Monday, March 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Gumby

Gumby is 50 today, and to celebrate, I found the first short he was ever in online(apparently, they are all coming to Google/Youtube soon legally).

Gumby on the Moon

And a few more funny Gumby related videos. One is a Gumby Christmas special from Saturday Night Live starring Eddie Murphy... and Mystery Science Theatre 3000's take on a short called "Robot Rumpus" is also hilarious.

I remember watching Gumby on tv back in the mid-1980's, and it is comforting to think that soon the entire back catalog of shorts will be available. I miss quality claymation, I really do.

Watching these shorts really take me back to my childhood. Ah Sweet Gooey Nostalgia.

15 comments:

Schadenfreude said...

"Pecker Song!" -- Oh man, Piscopo, he killed.

Becca said...

I love Gumby and that is my favorite Gumby cartoon!

MC said...

schad: Too bad he isn't still in the limelight eh?

Becca: I was looking into some of the shorts I liked and I remembered Gopher Trouble and Rain for Roo. Those are both surreal masterpieces. :)

robert swayze said...

He is cute. Love that cartoon. Good luck with your blog.
Drop into my blog on birthday greeting cards for loads of fun stuffs.

carol said...

hey, we have something in common - gumby and that cartoon is one of my all time favorites!

Mayren said...

oh no! not Gumby! in the 80's you were the one who got up early on Sunday morningings to watch Davy and Goliath too huh! MC there is hope for you yet... come to the darkside - step away from the light. Tim Burton is your friend

MC said...

mayren: Gumby was on daily in my market in 1984-5. We never had Davy and Goliath, so while I know who they are, I've never watched anything they were in. And getting up early on a Sunday is a no go for me... even as a kid.

Robert: Thank you.

Carol: Good to hear.

DutchBitch said...

OMG! I can't believe all the stuff we have to miss out on in Dutchyland!

MC said...

Gumby didn't cross the pond?

DutchBitch said...

Not as far as I noticed... but then we're all on legal drugs and shit which basically makes everyone look like Gumby most of the day so he'd blend in perfectly...

MC said...

Well, that and the fact that your country has some weird shit of its own going on.

It's Me, Maven... said...

:) Great stuff!!

MC said...

Thank you

Karl said...

Happy birthday, Gumby! You da man!

MC said...

Well, you've got a heart Karl... I guess Gumby's a part of you too.