''Robot Rumpus'' (1956) is one of the earliest shorts in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}'' series. Outside the ''Gumby'' fandom, the short is noted for appearing in [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E12TheScreamingSkull a Season 9 episode]] of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', paired with their presentation of ''Film/TheScreamingSkull''.

The plot centers on Gumby and Pokey getting out of their chores by using robots to do all the work. Of course, the robots go rogue - tearing up the house and harrassing everyone. Gumby and his father, Gumbo, race to deactivate them.
!!''Robot Rumpus'' contains examples of:
* AIIsACrapshoot: Definitely.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The robots trash the house, a fire truck and -- to the horror of Gumby's mother -- her flower bed.
* BadassNormal: Gumbo is a firefighter, and he does pretty well against the robots, all things considered.
* TheChewToy: Gumbo takes a good deal of abuse.
* DecapitationPresentation: During "The End" sequence, one of the robot's heads is shown hung over the garage door, and its eyes follow Gumby around. The short plays this as good fun.
* GroinAttack: Subverted when a robot throws Gumbo onto the roof, and he lands in a way most human males would find very painful.
* PilotEpisode: "Robot Rumpus" was the third of three shorts designed to sell the ''Gumby'' series. Its successful premiere on ''Series/TheHowdyDoodyShow'' helped lead to following shorts.
* StopMotion
* TalkingAnimal: Pokey