Why I missed the bus

The school bus came at 8:30. I used to go to my friend Kim’s house in the morning to watch cartoons because we didn’t have a TV. We were supposed to leave at 8:20 to make it to the bus stop, but Gumby was on until 8:30. What’s a girl to do? 

Art Clokey, legendary stop-motion animator created Gumby and his pony pal Pokey too in 1955 with little green and orange slabs of clay, a rolling pin and a cookie cutter. I hadn’t seen Gumby since the mid-80’s when I went to a Claymation Festival hosted by Art Clokey, but he’s been going strong and Gumby the Movie was released on DVD in April 2008.

You go Gumby!

You can watch original Gumby episodes on Youtube.  There’s no longer a ‘Gumby Channel‘.  Well, there is, but it doesn’t work.  At least not in the UK.  But you can search on Youtube for Gumby cartoons.

‘Mrs. Scott, can we have a ride to school?’


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