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ZOOM
Format Children's television series
Created by Christopher Sarson (1972-1974)
Kate Taylor (1997-2005)
Starring see cast below
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes Unknown
Production
Running time 30 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel PBS
Original run January 3, 19721978;
January 4, 19992005
Opening from the original Zoom.

ZOOM was an American educational television show, created almost entirely by children, which aired on PBS from January of 1972 to March of 1978. A remake of the show, also on PBS, premiered in 1997 and ended production in 2005. Both versions were produced by WGBH-TV in Boston. Christopher Sarson was ZOOM's creator and original producer (1972-1974). This article is about the television series. ... Image File history File links Zoom_logo. ... Childrens television series are television programmes designed for and marketed to children, normally aired during the morning and afternoon hours, mainly before and after school. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Originalzoom. ... Image File history File links Originalzoom. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... In film, a remake is a newer version of a previously released film or a newer version of the source (play, novel, story, etc. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WGBH identity still used today WGBH is Boston, Massachusetts longtime public television and public radio station (PBS and NPR affiliates, respectively). ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


ZOOM encouraged children to "turn off the TV and do it!" On the show, a cast of (usually) seven kids (known as ZOOMers) performed various activities such as games, plays, poems, recipes, jokes, and science experiments, all suggested by viewer contributions. The performers in the original series were known for wearing striped rugby shirts and jeans, and for performing the show barefoot. The mail-in request became a pop culture reference for its music exhortation to, "Write ZOOM, Z-Double-O-M, Box 3-5-0, Boston, Mass 0-2-1-3-4: send it to ZOOM!". There was also a language game on the show called Ubbi-Dubbi and another called Fannee Doolee. A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Walking barefoot Going barefoot means not wearing shoes, socks, or other foot covering. ... A language-game is a philosophical concept developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, referring to simple examples of language use and the actions into which the language is woven. ... Ubbi Dubbi (also called Pig Greek or Double Dutch) is a language game spoken with English. ... Fannee Doolee is a fictitious girl acted in the playhouse by the ZOOMers on ZOOM. During the play, Fannee Doolee does not face the audience and she does not speak; instead, Fannee Doolees unheard dialog is exposed when the person she was seen talking to turns to talk with...


ZOOM was a new kind of series when it premiered on January 3, 1972. Unlike other children's fare at the time, it was for the most part unscripted. Far from seeking to capitalize by making stars of the child actors, the contracts prohibited them from making any television appearances or doing commercials for three years after they left the show. is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


ZOOM was intended to inspire children to be active investigators, creators, and problem-solvers as well as introduce them to the principles of ethnic diversity. The show's ZOOMSci segment, for example, featured on the later incarnation, encouraged viewers to try the activities shown on ZOOM and to send in their results.


When ZOOM made a comeback in 1997, parents who had grown up watching the show could now share it with their own children, and found that it was very much the same as it had been in the 1970s. The theme song was similar, there was still Ubbi-Dubbi, and the ZOOMers continued to play games and perform skits suggested by other children. While the ZOOMers would occasionally appear barefoot for certain games and skits, the entire show was no longer performed barefoot. With the advent of the Internet, the "0-2-1-3-4" jingle was rarely sung, supplanted by one that emphasized "PBSKids, dot org!" Also, when reading aloud the names of contributors, the later version provided only first names and abbreviated surnames (e.g., "Paul T."), presumably as a compromise between crediting the children and meeting modern privacy expectations for child safety. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Ubbi Dubbi (also called Pig Greek or Double Dutch) is a language game spoken with English. ...


The show was last taped during the summer of 2004, many episodes taking place off of the ZOOM set. The decision to cancel the show was largely due to failing ratings, with the last season's ratings down almost a fifth from the previous year. Currently, there are no TV stations airing rerun episodes, with the sole exception of Discovery Kids Canada, which is available only by digital cable or satellite subscription within Canada. There is currently talk of putting ZOOM on either PBS Kids Sprout or soon-to-be 24-hour digital PBS Kids Go! channel. PBS KIDS Sprout (sometimes referred to as PBS Sprout, KIDS Sprout, or just Sprout) is a US digital cable television channel, video-on-demand (VOD) service, and website providing PBS KIDS shows and original programming for preschoolers and their families. ...


The first ZOOM series lasted six seasons (19721978) and featured 49 ZOOMers. The second ZOOM series lasted seven seasons (19972005) and featured 32 ZOOMers. At the end of every season of the second series, cast members who had grown too old were replaced by new cast members. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Cast members

First Version (1972-1978)

(Source: IMDB)


First Season (Early 1972): Joe Shrand, Jon Reuning, Nina Thomassen, Tommy White, Kenny Marshal, Nancy Tates, Tracy Schulman


Second Season (1972-1973):

  • Cast 1: Kenny Marshal, Nancy Tates, Tracy Schulman, Ann Davis, David Alberico, Jay Schertzer, Maura Mullaney.
  • Cast 2: Ann Davis, David Alberico, Jay Schertzer, Maura Mullaney, Bernadette Yao, Leon Mobley, Luiz Peterton.
  • Cast 3: Bernadette Yao, Leon Mobley, Luiz Peterton, Danny McGrath, Edith Mooers, Lori Boskin, Neal Robinson.

Third Season (1973-1974):

  • Cast 1: Danny McGrath, Edith Mooers, Lori Boskin, Neal Robinson, Donna Fellows, Mike Dean, Timmy Rudman.
  • Cast 2: Donna Fellows, Mike Dean, Timmy Rudman, Hector Seandon, Rose Clarkow, Shawn Miranda, Danny (II).

Fourth Season (1974-1975): Andrae Neilsan, Carmen Hernandez, Cate Albonda, David (II) Sales, Harvey Reed, Norman Christian, Red Lyman, Tishy Lyman, Tommy (II) Schultz, Tracey Dunlap. (This was the only season of the original show that featured more than seven ZOOMers at one time.)


Fifth Season (Late 1976): Arcadio Gonzales, Chris Blackwell, Jennifer Gold, Karen Wing, Levell Gethers (who did not complete the season), Nell Cox, Ron Richmond.


Sixth Season (1977-1978): Amy Clark, Carolyn Malcolm, Chee Bong, John Lathan, Nicholas Butterworth, Shona Wiseman, Susan Hobbie.


Originally funded by the National Science Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Corporation For Public Broadcasting and Viewers Like You, ZOOM lost its funding in 1975, after the end of the fourth season. It was off the air from the summer of 1975 until January of 1976, when it was brought back in reruns. Later in 1976, ZOOM returned to the air with its fifth cast. The logo of the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. ... The Ford Foundation is a charitable foundation incorporated in Michigan and based in New York City created to fund programs that promote democracy, reduce poverty, promote international understanding, and advance human achievement. ... The Corporation for Public Broadcasting logo, used from 1969 to 2002. ... Viewers Like You message during a broadcast of an Elmos World holiday special. ...


Some PBS stations continued to broadcast reruns of the series as late as early 1980.


Cast names and update

Leon Mobley, from the 1972-1973 season of ZOOM
Leon Mobley, from the 1972-1973 season of ZOOM

During the 1970s version of the series, WGBH never disclosed the ZOOMers' last names, which was likely part of the producers' policy of just using ordinary kids who would be likely to stay ordinary kids, and allowing the viewers to more easily identify with the ZOOMers; this policy also included a contract, in which the ZOOMers would not appear on television for three years after leaving the show. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1304x1572, 1248 KB) Summary I took this photo of Leon Mobley playing the cajon in Los Angeles, CA on December 31, 2004. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1304x1572, 1248 KB) Summary I took this photo of Leon Mobley playing the cajon in Los Angeles, CA on December 31, 2004. ...


Listed below are some cast members' full names which have come to light in later years.

  • David Alberico (1972-73)
  • Nicholas Butterworth (1977-1978) is Founder, President & CEO of Diversion Media.
  • Mike Dean (1973-1974)
  • John Lathan (1977-1978) has had guest parts in The West Wing and was a member of the Engine Crew on Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Danny McGrath (1973-1974) is a songwriter.
  • Leon Mobley (1972-1973) is founder of DJIMBE West African Drummers and Dancers (DWADD),[1] and has performed with the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Peter Wolf.
  • Edith Mooers (1973-1974) showed genius in mathematics at an early age, won prestigious academic awards in math as a university undergraduate, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT. Her father was the late legendary computer pioneer Dr. Calvin Mooers.
  • Maura Mullaney (1972-1973) was last known to be an Amtrak conductor
  • Harvey Reed (1974-1975)
  • Jon Reuning (1972) is a New York City playwright and co-founder of United Stages, a company which produces programs and marketing for small-venue theatrical productions, including publication of current theatrical scripts. He holds a BFA in theatre, having studied at Syracuse University and the Graduate Acting program at NYU.
  • Jay Schertzer (1972-1973)
  • Joe Schrand (1972)
  • Nancy Tates (1972)
  • Tommy White (1973)
  • Bernadette Yao (1972-1973) practices the healing arts.[2]

This article is about a TV show. ... Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego was a U.S. game show, loosely based off the computer game of the same name. ... The Beach Boys, originally the Beech Boys, a small team of four brothers from the south of Poland, emigrated to America in the early 1950s in search of a fortune to be made in the Arizonian logging industry. When it soon became evident they had been the victims of... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a Grammy Award-winning male group from South Africa that sings in the vocal style of isicathamiya and mbube. ... For the Austrian-born composer, producer, songwriter and arranger, see Peter Wolf (producer). ...

Second Version (1999-2005)

Season 1 (1999): Zoe Costello, Jared Nathan, Keiko Yoshida, Pablo Velez, Alisa Besher, David Toropov, Lynnese Browder Jared Nathan (August 10, 1985 - December 28, 2006) was an American child actor from Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. He starred on the first season of the second incarnation of the PBS Kids television show ZOOM. Jared was a star of the first season of the newest version of ZOOM on...

  • David, Jared, Keiko, Pablo and Lynnese left after season one but Alisa and Zoe stayed.

Season 2 (2000): Ray MacMore, Caroline Botehlo, Claudio Jimenez, Alisa Besher, Jessica "Jessie" Ogungbadero, Kenny Yates, Zoe Costello

  • Alisa, Claudio, Jessie, Ray and Zoe left after season two but Caroline and Kenny stayed.

Season 3 (2001): Frances Domond, Kenny Yates, Rachel Redd, Eric Rollins, Kaleigh Cronin, Kevin "Buzz" Barrette, Caroline Botehlo

  • Buzz, Eric, Frances and Kenny left after season 3 but Caroline, Kaleigh and Rachel stayed.

Season 4 (2002): Aline Ramirez, Garrett DiBona, Estuardo Mazzu, Kaleigh Cronin, Rachel Redd, Matt Runyon, Caroline Botehlo

  • Kaleigh, Matt and Rachel left after season 4 but Aline, Caroline, Estuardo and Garret stayed.

Season 5 (2003): Aline Ramirez, Garrett DiBona, Caroline Botehlo, Mike Hansen, Kortney Sumner, Elena "Shing Ying" Shieh, Estuardo Mazzu

  • Aline, Caroline, Estuardo and Garret left after season 5 but Kortney, Mike and Shing Ying stayed.

Season 6 (2004): Mike Hansen, Kortney Sumner, Francesco Tena, Cara Harvey, Maya Morales, Kyle Larrow, Elena "Shing Ying" Shieh

  • Cara, Kortney, Maya and Mike left after season 6 but Francesco, Kyle and Shing Ying stayed.

Season 7 (2005): Nick Henry, Taylor Garron, Francesco Tena, Noreen Raja, Emily Marshall, Kyle Larrow, Elena "Shing Ying" Shieh

  • Caroline was in the most seasons (4), Seasons 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Caroline and Kenny guest-starred on Arthur in a "And Now a Word from Us Kids" (in the case ZOOMers and gave a sneak peak behind the show ZOOM.

Arthur is an American and Canadian educational television series for children, which airs primarily on PBS in the United States; Radio-Canada, Knowledge Network and TVO in Canada; and BBC One in the UK, among other stations and networks. ...

Cast names and updates

  • Kevin "Buzz" Barrette is a 2007 graduate of Auburn High School. He is a freshman at Boston University as of fall 2007.[3]
  • Lynese Browder is a senior (class of 2008) at Pine Manor College.[4]
  • Zoe Costello is attending and studying at Experimental Theatre Wing at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
  • Kaleigh Cronin has performed in numerous professional theatrical productions.[5]
  • Garrett DiBona is a freshman at University of Tampa
  • Ray MacMore is currently living in Brooklyn NY, attending Brooklyn College. He works at a hotel in midtown Manhattan and is one of three members of The Prospects, an up and coming rap/hip-hop group.[6][7]
  • Estuardo Mazzu has worked with Sociedad Latina and is currently in Guatemala.[8]
  • Jared Nathan was a third-year acting student at the Juilliard School;[9] he was killed in an automobile accident in Hollis, New Hampshire on December 28, 2006. The driver of the automobile Nathan was riding in was alleged to be drunk.[10][11][12]
  • Jessica-Kate "Jessie" Ogungbadero is a junior (class of 2009) at Harvard University[13]
  • Rachel Redd is a sophomore at Spelman College.
  • David Toropov is a 2007 graduate of Phillips Academy Andover. He is attending Bard College as of fall 2007.
  • Pablo Velez graduated from Emerson College in May, 2007.
  • Kenny Yates, whose full name is Kenneth Yates Jr., is an assistant to film directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, as of 2006.[14]
  • Keiko Yoshida graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2006.[citation needed]
  • Noreen Raja is a junior at Grafton High School in Massachusetts and is a member of the Central Massachusetts Regional Student Advisory Council to the Board of Education.
  • Aline Ramirez is currently living in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cara Harvey is a current junior at WRHS and is a member of the National Honors Society.
  • Maya Morales is a current sophomore at Worcester Academy.
  • Taylor Garron was a contestant on season 1 of ZOOM's successor show FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman.
  • Caroline Botelho is graduating from Notre Dame Academy the spring of 200 and will be entering the nursing program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as of fall 2008.

Pine Manor College, or PMC, is a private, womens liberal arts college located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. ... Tisch School of the Arts (known more commonly as Tisch or TSOA) is one of the 15 schools that make up New York University (NYU). ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... The University of Tampa, or UT, is a private, co-educational university in downtown Tampa, Florida. ... Brooklyn College is a senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn, New York. ... Jared Nathan (August 10, 1985 - December 28, 2006) was an American child actor from Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. He starred on the first season of the second incarnation of the PBS Kids television show ZOOM. Jared was a star of the first season of the newest version of ZOOM on... The Juilliard School is one of the worlds premier performing arts conservatories, in New York City. ... Hollis is a town located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Drunk driving is the act of operating and/or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. ... Harvard redirects here. ... Spelman College is a four-year liberal arts womans college in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Phillips Academy (also known as Phillips Andover or P.A. or simply Andover) is a co-educational University preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. ... For other meanings of the word Bard, see Bard (disambiguation). ... Emerson College was founded in 1880 by Charles Wesley Emerson as a school of oratory, in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Jason Friedberg is an American film writer and director. ... Aaron Seltzer is an American film director and screenwriter. ... Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college located in west-side Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Worcester Academy is an independent coeducational preparatory school spread over 67 acres in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States. ... FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman is a childrens television series on PBS during the PBS Kids GO! block of educational programming. ...

Theme Song

2008Version

"(games) go, go, go, ZOOM!"
"Come on and zoom, zoom, zoom-a zoom!"
"We're gonna zoom, zoom, zoom-a zoom!"
"Everybody's doin' it, everybody's movin' it,"
"Everybody's having a ball, yeah!"
"So would you zoom, zoom, zoom-a zoom?"
"Come on and zoom-a zoom-a zoom-a zoom!"
"I'm (name of ZOOMer)!", etc.
Each introduction in the roll call is followed by a few quick slides of that particular ZOOMer in various poses (often in a silly fashion).
"Who are you?"
"What do you do?"
"How are you?"
"Let's hear from you..."
"We need you!"
"We're gonna zoom, zoom zoom-a zoom!"
"Come on and zoom-a zoom-a zoom-a zoom!"
"Come on, give it a try."
"We're gonna show you just why,"
"We're gonna teach you to fly high!"
"Come on and zoom!"
"Come on and zoom, zoom!"
These last two lines were repeated until fading out. In the early seasons, after the kids left the stage in the closing credits, it was often replaced after a few times with an instrumental version.

Second Generation Version

Come on and Zoom, Come on and Zoom,
Come on and Zoom, Come on and Zoom,
Come on and Zoom, Zoom, Zoom-a, ZOOM!
ZOOM! ZOOM! ZOOM!
Come on and Zoom, You call the tune,
Come on and Zoom, We're starting soon,
Come on and Zoom-a, Zoom-a, Zoom-a, ZOOM!
ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM.
I'm (Zoomer's name)
We're all plugged into one world now!
So let's talk!
We wanna hear from you:
Come on give it a try!
And if you like what you see, turn off your TV and do it!
ZOOM (x5)
Come on and Zoom, Come on and Zoom,
Come on and Zoom, Zoom, Zoom-a, Zoom
Come on and Zoom, Come on and Zoom
Come on and Zoom-a, Zoom-a, Zoom-a, Zoom!
ZOOM!

Special Video Games Episode

Come on and Zoom, Come on and Zoom,
Come on and Zoom, Come on and Zoom,
Come on and Zoom, Zoom, Zoom-a, ZOOM!
ZOOM! ZOOM! ZOOM!
Come on and Zoom, You call the tune,
Come on and Zoom, We're starting soon,
Come on and Zoom-a, Zoom-a, Zoom-a, ZOOM!
ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM,
Welcome to the Games Industry!
This is what we do, la da da da dii!
C++ and Photoshop too,
We'll make a whole new world for you!
ZOOM (x5)
Come on and Zoom, Come on and Zoom,
Come on and Zoom, Zoom, Zoom-a, Zoom
Come on and Zoom, Come on and Zoom,
Come on and Zoom-a, Zoom-a, Zoom-a, Zoom!
ZOOM!

The seventh season had a completely different format for the song and opening credits.


Merchandise

First Version

In 1974, A&M Records released an album of songs from the show titled Come on and ZOOM (LP OCLC 3060311; cassette OCLC 18900529), featuring cast members from the second season. The catalogue number for the album was SP-3402 (213 402 under PolyGram system). A&M redirects here. ... The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) was founded in 1967 and originally named the Ohio College Library Center. ... The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) was founded in 1967 and originally named the Ohio College Library Center. ...


In 1975, the cast members from the first version came out with an album called Playgrounds that was available by mail order.


There were two books published for children that were based on the 1970s ZOOM series:

  • The ZOOM Catalog (ISBN 0394825322), published by Random House in 1972, featured the best stories and activities from the show
  • Do a ZOOMdo, published by Little Brown in 1975, featured activities from the show

In 1997, WGBH released the video and book set Best of the 1970s and ZOOMers Revisited—Where Are They Now? (ISBN 1578072077). // Random House is a publishing house based in New York City. ... Little, Brown and Company is a publishing house established by Charles Coffin Little and his partner, James Brown. ...


Second Version

Three videos were released based on the show: Party with ZOOM (1999, ISBN 157807200X), The ZOOMers Video Special: The Making of ZOOM! (1999), and ZOOM: America's Kids Remember (2002).


Four books compiled by Amy E. Sklansky were published by Little, Brown and Company:

  • ZOOM Zingers (1999, ISBN 0316952613)
  • ZOOM Fun With Friends (1999, ISBN 0316952753)
  • ZOOMdos You Can Do! (2000, ISBN 0316952761)
  • ZOOMfun Outside (2000, ISBN 0316952788)

As always, all material in these books were submitted by the viewers.


References to ZOOM in popular culture

  • In the Hard 'n Phirm music video for its song "π," the band parodies ZOOM in a program called ZAP. The kids are named Javier, Jessica, Steve, Susan, and twins Hector and Diego. The show is produced by WHNP (the logo of which is a clear take-off on WGBH's famous outline logo) and is "funded by a grant from the Windsor Pneumatics Foundation." In the video, two unidentified wizards watch the kids do increasingly bizarre activities, including spinning around on a mop and pretending to kill each other. A phony-looking robot appears, which leaves them enraptured. Near the end of the video, the kids and the robot confront the wizards, who vaporize Steve, Hector, and Diego with laser beams. Jessica reflects one of their lasers back with a mirror, and the robot destroys the other wizard. The three remaining kids are shrunk, and they jump into a portal in the wizard's book.
  • In a rare (for the time) cross-PBS parody, The Electric Company, had a sketch called "BOOM", featuring the Electric Company cast in striped turtlenecks on a mockup of the ZOOM set. "BOOM" was intentionally less polished than most Electric Company sketches, to poke fun at ZOOM's unscripted format.
  • Similarly SCTV had a regular segment called "Pre-Teen World" that featured the SCTV cast pretending to be preteens who were improvising a television program that they wrote and produced themselves. Often, the "unscripted" segments would turn into disasters as real life turned out to be less cheerful than the kids implied. This was largely a parody of ZOOM (including a parody of the 0-2-1-3-4 jingle) and similar local programs.
  • An episode of the series You Can't Do That on Television began with the cast members running up to camera singing "Come on and boom, boom, booma, boom," before an explosion erupts, causing them to choke on the ensuing smoke.
  • In one episode of the popular TV series Friends, Joey admits to having lied on his résumé and also adds, "I wasn't one of the kids on ZOOM, either."
  • A segment of Jonathan Caouette's film Tarnation describes an idea that a young Caouette had for a rock musical based on his life. His hypothetical cast included the cast of ZOOM as a chorus of children in foster care. During this segment, a montage of clips from movies and TV are shown, including a few from ZOOM.
  • In the sixth episode of the American version of Queer as Folk, Brian sees 17-year-olds Justin and Daphne at Club Babylon and exclaims, "Well, if it isn't the cast of ZOOM!"
  • On Saturday Night Live in 1998 during the Weekend Update segment, Colin Quinn reported that ZOOM would be coming back to TV "just when we couldn't get that theme song out of our heads."
  • In an episode of The King of Queens, Spencer's friend spoke Ubbi-Dubbi.

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See also

  • Studio See (another PBS children's program that used content from viewers)

Studio See was a magazine style childrens TV show aimed at children 10-15 years old that aired from January 1977 to August 1979 on PBS, with reruns continuing through the early 1980s. ...

References

  1. ^ Leon Mobley Discography.
  2. ^ Bernadette Yao, BHS, Reiki Healing Music, ZOOM. Personal website.
  3. ^ Buzz Barrette at MySpace
  4. ^ Browder, Lynesse (2006-08-31). Who AM I Essay. Paper for SOS 101: Introduction to Social and Political Systems course at Pine Manor College.
  5. ^ Kaleigh Cronin: Resume
  6. ^ The Three Prospects at MySpace
  7. ^ Ray MacMore at MySpace
  8. ^ Estuardo Mazzu at MySpace
  9. ^ The Juilliard Journal Online
  10. ^ "Driver faces DWI charge after death of young NH actor", Union Leader, 2006-12-28. Retrieved on 2007-02-06. (English) 
  11. ^ Associated Press. "Jared Nathan, at 21; former cast member of PBS's 'Zoom'", The Boston Globe, The New York Times Company, 2006-12-30. Retrieved on 2007-02-06. (English) 
  12. ^ [1])
  13. ^ Bashir, Asli (2006-11-21). "Phillips Brooks House Association Elects New Leaders, Aims to Make Group 'More Accessible'". The Harvard Crimson.
  14. ^ Kenny Yates at MySpace

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Articles

  • Boston Globe: "Children's Show ZOOM a victim of ratings drop," story about the 2004 cancellation of ZOOM
  • "Zoom: America's kids respond" [2]

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Media

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Curious George is a 2006 animated television series based on the popular Curious George childrens book series and motion picture, which features Jeff Bennett as the voice of The Man with the Yellow Hat. ... Dragon Tales is an animated childrens television series chronicling the adventures of two siblings, Max, Emmy, and their neighbor,Enrique, and their dragon friends Cassie, Ord, Zak and Wheezie. ... Franny Fantootsie Frannys Feet is a 30-minute animated series for children. ... George Shrinks is a television series based on the childrens book by William Joyce. ... Its A Big Big World is a childrens television show on PBS Kids, that debuted January 2, 2006, and is part of Miss Lori and Hoopers schedule block. ... Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks is a childrens television series, animated using Computer-generated imagery and broadcast in the United States on PBS Kids, in Ireland on RTÉ Two, as part of The Den, in Australia on ABC, in Ontario on TVOKids, in the UK on BBC Two... // Jay Jay the Jet Plane is a childrens butt raping television cartoon fiction series. ... Mister Rogers Neighborhood or Mister Rogers is an American childrens television series that was created and hosted by Fred Rogers. ... The Reading Rainbow logo used between 2000 and 2007. ... Sagwa is the name of a cat in the childrens book Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat by author Amy Tan. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Super Why! is a PBS Kids show that includes spelling, reading and traditional fairy tales. ... Teletubbies is a BBC childrens television series, particularly aimed at young children, produced from 1997 to 2001 by Ragdoll Productions. ... Thomas & Friends (formerly Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends) is a British childrens television series, first broadcast on Anglia Television in September of 1984. ... WordWorld is a computer animated cartoon series produced by WTTW Chicago for PBS Kids, funded in part by the United States Department of Education. ... Zoboomafoo is an educational PBS television program designed to introduce preschoolers to the animal world. ... PBS Kids GO! is an educational television brand used by PBS for programs intended at early elementary school children, an older demographic than the separate PBS Kids banner. ... Arthur is an American and Canadian educational television series for children, which airs primarily on PBS in the United States; Radio-Canada, Knowledge Network and TVO in Canada; and BBC One in the UK, among other stations and networks. ... DragonflyTV is an award-winning multi-media science education program combining television, community outreach, the Web, and fun. ... FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman is a childrens television series on PBS during the PBS Kids GO! block of educational programming. ... Maya & Miguel is a half-hour American childrens television animated series produced by Scholastic Studios. ... Postcards from Buster, also called Busters Postcards, is a childrens television series, containing both animation and live-action that airs on PBS, and is a spin-off of the Arthur cartoon series. ... WordGirl is a childrens animated series produced by Soup2Nuts for PBS Kids GO!. It began as a series of shorts that premiered on PBS Kids GO! on November 10, 2006, usually shown at the end of Maya & Miguel. ... 3-2-1 Contact was an American science educational television show which aired on PBS from 1980 to 1992. ... The Adventures From The Book of Virtues was an animated television series that developed education for viewers who could make their support for learning for their children who were between the ages of 2 and 9 years old. ... Adventures of Dudley the Dragon is the childrens television series which aired in the United States on PBS. Category: ... Bill Nye the Science Guy is an Emmy Award-winning educational television program, hosted by Bill Nye. ... Big Comfy Couch is a childrens TV show. ... Bob the Builder is a childrens television clay character created by Keith Chapman. ... Captain Kangaroo was a childrens television series which aired weekday mornings on the American television network CBS from 1955 until 1984, then moved to the American Program Service (now American Public Television, Boston) to air syndicated reruns of past episodes in 1992. ... Charlie Horse Music Pizza is a childrens television show that was shown on PBS in the United States from January 1998 to May 2000. ... The Electric Company was an educational American childrens television series produced by the Childrens Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) for PBS in the United States. ... Gerbert is a Christian-based childrens television series, the namesake of which is a puppet reflecting moral positivity. ... Ghostwriter was a television series co-produced by the Childrens Television Workshop and the BBC, originally aired on PBS in the United States from October 1992 to February 1995. ... The Huggabug Club is an educational TV series for kids ages 2-8. ... In the Mix is an award-winning television program for teenagers that has been airing on PBS since 1992. ... Katie and Orbie is an animated television series aimed at preschoolers, originally broadcast in Canada in 1994 by Global and later in America on the Disney Channel and on PBS. Leslie Nielsen (from the Naked Gun films) narrates the adventures of a five-year-old and her friend, a pink... Kidsongs was a series of Music Videos for children that were first released on home video. ... Kratts Creatures is a childrens television program on PBS. The show is hosted by two brothers, Chris and Martin Kratt, who are later included in the spin-off Zoboomafoo, and Alison Baldwin (played by Shannon Duff), with Ron Rubin as the voice of Ttark the dinosaur. ... Charlie Horse redirects here. ... Libertys Kids is a 40-part animated television series produced by DiC Entertainment, originally broadcast on PBS Kids from September 2, 2002 to April 4, 2003. ... An opening screenshot from Long Ago and Far Away Long Ago and Far Away is an award-winning TV series that aired on PBS Television from 1989 until 1993. ... Mark Kistlers PBS series taught children, and adults, to draw using techniques such as perspective and shading. ... Newtons Apple was an educational television program distributed to PBS stations in the United States that ran for fifteen seasons from 1983 to 1998. ... For other uses, see Noddy (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch was a three-hour Saturday morning lineup of shows produced by Nelvana and based on the popular childrens books Corduroy, George Shrinks, Elliot Moose, Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, Seven Little Monsters, and Timothy Goes to School. ... The Puzzle Place is a childrens television show produced by KCET in Los Angeles, California and Lancit Media in New York City, New York. ... Shining Time Station was an American television spin-off of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends series co-created by Britt Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow. ... Square One, also known as Square One Television, was a television show produced by the Childrens Television Workshop to teach mathematics and abstract mathematical concepts to young viewers. ... Seven Little Monsters is a kids television program about how seven monsters are a family. ... Theodore Tugboat is a television show for children about a little tugboat, his friends, and their adventures in the Big Harbor. ... Tots TV was a television show, produced by Ragdoll Productions and Central (later owned by Carlton Television) (Both Ragdoll and Central also produced Rosie and Jim and Ragdoll independently produced Teletubbies for the BBC). ... This article is about the PBS game show with this title. ... This article is about the PBS game show with this title. ... Wimzies House was a Canadian produced childrens television program which ran on YTV from 1995 to 1996 and in the United States on PBS from 1997 to 2001[1]. The show has also aired at least as early as 1995 and through the late-1990s on CBC Television... Soccer as Wishbone, the little dog with a big imagination. ... Zoobilee Zoo, a childrens television program featuring costumed performers dressed as animal characters, aired from 1986–1987, then in syndication until 2001 on several television channels including commercial network television stations, public television stations, The Learning Channel, and the Hallmark Channel. ... KLCS Channel 58 is a member station of the Public Broadcasting Service, and is owned by the Los Angeles Unified School District. ...

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Zoom - definition of Zoom in Encyclopedia (146 words)
The word zoom is an example of onomatopoeia that indicates swiftness.
In photography and some computer programs, zoom indicates how much a region is enlarged or shrunk to fill the view, sometimes using a zoom lens.
ZOOM is a television show created by PBS between 1972 and 1979, and now in production again.
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