History WesternAnimation / Gumby

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In 2015, the Creator/JimHenson Company made a deal with Clokey's estate to produce a new Gumby series.
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* OutOfCharacterMoment: A few episodes have these. Examples include "Point of Honor," which had Gumby and Prickle as bitter rivals dueling for Goo's favor, and "Goo for Pokey" had Goo [[StalkerWithACrush chasing Pokey everywhere.]]

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: A few episodes have these. Examples include "Point of Honor," Honor", which had Gumby and Prickle as bitter rivals dueling for Goo's favor, and "Goo for Pokey" had Goo [[StalkerWithACrush chasing Pokey everywhere.]]



* PowerPerversionPotential: Gumby and all other clay people have unlimited shape shifting abilities. This sometimes applies to Pokey, Prickle, and Goo as well.

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* PowerPerversionPotential: Gumby and all other clay people have unlimited shape shifting shapeshifting abilities. This sometimes applies to Pokey, Prickle, and Goo as well.



* TotemPoleTrench: In "Wishful Thinking," Gumby and Pokey break into Prickle's house dressed as a ghost attempting to trick Prickle into telling them what he wished for on his birthday. Unfortunately, just as Prickle was about to tell them, Pokey lost his equilibrium causing Gumby to fall off his back and on top of Prickle. The fall caused Prickle to start screaming thinking the ghost had swallowed him.

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* TotemPoleTrench: In "Wishful Thinking," Thinking", Gumby and Pokey break into Prickle's house dressed as a ghost attempting to trick Prickle into telling them what he wished for on his birthday. Unfortunately, just as Prickle was about to tell them, Pokey lost his equilibrium causing Gumby to fall off his back and on top of Prickle. The fall caused Prickle to start screaming thinking the ghost had swallowed him.
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Every time Gumby tries to use [[TincanRobot robots]] to help with the house, help with the farm, or speeding up production of ''Goo's Pies,'' they either malfunction, the chicken pecks at the keys of the computer controlling them, or [[ThePrankster those pesky Blockheads]] are messing with the remote.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Every time Gumby tries to use [[TincanRobot robots]] to help with the house, help with the farm, or speeding up production of ''Goo's Pies,'' Pies'', they either malfunction, the chicken pecks at the keys of the computer controlling them, or [[ThePrankster those pesky Blockheads]] are messing with the remote.



* BullyingADragon: Literally occurs in "The Elephant and the Dragon." Both creatures work for a storybook king (the Elephant as manual labor, the Dragon as a castle guard), but the Elephant keeps picking arguments with the Dragon. This pisses off the Dragon, who torches people's houses with his his breath. To stop their arguing, Gumby uses a back-hoe to do the Elephant's job just as efficiently and without arguing with the Dragon (and without torched houses). The Elephant takes the hint and apologizes for causing so much trouble.

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* BullyingADragon: Literally occurs in "The Elephant and the Dragon." Dragon". Both creatures work for a storybook king (the Elephant as manual labor, the Dragon as a castle guard), but the Elephant keeps picking arguments with the Dragon. This pisses off the Dragon, who torches people's houses with his his breath. To stop their arguing, Gumby uses a back-hoe to do the Elephant's job just as efficiently and without arguing with the Dragon (and without torched houses). The Elephant takes the hint and apologizes for causing so much trouble.



** Another instance is in "Prickle's Baby Brudder," where Prickle's little brother (who is a giant dragon from the book 'Saint George') comes to hide from the angry villagers, who accuse him of burning down the village. They soon realize it's actually lightning doing the scorching, and set up a lightning rod to fix the problem.

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** Another instance is in "Prickle's Baby Brudder," Brudder", where Prickle's little brother (who is a giant dragon from the book 'Saint George') comes to hide from the angry villagers, who accuse him of burning down the village. They soon realize it's actually lightning doing the scorching, and set up a lightning rod to fix the problem.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: May or not be intentional. In the movie, when Gumby discovers that [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Lowbelly cries pearls whenever Gumby performs with the Clayboys,]] his first response is: "But our music isn't sad!"

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: May or not be intentional. In the movie, when Gumby discovers that [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Lowbelly cries pearls whenever Gumby performs with the Clayboys,]] Clayboys]], his first response is: "But our music isn't sad!"



* LogicalWeakness: Gumby has problems in extreme cold and heat, being clay and all. He either freezes or melts; but if he wasn't clay he wouldn't be able to shapeshift. In the earlier episodes, Gumby was reminded to take his "Gumb-o-meter," a thermometer to let anyone know that his temperature was too hot or too cold.

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* LogicalWeakness: Gumby has problems in extreme cold and heat, being clay and all. He either freezes or melts; but if he wasn't clay he wouldn't be able to shapeshift. In the earlier episodes, Gumby was reminded to take his "Gumb-o-meter," "Gumb-o-meter", a thermometer to let anyone know that his temperature was too hot or too cold.
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* MediumBlending: In a few of the 1950's-1960's episodes, particularly including "Hidden Valley," some stop motion shots cut to live action shots.
* TheMovie: It was ambitiously titled ''Gumby 1.''

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* MediumBlending: In a few of the 1950's-1960's '50s-'60s episodes, particularly including "Hidden Valley," some stop motion shots cut to live action shots.
* TheMovie: It was ambitiously titled ''Gumby 1.''1''.



* NoDialogueEpisode: Several shorts from the 1950's were these.

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* NoDialogueEpisode: Several shorts from the 1950's '50s were these.



* {{Revival}}: The 1960's and 1980's series.

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* {{Revival}}: The 1960's '60s and 1980's '80s series.



** The Gumby Adventures episode "Gumbitty Doo-Dah" has [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Gumby dressed up as Eddie Murphy.]]
* ShrinkRay: Professor Kapp's "Shrink-A-Dink."

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** The Gumby Adventures episode "Gumbitty Doo-Dah" has [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Gumby dressed up as Eddie Murphy.]]
Murphy]].
* ShrinkRay: Professor Kapp's "Shrink-A-Dink.""Shrink-A-Dink".



* SwissArmyTears: In "Gumbot," Goo's tears revived a "robotized" Gumby.

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* SwissArmyTears: In "Gumbot," "Gumbot", Goo's tears revived a "robotized" Gumby.
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* DerangedAnimation: Art Clokey briefly experimented with LSD in the 1960's.

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* DerangedAnimation: Art Clokey briefly experimented with LSD in the 1960's.'60s.



* DinosaursAreDragons: In addition to the general confusion about which Prickle is, in the episode "Lost Treasure" (Episode #7 of the 1980's "Gumby Adventures"), he outright says: "Stand aside, my friends. As the only dinosaur, AKA dragon, in this room, I shall wake up these beans."

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* DinosaursAreDragons: In addition to the general confusion about which Prickle is, in the episode "Lost Treasure" (Episode #7 of the 1980's '80s "Gumby Adventures"), he outright says: "Stand aside, my friends. As the only dinosaur, AKA dragon, in this room, I shall wake up these beans."
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* GoshDangItToHeck: Prickle often said: "Aw, dinosaur chips!" whenever he was frustrated or annoyed. Other interjections commonly heard: "Gee," "Oh my!," and "Golly!"

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* GoshDangItToHeck: Prickle often said: said, "Aw, dinosaur chips!" whenever he was frustrated or annoyed. Other interjections commonly heard: "Gee," "Oh my!," my!" and "Golly!"
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* {{Foil}}: The [[DeadpanSnarker cynical,]] {{cowardly|Sidekick}}, [[TheDragAlong content-at-home]] Pokey is a foil to Gumby, the [[ChronicHeroSyndrome plucky,]] [[ThePollyanna optimistic,]] {{Determinator}}, and vice-versa.

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* {{Foil}}: The [[DeadpanSnarker cynical,]] cynical]], {{cowardly|Sidekick}}, [[TheDragAlong content-at-home]] Pokey is a foil to Gumby, the [[ChronicHeroSyndrome plucky,]] plucky]], [[ThePollyanna optimistic,]] optimistic]], {{Determinator}}, and vice-versa.
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* BodyToJewel: Lowbelly, a skateboard riding dachshund, cries pearls whenever his master, Gumby, leaves [[spoiler: or changes shape when he performs with his band. This fuels the Blockheads' latest get rich quick scheme, which for some reason involves [[CutLexLuthorACheck making robot duplicates of Gumby's band.]]]]

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* BodyToJewel: Lowbelly, a skateboard riding dachshund, cries pearls whenever his master, Gumby, leaves [[spoiler: or changes shape when he performs with his band. This fuels the Blockheads' latest get rich quick scheme, which for some reason involves [[CutLexLuthorACheck making robot duplicates of Gumby's band.]]]]band]].]]
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** Also Goo and... Whoever the episode calls to action.

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** Also Goo and... Whoever whoever the episode calls to action.
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