Tuesday, August 02, 2005

When Gumby Goes Bad

At Toad's request (see comments in next post down), I present a behind-the-scenes look at Gumby's hidden shame. Like so many celebrities, he does sometimes fall short of the mark.
(Mega apologies to Maresy and to all the Gumby family)

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I started getting my dinner ready this evening and invited Gumby to break bread with me. He was a charming companion -- at first.

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I went back to the kitchen to attend to the cooking. Little did I know what was happening at the table.

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It seems Gumby noticed my glass of wine, and came up with a sneaky plan to take a nip.

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Somehow he managed to engineer a spiral staircase using some of my spice containers. (*Note to self... after examining the expiration dates on the staircase, it's time to buy new spices.)

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Hmmm.... Something is afoot! Gumby is climbing his staircase!

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"Ta-da! I have reached the zenith!" he cries out!

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"Oops! Now my engineering fails me! The straw is too long!"

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"Hey! I have an idea," he says.

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"Yes!" he exclaimed. "I can simply propel myself head-first into the wine glass! Cool!"

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"Oh yeah! This works great!"

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"Ahhhhh." That must have been good, right Gumby?

















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"Oh yeah! That was GREAT!"


















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"Where's the stairs?"























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Wheeeeeeeeee!!



















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"Don't worry, I'm fine. Juuuussssss fineee."

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"I'll walk home. Yeah, the air will do me goooood."

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"See?" he said. "I'm soberly perfect. I can recite this straight line while walking the alphabits."

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"EEK! Muggers!!"

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*thud*

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"Uh-oh. Something has gone TERRIBLY wrong!"

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Somehow, I think Gumby may not feel too good tomorrow. Let this be a reminder to all of us to exercise temperance and virtue, and eschew the fermented juice of the grape!

10 comments:

Soupy said...

You crazy nut...I really enjoyed your visit with Gumby....:D

Erudite Redneck said...

Manhattan here.

Barkeep! (Raps knuckles on bar)

A Manhattan! And make it snappy!

Where ARE the peanuts?!?

;-)

(Been a frustrating day.) :-)

TECH said...

LOL!

Erudite Redneck said...

Turns out I had the makings for a Manhattan here at the house. Imagine.

Toad734 said...

Sorry Gumby, remember; liquor before beer, you're in the clear.

Dr. ER said...

I liked Gumby and Pokey when I was a kid and now I find them FRIGHTENING!!!!

This was way cute, Trix...very clever! Still, Gumby is one scary mutha, and my fear just might be subconsciously tied to seeing Eddie Murphy be Gumby on Saturday Night Live!!!!

I mean, who knew that under all that green, Gumby was actually a black man...AND, the real Gumby had Mr.Bill's voice before Mr. Bill was ever a twinkling doughball in his creator's eye.

TECH said...

It's so very bad
when toys go bad:
Gumby drinks
and Barbie slinks
and Skipper becomes a ho
as she dallies with GI Joe,
and Ken finally comes out
while Mr. Potato Head touts
worthless Enron stocks,
and Little-Bo-Peep
roasts her sheep
and shoddily Erector buildings
collapse in a heap.
It's sad to say
that the toys today
feud and fuss
and are just like us.

:) Copyright 2005 by TECH. All rights reserved.

Trixie said...

Tech! That is TOO cool! Thanks!

FrenziedFeline said...

Trixie, for as long as you've had "carefree" as your mood, makes one wonder if Gumby drank all the wine himself, or did he have help? ;)

Trixie said...

Well, to be honest, he kind of got stuck before he could reach the bottom of the glass, so I did give him a little assistance... (hic)!