An explanation explaining what the hell a Zippy and Bungle is…
Don’t worry folks, you are not experiencing a bad acid trip, nor has anyone spiked your morning beverage with Rohypnol causing you to experience horrific hallucinations of the puppetry kind. Which reminds me, I better add that to my shopping list along with chloroform, rope, duct tape, and a sense of shame. (the things one does in order to get a date)
Now the trio that you see before you, belong to a children’s show called ‘Rainbow’ which ran from 1972-1992. The bear in the middle is Bungle, whilst the ‘what the bloody hell is that thing,’ on the right, is Zippy. The pink Hippo on the far left? Well that’s George but no one likes to talk about him since the ‘incident,’ although he is thought to be the first ever transgendered puppet. (Brits everywhere will know exactly what I mean) And the names of the creators of such a visionary programme? Mary Juana, Barbi Turates, Am Phetamines and Quay Ludes.
And now and for the last time, the final letter of the A-Z never ever doing this again challenge.
Cockney rhyming Slang-Zippy and Bungle
Dad looking at a ‘Where’s Wally book with his son-“Ere my little current bun, (son) it’s Wally lost in the Zippy and Bungle. Can you clock (see) where Wally is?”
Son-“If you ask me one more bloody time where that bleedin’ septic tank (Yank) Wally is, I’m gonna cut you.”