Saturday, December 24, 2016

Capitol Hi-Q Music Cue: Popcorn

This is for everyone at the happy holiday season John Seely-Phil Green, Popcorn/Comedy walker, heard many times in early HB till 1961.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Hey, meet...GUMBY!!,today's the 60th anniversary (a bit belated though) of Gumby, his family, Farmer Glenn, the Blockheads, and Pokey (but not the others).

This blog has for some years been in existence to cover the character's shows (pre-1970s,of course), and now celebrates
the sixtiest anniversary. In the 1955-1956 TV season somebody connected with "Howdy Doody" decided to have an animated
segment, so as we all know, by now, they contacted Art Clokey, who'd done a lot of work already, (Dinah and
1953's "Gumbasia" and contracted with him to do "Moon Pilot", a three part installment (much like others and Gumby's own 1957 show
) with our hero in a "I,Robot/Wall-E/I am Legend" like environment with sentient, prism like sinister critters moving, and that, that HAND
(Art or one of his animators).EEverybody knows what happes: Rescued by his dad, in hospital, with his mother as nurse, recovers, and then,
finally skates down the foyer corridor of the hosptal (to some John Seely-Bill Loose-Emil Cadkin-Jack Cookerly stock music themes also used in
the end of both "Mocking Monkey" and that of "Toy Fun").

This soon successfully morphed (yes, a reference to that later Pokey/Gumby/King Ott one) into a recurring segement and starting in 1957
hosted, then all animated series that went off and on thru the 1960s (and was in an almost completely inferior revival in 1988-1992).

So, here's to where it first began..1956..!

(And still more episode reviews (thru 1968 only), to come,yes.)

Friday, July 15, 2016

A new feature-Gumby Videos from YouTube

With the original 1950s-60ds soundtracks, I've leanred how to post these to Blogger straight from YouTube. The below has the ORIGINAL Hidden Valley name before that ranch dressing grabbed the name and the first of these, is just a showing of the 1965-1968 Gumby theme, in one of YouTube's oldest video posts.

Gumby - S2 Ep 5 - Hidden Valley

The REAL Gumby Intro

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A small bunch of early Gumby episodes for the 60th anniversary

Back after a few months..I decided to honor Gumby and Pokey's upcoming 60th anniversary with the original versions of the earliest's the very first, Moon Trip