The Gumby Show

Season 1 Episode 9

Toy Fun / How Not To Trap Lions / The Mocking Monkey

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Aired Saturday 1:00 AM May 11, 1957 on NBC
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Toy Fun / How Not To Trap Lions / The Mocking Monkey
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Toy Fun: Pokey's attacked by a giant robot monster! But it was just Gumby playing a trick on him. Gumby and Pokey find a set of Tinker Toys which build themselves into a giant tower, which climbs up to infinity. Then they play with a kaleidoscope and a weird device that flies for no real reason. Unfortunately, Gumby falls out of it, lands in a toaster, and gets baked to a golden brown, so he has to take a knife and scrape off his outer layer of skin. Then Gumby and Pokey happen upon a doll house setting with a disappointingly empty box of cookies. Well, now they're in the mood for cookies, so the only thing to do is get out an Easy Bake Oven and make some. Unfortunately, by the time they're done, it's time for the cartoon to be over. How Not To Trap Lions: Richard the lion is lonely, so Gumby and Pokey decide to capture a wild lion and force him to be Richard's friend. And so, they drive into a book about Africa. After a precarious pit stop on a rickety suspension bridge, they dig themselves a nice, deep pit, and cover it with grass. A zebra wanders past, an elephant threatens to tip their jeep over, and a lion growls, which scares them so much that they run right into their own trap. The lion laughs at them for their foolishness and, presumably, devours them. The Mocking Monkey: While Gumby and Pokey attempt to trap a lion with a traphole, they hear a roar up in the trees. Gumby climbs up and finds out. There, he stumbles upon a monkey. It was a Mocking Monkey, because it can imitate any animal sound in the jungle. Gumby asks if he can help catch a lion.moreless

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