The Gumby Show

Season 1 Episode 26

Candidate for President / Gumby's Fire Department / Making Squares

Aired Saturday 1:00 AM Sep 07, 1957 on NBC
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Candidate for President / Gumby's Fire Department / Making Squares
Candidate for President: Gumby is startled to discover that a dog has nominated him for Presidential candidacy, largely despite the fact that he doesn't know the first thing about how to be a president. And so, Prickle and Goo quest off to Mount Rushmore to find out who the greatest presidents ever were and steal their ideas. They then visit books about the presidents in question and ask them for advice, often at points in their lives before they were president. Washington gives Gumby a canoe to sneak up on his enemies in, Lincoln gives Gumby a hatchet to split rails, Jefferson gives Gumby a pen so that he'll be mightier than a sword, and Roosevelt gives Gumby a big stick to carry while he walks softly. Gumby's Fire Department: Professor Kapp's latest experiment is to see what effect a fiery explosion has on his lab, and when he's not pleased with the results, he calls Gumby's Fire Department. Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, and Goo pile into a fire truck and race down the road, crashing into things and leaving chaos and destruction in their wake. As the boys display no competence whatsoever, Goo forms herself into a life net to save Kapp and then a giant blanket to smother the fire. Goo is renamed head of the fire department, one more step in her campaign to take over the show. Making Squares: Pokey, Prickle, and Goo are riding on a toy train one day. Unfortunately, they forgot their seat belts, so when the train runs into a stack of Lincoln logs, they get flung into a net set up by the Blockheads. Sad, really. The Blockheads take them to their evil lair, where the Blockheads put them into a Machine. Despite typical lax Blockhead security, only Goo escapes. While she goes to get Gumby, Pokey and Prickle are put to work making something or other. Gumby and Goo attempt to assail the evil factory lair place, only to get captured. Though she obviously could have done it the first time, Goo waits until now to escape and tie up the Blockheads. Gumby uses the machine to turn the Blockheads into Cylinderheads, then to mess around with Pokey and Prickle's DNA until he gets something pretty roughly similar to what his original friends were.moreless

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