INDIAN CHALLENGE (1967)
Produced, Wrriten, and Directed by
Music by JOHN HOLLIDAY/CONZELLMAN-HAENSCH/GUNETER-LACKEY.
PLOT: A tale of some tellers of tall tales.
The series episodes by the 1960s had started getting shorter, with mostly dialogue taking up time, yet still exsciting..
Gumby attempts to break up fights and be an intervener in many of his shorts, and by the 1960s stories like that and like this were no
exception. In "The Indian Challenge", Gumby and I were setting reading with our friend Prospector Petewhen I, then Gunmby, hear sounds. It'sStoryteler Pete's nem,esis, the Indians (with some very familiar sounding member).
The story and dialgue tend be rather slowly paced in just four minutes, which had already started being a stape of TV shows/animated seires..
Gumby episodes generally started being more dialogue based ("Gumby Babysitsts" was another..) Still pretty enjoyablke with "Weeble Toys" like dolls types representing the supporting characters.
The Indians claim that Pete is telling some mighty tall tales, and challenges him to tell Injun Joe,the chief (and part time persuer of Tom Sawyer and his famous friends) some stories about "Injun fighting". "But you only have to fight just one Indian",expkains Gumby. "Just one big old fat indian" likewise assures your truly, Pokey. (OKAY< I didn't say "BIG FAT
old Indian.) OIt turns out both are cowards who are going to tell each other stories, and the loser gives up that right.-and Pokey truly sounds like he means when he confirs he's going to enjoy this..as is Gumby.
A rathert short episode