gumby: Can't you tell me where it is? Mirror Gumby: If it fell in here, it fall right up into the sky and you'd never find it. Gumby: Oh.

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    Notes (203)

    • "Gumby on the Moon" is the second episode. It's a continuation of "Moon Trip".

    • There's some sorts of animals drawn on the wall of the operating room.

    • The nasty frowning meteor is obviously made out of papier-mâché.

    • Gumbo drives around in a toy car in some vague attempt to save his son.

    • Gumby walks really stiffly. Otherwise, the animation is pretty much as good as it is in later cartoons.

    • "Little Lost Pony" also features the first appearance of the Blockheads, but they have not yet met Gumby and Pokey until "The Blockheads".

    • The train that almost runs over Pokey in The Little Lost Pony is an O-scale model train set made by Marx Toys, powered by a Santa Fe 2-4-2 steam locomotive (number 666). Marx telephone poles and railroad crossing signals can also be seen during this sequence.

    • Gumby and Pokey roll around ridiculously, laughing at each others' names.

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    Trivia (49)

    • When these episodes had their soundtracks updated for the 1988 Gumby Adventures series, most of the original audio was left intact in this episode, except for the voices and the music at the end of the Gumby on the Moon short. Some new sound effects were also added to "sweeten" existing ones. This is mainly due to there not being any existing Capitol stock music heard in these episodes.

    • Gumby doesn't wear a space suit.

    • In the 1988 redub, the way Gumby screams as he bounces around on the moon doesn't really sound like him.

    • Gumby loses his weights at some point during the explosion.

    • In "Moon Trip", when Gumby is getting off the spaceship, for about 1 or 2 frames you can see a hand fixing Gumby's head.

    • In the original version of "Little Lost Pony," the steam engine on the train appropriately has a steam train whistle. But the 1988 redub has a diesel train horn in place of the steam whistle. All other redubs typically have the trains featuring steam whistles.

    • A lot of the "backwards" events wouldn't make sense if they happened forwards.

    • There's several non-stop-motion shots of things happening to a stiff Gumby figure.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Gumby, Pokey, Farmer: Almost every bit of dialogue; continuously
      Obvious given the setting--the old tradition of cowboys and farming and the West. Especially during the great days of the TV western.

    • Mr. Dough: Character He looks suspiciously like one of those Mr. Men characters.

    • Clay Cat: I'm a puddy-tat! The word "puddy-tat" was first said by Tweety from the Looney Tunes.

    • Clay Cat: I'm a puddy tat. It is a reference to the word in Tweety's trademark phrase.

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      GRUB GRABBER GUMBY The dream sequence, though PREDATING Kubrick's classic 1971 flick, is similiar in the force-feeding bit to CLOCKWORK ORANGE-MR.STUFF. The pie is the old homespun plot device of someone putting their pies out on the windowsill (served as the bases for Yogi Bear's first short) TREASURE FOR HENRY: Pirates, of course. WHO'S WHAT Cool Jazz is heard through a bopping sax, a la Paul Desmond of Dave Brubeck Quartet TAKE FIVE (1960) fame.

    • Grub Grabber Gumby seems loosely based off an old Warner Bros. cartoon from 1937 entitled Pigs is Pigs, in which a young pig eats a lot and has a nightmare similar to Gumby's where he is constantly being forced to eat things.

    • Fantasia- the title and concept.

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  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • My Favorite Clay Character

    By Te_Xuan_Ze_7, Feb 02, 2007

  • I wish a station would show Gumby re-runs

    By xjonelle, Aug 08, 2006

  • Original - Classic Gumby!

    By ozziefan, Feb 24, 2006

  • Amazing.

    By YamataDragon, Feb 07, 2006

  • My Favorite Clay Boy

    By shengongwu3000, Feb 03, 2006

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