Retro Gumby Men's Jersey (XL)
This product was added to our catalog on May 23, 2016.
Whether you prefer the original or the SNL Eddie Murphy re-boot, Gumby is an iconic character in pop culture. Gumby was created by Art Clokey in the early 1950s after finishing film school at USC. Movie producer Sam Engel encouraged him to add figures to his work which resulted in NBC executive Thomas Sarnoff asking Art to produce TV pilots. This was a huge hit on the Howdy Doody show, so Tom gave Gumby his own show on NBC in 1957. Gumby was inspired by Artís wife Ruthís suggestion that he base his character on the Gingerbread Man. Gumby was green because it was Artís favorite color. Gumby's legs and feet were wide to ensure the clay character would stand up during stop-motion filming. The slanted shape of Gumby's head was based on the hair style of Artís father in an old photograph.