animated series The Gumby Show © Clokey Productions Inc. / Premavision
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The Gumby Show

The original claymation TV series, Art Clokey's Gumby is... well, a green rectangular sort of thing with eyes. As the years went on he accumulated companions. First a little red horse called Pokey, then a yellow dinosaur named Prickle and a female.. blobby thing, named Goo. As well as a dog called Nopey, who could only say 'no', and some villains, the Blockheads. The plots are unpredictable and often quite surreal, often based around the gang's magic book which can take them to other realities.

see also: Gumby Adventures (TV Series) and Gumby: the Movie
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DEAR GUMBY WHATS STOP MOTION? STOP MOTION HAS CLAY, PUPPETS, PAPER PUPPETS, AND DRAWINGS TOO. YOU CAN MAKE GUMBY AND FRIENDS TOO. P.S. YOU ARE A GREAT GUMBY! FOR...
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This is a sort of hybrid review. I haven't seen the 50's show in its original form, just the bits from it which were re-broadcast in the 80's show. So...
Created by: Clokey Productions Inc., Premavision
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Dal McKennon ... Pokey, Gumby, Prickle
Dick Beals ... Gumby
Ruth Egelson ... Gumby
Norma MacMillan ... Goo
Nancy Wible ... Gumby
Directed by: Art Clokey
Produced by: Art Clokey
Theme Music by: Pete Kleinow
Writing Credits: Art Clokey

According to Art Clokey, the bump on Gumby's head is supposed to represent "the bump of wisdom that the Buddhists have", though it's more generally accepted that it was inspired by a portrait of Clokey's father, who had a huge cowlick of hair that wouldn't stand down.

Gumby's eyeballs were originally red, but changed to black because red wouldn't show up properly on black and white TV.

The show continued well into the 1960's, then underwent two decades of limbo before becoming hugely popular again in the late 1980's when the new series 'Gumby Adventures' was produced.

Note - though there are a huge range of Gumby DVDs and VHS, I have only listed the two DVDs here which I know for sure to contain the original soundtrack and voices. Many of the others were re-dubbed in the 80's, and I have no way of knowing which ones. For those who don't mind, see the 'Gumby Adventures' profile, which has a link to the 7 DVD boxed set, which is all redubbed.

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