The Gumby Show

Season 1 Episode 42

Grub Grabber Gumby / Prickle Turns Artist / Wishful Thinking

Aired Saturday 1:00 AM Nov 16, 1957 on NBC
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Grub Grabber Gumby / Prickle Turns Artist / Wishful Thinking
Grub Grabber Gumby: Gumby is really hungry, and he starts by eating almost all the cookies. Then he ate Pokey's sandwich and Mrs. Applebee's pie. He falls asleep and dreamt that he was on a eating spree. Prickle Turns Artist: Goo happens by Prickle's crate-building store, and he shows her how he gets Gumby's groobee to build boxes around his customers' prized possessions, like one lady's rare Ming Ding vase. Unfortunately, the process involves painting a face on the object (the groobee only builds boxes around animals), but fortunately, his customers don't notice. Goo suspects that there's going to be trouble, so she goes to get Gumby. Turns out it's unnecessary; by the time Prickle's customers start complaining about how he's defaced their goods, some stupid art critic has decided that Prickle's work is priceless, so Prickle makes a fortune drawing faces on stuff. Wishful Thinking: It's Prickle's birthday, and his friends encourage him to make a wish before blowing out his candles. Flash forward several days, where Prickle has locked himself away from his friends, waiting for his wish to come true, convinced that his friends are going to trick him into telling his wish so that he won't get it. Ironically enough, Gumby and friends decide that the only way to get him to snap out of it is if they trick him into telling them his wish so they can make it come true. They try opening a wish booth, where customers tell their wishes and get them granted, but it doesn't work. Next, they give him a card where he can write his wish down so he doesn't forget it, but he doesn't fall for it. At last, they nail a sheet to the wall of Prickle's room, get on Pokey's back, and bash through the wall to Prickle's room, where they get covered with the sheet and tell Prickle that they are a wish spirit who has arrived to grant his wish. Sometimes the most complicated ideas work the best, and Prickle agrees to tell the spirit his wish. Only problem is, he forgot it.moreless

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