Considering much of the Rainbow script was improvised by the cast, it's clear that Roy was responsible for bringing Zippy to life with regards to more than just the voice. Every time I've watched Zippy, and then laughed so hard I've woken the neighbours up, I suspect I have had Roy to thank.
So here are my favourite clips of Zippy at his most...well...Zippyish.
#1. Zippy the quiet lion
#2. Zippy's ode to his friends
#3. Wakey wakey!
#4. Romeo Zippy
#5. Fuck off Bungle I'm asleep
#6. HELLO BABY!
#7. Henry the lionhorse
#9. For goodness' sake Geoffrey
#10. Last but definitely not least - Zippy sings us out
Thank you for filling up the Zippy shaped void in my life, Mr Skelton.