Saturday, February 4, 2012
Originally Broadcast circa 1966-67.
Produced, Written, and Directed by:
Pokey/Everyone else/DAL McKENNON
HANS CONZELMANN, JOHNNIE HOLLIDAY, GUENTHER M.KAUER, DELLE HAENSCH, GERHARD TREDE, and
DOUGLAS M.LACKEY, (and IB GLINDEMANN vis-a-vis DAN KIRSTEN and ERIK MARKMAN for other cues??)
PLOT: Gumby and Pokey as Frontier heroes?
Happy New Year to this blog..third anniversary..
At the time of this show was the mid-xisties, when there was a major #1 song by the Chicago based group The Buckinghams, "Kind of a Drag", with some hornswith an ironically'upbeat Sunshine Pop sound (the Gumby theme by now which inspriried this blog's title(!!) had a similiar song without horns). While the song itself has NOTHING to do with Gumby, there IS a big drag here. Like Walt Disney, Art Clokey liked to explore history on the Davey Crockett/Daniel Boone line, as with the Pilgrims and Native Americans, and this takes a drag twist, sort of. When we start, it's different than other American history themed episodes. Normally, our boys would melt into a book ["Gumby for President", "Son of Liberty", etc. just among the History related ones, not to mention "How Not To Trap Lions" and "Stuck On Books" with no American History tehemd]. But here we start out accopanied by a banjo music bed, with Mr.Boone, explaining to Gumby and Pokey about the title siege. They tend go to the fort where our story takes place.
In a second, Indians go shoot in the fort.. Gumby and Pokey and Daniel Boone [whose TV show also had Dal McKennon as a costar to Fess "Davy Crockett's" Parker---RIP for the last five or so years, btw to Parker and for the last 2 to McKennon] then agree to drag up the people in the fort and make up ectra dummies.
As a result, the indians think that they are outnumbered and we get a victory for all, and again a neat banjo plug stock-library production music bed (possibly Dan Kirsten in both the John Seely and Ole Georg regimes of John Seely Associates/Media Music, given the openings and this one's similiary to "Gold Rush Gumby's" use of GM-592 "Western Saloon", [for a long time used at Disneyland in guess where-"Frontierland"-Anaheim Park], which IS by Kirsten vis-a-vis Ib Glindemann ["The Night of the Living Dead",1969].
Gumby also does a somewhat garbled final line:"It just shows that you don't have to run when you know the right tricks to peek..." Anyone who has seen this one...was the line..? The short just fades out.
Music is the same, basically unidentifiable..and any credits I suggest should be TAKEN AS Educsated guesses..
The giggles on a frontier gal's face at the silly costumes in the fort mezzanine/catwalk is price.
There's a Queensboro and a Triboro bridge in New York.,..maybe somewhere there is a Boonesboro bridge, too.