RIP Gumby

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    Gumby animator Art Clokey dies at 88 - USATODAY.com

    LOS OSOS, California (AP) — Animator Art Clokey, whose bendable creation Gumby became a pop culture phenomenon through decades of toys, revivals and satires, died Friday. He was 88.
    Clokey also created the moralizing and often satirized claymation duo "Davey and Goliath."

    The Lutheran Church hired Clokey to make the "Davey and Goliath" shorts, and Clokey used the money to help bring a Gumby series back to television in the 1960s.

    Eddie Murphy brought a surge in Gumby's popularity in the 1980s with his send-up of the character on "Saturday Night Live" as a cigar-smoking show business primadonna.

    Clokey said he enjoyed Murphy's profane Gumby.

    "Gumby can laugh at himself," Clokey told the Tribune.
     
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    here's the character's that remind me of todays liberals....
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    "I'm Gumby, Damn it"


    funny stuff !!!
     
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    Gumby & Pokey were cool.

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    We used to go to Char's and put Pink Floyd Dark Side on and it would be Rumbling out the Bose 901's and we would have Gumby on the Screen...

    Used to be on after School when I was in Junior High...

    Great Stuff.

    I should dig out some of my Old VHS of it and Introduce my Children to Gumby, damn it!

    And that Clock keeps on Tickin'... :(

    :)

    peace...
     

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