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24th Apr 2005, 11:29
Well I m old enough to remember Rainbow but apparently this is an actual sketch from the show - anyone recall seeing it?

The sketch opens with Zippy peeling a banana...

Zippy: "One skin, two skin, three skin, four.... "

George: "Zippy, where is Bungle?"

Zippy: "I think Geoffrey is trying to get him up"

We see a view of the door and hear Bungle moaning from behind it.

Bungle: "Geoffrey, I can't get it in"

Geoffrey: "You managed it last night"

Bungle: "I know, let's try it round the other way around. Ooooooh, I've got it in"

Bungle and Geoffrey enter the studio with Bungle carrying a hammer and peg kit

Bungle: "Would you stick this on the shelf, George"

George: "I can't reach, you'll have to stick it up yourself,

Geoffrey (to camera) " Hello everyone, today we are talking about playing"

Bungle: "Playing with each other, Geoffrey?"

Geoffrey: "Yes Bungle, do you have a special friend that you like to play with?"

George: "Yesterday we played with our balls.

Are we going to play with our friend's balls today?"

Bungle: "Yes, and we can play with our twangers as well."

Geoffrey (to camera): Have you seen Bungles twanger?

Zippy: "Oh I have, I showed him how to pluck with it."

Bungle: "It's my plucking instrument."

Geoffrey asks the audience if they can pluck like Bungle

Zippy: "I can, I'm the best plucker here."

George: "And I'm good at banging. My peg's hard isn't it Zippy?"

Zippy: "Well of course it is, Your peg wouldn't go in if it was soft."

Geoffrey: "Let's get back to Bungle's twanger."

Bungle (excited): "Oooooh Geoffrey, we could all paint our twangers couldn't we?"

George: "Let's sing that plucking song."

Bungle: "Rod and Roger can get their instruments out and Jane has got two lovely Maracas."

Singers Rod, Roger and Jane enter.

Rod: "We could hear you all banging away."

Roger: "Banging can be fun."

Jane: "Ooooh yes, and I was banging away all last night with Rod and Roger."

Roger (looking sad): "Yes, but it broke my plucking instrument."

Geoffrey: "Never mind Roger, let sing the plucking song, come on

everybody get your instruments out."

Rod (to Jane): "Do you want to blow on my pipe while I'm twanging away?"

Jane: "Oh no Rod, I was blowing a lot with Roger last night. But would you

like to play with my maracas?"

Zippy: "No, let's just pluck away with our twangers."

Bungle: "Yes, it doesn't matter what size your twanger is."

Zippy: "I've got a big red one."

George: "I've only got a tiny twanger. But it works well and I like to play with it."

Geoffrey (to viewers): "Well, have you got your twangers out? And remember,

you can bounce your balls at the same time. If you haven't got any balls,

ask a friend if you can play with his. Now, let's all sing the plucking song."

Everyone in studio: "Pluck, pluck, pluck away, we're going to pluck all day today."

"Pluck, pluck, pluck away, we're going to pluck all day."

Geoffrey (to viewers): " It's time for us all to go now, but don't forget to

get your twangers out and play with your balls." "See you soon. Bye



24th Apr 2005, 11:33
Had the clip on my PC for a while. Very funny indeed.

You can see it here......http://www.ebaumsworld.com/rainbowkidsshow.html

24th Apr 2005, 12:16
I have a copy of the show, it is fantastic!! I believe that this was the reason Rainbow was stopped suddenly. George, Zippy, Bungle and Geoffrey all waddled off to the dole queue.

24th Apr 2005, 13:26
This was an episode that was filmed purely for members of the cast and crew to see. Sadly for them, it got leaked, and that's why the show was cut.


24th Apr 2005, 17:40
I was informed by a friend that this short show was made as part of a tradition at Thames TV for producing Christmas Specials intended purely for the staff, and were never to be seen by the general public. I'm sure there must be ones for other shows.

I remember during my early teenage years (not that long ago) seeing episode where Zippy and George were trying to save Rainbowland Forest (I remember it well because I had Chicken Pox at the time), and Zippy dragged George behind a wall that they were both sat on..... Funny noises started emerging from behind the wall sounding suspiciously like sex was taking place. I believe this was the reason that Rainbow had the plug pulled on it..... As for saving Rainbowland Forest... Well I can't remember if they did or not!! ;)

There is also an audio clip floating around of Zippy and George being asked questions by Jim Davidson which has some swearing by Zippy in it as well.

However, the question we all want to know the answer to...... Was George gay or what?? :p

And in case anybody was wondering...........

Rod, Jane, And Freddy (as most people remember them), used to be Rod, Jane and Roger (as shown in the above clip)


24th Apr 2005, 17:53
They all slept in the same bed. ......:E

24th Apr 2005, 20:22
They all slept in the same bed. ......

I thought that was Noddy and Big Ears...


PS I don' tmean the new royal couple either!!!

24th Apr 2005, 20:40
They were best when Cosy Powell was the Drummer, Rainbow Rising was definitely the best album...Oops sorry, wrong rainbow.:uhoh: