Gumby was a stop motion animation character created by Art Clokey in the early 1950s. After debuting on the Howdy Doody Show, Gumby became the star of his own NBC series in 1957. Additional episodes were created from 1961-1963, and again in 1988.
Eddie Murphy brought renewed interest to the clay figure with his "impersonation" of the green clay man on Saturday Night Live, and feature length movies, video games, comics and merchandising followed. The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia even hosted an exhibition in 2006, "Gumby: Art Clokey - The First Fifty Years."
- In the Summer 1987 issue of Muppet Magazine, Rowlf reviews Gumby, the Authorized Biography of the World's Favorite Clayboy in the Rowlf on Books segment.
- In the Muppet Babies episode "The Great Muppet Cartoon Show," Baby Gonzo is transformed into a one dimensional clay figurine, reminiscent of the very flat Gumby.