What kind of animal was Zippy?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 31 Aug 2007.

  1. Melvil

    Melvil Guest

    We're having an office poll at the moment - no-one has a clue what kind of animal our erstwhile zipped rainbow puppet was. Any suggestions?
  2. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    sand-coated frog
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I don't think he was an animal, just a random kind of puppet with a big mouth.
  4. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    A rugby ball with a body attached
  5. just jim

    just jim Guest

    A Conservative.
  6. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    East London
    A guy in a sand colured gimp mask? C'mon - look at that zip...
  7. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    Zippy reminded me of those 'Smash' instant mash robots.

    Come to think of it....what the hell was 'George' supposed to be?.....Plus he was pink.
  8. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    He was obviously a hippo. A small, pink, one-armed, talking hippo.
  9. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    What the hell:

    ;) :biggrin:
  10. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Wonder if footballers like playing with each others balls ?
  11. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    what the hell, am I the only one who can spell google ...


    If we had a Euro for every time we've been asked "What is Zippy?" we'd have £5.60 at current exchange rates. Zippy is, according to official sources, a 'Unique'. A unique what exactly, has never been fully explained. Suggestions have ranged from a frog, a snake, a hamburger to a space alien, even an S&M accessory (not to be confused with M&S where Geoffrey got most of his trendy 1970's tank tops and sweaters).
  12. Don't be silly : Zippy had a zip for a mouth - how many animals have you ever seen with a zip for a mouth ?

    Whereas pink hippos with big fluttery eyelashes are ten-a-penny at the farmers market near Sellafield.
  13. longers

    longers Veteran

    I wasn't allowed to watch Rainbow. My dad didn't want me growing up thinking wearing dungarees was normal.
  14. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    George was androgynous
  15. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Weekend magazine 25th August did an article on Rainbow.A Roy Skelton now 75 was the voices of Zippy and George.He is Orange cos according to Geoffrey Hayes he is a Dundee United supporter.And he stillappears in panto every year-Oh yes he does.
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