The Gumby Show

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NBC (ended 1957)

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The Gumby Show

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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
Art Clokey

Art Clokey

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

Dick Beals

Dick Beals

Gumby (stand-in), Various

Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Various

Dal McKennon

Dal McKennon

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

Bobby Nicholson

Bobby Nicholson

Scotty McKee/Host (first)

Pinkie Lee

Pinkie Lee

Host

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  • My Favorite Clay Character

    10
    I've watched some of Gumby's funniest episodes ever since I was little. He is like the first clay character to walk through books, skate on one foot when he moves, and rejuvenates himself no matter what dire conditions he suffered. When he first met Pokey, they appear together in almost every episode. Gumby does have other friends; Prickle and Goo. The Blockheads are the only two enemies Gumby and his pals had to face against. Most of the times, the Blockheads create mischief around the neighborhood, and they are usually foiled by Gumby.



    I like the early cartoons of Gumby better because it was very original. Gumby used to has red eyes until he was given black pupils. No matter how old I am becoming, I'll always like Gumby.moreless
  • I wish a station would show Gumby re-runs

    10
    'The Gumby Show' is a classic.



    I use to watch Gumby and his little clay friends everyday when I was a youngster. My parents even said they watched Gumby. Gumby is an awesome show for kids. I love Gumby and his little red horse, I still love it! I am constantly trying to find items that are of the Gumby 'nature'. I even have a little Gumby action figure. Gumby is show for every generation! I would love to see re-runs of Gumby on t.v. any station. It would bring back so many good memories of my childhood! I love gumby!



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  • Original - Classic Gumby!

    9.7
    When I think about this show now I can't stop laughing, it makes me wonder how I could have loved this when I was a kid.



    It was so incredibly corny! I saw pokey make a joke once that was very predictable and everyone cracked up with laughter - especially Gumby.



    It made me think that these characters were completely disturbed. I think the idea of Gumby and his gang being able to go into books and other dimensions really appealed to me and just the sight of the show is what I found so entertaining. The plot didn't even matter!moreless
  • Amazing.

    10
    Gumby was my favorite show on Cartoon Network back in the old days. It is no longer aired due to it being the future and all that. But, i still appreciate it for the action and humor that was loved by many. It is always a shame to see the classics go away.
  • My Favorite Clay Boy

    10
    Gumby is one of my favorite childhood TV series ever. I really love to watch Gumby and his pals go through many experiences. He can walk through books like a ghost, skate on one foot, and rejuvenate himself every time he gets knocked down. Art Clokey has created the best clay animation ever.
  • NEWS BRIEFS

    FlashForward Heads in Reverse

    The show's return date has been pushed back. Plus: Dana Carvey goes back to sketching, the Hoff is replaced on America's Got Talent, and an animation legend passes away.

  • STRESSED OUT BECAUSE OF THE SEASON CHANGE? STAY INDOORS WITH ONE OF THIS WEEK'S AWESOME RELEASES. GET READY FOR THE PRISON BREAK SEASON PREMIERE BY REVISITING SEASON TWO OF THE SERIES. YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN FOR PLENTY OF LAUGHS WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SEASON THREE OF THE OFFICE, AND DON'T FORGET TO MEANDER DOWN WISTERIA LANE WITH THE DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES LADIES WITH THE DIRTY LAUNDRY EDITION.

    September 4, 2007 DVD Releases

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