What kind of animal was Zippy?

got-to-get-fit

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The previous link to rainbow on youtube was hillarious so i thought id include this one ......

 

mr_hippo

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George is really my niece called Georgina. The producers wanted a male hippo but as I was not available, I suggested that they use my niece - she was always a tomboy! She has now retired from public life and now lives on the banks of the Limpopo
 

Mr Phoebus

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Give me Pipkins any day.
They were the most moth eaten bunch of skip rescued scruffs I've ever seen.
I just hope all the kids were up to date with their vaccinations .

Hartley has been likened to Kenneth Williams on many an occasion.
 

purpleR

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I keep on clicking on this thread to find out what kind of animal zippy actually was, but no-one seems to have come up with a satisfactory answer yet.

Come on you lot, I want answers!
 

Tetedelacourse

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Whatever he was, Zippy ran the show.
 
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Melvil

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OK...we might have got closer to sorting out what kind of animal zippy was, but, right, where's his accent from??????

It sounds like he's from the south-east but too cultivated for london, I think. Kent? Any suggestions?
 
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Melvil

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Tetedelacourse said:
Actually come to think of it, what sex was Zippy?
He was a dude, of course, evidenced by his 'I've got a big red twanger' comment on the 'naughty' episode of Rainbow.
 

Mr Phoebus

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Uncle Mort said:
YKK - he was created in the early seventies before Mrs T had de-unionised British zipmaking, so a domestic zip would've been too unreliable for childrens' TV. And they say Japan lost the war...
I must admit I never saw it snag.

Try explaining to a load of doctors how you caught your cock in it. ::ohmy:
 
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