The Gumby Show

Season 1 Episode 24

Siege of Boonesborough / The Missile-Bird / Good Knight Story

Aired Saturday 1:00 AM Aug 24, 1957 on NBC
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Siege of Boonesborough / The Missile-Bird / Good Knight Story
Siege of Boonesborough: Gumby and Pokey follow Daniel Boone to the Siege of Boonesborough, where hundreds of Native Americans are ready to attack. The fort is hopelessly undermanned, so all of the women and children dress up as men and everyone gets two fake man heads to hold up. Gumby uses his fire extinguisher to neutralize the Native Americans' overwhelming three flaming arrows, and everyone pokes their heads up from behind the wall, making it look like they have several thousand more men than they really do. The Native Americans decide that there's too many men on the opposing side, so they cancel the fight. It just goes to show you, trickery was just as important as brute force in driving Native Americans out of their homelands. The Missile-Bird: Everyone's trying to catch the missile bird, a bird-like creature who, as one would expect, is missile-shaped and flies very fast. The bird is clever enough to send the government's top-secret sleeping gas missile back to its base, but it's not clever enough to avoid Gumby's metal butterfly net. Unfortunately, the bird zips happily along, dragging Gumby right along behind him, and the two are soon in the next county. Guys in lab coats from all over the world meet to discuss the problem, but in the end, all they need is a little horse sense; Pokey's missile bird decoy lures the bird in, and a rather dazed Gumby finally returns to earth. Good Knight Story: Gumby's trying to read everyone a lovely fairy tale about a nasty fierce dragon, but Prickle keeps ruining it by sneezing fire all over the place. He blasts himself right into the story Gumby's reading, so Gumby and Pokey go in to try and save him. Goo is told to stay behind, but she tags along anyway, only to be instantly captured by the nasty fierce dragon. Meanwhile, a knight is chasing Prickle around, thinking that he's the dragon that's been terrorizing the kingdom (largely despite the fact that Prickle is ten times smaller than the dragon he's looking for). Gumby and Pokey hear Goo crying for help, so they leap to her rescue in a terribly ineffective way. Goo spits clay at the dragon's mouth, which means that it's defeated now. Gumby returns to the castle with the dragon and the other knight returns with Prickle. The misunderstanding is cleared up and the dragon becomes a chef.moreless

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