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The Gumby Show 

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Innovative "Claymation" adventures of Gumby and his horse Pokey.




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Series cast summary:
Bobby Nicholson Bobby Nicholson ...  Scotty McKee (host) 6 episodes, 1956-1968
Dal McKennon ...  Pokey / ... 5 episodes, 1966-1968
Norma MacMillan Norma MacMillan ...  Gumby / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1969
Art Clokey Art Clokey ...  Pokey 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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Innovative "Claymation" adventures of Gumby and his horse Pokey.

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Did You Know?


Created by Art Clokey, Gumby had its genesis in Gumbasia (1955), a theatrical short that featured similar claymation characters. See more »


Gumby: Do you want to try it, Pokey?
Pokey: No thanks, I prefer grass.
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Alternate Versions

For its TV re-release in 1988, Lorimar completely re-dubbed the soundtracks to the early cartoons by recording new voices and re-scoring the music. The original versions of the classic Gumby cartoons have been released on video. See more »


Referenced in Family Ties: It Happened One Night (1988) See more »

User Reviews

Incredibly unique!
10 August 1999 | by PsychistSee all my reviews

Gumby was, and still is, a very innovative show. I usually watch it around 12:30 AM on Cartoon Network because it is very hard to find on any other station, morning or night. Gumby was more of an experiment than anything else, and a somewhat successful one, take for example the DANNY! talk show, one season. The lesson learned, Jonathan Taylor Thomas will be gone, eventually, FOREVER!!. But I lose my place. Gumby stretched the limits of what a flat piece of green clay can do. Gumby was a sort of predecessor to all kiddie cartoons (this was 1957). Gumby had fictional violence which you just get up and shrug off an assault by a robot or steamroller crush and then whale the tar out of the antagonist. The Gumby Show also had a cute little band, not much, but surpassing the Archie, Josie & The Pussycat and Jabberjaw cartoons (where do they get off, anyway?). Gumby does have his flaws, mainly the dialogue sounds like a bunch of words taped together and then sent through a tin can and being 100% reliant on claymation. But these problems can detract or enhance the Gumby experience, it depends on the viewer. END

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Release Date:

1 May 1956 (USA) See more »

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