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gumby and pokey in mourning

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by txsportsscribe, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    shirley this is a d_b:

    Gumby Creator Art Clokey Is Dead
    By PopEater Staff

    Art Clokey, the animator who created the lovable, bendable clay creation Gumby over a half-century ago, died in his sleep Friday in Los Osos, Calif., his son told the Los Angeles Times. Clokey, who was 88, had been stricken with persistent bladder infections.

    Clokey invented Gumby in the early 1950s which led to his making animated shorts featuring the figure and his horse pal Pokey for the 'Howdy Doody Show.' It was his wife Ruth's idea to give him the appearance of a gingerbread man.

    Soon enough, Gumby had his own show, 'The Adventures of Gumby,' which was the first to use claymation on TV.
  2. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    And another element from the soundtrack of my youth is silenced.

    I can remember getting dressed for school plenty of mornings with "The Adventures of Gumby and Pokey" on the TV. Pokey had the coolest cartoon voice, far, far better than Gumby's.

    And the Blockheads were hilarious. They always had these pissed-off looks as they wreaked havoc.

    RIP, Art.
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    His other masterwork:


    RIP. I loved Gumby & Pokey.
  4. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    In happier times:

  5. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Not invited to the party, and evidently pissed about it:

  6. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Nicely done, Joe.

    Forgot about Boo (?) and Prickle, IIRC.
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member


    "I'm in mourning, dammit!"
  8. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    took long enough, dammit
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    As an aside:

    I hope and pray this runs in my obit one day:

    "Died in his sleep at his home in Los Osos, Calif."

    There's no better place to live out your golden years than Los Osos. And of course no better way to die.
  10. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Nelson Rockefeller might dispute that.
  11. TeamBud

    TeamBud Member

    Google is honoring Clokey's would-be 90th birthday with a Google Doodle today.
  12. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    I assumed Sluggo got him.
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