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Posted 3 years ago


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Throughout the world on 10 November, U.S. Marines celebrate the birth of their Corps . Here is Gumby getting in shape to enlist .

t Gumpy was crawling on the truck and went to stand by the Marine Logo's he wanted to enlist I guess so I chased him off the car and he went over fence and into to tree to hide :-)

Gumby is a green clay humanoid character created and modeled by Art Clokey in 1950's, who also created Davey and Goliath. Gumby has been the subject of a 233-episode series of American television as well as a feature-length film and other media. Since the original series' run, he has become well known as an example of stop motion clay animation and an influential cultural icon, spawning many tributes and parodies, including a video game and toys.
Gumby's principal sidekick is Pokey, a talking orange pony. His nemeses are the Blockheads, a pair of humanoid, red-colored figures with block-shaped heads, who wreak mischief and havoc at all times. The Blockheads were inspired by the Katzenjammer Kids, who were always getting into scrapes and causing discomfort to others. Other characters are Gumby's dog Nopey whose entire vocabulary is the word "nope", and Prickle, a yellow dinosaur who sometimes styles himself as a detective with pipe and deerstalker hat like Sherlock Holmes.[7] Also featured are Goo, a flying blue mermaid who spits blue goo balls and can change shape at will; Gumby's mother Gumba and father Gumbo. The later syndicated series in 1988 added Gumby's sister Minga and mastodon friend Denali.


  1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    "I'm Gumby damn it!" Very cool Mani !!! You forgot Eddie Murphy doing Gumby On SNL.
  2. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    hi manikin ,happy b day to all and thank you troops
  3. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 3 years ago
    OOH RAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's for all my fellow jar heads. You know what they say. Once a Marine, Always a Marine ! Really liked your Gumby, I remember them when I was growing up. Hope youare doing well, talk to you later. Thrifty
  4. kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Thrifty took my line, lol so I'll have to just say SEMPER FI and Happy early b-day
  5. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hedge your Gumby LOL . I missed Eddie on SNL
    Thanks for the love !
  6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    OOR-RAH to you Thrifty. I am early but Gumpy was crawling on the truck and went to stand by the Marine Logo's he wanted to enlist I guess so I chased him off the car and he went over fence and into to tree to hide :-) Talk soon thank for the love .
    Thank you Kerry ! :-) and Lundy !
  7. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you David and Sean :-) !!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Kathycat Kathycat, 3 years ago
    Love it! Happy Birthday Marines! I wonder whatever happen to mind ? I hope you weren't the one that took it. Like you took my ring. LoL

    like you want my ring.
  9. collector4evr collector4evr, 3 years ago
    OOH RAH!
  10. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you pw-collector, kerry ,official ,harborguy,trunkman !
    LOL Kathy I guess we will have to flip a coin on the ring :-)
  11. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you collecter4evr ! And right back atcha :-)
  12. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you vetraio50 !
  13. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you trgrubaugh :-) and Thank you scandi XO
  14. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    Loved the Gumby doll, your whimsical narrative, and the wonderfully detailed description! I don't know if I've ever seen some of those characters - mermaid? Love POKEY boy. Used to watch this as a child. Love this entry!
  15. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you MiKKo :-) Glad you enjoyed my little Gumpy narrative of his adventures and the message to Marines :-) We are a full service family from Navy, Army,Marine's but it is the Marine's Birthday coming up :-) Who know's Gumpy may try to enlist in another branch of service yet :-)
  16. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    'Morning, Manikin! Wow, your family is well-represented in the chivalry department! Glad that you successfully deterred Gumby from enlisting with the Marines - the flattop would have been painful. I've alerted the Army to be on guard against any 6 inch candidates. I am fairly confident that he won't try the Navy, since he never goes anywhere without Pokey boy, and Pokey can't swim. However, since the only terrain suitable for their almost-neon coloring is either a tropical Aquarium or the depths of the Caribbean - I'd alert the Coast Guard and Sea World, too. Who knows - the thrill of a Caribbean vacation might make Pokey overconfident! Fortunately they're waterproof. No, we can't have Gumby in the armed forces - he'd be loaning his uniform out to everyone - including the enemy, and things would get so confused that no would know who's boss, or for that matter who's the enemy. He'd make a real mess out a war. I think that a long serious chat with Pokey is your best bet. Mankin, on this mission, you'd better be SEMPER FI!...Happy Birthday to the proud U.S. Marines!
  17. musikchoo musikchoo, 3 years ago
    Hi Mani !! Great Post !! Early Happy Birthday to Our Brave Marines. By the Way, I think that Goo chick sit behind me in the sixth grade. (:-D)
  18. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hiya musik ! Thank you so much . I did not forget your record I am waiting to get some more up stairs for me to look at then I will send the Big Top or tops I have to you as a gift :-)
    Hey I sat in front of blockhead in 5th grade he kept pulling my hair so one day I hauled off and smacked him in mouth and broke his tooth . I think I was grounded till 6th grade but he never messed with me again :-)

    Thank you MiKKo !!!!!!!!!!! Always happy to see you :-)
  19. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    This is a great tribute, which at any time of the year is always welcome, needed , and mostly, deserved ! Gumby is a great mascot, always helpful and loved too !~
  20. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Kevin as a Navy brat I say !
    Anchors Aweigh, my boys
    Anchors Aweigh
    Farewell to college joys
    We sail at break of day, 'ay 'ay 'ay
    Thou our last night ashore
    Drink to the foam
    Until we meet once more
    Here's wishing you a happy voyage home!

    Glad you made it back safe as well as my Dad when he was in :-) I wish I knew which ship he was on but he passed away young and I never knew to ask him :-(
    Thanks For stopping by Kevin always happy to see you !
  21. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks kevin . I am next of kin , Both my parents are deceased and I am oldest child . I do believe I had his discharge papers I know I saw them a few years ago . I did not see his ship on them . I will try your site you posted . Thanks !
  22. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I do have a photo of him on a ship I will add also to my last post
  23. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Sean and musik :-)
  24. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you tom61375 ! Much appreciated and Gumby says thanks too :-)
  25. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you vansky :-)))))))
  26. Manikin Manikin, 5 months ago
    Happy Marine Birthday to all my Marine Friends today !

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