I am heavily influenced by Art Clokey. Gumby was the most surreal fun a kid could have in the morning. I learned how to get to my imagination and let go of reality for a while when it was on. MAYBE NOW.... maybe they will issue a box set of gumby with the original music that added so much to his animations. HOW LONG will it take to realize his genius? There is a great documentary on his life called Gumby Dharma which is truly amazing and sad too. If you have not seen it I recommend it highly.