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Gumby

Do you know Gumby? I liked to watch the clay animation very much when I was a kid -- I was a kid anyway, but it was so long time ago that I cannot recollect when that was. Actually, I even forgot the title of the animation. So I wrote about it in my blog this April, and Jennifer told me it's Gumby. Wow!

I talked about my memories of Gumby to a class one day, then two of the students brought some Gumby stationery to class -- a Gumby memopad and a Gumby mechanical pencil. I was glad to know the character was still alive and popular.

A while after that, I was browsing amazon.co.jp when I took a whim to type "Gumby" in the search box. To my surprise and excitement and joy, there appeared Gumby videos! I found myself ordering two of them in another moment.

Watching them was like digging up a time capsule. All right! I'll watch them again now.

Comments

"He was once a little green slab of clay.
Gumby!
You should see what Gumby can do today.
Gumby!"

MNW

I remember Gumby, with his little slanted top-of-his-head. Boy, that was a long time ago!

I can remember watching it as a kid... But I could never understand it.... Maybe I should watch it again as well.

MNW, is that the theme song? I don't remember if I've heard it, and the videos don't have it. Anyway, very catchy words! - as if the melody was popping up.

CC and Yashiko, I'm glad you remember it. So at least it'd been on TV until Yashiko's kid days. :) What a long-lived animation!

That's the first part of the theme song. There's more, but I can't remember all of it. It ends something like...

"If you've got a heart
then Gumby's a part of you."

...which is really true about humans, don't you think, our basically being just clay, having clay natures, clay feet, etc.?

MNW

the gumby song is: gumby! gumby! he's here and he will be sure to stay GUMBY!! lets all see what magical games we can plaayy, he can change into anything with his pals pokey prickle and goo , he will walk through the wall if you want him tooo, when your sad gumby'll make you glad with all the things he can doooooo, if he's in your heart then he'll be a part of you if you have a heart then gumbys a pal for yooou. THE END but later they changed the theme song i know the start instead of the part: hes here and he will be sure to stay let all see what magical games we can play GUMBY!! they made it: He was once a little green slab of clay.
GUMBY!!
You should see what Gumby can do today.
GUMBY!. personally in my opinon i like the first words coz he was once a green slab of clay sound like a load of shit!


BY IVAN THE 11 Yr Old Who thinks GUMBY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you watch many of the early Gumby cartoons you will see the words Gumby form the phrase "BUY GM".
Obviously the creator of Gumby wanted us to go blue chip all the way!

OMG I am the biggest Gumby fan ever. Check out http://gumbyworld.com for old clips, biographies and lots more!

Wow, thanks, Tasha!

i am the god of clay, so shut the fuck up, pokey is my horse pokey is my horse pokey is my dam horse!

What is that song it goes: Pokey and Gumby and someone, dancing on the old side walk! Dancing on the old side walk. Yahoo!
Who is that some one?! Help! I need to know!

I'm an 80's child and I remember watching Gumby early in the morning when I woke up. I've visited a few sites about Gumby but something about the song is different. On every site i've visited the song goes "Gumby! He was once a little green slab of clay. Gumby! You should see what Gumby can do today. Gumby! He can walk into any book, with his pony pal Pokey, too. If you've got a heart then Gumby's a part of you." I don't remember it that way I remember "GUMBY! GUMBY! He's here and he will be sure to stay, GUMBY! Let's all see what magical games he can play. He can change into anything. With his pals Pokey, Prickel and Goo, He will walk through the walls if you want him too. When you're sad Gumby makes you glad, with all the things he can do. If you have a heart then Gumby's a part of you, If you have a heart then Gumby's the pal for you." I use to sing it every time I watched that show.

I have an old card from about 1948 with a picture of 2 kids with a green doll that looks like it could be a pre-cursor to gumby. Open the card and the kids are walking with the doll.

Anyone have anything like this?

Gumby rocks and I wish they would show reruns now. My little girl thinks he's neat and How cool it would be to share Gumby with her.