Monday, April 8, 2013

Gumby: Diary Entries



I can't believe I am actually participating in this challenge. I hope I can make it all the way through. I'm going to need lots of Red Bull. My theme for this challenge is fictional characters including but not limited to cartoons, tv shows, video games, movies, books, etc. Now let's have some fun.

I, PTM, have commandeered the show Inside the Actor's Studio hosted by James Lipton for the A to Z challenge. James is safely being held prisoner until May. He will get plenty of food and water, no need to call the cops. For the month of April, I am renaming his show to Inside the Fictional Character's Studio.


The Gumby Show aired from 1957 to 1968. I remember watching Gumby as a kid and I was born in 1984. I guess they were still airing reruns on one of the stations. During Gumby's time on the show he kept a private journal that hardly anybody knew about. I called in some favors and did some favors that I'm not really proud of to get my hands on that journal/diary. I will randomly select some entries and share them with you to judge.


10/19/1958 - I really wish they had made me with a penis. I get so horny sometimes and I can't even jerk off. It drives me crazy!!

8/02/1959 - Sometimes I like to pet Pokey while he is sleeping. He makes funny noises in his sleep. Sometimes he wakes up and I just make him believe that he is dreaming.

6/24/1960 - I am sick of being green. I wish there was a way to change my skin color. If I was black, I would be much happier.

4/11/1962 - After five years, I am still not sure what animal Pokey is suppose to be. Dog? Horse? Donkey? Monkopotamus?

2/14/1963 - It's Valentine's Day, should I finally tell Pokey how I feel about him?

9/10/1963 - I don't know why everyone likes this John F. Kennedy guy. I think he is kind of a douche and I hope something happens to him.

11/23/1963 - Oh, shit!!

5/19/1967 - I need to get stoned real bad.

25 comments:

Mark said...

I actually don't really know anything about Gumby. I think I've heard of the name but know nothing of the show. It's amazing how many cute and colourful characters lead such dark and twisted lives.

Birgit said...

he must really want to get poked by Pokey as he never mentioned Goo at all and she can fly a plane! What about those Blockheads...maybe I need a hit of acid too as I remember this all too well

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Surprised he didn't complain about the big feet. That's probably why he lacks elsewhere.

Maple Syrup Land said...

I never saw the cartoon, but I do remember Eddie Murphy as Gumby on a SNL skit

I wonder if Gumby and Pokey ever did get together. And how that would be possible, given the lack of genitals :)

A Beer For The Shower said...

I was born in 1983 and remember watching this as well. I thought it was still being made at the time.

If anything, it gave me the wonderful insult I still use to this day: "you stupid blockhead."

Adam said...

I was born in 1988 and I remember the early morning re-runs

Mary Aalgaard said...

Gumby sure is bendy. Funny theme to the challenge. Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting Millie and Willie today.

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Andrea said...

Most of what I knew about Gumby initially came from SNL...then I had to seek out the real deal...and now I see the even truer story!

Jarm Del Boccio said...

I had no idea Gumby has been around since before I was born.
Happy A to Z!

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A Daft Scots Lass said...

I guess we didn't get this show.

Great theme, though.

Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge. Enjoy the 2nd week and hang in there.

Sandy Campbell said...

I watched Gumby as a child, and I prefer to remember him as I enjoyed it. I did leave my comment and do not like Bieber! Ha Ha PUNK!

S. L. Hennessy said...

GUMBY!! I miss that little guy.

Happy A through Z blogging!
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Pam Margolis said...

Eddie Murphy as Gumby: I am Gumby Dammit!

Kim Van Sickler said...

Yep. What Pam said. Eddie Murphy as Gumby ruled. Looking forward to reading more fictional character posts.

Momma Fargo said...

I loved Gumby and Pokey. He was a transvestite before they were cool. Or something.

anothercleanslate said...

I forgot all about Gumby!

Stopping by from the A-Z Challenge! I can't believe i am doing it either...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Be sure to stop by tomorrow. No reason...

Chuck said...

That Pokey bastard...always getting involved in things when he should be minding his own business...and a talking monkopotamus...phffft, please Willis.

klahanie said...

Classic American television show. Introduced a whole new generation to the wonders of rubber.

Al Penwasser said...

11/23/1982: Maybe Eddie Murphy's on to something with that "I'm Gumby, dammit!"

Heather M. Gardner said...

OMG

HMG

Ida Chiavaro said...

People look at me strange when I talk about gumby - I loved that show

Ida Chiavaro said...

People look at me strange when I talk about gumby - I loved that show

AccordingtoJewels said...

LOL @ "well shit" hahaha.

Too funny.

Baby Sister said...

I would get tired of being green all the time too...