on 25 November 2001
When I found Rainbow on DVD available on your web-site I couldn't help but order it.
Like many others, I had spent many a day when I was a kid laughing along at the antics on the show and 20 years later on they are still as funny if not more so! Geoffrey is still as entertaining, George as silly, Bungle as grumpy as Zippy as fantastic as ever.Put all of these different personalities and you are guarenteed a giggle aren't you?
The best part of this DVD has got to be the part named ''Social Behavior'. In true Rainbow style, Zippy can't sleep so he decides to play some loud music and you guessed it, wakes the other three up which does very little for his popularity and obtains him a stern telling off from Bungle (most amusing)! Also featured to help you remember the good old days are Rod, Jane & Freedy who make an appearance at the end of the video to sing a song and cheer Zippy up when he gets struck down with measles.
My husband was less than impressed when he saw my new 'Rainbow' purchase but within 10 minutes of the DVD being on, was seen quite evidently chuckling away in the corner.
You will be glued to this video from start to finish. I will probably have to buy another one soon as it will be worn out at this rate, I can't advise you to buy it enough!
on 22 November 2001
Zip Up Zippy is a great reminder of the good old days of Rainbow. I had forgotten how rude and arrogant he could be. The episode: "Neglected and Rejected" had me crying with laughter as he tried to compose a song for a talent competition. He has a somewhat over-inflated idea of his musical abilities. I also enjoyed seeing Zippy suffering with measles(aren't I heartless) and his immortal line: "Crumbs, Crumbs, CRUMBS" in the episode where he plays detective still has me chuckling. Happily George, Bungle and Geoffrey don't actually resort to zipping up Zippy in this one and a half hour video as he's just too good to hush up.
Buy it and relive the golden rainbow days of your childhood.
on 10 March 2009
Love it or loathe it Rainbow is a national institution and an iconic piece of British TV history. The deranged zip-mouthed creature (Zippy), the dippy and gullible hippo (George), the insanely camp bear (Bungle) and their human `friend' Geoffrey all return for another collection of episodes - this time all centring on the motor-mouthed puppet. With highly camp song and dance trio Rod, Jane and Freddy doing their bit, plus a sprinkling of guests, this is another timeless kids' classic.