Who remembers Gumby?!! He started off 62 years ago, in 1956. That was lo-o-o-o-ong before my time.
Then there was a newer dealie of him in 1988 & a movie in 1995. I remember watching the shows on the TV when I was a kid, probably after school, and that would’ve been the last time I did see any. Gumby and his friends were animated with clay like the more recent Aardman shows.
He’s here & he will be sure to stay.
Let’s all see what magical games he can play.
He can change into anything,
With his pals, Pokey, Prickle & Goo.
He will walk through the wall if you want him to.
When you’re sad, Gumby makes you glad
With all the things he can do.
If he’s in your heart, then he’ll be a part of you.
If you have a heart, then Gumby’s a pal for you.
There was also a pink girl called Minga, but I don’t really remember her too well. Mainly the 4 characters I did for my pic. And also the Block Heads. They were mean, if I remember correctly. I have a Gumby book in the garage I think.
I’m not sure where it is now.
Yeah, and Gumby’s eyes changed a bit too. He had red, beady looking ones in the earlier shows, and then flat red ones, plus black, which I preferred.
I always liked Prickle, ’cos he seemed cute. I think he’s supposed to be some kind of dinosaur, isn’t he?
I also found out about some pose-able toys you could get of the characters — man, where were they when I was a kid? I’d have loved them. I tried to make Prickle out of Lego once. It didn’t really look like him though.
I’m not too sure how well I captured Goo. She’s actually pretty slender in some pictures.
Art Clokey was the dude who came up with Gumby, but I dunno who owns it now. He died 8 years ago.