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High traffic

On October 12, 2011, Art Clokey was linked from Google, a high-traffic website. (See visitor traffic)


2nd paragraph - "The aesthetic environment later became the home of Art Clokey's most famous character, Gumby..." What does that mean? If anything? :) Kentucho 15:55, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

The article currently talks about Art's son continuing "Davy and Goliath," but doesn't even explain Art Clokey's significant involvement in the series. Were chunks of this article deleted? Sojambi Pinola (talk) 15:24, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

  • Answered my own question: Yes. I put them back, moved 'em around to fit in with later revisions.Sojambi Pinola (talk) 16:37, 9 March 2009 (UTC)


No matter how long chewed upon Gumby is pert-near indigestible and the flavor is nil. (talk) 23:59, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Grammar corrections[edit]

(3rd paragraph of intro) Please replace "In honor for his contribution to clay animation and for celebrating his 90th birthday anniversary, Google doodle of October 12, 2011, was based on his animated clay characters." with "In honor of his contribution to clay animation and for celebrating his 90th birthday anniversary on October 12, 2011, a Google Doodle was based on his animated clay characters.

(Final paragraph of Biography) Please replace "In the mid-90's, Nickelodeon aired every episode of Gumby for it's anchor spots at 8:00 am and 2:00 pm." with "In the mid-1990s, Nickelodeon aired every episode of Gumby for its anchor spots at 8:00 am and 2:00 pm." (talk) 22:29, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Prepare for the traffic[edit]

Well Art Clokey just became a Google Doodle, as apparently they are continuing his birthday. Anyway, there is very likely going to be massive amounts of traffic to this article. From other articles where this happens to them, its usually accompanied by lots of Suggest protecting the article or something. Watch for vandalism. Jessemv (talk) 04:28, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Oh, looks like User AlexiusHoratius took care of that. Perfect. Jessemv (talk) 05:14, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

can someone delete the mention of the google doodle in the article? its just the logo of a website, a website that changes its logo almost evbery other day. there is no signifance to that whatsoever. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:48, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

I've moved the homage out of the lede to a less prominent place. Keeping it in for now,
though. I'd save the pruning for when we have an actual excessively long list of references/mentions/homages/allusions/'in popular cultures'.
Sietse (talk) 07:24, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Seems to me if a Google Doodle is a relevant part of someone's biography, we should be tracking if someone received a Keith Olbermann Worst Person in the World Award as well. Mdlayt (talk) 19:12, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Slight change to intro[edit]

could the bit in the intro saying Gumby is a "familiar presence on telelvision" be changed to "familiar presence on US television"? We've never heard of Gumby in the UK. (talk) 08:09, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Final line of Biography change[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Please change the final line of the Biography to: On October 12, 2011, Google honored Clokey in its customary fashion by presenting search engine users with an interactive doodle on its home page. The doodle featured colored clay balls which would transform into animated characters from Gumby: The Movie upon a mouse click.

LaMartion (talk) 12:47, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

You did not supply a reliable source for the edit, so, I cannot change it. See WP:V  Chzz  ►  00:26, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Not done

Vandalism by Husnain22[edit]

Hey I appreciate your edits on the Art_Clokey page. However, I would just like to let you know that Husnain22 has again reverted changes by another more reputable editor and is vandalizing the page to promote his own website.

Please see:

I would appreciate it if you could help undo his vandalism and possibly report him, as the page is edit-protected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Southhamptom (talkcontribs) 13:10, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

It is likely that Husnain22 is actually the owner of the "EventPakistani" website that he is trying to promote, Additionally, if you view his user talk page he has already been given several warnings for his self-promoting behaviour on Wikipedia. Thus, this indicates that he does have a vested interest in vandalizing this page as he has already done by self-promoting his obscure website here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Southhamptom (talkcontribs) 13:21, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

I love how people only give a f*** about these articles when there's a google doodle. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:33, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Clokey as Mentor[edit]

Rick Baker and Jim Danforth are two of the movie effects notables who got their start working for Art Clokey; I believe there are others as well. At least these should get mention. Bustter (talk) 17:31, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Age Discrepancy?[edit]

If he died at 88 in 2010, how is it his 90th birthday a year later? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:40, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

He died in January 2010; he had not yet reached his 89th birthday in October 2010. It is 21 months since his death, or more than "a year later."Dshscalibrary (talk) 22:05, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

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