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January 9, 2010

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Art Clokey is dead at age 88.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quite a loss. I will never forget how he maintained his dignity and poise during those painful HUAC interrogations. My opinion? Gumby was nothing more than an ignorant and amiable dupe. Pokey should have been melted down for glue, the commie rat b*stard.

Rhod said...

Just so, Nick. Clokey had a hard time finding work after HUAC, and had to labor as a low-paid plasticine porter for years.

But you're wrong about Gumby. The Venona files put him and Hiss and a couple of Blockheads in that pumpkin patch together.

Pokey was innocent.

Anonymous said...

I am in possession of some grainy 8mm films from the early 1960s that would lay waste to your declaration of Pokey's 'innocence'.

Rhod said...

So do Wallace and Gromit. I've seen them. It means nothing.

Christopher said...

C'mon Rhod,,Gumby was great along with pokey. Two of my favs as a kid.

Christopher said...

oops meamt Nickie,,sorry Rhod

Rhod said...

Christopher, that's okay. Clay-mation frightened Nick as a child.

Anonymous said...

Rhod, it's medical name is Harryhausen Syndrome.

sig94 said...

After suspicious green smears were spotted on American tourists returning through the San Diego checkpoint, Gumby was finally caught on surveillance tapes in Tijuana turning tricks for modelling clay.

When questioned, Mexican authorities would only say, "Gracias a Dios que vendiĆ³ el caballo."

Rhod said...

Heh..

LL said...

I have photographs of Pokey in a dog and pony show that I used to ruin his chances for a run at the presidency of the US.... He could have been a contender.

George J said...

Alas, poor Gumby! I knew him well...