Geoffrey, Bungle, George, Zippy (and Rod, Jane and Freddy)

bruceg

Active Member
Absolutely brilliant. I'd heard about this one but hadn't seen it until now. It's now on its way round my Dodgy Jokes distribution list :D
 

Accidental

Supporting Member
hehehe :lol:
That's even better than the Magic Roundabout ep. with Florence's special technique for making sugar canes grow! :wink:
 

Jo Elson

Member
Is that serious. I think that wins the prize for most inuendos(sp?) in a short space of time. I've got a video of Rainbow from when i was little, I may have to find and check it was suitable.
 

WoodenFlugel

Moderator
Staff member
No way!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

"Have you seen Bungle's......." Superb!

Are you sure this isn't some TV industry wind-up though?
 

drinkalot

Member
Fantastic!!!!!!!!!

Can believe that was actually shown, are you sure they haven't changed the script for that clip!!!!!!! :D :D
 
That episode was genuinely broadcast, and has achieved legendary status in the annals of childrens tv. Still no idea how the heck they managed to get away with it though!
 

Fishsta

Active Member
No, it WASN'T broadcast.

Here's the story...

Rude Rainbow
We're often asked about the so called rude Rainbow, clips of which have been shown on the Channel Four programmes, TV Unzipped and TV Offal. Although often introduced as the unaired pilot, this episode was actually specially made by the team at Thames Television. Geoffrey Hayes told us, "The VT department of each ITV company, every Christmas had a competition to enter all the outtakes from their particular companies programme out put, and see which ones were the funniest. But ours wasn’t an outtake, we specially did it. It was specially scripted and we did it and I never saw it! We did it and Thames won it, but what they actually won, I don’t know. But I never saw the video. I can’t remember much about it except for Zippy with a banana." The script was written by the voice of Zippy and George; Roy Skelton.
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Fishsta said:
No, it WASN'T broadcast.

Here's the story...

Rude Rainbow
We're often asked about the so called rude Rainbow, clips of which have been shown on the Channel Four programmes, TV Unzipped and TV Offal. Although often introduced as the unaired pilot, this episode was actually specially made by the team at Thames Television. Geoffrey Hayes told us, "The VT department of each ITV company, every Christmas had a competition to enter all the outtakes from their particular companies programme out put, and see which ones were the funniest. But ours wasn’t an outtake, we specially did it. It was specially scripted and we did it and I never saw it! We did it and Thames won it, but what they actually won, I don’t know. But I never saw the video. I can’t remember much about it except for Zippy with a banana." The script was written by the voice of Zippy and George; Roy Skelton.

I did (he says being wise after the event) suspect it was never actually broadcast (after all, I have seen some 'Christmas tapes' of a very well known broadcasting company of stuff they wouldn't dare show!). It's still entertaining fun, though (well, for me, anyway!)
 

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