GUMBY CROONER/ THE REFRESHMENT ROOM AT BLETCHLEY

 

Cut back to Canadian backdrop. In front, a man with a knotted handkerchief on his head, a woolly pullover, and braces.

 

Superimposed Caption: 'PROF. R. J. GUMBY'

 

Gumby: (G.C.) Well I think television's killed real entertainment. In the old days we used to make our own fun. At Christmas parties I used to strike myself on the head repeatedly with blunt instruments while crooning. (sings) 'Only make believe, I love you, (hits himself on head with bricks) Only make believe that you love me, (hits himself) Others find peace of mind...'

 

Cut to a nightclub. Compère enters.

 

Compère (E.I.): Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Refreshment Room here at Bletchley. (applause) My name is Kenny Lust and I'm your compère for tonight. You know, once in a while it is my pleasure, and my privilege, to welcome here at the Refreshment Room, some of the truly great international artists of our time. (applause) And tonight we have one such artist. (grovelling) Ladies and gentlemen, someone whom I've always personally admired, perhaps more deeply, more strongly, more abjectly than ever before. (applause) A man, well more than a man, a god (applause), a great god, whose personality is so totally and utterly wonderful my feeble words of welcome sound wretchedly and pathetically inadequate. (by now on his knees) Someone whose boots I would gladly lick clean until holes wore through my tongue, a man who is so totally and utterly wonderful, that I would rather be sealed in a pit of my own filth, than dare tread on the same stage with him. Ladies and gentlemen, the incomparably superior human being, Harry Fink!

 

Voice Off: He can't come!

 

Compère: Never mind, (getting up and brushing himself off) it's not all it's cracked up to be. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Ken Buddha and his inflatable knees.

 

Cut to Ken (T.J.) in evening dress; his knees go 'bang'.

 

Compère: Ken Buddha, a smile, two bangs and a religion. Now ladies and gentlemen, for your further entertainment, Brian Islam and Brucie.

  

  

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