Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Some observations regarding Gumby - a beloved cartoon character from my early days:

1) The creepy original theme - complete with Spanish-guitar intro and lethargic children's vocals - still fills with me with dread whenever I hear it. It's like Captain Noah is on, and I have a speech to make in grade school all over again.

2) As someone on YouTube correctly points out, the clip contains a not-so-subtle (and barely subliminal) BUY GM anagram at the 0:07 mark. Maybe they should repeat these on network television?

3) Let's re-examine Gumby's powers. He could walk into any book and interact with its characters. That means - theoretically - he could walk into the first few chapters of Mein Kampf, and kill Hitler. Think about THAT next time.