Tuesday, January 12, 2010

R. I. P. Gumby

Saw in the news that Art Clokey passed from this veil of tears on Friday, Jan 8, 2010. You may be more familiar with his creation Gumby, the green clay character with the lop-sided head (modeled on his father's distinctive hairstyle).

In addition to Gumby, Clokey created the claymation series "Davey and Goliath," which was underwritten by the Lutheran Church. I remember many a Sunday morning watching while preparing to go to church with my family.

For more on Clokey (as well as some interesting clips) see articles on the Boston Globe and New York Times.

1 comment:

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

My favorite episode was when Davey and Goliath got into an argument with Jot about Calvanist theology vs. Armenian dogma. Sally came in and busted up a real nose-buster! It was predestined to happen.