The Gumby Show

Season 1 Episode 12

Rain Spirits / The Kachinas / Toying Around

Aired Saturday 1:00 AM Jun 01, 1957 on NBC
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Rain Spirits / The Kachinas / Toying Around
Rain Spirits: While Gumby and Pokey are swimming one day, a misplaced Hopi falls out of the sky, inquiring about rain spirits. They lead him back to his book, where they plant corn and Pokey is butted by a goat for not believing in rain spirits. They all go out and watch the Kachinas wander around the sky for a bit before Sky King Kachina meets Rain Cloud Kachina so that Corn Maiden Kachina can make the corn come up strong and sweet, which pleases the little Hopi, since now he doesn't have to starve. The Kachinas: Taking place somewhere between the huge time gaps in Rain Spirits, this story begins with Gumby, Pokey, and the little Hopi walking straight up a sheer cliff to visit the Kachinas and beg them for rain. They concede, but on one condition: they must lay their first ear of corn on a high rock. We go through the corn growing footage again, only this time the Hopi takes an ear of corn and walks straight up a sheer cliff to set it on the high rock. Gumby and Pokey help harvest the corn, then they go and play in the Hopi's swimming pool. Pokey gets knocked in by the goat and Goat Spanking Kachina gives him a severe beating for his disobedience. Toying Around: For the first three hours of this cartoon, Gumby and Pokey stand on their heads so they can look at a doll that's standing on its head. Shortly afterward, they witness a horrible accident where a toy truck smashes down a tower of blocks. Being the kind souls they are, Gumby and Pokey spontaneously decide to rebuild it. Unfortunately, it's not to their liking, so they grab a jeep and drive through a tunnel. Then, they load up their dump truck with blocks and drive them back through the tunnel. Finally, they take their trainload of blocks back to the tower and build it really, really high. Hooray! They decide to celebrate by blowing up a balloon. When Pokey starts drifting away with it, Gumby rescues him by firing a toy harpoon at the balloon. Pokey lands in a horn and Gumby squeezes him out.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Pokey: Gumby, let's go. It's not going to rain. Look!
        (a yellow goat comes up behind Pokey and charges toward him, head-butting the pony into a wall)
        Little Hopi: Flying Stone, you bad! Go away, or I tell Whipper Kachina!
        Flying Stone: (bleats) Rain spirits tell me to punish strange horse who not believe rain spirits' promise! (bleats again and leaves)

        (some time later when the three are playing in Hopi's pool, Flying Stone reappears and once again head-butts Pokey into the water, but then the Whipper Kachina shows up and begins spanking the goat)
        Little Hopi: Whipper Kachina punish Flying Stone for disobedience!

      • Pokey: I didn't know Indians ever get lost.

      • Gumby: Come on in, Pokey, the water is fine!
        Pokey: I prefer our own pool.

      • Pokey: You dived too deep, Gumby!

    • NOTES (3)

      • As of 2006, Rain Spirits and The Kachinas have been beautifully restored, complete with their original soundtracks, and have been seamlessly combined into one cartoon, keeping the title Rain Spirits.

      • Rain Spirits (Kachinas):

        1) Sky King Kachina - he's in charge of the skys.
        2) Rain Cloud Kachina - he fills the sky with rain clouds.
        3) Thunder Bird Kachina - he emits thunder and lightning to bring out the perfect rain storm.
        4) Whipper Kachina - he punishes disobedient animals.
        5) Corn Maiden Kachina - she make corn and other crops grow after a rain storm.

      • The tunnel to the rain spirits' home is about two inches tall. Gumby and Pokey come out of it flattened.

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