Episode 81 – Gumby
This week’s listener request comes to us via email from Mike O. and man, was it an interesting pick. He gave us Gumby and we’re here to deliver. Gumby is probably one the most well known yet unknown animated projects we’ve covered. What was once a household name that every kid recognized, has all but disappeared from the public eye. But why is that? Gumby’s induction into the Library of congress alone should cement it’s status as a timeless franchise. I guess we have our work cut out for us this week…grab a listen and see what we think!
Gumby is an American clay animation franchise, centered on a green clay humanoid character created and modeled by Art Clokey. The character has been the subject of two television series, a feature-length film and other media. Since the original series aired, Gumby has become a famous example of stop-motion clay animation and an influential cultural icon, spawning tributes, parodies and merchandising.
Art Clokey, Gumby, Pokey, Eddie Murphy, SNL, Howdy Doody, NBC, Don Messick, Jesco, Trendmasters, Buena Vista Records
List of Gumby Episodes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gumby_episodes
Official site: http://www.gumbyworld.com/