List of Gumby episodes

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Gumby is an American clay animation television series, which was 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 revived for syndication. A majority of the episodes are available on DVD in multiple regions, as well as via online streaming services.

Gumby follows the titular green, clay animated teenager and his adventures across many environments and times in history. The series also deals with the people in Gumby's life: his parents Gumbo and Gumba; his sister Minga, who made her debut in season three; his sidekick Pokey, an orange pony; his yellow dinosaur and blue flying mermaid friends Prickle and Goo, respectively, who made their debut in season two; and his mastodon friend Denali, who made his debut in season three.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Network
First aired Last aired
1 43 1955 (1955) 1957 (1957) NBC
2 87 1960 (1960) 1969 (1969) Syndication
3 99 January 2, 1987 (1987-01-02) December 31, 1989 (1989-12-31)

Pilots[edit]

The first clay animation film by Clokey was Gumbasia, which was a short film showcasing a series of clay shapes twisting, turning, and contorting in kaleidoscopic patterns. Created in 1953, Clokey later 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 later, 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
"Moon Trip" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 1, 1955 (1955-05-01)
While on the moon, Gumby is chased by sentient pyramids. To make matters worse, the extreme cold of the moon slows Gumby down. Note: This is the only longest pilot.

Episodes[edit]

Since information about the original airdates or original production order is unknown, these listings are reasonable estimates towards the original production order. The following was compiled based on the evolution of the voice and appearance of the characters. For most of the 1950s episodes, they were originally presented as 11-minute stories, but were later split up and presented as separate entries when they were packaged for syndication with the 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 (1955–57)[edit]

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1-3 1-3 "Moon Trip" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 1, 1955 (1955-05-01) (May Day)
After discovering a spaceship in the toyshop, 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. Gumby begins being attacked by the alien race. Meanwhile, his parents spot him on the moon through 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. Notes: This is the only longest episode to have each half of a separate plot and a different title card (only second part to have the frozen title card).
4-5 4-5 "Mirror Land" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 9, 1955 (1955-06-09)
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, a reflection of Gumby assists him in his search. 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 Clokey Art Clokey June 19, 1955 (1955-06-19)
A television bulletin warns people to be on the look-out for a lost red pony, with a reward set at 100 free 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 and the Blockheads' debuts, and a clip of the re-recorded version of second part as "The Blockheads" of the episode appears in one shot and is heard in Freddy's Nightmares episode "The End of the World".
8-9 8-9 "The Fantastic Farmer" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 24, 1955 (1955-06-24)
10-11 10-11 "The Black Knight" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 26, 1955 (1955-07-26)
Notes: The dragon's debuts, and the only second part as "Mysterious Fires" was released on the public domain.
12-13 12-13 "Too Loo" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 15, 1955 (1955-08-15)
Note: This episode was split into two parts (the second and final part as "Gumby Concerto" only) that were released on public domain.
14-15 14-15 "Robot Rumpus" Art Clokey Art Clokey September 14, 1955 (1955-09-14)
Notes: The second part only was released on the public domain and appeared in Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode "The Screaming Skull".
16-17 16-17 "Toy Crazy" Art Clokey Art Clokey September 21, 1955 (1955-09-21)
Note: This episode was edited into the unofficial Christmas segment without the title card and instead of birthdays in "Christmas with Gumby" and "Gumby's Christmas Capers".
18-19 18-19 "Lion Around" Art Clokey Art Clokey October 2, 1955 (1955-10-02)
Note: Richard and the zookeeper's debuts.
20-21 20-21 "The Eggs and Trixie" Art Clokey Art Clokey October 18, 1956 (1956-10-18)
Notes: The teacher and the children's debut, and Pokey makes a cameo at the end.
22-23 22-23 "Odd Balls" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 2, 1956 (1956-11-02)
Note: This is the first episode to have the only character who speaks.
24-25 24-25 "Gumby Busines" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 22, 1956 (1956-11-22)
Notes: This is the first episode without dialogue.
26-27 26-27 "The Mocking Monkey" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 29, 1957 (1957-11-29)
Note: The mocking monkey's debut, and Richard's final appearance.
28-29 28-29 "The Magic Show" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 15, 1957 (1957-12-15)
Note: The carpenters' debuts.
30-31 30-31 "Pokey Express" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 22, 1957 (1957-12-22)
32-33 32-33 "The Racing Game" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 25, 1957 (1957-12-25) (Christmas Day)
34-35 34-35 "Rain Spirits" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 26, 1957 (1957-12-26)
36-37 36-37 "Gumby in Toying Around" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 27, 1957 (1957-12-27)
38-39 38-39 "In the Dough" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 28, 1957 (1957-12-28)
40-41 40-41 "Tree Trouble" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 29, 1957 (1957-12-29)
Note: This is the first episode to have the frozen title card.
42 42 "Adventures of Gumby: Train Trouble" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 30, 1957 (1957-12-30)
43 43 "In a Fix" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 31, 1957 (1957-12-31) (New Year's Eve)

Syndicated revival (1960–69)[edit]

No. in
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Title
Directed by
Written by
Original air date
44 1 "The Zoops" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 1, 1960 (1960-01-01) (New Year's Day)
45 2 "Even Steven" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 3, 1960 (1960-01-03)
46 3 "The Glob" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 15, 1960 (1960-01-15)
Note: A clip of this episode appears in Gumby: The Movie.
47 4 "Chicken Feed" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 22, 1960 (1960-01-22)
Note: Tilly's debut.
48 5 "Hidden Valley" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 2, 1960 (1960-02-02) (Groundhog Day)
49 6 "The Groobee" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 18, 1960 (1960-02-18)
50 7 "The Witty Witch" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 20, 1960 (1960-02-20)
51 8 "Hot Rod Granny" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 24, 1960 (1960-02-24)
Note: Granny's debut, and this is the first day in the limelight episode.
52 9 "Ricochet Pete" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 28, 1960 (1960-02-28)
53 10 "Northland Follies" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 1, 1960 (1960-03-01)
54 11 "The Small Planets" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 12, 1960 (1960-03-12)
55 12 "Sad King Ott's Daughter" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 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.
56 13 "King for a Day" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 25, 1960 (1960-03-25)
57 14 "Rain for Roo" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 3, 1960 (1960-04-03)
58 15 "Santa-Witch" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 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.
59 16 "Scrooge Loose" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 21, 1961 (1961-04-21)
60 17 "Pigeon in a Plum Tree" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 29, 1962 (1962-04-29)
61 18 "Dragon Witch" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 1, 1963 (1963-05-01) (May Day)
Note: Billed as "A Gumby Special", the episode doesn't feature Gumby.
62 19 "Treasure for Henry" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 15, 1963 (1963-05-15)
Note: Billed as "A Gumby Special", the episode doesn't feature Gumby.
63 20 "Who's What" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 22, 1963 (1963-05-22)
Note: Billed as "A Gumby Special", the episode doesn't feature Gumby.
-- -- "Space Ball" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1963 (1963)
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".
64 21 "The Reluctant Gargoyles" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 9, 1964 (1964-06-09)
Note: This is the first episode where Gumby is absent. This is also Prickle and Goo's debut.
65 22 "Tricky Train" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 18, 1964 (1964-06-18)
Note: Nopey's debut.
66 23 "Siege of Boonesborough" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 19, 1964 (1964-06-19)
67 24 "The Missile Bird" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 23, 1964 (1964-06-23)
Note: This is the first lower deck episode.
68 25 "Good Knight Story" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 24, 1964 (1964-06-24)
69 26 "The Blue Goo" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 9, 1964 (1964-07-09)
70 27 "A Hair-Raising Adventure" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 10, 1964 (1964-07-10)
71 28 "Goo for Pokey" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 31, 1964 (1964-07-31)
72 29 "Candidate for President" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 2, 1965 (1965-08-02)
73 30 "G.F.D. (Gumby's Fire Department)" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 15, 1965 (1965-08-15)
74 31 "Making Squares" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 22, 1965 (1965-08-22)
75 32 "Golden Iguana" Art Clokey Art Clokey September 14, 1965 (1965-09-14)
76 33 "School for Squares" Art Clokey Art Clokey September 18, 1965 (1965-09-18)
77 34 "Magic Flute" Art Clokey Art Clokey September 21, 1965 (1965-09-21)
78 35 "The Ferris Wheel Mystery" Art Clokey Art Clokey September 30, 1965 (1965-09-30)
79 36 "Mason Hornet" Art Clokey Art Clokey October 1, 1966 (1966-10-01)
80 37 "Prickle's Problem" Art Clokey Art Clokey October 2, 1966 (1966-10-02)
81 38 "The Golden Gosling" Art Clokey Art Clokey October 14, 1966 (1966-10-14)
82 39 "A Groobee Fight" Art Clokey Art Clokey October 18, 1966 (1966-10-18)
83 40 "The Gumby League" Art Clokey Art Clokey October 31, 1966 (1966-10-31) (Halloween)
84 41 "Pilgrims on the Rocks" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 1, 1966 (1966-11-01)
85 42 "Pokey's Price" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 2, 1966 (1966-11-02)
86 43 "Son of Liberty" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 15, 1966 (1966-11-15)
87 44 "Gumby Crosses the Delaware" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 18, 1966 (1966-11-18)
88 45 "Of Clay and Critters" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 19, 1967 (1967-11-19)
89 46 "Tricky Ball" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 22, 1967 (1967-11-22)
90 47 "Dragon Daffy" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 25, 1967 (1967-11-25)
91 48 "Super Spray" Art Clokey Art Clokey November 29, 1967 (1967-11-29)
92 49 "The Big Eye" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 1, 1964 (1964-12-01)
93 50 "Lawn Party" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 3, 1964 (1964-12-03)
Note: Contains partial live action.
94 51 "Mystic Magic" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 15, 1967 (1967-12-15)
95 52 "Puppy Dog School" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 22, 1967 (1967-12-22)
Note: First time Nopey says "no" repeatedly.
96 53 "Puppy Talk" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 23, 1967 (1967-12-23)
97 54 "Moon Madness" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 24, 1967 (1967-12-24) (Christmas Eve)
98 55 "Shady Lemonade" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 25, 1967 (1967-12-25) (Christmas Day)
99 56 "Prickle Turns Artist" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 26, 1967 (1967-12-26)
100 57 "Piano Rolling Blues" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 27, 1967 (1967-12-27)
101 58 "Hot Ice" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 28, 1967 (1967-12-28)
102 59 "Haunted Hot Dog" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 29, 1967 (1967-12-29)
103 60 "The Moon Boggles" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 30, 1967 (1967-12-30)
104 61 "Do-It-Yourself Gumby" Art Clokey Art Clokey December 31, 1967 (1967-12-31) (New Year's Eve)
105 62 "Behind the Puffball" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 1, 1968 (1968-01-01) (New Year's Day)
106 63 "Weight and See" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 3, 1968 (1968-01-03)
107 64 "Pokey Minds the Baby" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 15, 1968 (1968-01-15)
108 65 "A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 22, 1968 (1968-01-22)
109 66 "Grub Grabber Gumby" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 1, 1968 (1968-02-01)
110 67 "All Broken Up" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 20, 1968 (1968-02-20)
111 68 "This Little Piggy" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 26, 1968 (1968-02-26)
112 69 "Wishful Thinking" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 29, 1968 (1968-02-29) (Leap Day)
113 70 "Turnip Trap" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 12, 1968 (1968-03-12)
114 71 "The Rodeo King" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 17, 1968 (1968-03-17) (St. Patrick's Day)
115 72 "Gumby Babysits" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 22, 1968 (1968-03-22)
116 73 "El Toro" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 28, 1968 (1968-03-28)
117 74 "Dopey Nopey" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 3, 1968 (1968-04-03)
118 75 "Gold Rush Gumby" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 15, 1968 (1968-04-15)
119 76 "Dog Catchers" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 22, 1968 (1968-04-22)
120 77 "Stuck on Books" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 30, 1968 (1968-04-30)
121 78 "Bully For Gumby" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 1, 1968 (1968-05-01) (May Day)
122 79 "A Bone for Nopey" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 15, 1968 (1968-05-15)
Note: Final time Nopey is voiced by Dal McKennon.
123 80 "Gabby Auntie" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 22, 1968 (1968-05-22)
124 81 "Foxy Box" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 31, 1968 (1968-05-31)
125 82 "Indian Country" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 9, 1968 (1968-06-09)
126 83 "Tail Tale" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 18, 1968 (1968-06-18)
127 84 "Motor Mania" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 19, 1968 (1968-06-19)
128 85 "Sticky Pokey" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 23, 1968 (1968-06-23)
129 86 "Point of Honor" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 24, 1968 (1968-06-24)
130 87 "Indian Challenge" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 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 remastered versions of The Gumby Show, were included with the revival's syndication.[5][6]

No. in
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No. in
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Title
Directed by
Written by
Original air date
131 1 "Mirror-Aculous Recovery" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 9, 1987 (1987-01-09)
132 2 "As the Worm Turns" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 9, 1987 (1987-01-09)
133 3 "The Lost Treasure" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 16, 1988 (1988-01-16)
134 4 "The Beetle and the Caterpillar" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 16, 1988 (1988-01-16)
135 5 "Gumbot" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 23, 1988 (1988-01-23)
136 6 "Guitar Magic" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 23, 1988 (1988-01-23)
137 7 "A Minor Affair" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)
138 8 "All Cooped Up" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)
Note: This is the first episode where Tilly talks.
139 9 "Wild Girls" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 9, 1987 (1987-01-09)
140 10 "A Smashing Hit" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 16, 1988 (1988-01-16)
141 11 "The Music Ball" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 2, 1988 (1988-01-02)
142 12 "The Elephant and the Dragon" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 6, 1988 (1988-02-06)
Note: A clip of this episode appeared in Gumby episode, "Geese Grief".
143 13 "Birthday in the Middle Ages" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)
Note: Final appearances of Nopey and others in this episode, but they moved to the re-recorded episodes.
144 14 "Strange Circus Animals" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 2, 1988 (1988-04-02)
Note: Denali's debut.
145 15 "The Fliver 500" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)
146 16 "A Gumby Day" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 2, 1988 (1988-04-02)
Note: Minga's debut.
147 17 "The Search" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 12, 1988 (1988-03-12)
148 18 "Gumby's Circus" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)
149 19 "Melon Felons" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 5, 1988 (1988-03-05)
150 20 "Shrink-a-Dink" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 2, 1988 (1988-01-02)
151 21 "The Big City" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)
152 22 "A Cottage for Granny" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 2, 1988 (1988-04-02)
153 23 "The Big Squirt" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 19, 1988 (1988-03-19)
154 24 "Witch Way" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 26, 1988 (1988-03-26)
Note: First time Minga has red lips.
155 25 "The Astrobots" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 14, 1988 (1988-05-14)
156 26 "Educational TV" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 12, 1988 (1988-03-12)
Note: Final time Minga has her yellow dress.
157 27 "Denali's House" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 6, 1988 (1988-02-06)
158 28 "Humbug" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
159 29 "A Dolly for Minga" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 20, 1988 (1988-08-20)
160 30 "The Wind Bag" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 9, 1988 (1988-04-09)
161 31 "Little Lost Girl" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 19, 1988 (1988-03-19)
Note: First time Minga has her yellow buttons.
162 32 "Children for Sale" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 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.
163 33 "A Lotta Hot Air" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 9, 1988 (1988-04-09)
164 34 "The Wild Horse" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 9, 1988 (1988-04-09)
Note: Final time Minga has red lips.
165 35 "Of Note" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)
166 36 "Fun Day" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
Note: A clip from the episode appears during the end credits of Gumby: The Movie.
167 37 "The Plant" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 16, 1988 (1988-04-16)
168 38 "Merry-Go-Pumpkin" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 5, 1988 (1988-03-05)
169 39 "Minga-Sitting" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)
170 40 "A Real Seal" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)
171 41 "Naughty Boy" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 16, 1988 (1988-04-16)
172 42 "Hatching Out" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 2, 1988 (1988-01-02)
Note: A clip from the episode appears during the end credits of Gumby: The Movie.
173 43 "Time Kapp-Sule" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 5, 1988 (1988-03-05)
174 44 "Band Contest" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 12, 1988 (1988-03-12)
175 45 "Geese Grief" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
176 46 "The Fox Hunt" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
177 47 "The Lost Arrow" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 20, 1988 (1988-08-20)
178 48 "Command Performance" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 19, 1988 (1988-03-19)
179 49 "Sleepy Time Robbers" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 26, 1988 (1988-03-26)
180 50 "Balloonacy" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 23, 1988 (1988-04-23)
181 51 "Picnic" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 23, 1988 (1988-04-23)
182 52 "Wild Train Ride" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
183 53 "Funtasia" Art Clokey Rich Zim, Tom Gasek, Stephen Buckley, Mark Peter Maggiore, Mike Belzer & Anthony Scott April 30, 1988 (1988-04-30)
Note: This is the first episode with credits.
184 54 "Rip Van Prickle" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 30, 1988 (1988-04-30)
185 55 "Great Mastadon Robbery" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 30, 1988 (1988-04-30)
186 56 "Young Granny" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 16, 1988 (1988-04-16)
187 57 "The Abominable Doughman" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 14, 1988 (1988-05-14)
188 58 "Ostrich Feathers" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 6, 1988 (1988-02-06)
189 59 "Blocks in the Head" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 14, 1988 (1988-05-14)
190 60 "Gumby's Close Encounters" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 28, 1988 (1988-05-28)
191 61 "Arctic Antics" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
192 62 "Runaway Camel" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
193 63 "Flying Carpet" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 28, 1988 (1988-05-28)
194 64 "Gumbitty Doo-Dah" Art Clokey Kristine Albrecht, Kurt Hanson, Tim Hittle, Eric Leighton & Mark Peter Maggiore January 23, 1988 (1988-01-23)
195 65 "G.M.V. (Gumby Music Video)" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 13, 1988 (1988-08-13)
Note: A clip from the episode appears during the end credits of Gumby: The Movie.
196 66 "Lost in Chinatown" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 25, 1988 (1988-06-25)
197 67 "Joker's Wild" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 25, 1988 (1988-06-25)
198 68 "Minga's Folly" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 4, 1988 (1988-06-04)
Note: This is the first episode with music selections from previous Gumby episodes by Jerry Gerber.
199 69 "High as a Kite" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 4, 1988 (1988-06-04)
200 70 "Denali Blues" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
201 71 "Gumbastic" Art Clokey Anthony Scott, Kurt Hanson, Angie Glocka & Owen Klatte April 23, 1988 (1988-04-23)
202 72 "Little Denali Lost" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 18, 1988 (1988-06-18)
Note: Part two of The Denali Blues.
203 73 "Goo and the Queen (Part One)" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
Note: This is the final episode where Gumby is mentioned.
204 74 "Goo and the Queen (Part Two)" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
205 75 "Moving Experience" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 28, 1988 (1988-05-28)
206 76 "Prickle's Baby Brudder" Art Clokey David Bleiman June 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
207 77 "My-O-Maya" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 2, 1988 (1988-07-02)
208 78 "Goo's Music Video" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 23, 1988 (1988-07-23)
Note: A clip from the episode appears during the end credits of Gumby: The Movie.
209 79 "Clayfully Yours" Art Clokey Stephen Buckley, Karen Kiser and Rich Zim August 13, 1988 (1988-08-13)
Note: This is the final episode to have the only character who speaks.
210 80 "Proxy Gumby" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 4, 1988 (1988-06-04)
211 81 "Goo's Pies" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
212 82 "Robot Farm" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 9, 1988 (1988-07-09)
213 83 "The Forbidden Mine (Part One)" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 9, 1988 (1988-07-09)
214 84 "The Forbidden Mine (Part Two)" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 9, 1988 (1988-07-09)
215 85 "Clay Play" Art Clokey Blake Martin, Tony Laudati & Stephen C. Wathen June 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".
216 86 "The Knight Mare" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 25, 1988 (1988-06-25)
217 87 "Skateboard Rally" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 23, 1988 (1988-07-23)
218 88 "Space Oddity (Part One)" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 16, 1988 (1988-07-16)
219 89 "Space Oddity (Part Two)" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 16, 1988 (1988-07-16)
220 90 "Best in the Block" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 23, 1988 (1988-07-23)
221 91 "The Lost Birthday Present" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 30, 1988 (1988-07-30)
The Blockheads are accused of stealing Gumby's birthday present (a piano).
222 92 "2 Bee or Knot 2 Bee" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 16, 1988 (1988-07-16)
Note: This is the only episode to have the rebus title.
223 93 "Just Train Crazy" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 30, 1988 (1988-07-30)
224 94 "Wickiups and Bulrushes" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 30, 1988 (1988-07-30)
225 95 "Pokey à la Mode" Art Clokey Gloria Clokey July 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.
226 96 "Kangaroo Express" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 6, 1988 (1988-08-06)
227 97 "Kid Brother Kids" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 6, 1988 (1988-08-06)
Note: Only appearances of the 1-2 Blockheads.
228 98 "Time Out" Art Clokey Ken Pontac August 13, 1988 (1988-08-13)
229 99 "For the Graduate" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 6, 1988 (1988-08-06)
The final Gumby classic episode, and final lower deck episode.
-- -- "Gone Clayzy" Art Clokey David Bleiman June 18, 1989 (1989-06-18)
The only short to have crazy voices.
-- -- "Gumball Gumby" Art Clokey Gloria Clokey July 2, 1988 (1988-07-02)
Note: This is the only silent short.
-- -- "Clay Trix" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 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.
-- -- "Chatter Box" Art Clokey Gloria Clokey December 31, 1988 (1988-12-31) (New Year's Eve)
Note: This is the last frozen title card and last episode with credits.
-- -- "The Funny Bathtub" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 18, 1989 (1989-06-18)
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 versions of 1955-1969 Gumby episodes with music selections from them by him are aired in the late 1980's.

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 50's and 60's series, the 80'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 in February 23, 2016 and The Gumby Show: The 60s series Volume 2 in September 13, 2016. There are 5 episodes that were skipped over on the 1960's 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, Rhino Home Video 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 prints used were the 1980s reissues with the redubbed soundtracks and voices. Three years later, Rhino Home Video 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 in September 1, 2010 followed by its English subtitled version in November 17, 2010 and Gumby Best Selection: 80's,[11] released in 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 1988 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]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Gumby - The Complete Series". JB Hi-Fi. April 12, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ http://columbia.jp/prod-info/COBM-5829/
  11. ^ http://columbia.jp/prod-info/COBM-5830/
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  13. ^ "Gold Rush Gumby: Free Download & Streaming". Internet Archive. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
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