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Gumby Turns 60! Come Celebrate With Teletoon Retro And Win A Gumby Prize Pack!

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Gumby Teletoon Retro

The original clayboy, Gumby, is celebrating his 60th birthday on January 29th!! That’s the day that Teletoon Retro will air a special Gumby marathon starting at 6PM ET/PT. Teletoon Retro is bringing back Gumby with newly re-mastered classic episodes from the 50’s and 60’s.

Personally, I’m not old enough to have watched the original series, nor have I actually watched an old episode of Gumby on tv, so I’m looking forward to checking out this Teletoon Retro Gumby marathon to see what all the hype is about.  My own experience with Gumby goes back to the 1980’s when, for a brief period of time, Gumby merchandise became all the rage, thanks to Eddie Murphy’s popular Gumby skits on Saturday Night Live. Remember those? I’m Gumby dammit! They were some of my favourite SNL skits!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the original series, it “follows the fun-filled adventures of the everyday hero Gumby, who is full of wonder and awe, and is always leaving a place better than when he found it. With his best pony pal and voice of reason, Pokey, they magically transport to locales near and far, overcoming any obstacle that they meet including the mischievous troublemakers, The Blockheads”.

Gumby Teletoon Retro

 

To teach you a little bit more about pop culture icon Gumby, here is some fun Gumby trivia for you:

  • Gumby was the first stop motion clay animated television series

  • Gumby’s first appearance on television was on the Howdy Doody Show in 1956

  • Gumby became a stand-alone television series across major networks in 146 countries

  • Over 200 episodes of Gumby were created

So to help Teletoon Retro celebrate Gumby’s 60th birthday, the great folks at Corus Entertainment are giving one lucky Canadian Blog House reader the chance to WIN this fabulous Gumby Prize Pack (ARV $30)!!  I am loving the Gumby backpack and the look of the retro Gumby t-shirt! And that bendable Pokey! I used to have one of those!

Gumby Teletoon RetroBe sure to check out the Gumby marathon on Teletoon Retro on January 29th starting at 6PM ET/PT! Who knows, maybe a whole new generation of Canadian kids is about to fall in love with Gumby all over again!  For all the latest updates on Gumby (and other great Teletoon Retro shows) make sure to follow Teletoon Retro on Facebook.

Here’s how you can enter for your chance to WIN the fab Gumby Prize Pack:

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Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House received the above prize pack in exchange for this post. All opinions are our own.

  1. February 8, 2015

    Nina Murray

    scooby doo all the way!

  2. February 8, 2015

    Rene Chartier

    I like the Flintstones and Snoopy of course

  3. February 8, 2015

    beth

    wow there are so many- scooby doo, flinstones, tom and jerry, road runner, speedy gonzales

  4. February 8, 2015

    Amber Y

    Garfield and friends.

  5. February 8, 2015

    jm

    The Jetsons

  6. February 8, 2015

    Carolle H

    The Looney Toons are my favorite 🙂

  7. February 8, 2015

    Amanda Neilson

    My Pet Monster!

  8. February 8, 2015

    Gene D

    Jetsons

  9. February 8, 2015

    Nancy

    The Flintstones

  10. February 7, 2015

    Spookyhew

    Hands down ‘ The Flintstones’ at least for me it is.

  11. February 7, 2015

    Martin Albert

    The Flintstones!!!!!!!!! Yabadabadou!

  12. February 7, 2015

    Michael

    I never get tired of The Flintstones, but am becoming a Gumby fan. I never saw Gumby when I was a kid, so I’ve a lot of catching up to do!

  13. February 7, 2015

    Jamie Glenn

    Garfield all the way

  14. February 5, 2015

    Margaret MacKenzie

    I love Alvin and the Chipmunks! He’s such a little brat. LOL

  15. February 5, 2015

    SamanthaD

    I’m a huge fans of The Flintstones!

  16. February 4, 2015

    Kelly H

    I like the Jetsons!

  17. February 4, 2015

    Tava

    Gumby, Garfield, My Pet Monster and Jem & The Holograms

  18. February 2, 2015

    Nicole Jubleew

    The Jetsons are my favourite retro cartoon!

  19. February 1, 2015

    lori b

    can never get enough of scooby doo

  20. February 1, 2015

    Katharine W

    The Flintstones

  21. January 30, 2015

    marla

    Love the flint stones 🙂

  22. January 30, 2015

    Ross Sundelin

    I used to watch Gumby as a kid. My kids have Gumby & Pokey figures and have watched the Gumby cartoons too.

  23. January 30, 2015

    Tammy B

    Mine is definitely the Flintstones!!

  24. January 30, 2015

    Billy Truong

    I like Scooby Do .

  25. January 30, 2015

    Anna W

    I can never get sick of Looney Toons!

  26. January 30, 2015

    Angela Mitchell

    Scooby Do is my favourite.

  27. January 29, 2015

    Ami B

    Scooby Doo

  28. January 29, 2015

    Holly Messana

    I loved the Flintstones and the jetsons

  29. January 28, 2015

    Rhonda W G.

    I have always liked The Flintstones the most! TY

  30. January 28, 2015

    chris w

    Scooby Doo

  31. January 27, 2015

    lucy

    Scooby Doo!!!

  32. January 27, 2015

    josephine evans

    Flintstones, hands down!!

  33. January 27, 2015

    Lee-Ann S

    Scooby Doo!

  34. January 27, 2015

    ann w

    The Flintstones was my fav as a child and still is

  35. January 27, 2015

    SweetPanda

    My favourites are Garfield, Looney Toones and Inspector Gadget

  36. January 27, 2015

    KellyPC

    I love them all but Scooby Doo is my all-time fav!

  37. January 27, 2015

    Stephanie Ramage

    I love Looney Tunes!

  38. January 27, 2015

    Amy C

    I like the Flintstones!

  39. January 26, 2015

    suzi

    ~Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can~ (love that show!)

  40. January 26, 2015

    Josh S

    Looney Tunes are the greatest.

  41. January 26, 2015

    Krista M

    The Smurfs! Love me some Gargamel.

  42. January 26, 2015

    Nitin Verma

    I love GUMBY!!!!

  43. January 26, 2015

    Lee Pearson

    Gumby…and his pony pal Pokey too!! I use to watch this show all the time. One of my other favourite cartoons was The Jetsons. I use to sing along with the song and still remember it! Thanks for the walk down memory lane and for the opportunity to win

  44. January 26, 2015

    Julie G.

    The Flintstones are my fave – watching the episodes reminds me of coming home from school when I was a kid (dating myself here) and loving Pebbles and Dino.

  45. January 26, 2015

    angela m

    The Flintstones.

  46. January 26, 2015

    Fan R

    I think Care Bears is the one I like.

  47. January 26, 2015

    Susanne McCarthy

    Looney Tunes….love me some Pepe le Pew!

  48. January 25, 2015

    Jeanette Jackson

    I love the Animaniacs

  49. January 25, 2015

    Wendy Jensen

    Bugs Bunny, hands down! It was on Sat. at 4:00. I watched it even after I graduated from high school. I love Bugs Bunny.

  50. January 25, 2015

    Surso S.

    bugs bunny

  51. January 25, 2015

    Jennifer P.

    I have many favourites – Care Bears, The Flintstones, He-Man, Jem, The Smurfs, She-Ra, Scoody Doo, Inspector Gadget, The Jetsons… I love them all! So many great memories of watching them after school at my Grandparents’ house when I was little!

  52. January 25, 2015

    krystyl olson

    SO SAD that the shows I wastched as a kid are considered ‘retro’ …same with the music that I listened to – now labelled as ‘classic rock’ O.M.G.. …I love all of the shows on there – carebears, dexters lab Jem, garfeild, but I think my FAV is tiny toon adventures 🙂

  53. January 25, 2015

    Carey Hurst

    My fave retro cartoons are a lot of them. I love Betty Boop oldies, loved the Smurfs, Carebears, honestly I love all the old cartoons well okay not all can not stand Looney toons

  54. January 25, 2015

    Chantelle A

    Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show

  55. January 25, 2015

    DaveO

    The Jetsons are my favourite.

  56. January 25, 2015

    richardmacdon@hotmail.com

    This post put a smile on my face. I absolutely loved Gumby.

  57. January 25, 2015

    Barbie

    Astro Boy

  58. January 24, 2015

    Debbie F

    The Flintstones

  59. January 24, 2015

    Wendy L.

    My favourite is the Jetsons.

  60. January 24, 2015

    Kayla Gilbert

    The Flintstones!

  61. January 24, 2015

    Owen D

    Looney Tunes

  62. January 24, 2015

    Kate Hearn

    Either Jem or She-ra. I PVR both lol

  63. January 24, 2015

    Doris Calvert

    Flintstones and Batman

  64. January 24, 2015

    Janet M

    I like The Jetsons

  65. January 24, 2015

    allytcat@hotmail.com

    The Flintstones! I remember it being on at lunch time and watching it with my dad!

  66. January 24, 2015

    Emilia

    The Jetsons

  67. January 24, 2015

    James Robb

    Inspector Gadget!

  68. January 24, 2015

    Tina L.

    Looney Tunes

  69. January 24, 2015

    Kam

    The Flintstones! Yabba Dabba Doo!!!!!

  70. January 24, 2015

    Kim F

    It is a toss up between Spiderman, The Flintstones and The Smurfs. Love them all :D.

  71. January 24, 2015

    christine nunes

    The Jetsons is my fav!

  72. January 24, 2015

    Laura K

    Probably TMNT or The Flintstones.

  73. January 24, 2015

    Michelle K

    As a kid I loved Gumby and Pokey.

  74. January 24, 2015

    Drem

    The Flintstones

  75. January 24, 2015

    Lynda Torrance

    The Smurfs

  76. January 24, 2015

    kathy downey

    The Flintstone’s…still love them today

  77. January 24, 2015

    Jennifer L.

    I always loved The Flinstones as a kid and I still enjoy it now.

  78. January 24, 2015

    MrsWhite

    Although I am partial to The Flintstones (now) – I absolutely loved Fraggle Rock as a kid. I remember our apartment backed onto a ravine and I would always stare at it wondering… “Are they down there??” Haha.

  79. January 24, 2015

    roromibr@hotmail.com

    I used to love the Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner hour.

  80. January 24, 2015

    LILLIAN BROWN

    The Flintstones were a family favourite for a long time

  81. January 24, 2015

    Krista Beverley M.

    The Flintstone’s ! Hands down “A Classic”; but then again I may be showing my age.. (:

  82. January 24, 2015

    Lori S W

    Gumby

  83. January 24, 2015

    sonny p

    the flintstones – our entire family used to watch it 🙂

  84. January 24, 2015

    Brenda Lacourciere

    TNMT

  85. January 24, 2015

    Tom Beaney

    Looney Tunes shaped my life…..I can watch it any time.

  86. January 24, 2015

    Amanda Manduh

    I loved Gumby and Pokey as a kid. It was one of the very few shows my brother and I didn’t fight about watching. Now my daughter watches it on YouTube and just adores them.

    Unfortunately, I don’t get Teletoon Retro but I really loved She-Ra, Beetlejuice and My Pet Monster. Actually, I wonder if I can get that channel a la cart!

  87. January 24, 2015

    Rachel Cartwright

    The Flintstones will always have a certain spot in my heart! Classic.

  88. January 24, 2015

    Bonny Dixon MacIsaac

    Still love the old Spider Man. Can’t pass it up if it is on. Think it brings me back to my childhood for a half hour.

  89. January 24, 2015

    Jeffrey Rossnagel

    Still love the Flintstones

  90. January 24, 2015

    Betty S

    I love to watch the Looney Tunes and they are still very funny

  91. January 24, 2015

    Tracy D

    We loved Looney Toones! Flintstones or the Smurfs were in the mix too.

  92. January 24, 2015

    Lori Bazan

    The Flintstones always has me going Yabba Dabba Do!

  93. January 24, 2015

    SueSueper

    Scooby Doo by far!

  94. January 24, 2015

    Wayne Lecoy

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win this Gumby Prize Pack.
    In response to your question of
    What is YOUR favourite Teletoon Retro program?
    My favourite is The Flintstones.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

  95. January 24, 2015

    andrea amy

    Scooby Doo 😀

  96. January 23, 2015

    Anne Taylor

    I loved ThFlinstones and Bugs Bunny!

  97. January 23, 2015

    heidi c.

    My kids would say Looney Tunes or Garfield but I still love Scooby Doo.

  98. January 23, 2015

    Rose Holloway

    Scooby Doo!

  99. January 23, 2015

    Carole Dube

    The Flintstones for sure. I loved Gumby though!

  100. January 23, 2015

    stacey dempsey

    I have to say scooby doo I love that I still know all the words to the theme song lol

  101. January 23, 2015

    Linda Brown

    The Flintstones….yabba dabba dooooooooooo

  102. January 23, 2015

    Jennifer Lo

    The Flintstones

  103. January 23, 2015

    DARLENE W

    The Flintstones has to be my favourite

  104. January 23, 2015

    Piroska

    How cute!! I remember Gumby and Pokey! My favourite cartoon, though, was The Flintstones.

  105. January 23, 2015

    D.Petch

    I had always liked Scooby-Doo!

  106. January 23, 2015

    loriag

    The Flintstones for sure!

  107. January 23, 2015

    Laurie P

    Definitely The Flintstones!!!!!

  108. January 23, 2015

    Maegan Morin

    I love watching Looney Toons and Tiny Toons!

  109. January 23, 2015

    Marilyn Legault

    I liked the Jetsons. I still remember my bendable Pokey and Gumby. My sister bent Pokey’s legs so much that the wire ended up sticking out 🙁 🙂

  110. January 23, 2015

    Laura

    Smurfs!

  111. January 23, 2015

    Florence C

    The Flintstones.

  112. January 23, 2015

    Roger Amsinga

    I used to love him !!!!

  113. January 23, 2015

    Sharlene

    I love seeing Hercules and Newt! Newt!

  114. January 23, 2015

    Nate Fuller

    Yabba dabba doooo! Flintstones!

  115. January 23, 2015

    Wendy hutton

    looney toons

  116. January 23, 2015

    julie_bolduc

    Flintstones was the number 1 choice when I was a kid

  117. January 23, 2015

    NJ Nowoselski

    Gumby is our choice. In fact my brother in laws nickname is Pokey.

  118. January 23, 2015

    Lynn Duchesne

    I remember watching the Road Runner with my Dad! 🙂

  119. January 23, 2015

    Juliee Fitze

    Always likes watching the Flintstones

  120. January 23, 2015

    Dianne Bull

    Betty Boop

  121. January 23, 2015

    Jonnie

    The Flintstones

  122. January 23, 2015

    maria

    Flinstones, Garfield…so many!

  123. January 23, 2015

    Sarah Stickney

    scooby doo

  124. January 23, 2015

    Cheryl

    I love the Flinstones!! Never get sick of them!! 🙂

  125. January 23, 2015

    Theresa Black

    My fav retro cartoon is Fraggle Rock 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!

  126. January 23, 2015

    Jennifer K

    Tiny Toon Adventures

  127. January 23, 2015

    Lynda Cook

    I used to have quite a few Gumby toys and watched the tv show all the time, I also like the Berenstain Bears!!

  128. January 23, 2015

    Doris H

    I have always loved watching Charlie Brown…and also Garfield.

  129. January 23, 2015

    Christina

    Looney Tunes and the Flinstones for me too

  130. January 23, 2015

    Judy Cowan

    Definitely Garfield!

  131. January 23, 2015

    Silvia D

    I like watching the Flintstones!

  132. January 23, 2015

    Debbie Bashford

    Love Gumby and Pokey

  133. January 23, 2015

    Maria

    Garfield

  134. January 23, 2015

    Karine

    I like the Flinstones, it brings back a lot of memories!

  135. January 23, 2015

    doreen lamoureux

    This is it. Wow…. have seen this in so long. I really enjoyed this Gumbo. 🙂

  136. January 23, 2015

    Darwin

    I loved watching Garfield!

  137. January 23, 2015

    Amy Heffernan

    I have SO many lol Inspector Gadget!!!

  138. January 23, 2015

    andie

    Coming from a very strict home , we were rarely aloud to watch tv or certain programs. One we were allowed to watch was Inspector Gadget.

  139. January 23, 2015

    Joy

    I would have to say The Flinstones, or Looney Tunes – watched a lot of those as a kid 🙂 (and even when i was older!)

    • January 23, 2015

      Sandy

      Two of my faves, Joy! I still watch those now 😉

      • January 23, 2015

        Joy

        me too 🙂 They still make me laugh!

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