THE GUMBY LEAGUE
A CLOKEY PRODUCTION
Music cues still rather hard to identify due to this beign late 60s.
Usually, an episode of this original show doesn't use a lot of variaitons on gags, thus, you don't see a lot of the
sports spoofs like other franchises [Porky Pig in Friz Freleng's 1940 "Porky's Baseball Broadcast", Yogi Bear in Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera's 1959 "Rah Rah Bear", and all the
Goofy shorts]. Usually, a more, linear [for lack of a better term] style of narrative was used throughout the series's duration..
However, this is an example...At the 1967 Gumbasia ball game...Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, Goo, professor Kapp, and the Blockheads, taking a leaf from the
classic Disney Goofy Jack Kinney shorts of the 40s and 50s like "Hockey Homicide", etc ., with dopplegangers of them, are on two opposing teams with each other.
Sufficient sporting music is played, including a bed from the open of the show's "The Rodeo King". It's rather repetivie to detial, but just the expected baseball and clay gags. Gumby gets a baseball while Pokey slides. A field set up for this is the background for this..
Prof.Kapp, Prickle, and Goo are in tuis..though not Nopey, Dr.Zveegee [would be a manager for the Blockheads], or the Moon Boggles or the others, a concept that WAS reivisted ten years later in 1970s in Hanna-Barbera's low point [one of too many during this and the ensuing decade ahead] "Scooby Doo's All Star Laffalympics", where various allstar HB characters..
BTW Does ANYBODY know the source for at least SOME of these 1967-68 cues? They may have appeared on two of the "S"'s : Selected Sound or Sonoton, but it escapes me.
The gimmick of many "Blockhead characters" recalls on the other side of good, Goofy in many classic 1940s-1950s Disney sports shorts.