''Robot Rumpus'' (1956) is one of the earliest shorts in the ''{{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 ''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.
* DescendedCreator: Art Clokey as Pokey and Gumbo.
* 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 ''TheHowdyDoodyShow'' helped lead to following shorts.
* StopMotion
* TalkingAnimal: Pokey