Monday, March 11, 2013
Penny Candy and more
The skits on SNL with Eddie Murphy got me smiling every time. Yes, it had its dark side and generous dose irreverent humor, but in my mind it was somebody getting back at the rubbery green guy, with that cutesy face. I remember when I first saw him 'slide' across my TV screen way back on a Saturday morning somewhere lost in time. I said, "What is this? Can't they even make him and Pokey 'walk'? Do they not know we can see them sliding away?" Gumby sliding to the rescue on his stupid one foot. Flash forward to 1997, and here we have the bizarro world of Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman Kenny McCornmick of South Park. I must admit the way the boys move is unsettling at times, but the surreal, dark humor set in current times, dealing with issues happening right here, right now is drop dead hilarious to me. Based on this, I guess I better give the ol' Gumby some slack or at least some rope to hang himself with.
After all, "He's Gumby, Dammit!"