A band of primate friends play music in their tropical island paradise and meet different musical guests.
A band of primate friends play music in their tropical island paradise and meet different musical guests. Zak has decided to be super hero, Super Zak, and the ZingZillas need to find a super new sound for their super hero Big Zing. Is Zak the only super hero on the island though?
with Andean pipers Kausary
Big Zing: "It's Just A Noise"
The ZingZillas have come up with a really upbeat Big Zing which celebrates Drum's drumming. They think the song is great. Over the balcony in Todd's garden, though, they notice Todd wearing a pinny just like the ones the Beach Byrds wear. He can't stop to talk because he's off to work at the Coconut Hut. The ZingZillas rush to the Coconut Hut to find out what's going on.
Todd's Auntie Dot is spending the evening on ZingZilla Island and so Panzee has organised a special show for her. There is going to be a number of songs by the ZingZillas plus a special act by the Moaning Stones, Granite and Gravel. Todd is master of ceremonies and quickly starts the show with a whack on his big gong - everyone, including Auntie Dot, shakes. Panzee desperately wants the show to be perfect but is already worried that Todd's over enthusiastic gonging may spoil it. There is no time to worry though because the ZingZillas are up first.
Zak offers to look after DJ Loose's Aloha Flower for the day. So DJ explains that an Aloha Flower needs two things, plenty of shade and plenty of water to keep it healthy. Zak takes the Aloha Flower and leaves it in the shade in the Clubhouse, but forgets to keep it watered.
The ZingZillas gather in the Glade to hear Beats of Polynesia, a Hawaiian group. Meanwhile, the sun has moved and as it shines directly on the flower, the flower wilts. DJ is due to get back soon so in a panic Zak snatches up the Aloha Flower and dashes off to hide it.
He hides the flower, but Todd discovers it. Todd persuades Zak to water the Aloha Flower. Zak does so and it immediately starts to perk up. Zak remembers that was the other rule! Keep it watered! He dashes back to the Coconut Hut with the Aloha Flower just as DJ arrives.
Having seen a full size orchestra in the Glade, the ZingZillas return to the Coconut Hut to compete against each other in the Big Quiz. The winner will win the Golden Coconut. Todd is the question master and the Beach Byrds are his able assistants. The questions are on the four sections of the orchestra: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.
It's early in the morning and Zak is still fast asleep. DJ Loose introduces Tang, Panzee and Drum to Stuart Zender who is playing slap bass guitar. The ZingZillas love the tappy, slappy sound and DJ explains the technique is called slap bass because of the way you slap the guitar strings with your thumb. With a bit of practise Panzee plays slap bass too and she can't wait to play it to Zak.
It is the Big Day Off on ZingZilla Island. There's no Big Zing so Panzee decides to go to play on the beach, Drum decides to play in the jungle and Zak decides to have a sleep in the Clubhouse. Tang can't decide what to do, so DJ Loose suggests that Tang could put photos of all the guests who have played in the Glade in his photo album.
Drum discovers a small wooden box washed up on the beach. The other ZingZillas are really intrigued by the box. They open it up and inside there is a ballerina wearing a pink tutu - it's a music box. When Drum winds the box up beautiful twirly music plays and the ballerina turns around. It makes Drum want to dance too so Panzee finds her a tutu to wear.
Panzee wants to sing lead vocals in the Big Zing for once. Zak thinks that is a great idea. In the Glade the ZingZillas watch BJ Cole play the pedal steel guitar. They all love the sad sound of country music. Afterwards Panzee isn't looking where she is going and she trips on a tree stump and hurts her knee. Finally Panzee re-joins the others in the Clubhouse. Still hurting she sings It's Not Bad To Be Sad. When the song is finished the others decide she needs to sit down and take the weight off her knee. Zak and Tang go to and ask DJ for advice. Drum stays in the Clubhouse to nurse Panzee and Todd tells Panzee she must rest for a while, but has an idea on how to get her to the Big Zing in time.
Todd is playing skittles in the garden and having knocked them all over he is keen to show Drum his new invention which will automatically stand the skittles back up. All he has to do is press the big red button. However when he does so Drum sits down and the skittles don't move. Todd realises that he has invented a sitting down machine rather than a standing up machine. Drum thinks the machine is great fun and while Todd's back is turned she rushes off to have some fun with it around the island. They head to the glade where they watch Matt Gooderson playing keyboards and making lots of sounds and music with lots of different switches and buttons. Drum loves it and wants to press buttons to make sounds in the Big Zing. Todd rushes off to invent something with sound-making buttons on it.
The ZingZillas hear a cool new sound coming form the glade and go to check it out. DJ loose introduces them to Chris Lowe who is playing the trombone. Zak loves the sound it makes and thinks the way it slides up and down is really cool. Zak decides he'd like to play the trombone. Luckily the trombonist lends him his spare trombone and DJ tells him to take good care of it. However Zak and Panzee get so excited about having a go on the trombone they end up pulling it apart. Neither of them realise that the slide is meant to come off and think they have broken it. Instead of telling the truth to Tang and Drum, Zak hides the broken trombone in a bush and tells them he's given it back to the trombonist to polish.
Zak wishes he could balance a banana on the end of his nose. Tang thinks he should sing about wishes in the Wish Song, which is their Big Zing song. The band rehearse. It is thirsty work and, casually rubbing her ear, Panzee wishes she had a drink. Just then Todd calls up with a tray of drinks for the ZingZillas. Zak and Tang are astonished - Panzee can make wishes come true - just be rubbing her ear! Panzee decides she is going to make everyone on the Island's wishes come true and she heads off. In a jungle clearing nearby Panzee sets up a wish stall but she discovers that she can't actually make wishes come true. Zak can't balance a banana on his nose, Drum doesn't get a second Yapple and Tang isn't turned into a butterfly. Panzee realises her Wish Stall is useless and she dashes off saying she can't play the Big Zing.
The ZingZillas have decided to take the day off and visit the Cinema. Drum doesn't know what a cinema is. The others explain it is a place where you go to see your favourite films. However, Granite and Gravel are worried. If the ZingZillas are spending the day at the Cinema who is going to play the Big Zing? Meanwhile the ZingZillas have gone into the jungle, found the cinema and are ready to watch the film. Todd, the projectionist tells them they are going to watch their favourite Big Zings. Todd presses the remote, there is a loud explosion and the projector blows up! They can't watch any more films, but DJ appears with a solution.
Panzee is very keen to find a good costume to wear for today's Big Zing. In the Glade the ZingZillas watch La Cuba Ritmo, a Salsa Band, perform with a two salsa dancers. Panzee falls in love with Salsa dancing, and in particular the Salsa girl's yellow costume and bright yellow necklace. She is determined to dance in the Big Zing.
In the Clubhouse the ZingZillas rehearse a Salsa song. However, at the moment that Panzee is supposed to dance all she does is fall over. Tang suggests that she needs to practice but Panzee doesn't listen. Todd persuades Panzee to be his partner, but only if she practices.
Featuring La Cuba Ritmo.
The ZingZillas listen to Jonathan Mayer who is playing the sitar. They love the way the strings make a bendy sound and Drum suggests they create a sitar Big Zing. The stories in his comic have given Zak lots of ideas but he can't decide which one to sing about. Todd can't decide what to paint. Over at the Coconut Hut Tang and Panzee can't decide what drink to have either and back in the Clubhouse Zak still can't decide what to sing about. They realise they should sing all about making choices - after all they've had difficulty choosing all day!
The ZingZillas find out that that taking care of a pet isn't as easy as it may seem - especially when it keeps on squeaking. Maybe the beautiful sound of Nicola Benedetti playing the violin can help them.
The ZingZillas are practicing The High Notes and Low Notes Song. Zak sings all the low parts and Panzee sings the high part. But she can't reach the highest note. Panzee realises that she can't sing the high note. Downstairs in Todd's garden Panzee suddenly hears a very high note coming from the jungle. It is the perfect note for the song, but where is it coming from? Drum races off to find out. Meanwhile Zak and Tang sit with Drum in the Glade and watch Frank Perry play notes by tapping bowls around him. It is the perfect sound for the Big Zing. Back in the jungle, Todd gets out his Noise-A-Tron - a device that detects which direction a sound is coming from.
With the help of the sounds of the bassoon, Zak, Tang, Panzee and Todd search ZingZilla Island for a
strange little creature known only as the Drumbaloola. They soon discover that the Drumbaloola looks very familiar!
DJ Loose reminisces about how he used to go on tour when he was in a band. He explains that going on tour is a bit like going on holiday. Panzee and Zak think the ZingZillas should go on tour too. As luck has it there is ship about to leave the bay and so they'd better get a move on. They love the idea of leaving the island and even decide to do the Big Zing on the boat. They rush back to the Clubhouse to tell the others. But Tang is none to thrilled about going on tour - he thinks he'll really miss his island home.
It's Pirate Day on the island and Zak has accidentally buried Panzee's new pirate hat and forgotten where it's buried. Will they find it before the last coconut? Panzee won't dance in the Big Zing without it! Featuring the Hornpipers.
Drum's imaginary friend Pom Pom starts to boss everybody around and stops the ZingZillas from rehearsing for the Big Zing. What can Panzee, Zak and Tang do about Pom Pom without upsetting Drum? Featuring Ebony Steel Trust.
After hearing the beautiful music of the Waterphone played by Dame Evelyn Glennie, Tang searches the jungle for his very own amazing new sound for the totally 'jungle' Big Zing.
DJ Loose introduces a very special show. It's the DJ Loose Radio Show and all day it's him with his very own show. Coming up there will be music, jokes, dancing and lots of fun.