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 1956; the series was revived multiple times, with the last episode airing on August 20, 1988. 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 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 1956 (1956) 1957 (1957) NBC
2 87 1962 (1962) 1968 (1968) Syndication
3 104 January 2, 1988 (1988-01-02) August 20, 1988 (1988-08-20)

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
"Gumby on the Moon" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956
While on the moon, Gumby is chased by sentient pyramids. To make matters worse, the extreme cold of the moon slows Gumby down.

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 (1956–57)[edit]

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1 1a "Moon Trip" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
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.
2 1b "Gumby on the Moon" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
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.
3 1c "Trapped on the Moon" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
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 2a "Mirror Land" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
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.
5 2b "Lost and Found" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
Instructed to do everything backwards in the Mirror Land, Gumby is able to trace the location of his coin. Note: This episode contains the first frozen title card of the series.
6 3a "The Little Lost Pony" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
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.
7 3b "The Blockheads" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
With hopes of gaining the ice cream cone reward, "G" and "J" Blockhead try to get rid of Gumby and capture Pokey. Note: A clip of the re-recorded version of the episode appears in Freddy's Nightmares episode "The End of the World".
8 4a "The Fantastic Farmer" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
9 4b "Gopher Trouble" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
10 5a "The Black Knight" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
11 5b "Mysterious Fires" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
12 6a "Too Loo" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
13 6b "Gumby Concerto" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
14 7a "Robot Rumpus" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
Note: The episode appears in Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode "The Screaming Skull".
15 7b "Yard Work Made Easy" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
16 8a "Toy Crazy" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
17 8b "Toy Joy" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
18 9a "Lion Around" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
19 9b "Lion Drive" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
20 10a "The Eggs and Trixie" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
21 10b "Egg Trouble" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1956 (1956)
22 11a "Odd Balls" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
23 11b "Outcast Marbles" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
24 12a "Gumby Business" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
25 12b "Toy Fun" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
26 13a "The Mocking Monkey" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
27 13b "How Not to Trap Lions" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
28 14a "The Magic Show" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
29 14b "The Magic Wand" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
30 15a "Pokey Express" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
31 15b "Indian Trouble" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
32 16a "The Racing Game" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
33 16b "Gumby Racer" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
34 17a "Rain Spirits" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
35 17b "The Kachinas" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
36 18a "Toying Around" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
37 18b "Toy Capers" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
38 19a "In the Dough" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
39 19b "Baker's Tour" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
40 20a "Tree Trouble" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
41 20b "Eager Beavers" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
42 21 "Train Trouble" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)
43 22 "In a Fix" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1957 (1957)

Syndicated revival (1962–68)[edit]

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Original air date
44 1 "The Zoops" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
45 2 "Even Steven" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
46 3 "The Glob" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
Note: A clip of this episode appears in Gumby: The Movie.
47 4 "Chicken Feed" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
48 5 "Hidden Valley" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
49 6 "The Groobee" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
50 7 "The Witty Witch" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
51 8 "Hot Rod Granny" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
52 9 "Ricochet Pete" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
53 10 "Northland Follies" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
54 11 "The Small Planets" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
55 12 "Sad King Ott's Daughter" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
Note: A clip of the re-recorded episode appears in Gumby: The Movie.
56 13 "King for a Day" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
57 14 "Rain for Roo" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1962 (1962)
58 15 "Santa-Witch" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1963 (1963)
When Santa Claus gets sick, Pokey calls up the witch to fly the sleigh and deliver children their Christmas presents.
59 16 "Scrooge Loose" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1963 (1963)
60 17 "Pigeon in a Plum Tree" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
61 18 "Dragon Witch" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
Note: Billed as "A Gumby Special", the episode doesn't feature Gumby.
62 19 "Treasure for Henry" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
Note: Billed as "A Gumby Special", the episode doesn't feature Gumby.
63 20 "Who's What" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
Note: Billed as "A Gumby Special", the episode doesn't feature Gumby.
-- -- "Space Ball" Art Clokey Art Clokey --
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.
64 21 "The Reluctant Gargoyles" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
65 22 "Tricky Train" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
66 23 "Siege of Boonesborough" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
67 24 "Missile Bird" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
68 25 "Good Knight Story" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
69 26 "The Blue Goo" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
70 27 "A Hair-Raising Adventure" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
71 28 "Goo for Pokey" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1964 (1964)
72 29 "Candidate for President" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1965 (1965)
73 30 "Gumby’s Fire Department" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1965 (1965)
74 31 "Making Squares" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1965 (1965)
75 32 "Golden Iguana" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1965 (1965)
76 33 "School for Squares" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1965 (1965)
77 34 "Magic Flute" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1965 (1965)
78 35 "The Ferris Wheel Mystery" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1965 (1965)
79 36 "Mason Hornet" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1966 (1966)
80 37 "Prickle’s Problem" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1966 (1966)
81 38 "The Golden Gosling" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1966 (1966)
82 39 "A Groobee Fight" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1966 (1966)
83 40 "The Gumby League" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1966 (1966)
84 41 "Pilgrims on the Rocks" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1966 (1966)
85 42 "Pokey's Price" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1966 (1966)
86 43 "Son of Liberty" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1966 (1966)
87 44 "Gumby Crosses the Delaware" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1966 (1966)
88 45 "Of Clay and Critters" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
89 46 "Tricky Ball" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
90 47 "Dragon Daffy" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
91 48 "Super Spray" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
92 49 "The Big Eye" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
93 50 "Lawn Party" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
Note: Contains partial live action.
94 51 "Mystic Magic" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
95 52 "Puppy Dog School" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
96 53 "Puppy Talk" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
97 54 "Moon Madness" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
98 55 "Shady Lemonade" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
99 56 "Prickle Turns Artist" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
100 57 "Piano Rolling Blues" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
101 58 "Hot Ice" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
102 59 "Haunted Hot Dog" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
103 60 "The Moon Boggles" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
104 61 "Do-It-Yourself Gumby" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1967 (1967)
105 62 "Behind the Puffball" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
106 63 "Weight and See" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
107 64 "Pokey Minds the Baby" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
108 65 "A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
109 66 "Grub Grabber Gumby" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
110 67 "All Broken Up" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
111 68 "This Little Piggy" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
112 69 "Wishful Thinking" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
113 70 "Turnip Trap" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
114 71 "The Rodeo King" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
115 72 "Gumby Babysits" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
116 73 "El Toro" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
117 74 "Dopey Nopey" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
118 75 "Gold Rush Gumby" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
119 76 "Dog Catchers" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
120 77 "Stuck on Books" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
121 78 "Bully For Gumby" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
122 79 "A Bone for Nopey" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
123 80 "Gabby Auntie" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
124 81 "Foxy Box" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
125 82 "Indian Country" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
126 83 "Tail Tale" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
127 84 "Motor Mania" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
128 85 "Sticky Pokey" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
129 86 "Point of Honor" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)
130 87 "Indian Challenge" Art Clokey Art Clokey 1968 (1968)

Gumby Adventures (1987–88)[edit]

The show was revived in 1988 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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Original air date
131 2a "Mirror-Aculous Recovery" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 9, 1988 (1988-01-09)
132 2b "As the Worm Turns" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 9, 1988 (1988-01-09)
133 3a "The Lost Treasure" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 16, 1988 (1988-01-16)
134 3b "The Beetle and the Caterpillar" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 16, 1988 (1988-01-16)
135 4a "Gumbot" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 23, 1988 (1988-01-23)
136 4b "Guitar Magic" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 23, 1988 (1988-01-23)
137 5a "A Minor Affair" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)
138 5b "All Cooped Up" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)
139 2c "Wild Girls" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 9, 1988 (1988-01-09)
140 3c "A Smashing Hit" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 16, 1988 (1988-01-16)
141 1a "The Music Ball" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 2, 1988 (1988-01-02)
142 6a "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 7a "Birthday in the Middle Ages" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)
144 14a "Strange Circus Animals" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 2, 1988 (1988-04-02)
145 9a "The Fliver 500" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)
146 14b "A Gumby Day" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 2, 1988 (1988-04-02)
147 11a "The Search" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 12, 1988 (1988-03-12)
148 5c "Gumby's Circus" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)
149 10a "Melon Felons" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 5, 1988 (1988-03-05)
150 1b "Shrink-a-Dink" Art Clokey Art Clokey January 2, 1988 (1988-01-02)
151 7b "The Big City" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)
152 14c "A Cottage for Granny" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 2, 1988 (1988-04-02)
153 12a "The Big Squirt" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 19, 1988 (1988-03-19)
154 13a "Witch Way" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 26, 1988 (1988-03-26)
155 20b "The Astrobots" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 14, 1988 (1988-05-14)
156 11b "Educational TV" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 12, 1988 (1988-03-12)
157 6b "Denali's House" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 6, 1988 (1988-02-06)
158 8a "Humbug" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
159 34a "A Dolly for Molly" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 20, 1988 (1988-08-20)
160 15a "The Wind Bag" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 9, 1988 (1988-04-09)
161 12b "Little Lost Girl" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 19, 1988 (1988-03-19)
162 13b "Children for Sale" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 26, 1988 (1988-03-26)
Note: A clip from the episode appears during the end credits of Gumby: The Movie.
163 15b "A Lotta Hot Air" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 9, 1988 (1988-04-09)
164 15c "The Wild Horse" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 9, 1988 (1988-02-09)
165 7c "Of Note" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 16, 1988 (1988-02-16)
166 8b "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 16a "The Plant" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 16, 1988 (1988-04-16)
168 10b "Merry-Go-Pumpkin" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 5, 1988 (1988-03-05)
169 9b "Minga-Sitting" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)
170 9c "A Real Seal" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)
171 16b "Naughty Boy" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 16, 1988 (1988-04-16)
172 1c "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 10c "Time Kapp-Sule" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 5, 1988 (1988-03-05)
174 11c "Band Contest" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 12, 1988 (1988-05-12)
175 21a "Geese Grief" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
176 21b "The Fox Hunt" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
177 34b "The Lost Arrow" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 20, 1988 (1988-08-20)
178 12b "Command Performance" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 19, 1988 (1988-03-19)
179 13b "Sleepy Time Robbers" Art Clokey Art Clokey March 26, 1988 (1988-03-26)
180 17a "Balloonacy" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 23, 1988 (1988-04-23)
181 17b "Picnic" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 23, 1988 (1988-04-23)
182 19a "Wild Train Ride" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
183 18a "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, and this is the first collection of segments.
184 18b "Rip Van Prickle" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 30, 1988 (1988-04-30)
185 18c "Great Mastadon Robbery" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 30, 1988 (1988-04-30)
186 16 "Young Granny" Art Clokey Art Clokey April 16, 1988 (1988-04-16)
187 20a "The Abominable Doughman" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 14, 1988 (1988-05-14)
188 6c "Ostrich Feathers" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 6, 1988 (1988-02-06)
189 20c "Blocks in the Head" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 14, 1988 (1988-05-14)
190 22b "Gumby's Close Encounters" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 28, 1988 (1988-05-28)
191 19b "Arctic Antics" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
192 19c "Runaway Comel" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)
193 22c "Flying Carpet" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 28, 1988 (1988-05-28)
194 4c "Gumbitty Doo-Dah" Art Clokey Kristine Albrecht, Kurt Hanson, Tim Hittle, Eric Leighton & Mark Peter Maggiore January 23, 1988 (1988-01-23)
195 33b "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 26b "Lost in Chinatown" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 25, 1988 (1988-06-25)
197 26c "Joker's Wild" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 25, 1988 (1988-06-25)
198 23a "Minga's Folly" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 4, 1988 (1988-06-04)
199 23b "High as a Kite" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 4, 1988 (1988-06-04)
200 8c "Denali Blues" Art Clokey Art Clokey February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
201 17c "Gumbastic" Art Clokey Anthony Scott, Kurt Hanson, Angie Glocka & Owen Klatte April 23, 1988 (1988-04-23)
202 25a "Little Denali Lost" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 18, 1988 (1988-06-18)
Note: A sequel to The Denali Blues, and the second part.
203 24a "Goo and the Queen (Part One)" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
204 24c "Goo and the Queen (Part Two)" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
205 22a "Moving Experience" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 28, 1988 (1988-05-28)
206 24b "Prickle's Baby Brudder" Art Clokey David Bleiman June 11, 1988 (1988-06-11)
207 27a "My-O-Maya" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 2, 1988 (1988-07-02)
208 30b "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 33a "Clayfully Yours" Art Clokey Stephen Buckley, Karen Kiser and Rich Zim August 13, 1988 (1988-08-13)
210 23c "Proxy Gumby" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 4, 1988 (1988-06-04)
211 21c "Goo's Pies" Art Clokey Art Clokey May 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
212 28b "Robot Farm" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 9, 1988 (1988-07-09)
213 28a "The Forbidden Mine (Part One)" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 9, 1988 (1988-07-09)
214 28c "The Forbidden Mine (Part Two)" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 9, 1988 (1988-07-09)
215 25b "Clay Play" Art Clokey Blake Martin, Tony Laudati & Stephen C. Wathen June 18, 1988 (1988-06-18)
Note: This is the last collection of segments, and a clip of this episode appeared in Freddy's Nightmares episode, "The End of the World".
216 26a "The Knight Mare" Art Clokey Art Clokey June 25, 1988 (1988-06-25)
217 30a "Skateboard Rally" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 23, 1988 (1988-07-23)
218 29a "Space Oddity (Part One)" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 16, 1988 (1988-07-16)
219 29c "Space Oddity" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 16, 1988 (1988-07-16)
220 30c "Best in the Block" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 23, 1988 (1988-07-23)
221 31a "The Lost Birthday Present" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 30, 1988 (1988-07-30)
222 29b "To Bee or Not to Bee" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 16, 1988 (1988-07-16)
This is the only rebus title.
223 31b "Just Train Crazy" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 30, 1988 (1988-07-30)
224 31c "Wickiups and Bulrushes" Art Clokey Art Clokey July 30, 1988 (1988-07-30)
225 27c "Pokey à la Mode" Art Clokey Gloria Clokey July 2, 1988 (1988-07-02)
226 32a "Kangaroo Express" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 6, 1988 (1988-08-06)
227 32b "Kid Brother Kids" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 6, 1988 (1988-08-06)
228 33c "Time Out" Art Clokey Ken Pontac August 13, 1988 (1988-08-13)
229 32c "For the Graduate" Art Clokey Art Clokey August 6, 1988 (1988-08-06)
The final Gumby episode.
-- 25c "Gone Clayzy" Art Clokey David Bleiman June 18, 1988 (1988-06-18)
-- 27b "Gumball Gumby" Art Clokey Gloria Clokey July 2, 1988 (1988-07-02)
-- 34c "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.
-- 35a "Chatter Box" Art Clokey Gloria Clokey --
Note: This is the last frozen title card and last episode with credits.
-- 35b "The Funny Bathtub" Art Clokey Art Clokey --
Note: Last Gumby short, and the sixth and last time to feature live action footage.

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 appeared 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]

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 1988 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 in 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.

On June 24, 2015, it was announced that NCircle Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to both the original series and the 80's revival series in Region 1. It was also announced that they will release The Gumby Show: The Complete 50s series on DVD on September 22, 2015.[7]

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,[8] released in September 1, 2010 followed by its English subtitled version in November 17, 2010 and Gumby Best Selection: 80's,[9] released in November 17, 2010.

In 2013, the complete series was released on NTSC DVD in Australia as a JB Hi-Fi exclusive. The film transfers are said to be all new restorations from the original negatives. This release contains an NTSC transfer over seven discs.[10][11]

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 1967 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 Instant 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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  3. ^ Wood, Chris (September 18, 2007). "Joe Clokey Finds Gumby Essential". Toon Zone. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
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  9. ^ http://columbia.jp/prod-info/COBM-5830/
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  11. ^ "Gumby - The Complete Series". JB Hi-Fi. April 12, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Gumby's Best Episodes (The Original Adventure Series) (2013)". Legend Films. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Gold Rush Gumby: Free Download & Streaming". Internet Archive. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  14. ^ Ewalt, David (March 16, 2007). "Gumby Goes Digital". Forbes. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
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  17. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (October 1, 2014). "Kabillion Signs Deal with Clokey Productions for ‘Gumby’". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Kabillion Channel". YouTube. Retrieved March 5, 2015.