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Posted on Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Dave!I am a long-time fan of Gumby. I had more than one Gumby doll when I was a kid, getting a new one when the old one had worn out from playing with him too much. I was equally a fan of Gumby's horse, Pokey. And even though I grew up, I never really outgrew the little green guy and his orange sidekick.

I have mini Gumby & Pokey dolls on my desk. I named the network printers at my office "Gumby" and "Pokey." I have a postcard of Gumby & Pokey stuck to my filing cabinet. I bought all the Bob Burden/Art adams Gumby comics. The icon for the hard disk on each of my Macs was traditionally Gumby (who moved from old computer to new computer, right up until I installed Mac OS X).

My love for all things Gumby will not die.

DAVETOON: Lil' Dave and Gumby!

Which is why I was very sad to learn that Gumby's creator, Art Clokey, passed away yesterday.

For teaching me to use my imagination and giving me a lifetime of happy memories... rest in peace, Mr. Clokey.

If you're wanting to explore the freakishly bizarre world of Gumby, then you'll be happy to know that Hulu has a collection of cartoons available to watch for free! Prepare to get your mind blown (assuming you live in the USA, as Hulu doesn't seem to work elsewhere)...

Goodnight, Gumby!

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  1. Sybil Law says:

    RIP, Art Clokey.
    He gave so many of us good times and great memories.

  2. martymankins says:

    Our list of top movies of the decade may not match, but our love of the toys we grew up with does, pretty much perfectly.

    I loved Gumby as a kid. Had several of the figures, even had a couple of the smaller ones that you could get from the 25-cent vending machines (next to the 5-cent candy machines).

    Sad to hear Art Clokey died, too. He did live a good long life.

    And thanks for the Hulu link. Will have to check those out and relive my childhood.

  3. I had a Gumby doll for the longest time. He tore up the middle, but I kept him anyway.

    “He was once just a little green slab of clay… but you should see what Gumby can do todaaaay….”

  4. Sarah says:

    I loved Gumby when I was younger. I had a Gumby doll until my dog ate him. And his dog pokey.

  5. And who can forget Eddie Murphy as Gumby?

  6. muskrat says:

    I thought Gumby was sort of lame as a kid. He was no Bo or Luke Duke.

  7. Michelle M. says:

    I had Pokey when I was little. I loved watching Gumby. It was on right after Davey and Goliath. Gee I’m old.

  8. josh says:

    The Blockheadz were such DICKZ! I LUUUURRRRVED Prickle. I legit had a crush on him when I was a tot.

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