Monday, January 11, 2010

Art Clokey

Art Clokey, the animator who created "Gumby," died last week. I didn't see much of "Gumby" as a kid but I saw plenty of "Davey and Goliath," the Lutheran claymation Saturday morning show. Watching "D&G" was the only way Catholic kids of my generation got to learn how "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" goes. It was the show's opening song. When we were finally taught the hymn in 8th grade everybody thought it was called "Davey and Goliath."

Here's a bit of Gumby's pal Pokey, having a dream about cookies. I can relate.

1 comment:

Austringer said...

What?!!! "Davey and Goliath" was LUTHERAN? Thundering gherkins....propaganda right there on Sunday morning. No wonder I (temporarily) left the Church in my youth -- the seeds of dissent had already been planted.