Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy new year, and 60 anniversary of Gumby: Star of his own TV show!

Happy new year yearm and now..Pinky Lee and Scotty McKee, may have been forgotten, but on Howdy Doody show, in 1956 they hosted that show where Gumby stared 60 years and some months ago-fall 1956, with the "Gumby going to the moon adventures". In 1957, by then Gumby had gone through changes..besides the series almost right from the start establishing the man cast, includuing, the Horse SC,  and now had gotten his own show with above mentioned Lee and McKee (yeah, a rhyme...but in order) in succession hosting..these were live action and oriignal long form, serialized, GUmby adventures that we all know in their shorter approach.. YouTube had the one with Mr.Stuff, aka the "In the Dough" storyline, with the "Dennis the Menace" music theme having bene used here in its original familiar vide version, as used in the 1958 Road Runner/Coyote show "Hook, Line & Stinker"..The In the Dough flm is otherwise with the same background music. Then we can therefore imagine exactly how Gumby's gummy adventures and Pokey' horseplay was presented.

The date of the premiere,(1957), and studio (Gumby guest voice and Davey voice for Davey and Goliath) voice regular Richard Beals birth date, with 1957 being his 30th, were coincidentally both the same, March 16. No, Mr.Beals himself didn't play the character, though you can find out by checking all of the obvious relative links on the archives.

Gumby's first show would debut therefore, though not quite the anniversary, but just forthcoming, Cheers to the 60th debut as a standalone (post-Howdy Doody) star for Gumby, and the next several rebootsd thru the 1960s and beyond (though the post 1968-69 ones are shark jumpers for me.Incredible, Art kept Davey and Goliath going in its original series. D&G premiered in 1959 right when Mr.Clockey was first relaunching GUmby, unless still doing work on the original..

Gumby's a part of you.....and your..well, read the TRULY groovin'[no ironic pandering use] title of my blog! [Thanks much to any attorneys who don't mind the use of the name.]

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