List of Gumby episodes

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The Gumby Show was an American clay animation television series developed by Art Clokey. In the United States, the first episode of the series originally aired on Howdy Doody in 1955. The series was revived multiple times, with the last episode airing on December 31, 1989. The first season was broadcast on NBC, while the following seasons were made for syndication. A majority of the episodes are available on DVD in multiple regions, as well as via online streaming services.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Network
First aired Last aired
Pilot January 29, 1955 (1955-01-29) NBC
1 43 May 1, 1956 (1956-05-01) November 9, 1956 (1956-11-09)
2 87 January 1, 1960 (1960-01-01) July 9, 1969 (1969-07-09) Syndication
3 99 January 2, 1987 (1987-01-02) December 31, 1989 (1989-12-31)

Pilots[edit]

Art Clokey's first clay animation film was Gumbasia (1953), a short film showcasing a series of clay shapes twisting, turning and contorting in kaleidoscopic patterns. Clokey showed the film to producer Sam Engel, who suggested that Clokey apply the technique to form children's stories. Although Gumbasia didn't originally air on television, it is usually considered to be the first pilot episode of what would become The Gumby Show. Soon afterward, Clokey completed an official pilot for NBC through the financial assistance of Engel.[1] Entitled "Gumby on the Moon", this marked the first appearance of Gumby.[2] The pilot was then shown on Howdy Doody to much success, and NBC ordered Gumby his own series.

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Adventures of Gumby"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 29, 1955 (1955-01-29)
Gumby's debut

Episodes[edit]

Since information about the original airdates or original production order is unknown, these listings are reasonable estimates of the original production order. The following was compiled based on the evolution of the voices and appearance of the characters. Most of the 1950s episodes were originally presented as 11-minute stories, but they were split up and presented as separate entries when syndicated along with episodes produced in the 1960s.[3] Several of these abbreviated versions borrow footage from their counterparts, while some had new material filmed specifically for these shorter versions (as evidenced by a brief change in how the characters look in the newer footage). New title sequences were filmed for half of these, while the other half retained the original title sequence. For identification purposes, all 1950s episodes have been listed with the original title of the uncut version followed by any counterparts that were created when these episodes were split up.

The Gumby Show (1956)[edit]

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2
3
1
2
3
"Moon Trip"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 1, 1956 (1956-05-01)
After discovering a spaceship in the toy shop, Gumby decides to take a trip to the moon. Upon arrival, the ship is destroyed by a meteorite, leaving Gumby stranded with an alien race, who attack him. Meanwhile, his parents spot him through a telescope, prompting his father to go after him with a long fire engine extension ladder. The low temperature of the moon knocks Gumby out. Luckily, his father comes to the rescue and brings him back to Earth. Gumby awakens to full health in the hospital.
4
5
4
5
"Mirror Land"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 15, 1956 (1956-06-15)
When Gumby loses his coin through one of three mirrors, he begins a search within the virtual images of each. In one of the mirrors, Gumby's reflection assists him. Instructed to do everything backwards in the Mirror Land, Gumby is able to trace the location of his coin.
6
7
6
7
"The Little Lost Pony"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 22, 1956 (1956-06-22)
A television bulletin warns people to be on the look-out for a lost red pony, with a reward set at 100 ice cream cones. Meanwhile, Gumby goes outside to play and hears a whinny of distress. Rushing to the sound, Gumby finds the pony named Pokey caught on a railroad track and wiggles him free. With hopes of gaining the ice cream cone reward, "G" and "J" Blockhead try to get rid of Gumby and capture Pokey. Notes: Pokey's and the Blockheads' debuts.
8
9
8
9
"The Fantastic Farmer"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 29, 1956 (1956-06-29)
10
11
10
11
"The Black Knight"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 6, 1956 (1956-07-06)
12
13
12
13
"Too Loo"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 13, 1956 (1956-07-13)
Note: This episode was split into two parts (the second and final part as "Gumby Concerto" only) that were released into the public domain.
14
15
14
15
"Robot Rumpus"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 20, 1956 (1956-07-20)
Notes: The second part only was released into the public domain and appeared in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode "The Screaming Skull".
16
17
16
17
"Toy Crazy"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 27, 1956 (1956-07-27)
Note: This episode was edited into the unofficial Christmas segment without the title card.
18
19
18
19
"Lion Around"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 10, 1956 (1956-08-10)
20
21
20
21
"The Eggs and Trixie"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 17, 1956 (1956-08-17)
22
23
22
23
"Outcast Marbles"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 24, 1956 (1956-08-24)
24
25
24
25
"Gumby Business"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 31, 1956 (1956-08-31)
Notes: This is the first episode without dialogue.
26
27
26
27
"The Mocking Monkey"Art ClokeyArt ClokeySeptember 7, 1956 (1956-09-07)
28
29
28
29
"The Magic Show"Art ClokeyArt ClokeySeptember 14, 1956 (1956-09-14)
30
31
30
31
"Pokey Express"Art ClokeyArt ClokeySeptember 21, 1956 (1956-09-21)
32
33
32
33
"The Racing Game"Art ClokeyArt ClokeySeptember 28, 1956 (1956-09-28)
34
35
34
35
"Rain Spirits"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyOctober 5, 1956 (1956-10-05)
36
37
36
37
"Toying Around"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyOctober 12, 1956 (1956-10-12)
38
39
38
39
"In the Dough"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyOctober 19, 1956 (1956-10-19)
Note: A portion of the episode is seen in The Yummy Awards Saturday Morning NBC 1983 preview special.
40
41
40
41
"Tree Trouble"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyOctober 26, 1956 (1956-10-26)
Note: This is the first episode to have the frozen title card.
4242"Train Trouble"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyNovember 2, 1956 (1956-11-02)
4343"In a Fix"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyNovember 9, 1956 (1956-11-09)

Syndicated revival (1960–69)[edit]

No. in
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No. in
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Title
Directed by
Written by
Original air date
441"The Zoops"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 1, 1960 (1960-01-01) (New Year's Day)
Gumby, who has been selling watermelons to raise money to buy his mother a birthday present, is given a magic potion by a wizard which transforms watermelons into colorful creatures called "Zoops", which move about randomly. Seeing the chance for a fast buck, Gumby sells them to the zoo, then celebrates at an automat. When Pokey says they should only spend the money on the present, Gumby says to lighten up and live a little. Meanwhile at the zoo, when the Zoops are out of control, the zookeeper hoses them with water, causing them to revert to watermelons. Gumby, who already spent half the money celebrating, is made to work it off cleaning cages. Pokey is sorry Gumby's mother will not be getting a present, and when Gumby suggests another moneymaker, Pokey replies "No, Gumby, I have had enough of your ideas".
452"Even Steven"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 3, 1960 (1960-01-03)
463"The Glob"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 15, 1960 (1960-01-15)
Note: A clip of this episode appears in Gumby: The Movie.
474"Chicken Feed"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 22, 1960 (1960-01-22)
Note: Tilly's debut.
485"Hidden Valley"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 2, 1960 (1960-02-02) (Groundhog Day)
496"The Groobee"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 18, 1960 (1960-02-18)
507"The Witty Witch"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 20, 1960 (1960-02-20)
518"Hot Rod Granny"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 24, 1960 (1960-02-24)
Gumby is taking his hot rod for a spin downtown, at the same time when Granny broke her glasses and mistakes the hot rod for her car and Pokey, who is still inside, for her dog Hepzibah. Due to her blurred vision, Granny risks all sorts of accidents, which she blames on "young reckless speedmonsters" and is happy to hear police sirens, only to realize a motorcycle policeman is on the lookout for Gumby's stolen car. Note: Granny's debut, and this is the first day in the limelight episode.
529"Ricochet Pete"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 28, 1960 (1960-02-28)
5310"Northland Follies"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 1, 1960 (1960-03-01)
5411"The Small Planets"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 12, 1960 (1960-03-12)
5512"Sad King Ott's Daughter"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 19, 1960 (1960-03-19)
Note: Sad King Ott and his daughter's debut, and a clip of the re-recorded episode is heard in Gumby: The Movie.
5613"King for a Day"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 25, 1960 (1960-03-25)
5714"Rain for Roo"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 3, 1960 (1960-04-03)
5815"Santa-Witch"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 15, 1961 (1961-04-15)
When Santa Claus gets sick, Pokey calls up the witch to fly the sleigh and deliver children their Christmas presents. Note: This is the first episode where Gumby is mentioned.
5916"Scrooge Loose"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 21, 1961 (1961-04-21)
6017"Pigeon in a Plum Tree"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 29, 1962 (1962-04-29)
6118"Dragon Witch"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 1, 1963 (1963-05-01) (May Day)
Note: Billed as "A Gumby Special", the episode doesn't feature Gumby.
6219"Treasure for Henry"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 15, 1963 (1963-05-15)
Note: Billed as "A Gumby Special", the episode doesn't feature Gumby.
6320"Who's What"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 22, 1963 (1963-05-22)
Note: Billed as "A Gumby Special", the episode doesn't feature Gumby.
13188"Space Ball"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 2, 1963 (1963-06-02)
Professor Kapp, in his first appearance, has invented a ball-shaped ship that travels out of his control with a passenger on board. Note: This special is not counted among the 234 episodes.[4] It also does not feature Gumby. This is the first day in the limelight short, and a clip of this short appears in Gumby episode, "Minga-Sitting".
6421"The Reluctant Gargoyles"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 9, 1964 (1964-06-09)
Note: This is the first episode where Gumby is absent. This is also Prickle's and Goo's debut.
6522"Tricky Train"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 18, 1964 (1964-06-18)
Note: Nopey's debut.
6623"Siege of Boonesborough"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 19, 1964 (1964-06-19)
6724"The Missile Bird"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 23, 1964 (1964-06-23)
Note: This is the first lower deck episode.
6825"Good Knight Story"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 24, 1964 (1964-06-24)
6926"The Blue Goo"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 9, 1964 (1964-07-09)
7027"A Hair-Raising Adventure"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 10, 1964 (1964-07-10)
7128"Goo for Pokey"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 31, 1964 (1964-07-31)
7229"Candidate for President"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 2, 1965 (1965-08-02)
7330"G.F.D. (Gumby's Fire Department)"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 15, 1965 (1965-08-15)
An experiment causes a fire in Professor Kapp's laboratory. The Gumby Fire Department rushes to save Kapp, only for Gumby, Pokey and Prickle to realize they lost their jump net and other equipment. Goo saves the day by making herself into a net to save Kapp, then uses her clay to snuff the fire.
7431"Making Squares"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 22, 1965 (1965-08-22)
7532"Golden Iguana"Art ClokeyArt ClokeySeptember 14, 1965 (1965-09-14)
7633"School for Squares"Art ClokeyArt ClokeySeptember 18, 1965 (1965-09-18)
7734"Magic Flute"Art ClokeyArt ClokeySeptember 21, 1965 (1965-09-21)
7835"The Ferris Wheel Mystery"Art ClokeyArt ClokeySeptember 30, 1965 (1965-09-30)
7936"Mason Hornet"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyOctober 1, 1966 (1966-10-01)
8037"Prickle's Problem"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyOctober 2, 1966 (1966-10-02)
8138"The Golden Gosling"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyOctober 14, 1966 (1966-10-14)
8239"A Groobee Fight"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyOctober 18, 1966 (1966-10-18)
8340"The Gumby League"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyOctober 31, 1966 (1966-10-31) (Halloween)
8441"Pilgrims on the Rocks"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyNovember 1, 1966 (1966-11-01)
8542"Pokey's Price"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyNovember 2, 1966 (1966-11-02)
8643"Son of Liberty"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyNovember 15, 1966 (1966-11-15)
8744"Gumby Crosses the Delaware"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyNovember 18, 1966 (1966-11-18)
8845"Of Clay and Critters"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyNovember 19, 1967 (1967-11-19)
8946"Tricky Ball"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyNovember 22, 1967 (1967-11-22)
9047"Dragon Daffy"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyNovember 25, 1967 (1967-11-25)
9148"Super Spray"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyNovember 29, 1967 (1967-11-29)
9249"The Big Eye"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 1, 1967 (1967-12-01)
9350"Lawn Party"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 8, 1967 (1967-12-08)
Note: Contains partial live action.
9451"Mystic Magic"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 15, 1967 (1967-12-15)
9552"Puppy Dog School"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 22, 1967 (1967-12-22)
Note: First time Nopey says "no" repeatedly.
9653"Puppy Talk"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 23, 1967 (1967-12-23)
9754"Moon Madness"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 24, 1967 (1967-12-24) (Christmas Eve)
9855"Shady Lemonade"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 25, 1967 (1967-12-25) (Christmas Day)
9956"Prickle Turns Artist"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 26, 1967 (1967-12-26)
10057"Piano Rolling Blues"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 27, 1967 (1967-12-27)
10158"Hot Ice"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 28, 1967 (1967-12-28)
10259"Haunted Hot Dog"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 29, 1967 (1967-12-29)
10360"The Moon Boggles"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 30, 1967 (1967-12-30)
10461"Do-It-Yourself Gumby"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyDecember 31, 1967 (1967-12-31) (New Year's Eve)
10562"Behind the Puffball"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 1, 1968 (1968-01-01) (New Year's Day)
10663"Weight and See"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 3, 1968 (1968-01-03)
10764"Pokey Minds the Baby"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 15, 1968 (1968-01-15)
10865"A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 22, 1968 (1968-01-22)
10966"Grub Grabber Gumby"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 1, 1968 (1968-02-01)
11067"All Broken Up"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 20, 1968 (1968-02-20)
11168"This Little Piggy"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 26, 1968 (1968-02-26)
11269"Wishful Thinking"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 29, 1968 (1968-02-29) (Leap Day)
11370"Turnip Trap"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 12, 1968 (1968-03-12)
11471"The Rodeo King"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 17, 1968 (1968-03-17) (St. Patrick's Day)
11572"Gumby Babysits"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 22, 1968 (1968-03-22)
11673"El Toro"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 28, 1968 (1968-03-28)
11774"Dopey Nopey"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 3, 1968 (1968-04-03)
11875"Gold Rush Gumby"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 15, 1968 (1968-04-15)
11976"Dog Catchers"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 22, 1968 (1968-04-22)
12077"Stuck on Books"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 30, 1968 (1968-04-30)
12178"Bully For Gumby"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 1, 1968 (1968-05-01) (May Day)
12279"A Bone for Nopey"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 15, 1968 (1968-05-15)
Note: Final time Nopey is voiced by Dal McKennon.
12380"Gabby Auntie"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 22, 1968 (1968-05-22)
12481"Foxy Box"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 31, 1968 (1968-05-31)
12582"Indian Country"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 9, 1968 (1968-06-09)
12683"Tail Tale"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 18, 1968 (1968-06-18)
12784"Motor Mania"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 19, 1968 (1968-06-19)
12885"Sticky Pokey"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 23, 1968 (1968-06-23)
12986"Point of Honor"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 24, 1968 (1968-06-24)
13087"Indian Challenge"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 9, 1969 (1969-07-09)

Gumby Adventures (1987–89)[edit]

The show was revived in 1987 as Gumby Adventures with 99 new episodes and five shorts ("Gone Clayzy", "Gumball Gumby", "Chatter Box", "Clay Trix", and "The Funny Bathtub"). The shorts, as well as the re-recorded editions of The Gumby Show, were included with the revival's syndication.[5][6]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title
Directed by
Written by
Original air date
1311"Mirror-Aculous Recovery"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 9, 1987 (1987-01-09)
1322"As the Worm Turns"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 9, 1987 (1987-01-09)
1333"The Lost Treasure"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 16, 1988 (1988-01-16)
1344"The Beetle and the Caterpillar"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 16, 1988 (1988-01-16)
1355"Gumbot"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 23, 1988 (1988-01-23)
1366"Guitar Magic"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 23, 1988 (1988-01-23)
1377"A Minor Affair"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)
1388"All Cooped Up"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)
Note: This is the first episode where Tilly talks.
1399"Wild Girls"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 9, 1987 (1987-01-09)
14010"A Smashing Hit"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 16, 1988 (1988-01-16)
14111"The Music Ball"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 2, 1988 (1988-01-02)
14212"The Elephant and the Dragon"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 6, 1988 (1988-02-06)
Note: A clip of this episode appeared in Gumby episode, "Geese Grief".
14313"Birthday in the Middle Ages"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)
Note: Final appearances of Nopey and others in this episode, but they moved to the re-recorded episodes.
14414"Strange Circus Animals"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 2, 1988 (1988-04-02)
Note: Denali's debut.
14515"The Fliver 500"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)
14616"A Gumby Day"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 2, 1988 (1988-04-02)
Note: Minga's debut.
14717"The Search"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 12, 1988 (1988-03-12)
14818"Gumby's Circus"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)
14919"Melon Felons"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 5, 1988 (1988-03-05)
15020"Shrink-a-Dink"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 2, 1988 (1988-01-02)
15121"The Big City"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)
15222"A Cottage for Granny"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 2, 1988 (1988-04-02)
15323"The Big Squirt"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 19, 1988 (1988-03-19)
15424"Witch Way"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 26, 1988 (1988-03-26)
Note: First time Minga has red lips.
15525"The Astrobots"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 14, 1988 (1988-05-14)
15626"Educational TV"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 12, 1988 (1988-03-12)
Note: Final time Minga has her yellow dress.
15727"Denali's House"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 6, 1988 (1988-02-06)
15828"Humbug"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
15929"A Dolly for Minga"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 20, 1988 (1988-08-20)
16030"The Wind Bag"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 9, 1988 (1988-04-09)
16131"Little Lost Girl"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 19, 1988 (1988-03-19)
Note: First time Minga has her yellow buttons.
16232"Children for Sale"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 26, 1988 (1988-03-26)
Note: This is the first episode where Minga does not speak, and a clip from the episode appears during the end credits of Gumby: The Movie.
16333"A Lotta Hot Air"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 9, 1988 (1988-04-09)
16434"The Wild Horse"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 9, 1988 (1988-04-09)
Note: Final time Minga has red lips.
16535"Of Note"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)
16636"Fun Day"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
Note: A clip from the episode appears during the end credits of Gumby: The Movie.
16737"The Plant"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 16, 1988 (1988-04-16)
16838"Merry-Go-Pumpkin"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 5, 1988 (1988-03-05)
16939"Minga-Sitting"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)
17040"A Real Seal"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)
17141"Naughty Boy"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 16, 1988 (1988-04-16)
17242"Hatching Out"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJanuary 2, 1988 (1988-01-02)
Note: A clip from the episode appears during the end credits of Gumby: The Movie.
17343"Time Kapp-Sule"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 5, 1988 (1988-03-05)
17444"Band Contest"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 12, 1988 (1988-03-12)
17545"Geese Grief"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
17646"The Fox Hunt"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
17747"The Lost Arrow"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 20, 1988 (1988-08-20)
17848"Command Performance"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 19, 1988 (1988-03-19)
17949"Sleepy Time Robbers"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMarch 26, 1988 (1988-03-26)
18050"Balloonacy"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 23, 1988 (1988-04-23)
18151"Picnic"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 23, 1988 (1988-04-23)
18252"Wild Train Ride"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
18353"Funtasia"Art ClokeyRich Zim, Tom Gasek, Stephen Buckley, Mark Peter Maggiore, Mike Belzer & Anthony ScottApril 30, 1988 (1988-04-30)
Note: This is the first episode with credits.
18454"Rip Van Prickle"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 30, 1988 (1988-04-30)
18555"Great Mastadon Robbery"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 30, 1988 (1988-04-30)
18656"Young Granny"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyApril 16, 1988 (1988-04-16)
18757"The Abominable Doughman"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 14, 1988 (1988-05-14)
18858"Ostrich Feathers"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 6, 1988 (1988-02-06)
18959"Blocks in the Head"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 14, 1988 (1988-05-14)
19060"Gumby's Close Encounters"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 28, 1988 (1988-05-28)
19161"Arctic Antics"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
19262"Runaway Camel"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
19363"Flying Carpet"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 28, 1988 (1988-05-28)
19464"Gumbitty Doo-Dah"Art ClokeyKristine Albrecht, Kurt Hanson, Tim Hittle, Eric Leighton & Mark Peter MaggioreJanuary 23, 1988 (1988-01-23)
19565"G.M.V. (Gumby Music Video)"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 13, 1988 (1988-08-13)
Note: A clip from the episode appears during the end credits of Gumby: The Movie.
19666"Lost in Chinatown"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 25, 1988 (1988-06-25)
19767"Joker's Wild"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 25, 1988 (1988-06-25)
19868"Minga's Folly"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 4, 1988 (1988-06-04)
Note: This is the first episode with music selections from previous Gumby episodes by Jerry Gerber.
19969"High as a Kite"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 4, 1988 (1988-06-04)
20070"Denali Blues"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyFebruary 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
20171"Gumbastic"Art ClokeyAnthony Scott, Kurt Hanson, Angie Glocka & Owen KlatteApril 23, 1988 (1988-04-23)
20272"Little Denali Lost"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 18, 1988 (1988-06-18)
Note: Part two of The Denali Blues.
20373"Goo and the Queen (Part One)"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
Note: This is the final episode where Gumby is mentioned.
20474"Goo and the Queen (Part Two)"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
20575"Moving Experience"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 28, 1988 (1988-05-28)
20676"Prickle's Baby Brudder"Art ClokeyDavid BleimanJune 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
20777"My-O-Maya"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 2, 1988 (1988-07-02)
20878"Goo's Music Video"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 23, 1988 (1988-07-23)
Note: A clip from the episode appears during the end credits of Gumby: The Movie.
20979"Clayfully Yours"Art ClokeyStephen Buckley, Karen Kiser and Rich ZimAugust 13, 1988 (1988-08-13)
Note: This is the final episode to have the only character who speaks.
21080"Proxy Gumby"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 4, 1988 (1988-06-04)
21181"Goo's Pies"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyMay 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
21282"Robot Farm"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 9, 1988 (1988-07-09)
21383"The Forbidden Mine (Part One)"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 9, 1988 (1988-07-09)
21484"The Forbidden Mine (Part Two)"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 9, 1988 (1988-07-09)
21585"Clay Play"Art ClokeyBlake Martin, Tony Laudati & Stephen C. WathenJune 18, 1989 (1989-06-18)
Note: This is the final episode without dialogue, and a clip of this episode appeared in Freddy's Nightmares episode, "The End of the World".
21686"The Knight Mare"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 25, 1988 (1988-06-25)
21787"Skateboard Rally"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 23, 1988 (1988-07-23)
21888"Space Oddity (Part One)"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 16, 1988 (1988-07-16)
21989"Space Oddity (Part Two)"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 16, 1988 (1988-07-16)
22090"Best in the Block"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 23, 1988 (1988-07-23)
22191"The Lost Birthday Present"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 30, 1988 (1988-07-30)
The Blockheads are accused of stealing Gumby's birthday present (a piano).
22292"2 Bee or Knot 2 Bee"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 16, 1988 (1988-07-16)
Note: This is the only episode to have the rebus title.
22393"Just Train Crazy"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 30, 1988 (1988-07-30)
22494"Wickiups and Bulrushes"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJuly 30, 1988 (1988-07-30)
22595"Pokey à la Mode"Art ClokeyGloria ClokeyJuly 2, 1988 (1988-07-02)
Note: This is the final episode where Gumby is absent, and also the final day in the limelight episode, and the only episode to have two characters who speak at the end.
22696"Kangaroo Express"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 6, 1988 (1988-08-06)
22797"Kid Brother Kids"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 6, 1988 (1988-08-06)
Note: Only appearances of the 1-2 Blockheads.
22898"Time Out"Art ClokeyKen PontacAugust 13, 1988 (1988-08-13)
22999"For the Graduate"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 6, 1988 (1988-08-06)
The final Gumby classic episode, and final lower deck episode.
230100"Gone Clayzy"Art ClokeyDavid BleimanJune 18, 1988 (1988-06-18)
The only short to have crazy voices.
231101"Gumball Gumby"Art ClokeyGloria ClokeyJuly 2, 1988 (1988-07-02)
Note: This is the only silent short.
232102"Clay Trix"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyAugust 20, 1988 (1988-08-20)
Note: This is the last time Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, and Goo appear together, and the only mime-and-music only short.
233103"Chatter Box"Art ClokeyGloria ClokeyDecember 31, 1988 (1988-12-31) (New Year's Eve)
Note: This is the last frozen title card and last episode with credits.
234104"The Funny Bathtub"Art ClokeyArt ClokeyJune 18, 1988 (1988-06-18)
Note: Last Gumby classic short, and the sixth and last time to feature live action footage, and second and final day in the limelight short, and final Gumby episode with music selections from previous Gumby episodes by Jerry Gerber. The re-recorded editions of 1955-1969 Gumby episodes with music selections from them by him are aired in the late 1980s.

Bumpers[edit]

  1. Pokey shoots Gumby out of a cannon.
  2. Pokey rolls a giant green ball of clay off the cliff and it becomes nine mini Gumbys.
  3. Gumby inflates a balloon, but gets inflated into a bigger and fatter version with Pokey by his side.
  4. Pokey throws a baseball, Gumby swings the bat but misses, and then a springy noise is made.
  5. Gumby and Pokey are aerial fighters, and Gumby leaves an ammo hole shaped like him.
  6. Gumby and Pokey are inside the rocket about the blast off and leave behind a cloud in a shape of Gumby.
  7. Gumby and Pokey chess board.
  8. Gumby turns into a puddle, Pokey pops out from above the puddle, and enters the conference hall.
  9. Gumby (Return) says, "Here comes another adventure with me and all my friends!"
  10. Gumby (Commercial Break) says, "Don't go away! I'll be right back with all my pals after this."
  11. Pokey (Return) says, "Holy Toledo! Here's another Gumby Adventure!"
  12. Prickle (Commercial Break) says, "Hang on. Gumby will be right back after these messages. You can count on it."
  13. Goo (Return) says, "Here comes more fun with Gumby and pals!" (Note: This bumper is heard in Freddy's Nightmares episode, The End of the World.)
  14. Professor Kapp (Commercial Break) says, "Goodness gracious! There will be more Gumby Adventures right after this!"
  15. Gumbo and Gumba (Return) – Gumbo says, "Here comes another adventure with our son Gumby, and his friends." Then Gumba says, "I'm so proud of our boy!"
  16. Minga (Commercial Break) says, "Stay right here. My brother Gumby will be right back after these messages."

Home media[edit]

Official releases[edit]

On June 24, 2015, it was announced that NCircle Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to the original ‘50s and ‘60s series, the 1980’s revival series and Gumby: The Movie in Region 1. It was announced that they would release The Gumby Show: The Complete 50s series on DVD on September 22, 2015.[7] The Gumby Show: The 60s series Volume 1 followed on February 23, 2016 and The Gumby Show: The 60s series Volume 2 on September 13, 2016. There are 5 episodes that were skipped over on the 1960s volumes. These episodes are "Siege of Boonesborough", "Pokey's Price", "Gold Rush Gumby", "Indian Country" and "The Indian Challenge". These 5 episodes have Native American stereotypes that are now considered politically incorrect, thus the reason why they were skipped over.

In 2013, Beyond Home Entertainment released the complete series on NTSC DVDs in Australia as a JB Hi-Fi exclusive. This is a 7 disc, collector's edition set within a tin steelbook case and includes Gumbasia, 6 "bumper" clips, and every episode from the 50's, 60's, and 80's (including the 5 shorts skipped over on other sets). The film transfers are said to be the Premavision authorized official versions which are all new restorations from the original negatives and can be played on Regions 1 & 4 DVD players (possibly other regions as well). [8][9]

Throughout the 1980s Family Home Entertainment released a majority of the 1950s and 1960s Gumby episodes on various VHS collections (the only episodes that didn't get a release were "This Little Piggy", "Tricky Train", and "Foxy Box"). These all retained their original audio tracks as they were released prior to the 1987 revival series, in which completely new soundtracks had to be recorded due to licensing issues involving the original soundtracks.

In 2002, Kid Rhino Home Video (a division distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and WEA) (a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner) released a 7-disc DVD compilation containing 110 episodes from the 1950s and 1960s. The set was not widely distributed, and it received much negative feedback because the film elements used were the 1980s reissues with the redubbed soundtracks and voices. Three years later, Rhino Home Video/Rhino Retrovision released a two-volume set entitled The Very Best New Adventures of Gumby.

Classic Media had a few home media releases of Gumby starting on September 4, 2007 with Gumby Essentials, Volume 1, which contained episodes from each season of the show. In 2008, Classic Media released a director's cut of Gumby: The Movie that included bonus episodes from the series. That same year, the company also released a 2-disc DVD set containing four Christmas themed programs. In addition to a compilation of Gumby episodes titled Gumby Season's Greetings, the other programs include Casper the Friendly Ghost, Fat Albert, and George of the Jungle.

In the fall of 2010, Columbia Music Entertainment released two compilation DVDs in Japan titled "Gumby Best Selection" (ガンビー・ベストセレクション) with permission from Premavision and Classic Media. The two DVD series contains the best selected episodes from both 50-60's era to the 80's era, all digitally remastered and each have Japanese subtitles. Two DVDs were released: Gumby Best Selection: Early Years 50's-60's,[10] released on September 1, 2010 followed by its English subtitled version on November 17, 2010 and Gumby Best Selection: 80's,[11] released on November 17, 2010.

Unofficial releases[edit]

There have been many home media releases that were not authorized by Art Clokey or Clokey Productions, and therefore are considered unofficial releases.

In 1994, GoodTimes Entertainment released Christmas with Gumby on VHS. The set features "Scrooge Loose", "Santa-Witch", "Pigeon in a Plum Tree", and "Toy Crazy"/"Toy Joy" edited together as one half-hour program without any episode title sequences. It was re-released on DVD in 2003. GoodTimes Entertainment also released the VHS Fun with Gumby in 1994, containing the episodes "The Kachinas", "Tree Trouble", "Lion Drive", "Yard Work Made Easy", and "The Magic Show" (edited for time).

In 1996, GoodTimes Entertainment released the VHS Gumby's Greatest Adventures. Later released on DVD in 2003, the set features "Toying Around", "Sad King Ott's Daughter", "The Blockheads", "Gumby Crosses the Delaware" (edited for time), "Gumby Concerto", "The Glob", "Gold Rush Gumby", "Baker's Tour" (edited for time), "The Black Knight", and "Gumby Racer".

In 2013, Legend Films released Gumby's Best Episodes (The Original Adventures) on DVD. The set includes: "Tree Trouble", "Lion Drive", "Yard Work Made Easy", "Sad King Otts Daughter", "The Blockheads", "Gumby Concerto", "The Glob", "Bakers Tour", "The Black Knight", "The Kachinas", "In a Fix", "The Witty Witch", "The Groobee", "Gumby Racer", "Rain for Roo", and "Hidden Valley".[12]

Public domain[edit]

Many budget-priced DVD collections can be found at dollar stores because some episodes have fallen into the public domain.[13] Gumby episodes believed to be in the public domain include "Too Loo", "Gumby Concerto", "Robot Rumpus", "Mysterious Fires," "Stuck on Books", "Gold Rush Gumby", and "Tricky Train".[citation needed] These collections also often include Clokey's experimental film, Gumbasia.

Restoration[edit]

From 2005 to 2006, a project took place in attempt to restore the entire 1950s and 1960s Gumby library. These versions are all official and authorized as they contain Premavision copyright notices at the beginning. As of 2010, a total of 36 restored transfers exist (33 episodes, the pilot cutdown "Gumby on the Moon", the experimental film "Gumbasia" and a stand-alone transfer of the 1964 theme-song intro). The 1950s episodes were assembled back to their original 11-minute format as close as possible with the existing material. These restorations were not perfect as the original negatives for the 11-minute versions appear to be lost and now only exist split into their syndication halves. This is very noticeable as the restoration for "The Magic Show"/"The Magic Wand" retains the 1960s title sequence "The Magic Wand" instead of the original title sequence "The Magic Show". On a similar note, a narration track recorded for the beginning of the syndicated half titled "Gumby Concerto" is still heard on the restoration for "Too Loo"/"Gumby Concerto". Some of these restored versions have since been released on DVD by Classic Media, the rightsholder at the time these restorations were done.

Online distribution[edit]

In 2007, the batch of restored versions were made available to view and/or download on various Internet video sites. Most of them were first made available for free viewing on AOL's In2TV, while later a select few became available on YouTube.[14] These episodes were also made available to purchase through Amazon's video-on-demand service Amazon Video. A few of the later additions to YouTube wound up being sourced from 1980's VHS transfers from Family Home Entertainment instead of actually being restored versions, indicating that the project to restore the entire Gumby library might have been either abandoned or temporarily stalled. The complete 1987 series was later added to Amazon.[15] While many of the aforementioned services are no longer active, Legend Films' Gumby's Best Episodes is available for streaming on Hulu.[16]

In November 2014, the entire first and second seasons of Gumby were launched on television and online via the children's on demand network Kabillion.[17][18]

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