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The show's revamped logo.

Status: Partially Found

Zoom was a live-action children's series that aired from January 4th, 1999, to May 6th, 2005, produced by WGBH (now GBH) that aired on PBS. It was a revival of another live-action series of the same name that aired from 1972-1978. The show is in the same vain as other popular children's shows that aired on PBS like Sesame Street and The Electric Company, but its cast is made up of kids ages 8 and up and perform various activities like games, plays, poems, songs, and would occasionally start conversations on various topics like prejudice and hospitals, with most topics being submitted by the home audience. The revival became a ratings winner for PBS and switched to the channel's children's block "PBS Kids" halfway through the show's first season. The revival lasted 7 seasons with 200 episodes (outliving its precursor in episode length), ending in May 2005 due to poor ratings.[1]


The revival only saw four home media releases in the form of four VHS tapes that were released between 1999 and 2002. After PBS Kids stopped rerunning the show in 2007, a large majority of the show's run has never been seen since and is mostly lost.

As of March 2023, all episodes from seasons 2-7 and 16 episodes from season 1 have been found and uploaded onto YouTube. 14 from the first season were uploaded by YouTube user ZOOMFan1 and 2 more were uploaded by Facebook user Nathan Ng as well.

Uploads of Season 1

Unfortunately, by the time ZOOMFan1 started watching, season 1 would only be syndicated once more from December 2002 to January 2003 and episodes 105-133 that were originally a part of the season would be skipped over.

Also, he accidentally taped over one of the episodes that aired during the time he recorded season 1 (136) and the episode also has yet to surface online in its entirety.

So far, episodes 105-108, 110-111, 113-127, 129, 131, 133 and 136 are the only episodes that are currently unavailable online in their entirety, making them impossible to find.

Lost Footage

Many segments that were filmed for the show remain unaired. Some, if not all of them, are available on the website.

Until the entire first season is uploaded, it can be presumed that all unaired segments from it were released on the "Party With ZOOM" VHS.

Below is a list of lost segments from 25 missing episodes from season 1 and unaired segments from seasons 2-7, gathered from information provided on the website over the years.

Season 1


Season & Episode Name Status
S1E5 Mystery Seeds Found
S1E5 Cup Tower Found
S1E6 Spool Racers Found
S1E7 Film Canister Rockets Found
S1E8 Plastic Bag Parachute Found
S1E10 Newspaper Tower Found
S1E10 Tongue Roller Survey Lost
S1E11 Box Arch Found
S1E11 Bug Survey Found
S1E13 (?) Waterwheel Lost
S1E13 Color Symphony Lost
S1E14 Balloon Cars Lost
S1E15 Baking Soda Vinegar Boat Found
S1E16 Windmills Found
S1E17 Newspaper Chair Found
S1E17 Moldy Soup Found
S1E18 Cantilever Found
S1E19 Egg Drop Found
S1E20 Glider Lost
S1E21 Compost & Biodome Lost
S1E22 Rocking Structure Found
S1E23 Playing Card Structure Lost
S1E24 Law of Gravity Lost
S1E25 Crazy Straw Bridge Lost
S1E25 Germinator Found
S1E26 Baking Soda Submarines Found
S1E27 Naked Egg Drop Found (Poor-Quality)
S1E29 Newspaper Tower II Found
S1E31 Salt Pendulum Lost
S1E33 Strongest Shape Found (Poor-Quality)


Season & Episode Name Status
S1E5 String Sculpture Found
S1E6 Bean Mosaic Found
S1E7 Tie-Dye T-Shirt Lost
S1E8 Pet Can Found
S1E13 Rainstick Found
S1E14 Permanent Sand Castle Found
S1E15 (?) Comic Book File Box Lost
S1E15 Flipbook Found
S1E18 Marble Painting Found
S1E18 Straw Painting Found
S1E18 String Painting Found
S1E19 Gum Wrapper Chain Found
S1E20 (?) Silly Serpent Lost
S1E20 (?) Worry Doll Lost
S1E20 (?) Magazine Beads Lost
S1E23 (?) Glamorous Glitter Eggs Lost
S1E25 Friendship Bracelet Lost
S1E26 Ping Pong Paddles Found
S1E27 Pantyhose Face Doll Lost
S1E33 Yarn Doll Lost
S1E36 (?) Straw Weaving Lost


Season & Episode Name Status
S1E7 (?) Lemon Slush Lost
S1E8 Pizza Bagels Found
S1E10 Banana On a Stick Found
S1E11 Homemade Ice Cream Found
S1E13 (?) Stained Glass Cookies Lost
S1E14 (?) Apple Triangles Lost
S1E14 (?) Pinwheel Cookies Lost
S1E16 ZOOMspread Found
S1E17 (?) Marshmallow Mountain Lost
S1E19 Homemade Pretzels Found
S1E20 Yogurt Parfaits Lost
S1E21 Tortilla Sandwiches Lost
S1E23 Baked Apples Found
S1E24 Peanut Butter Treats Lost
S1E26 Fabulous Fruit Kabobs Lost
S1E29 Calzone Lost
S1E31 Bagel Faces Lost
S1E36 Banana Orange Frost Found
S1E36 Frozen Fruit Smoothie Found
S1E36 Peanut Butter Surprise Found


Season & Episode Name Status
S1E6 Water/Balloon Trick Found
S1E11 Magnet Hands Found
S1E13 Paper Worm Found
S1E16 Door Trick Found
S1E19 (?) The Elbow Trick Lost
S1E20 (?) Walking Through Paper Lost
S1E21 Cup Game with Words Lost
S1E24 Making Paper and Books Fall Lost
S1E25 Penny Pinch Lost
S1E29 The Flying Trick Lost
S1E31 (?) Hoop Glider Found
S1E36 Paper Helicopter Found


Season & Episode Name Status
S1E5 Ice Transfer Found
S1E6 The Slide Lost
S1E7 Peanut Roll Race Found
S1E7 (?) Balloon Bounce On Head Relay Lost
S1E8 Human Knot Found
S1E8 Snatch the Hanky Found
S1E10 Bubblegum Race Lost
S1E10 Dots Found
S1E10 Pileup Lost
S1E11 (?) Toe-to-Toe Lost
S1E11 Simon Says Not Found
S1E13 Dr. Pretzel Lost
S1E14 The Cup Game Partially Found
S1E15 Cracker Whistle Found
S1E16 Feelings Found
S1E16 Beetle Found
S1E16 Tag Found
S1E17 Concentration Found
S1E17 Card Trick Found (Listed as "Card Trick 2")
S1E18 Walk On Your Knees Found
S1E19 The Wind Blows Lost
S1E20 Turkey Chase Lost
S1E21 Head Ball Race Found
S1E22 Paper and Straws Game Lost
S1E23 (?) Octopus Tag Lost
S1E24 Funny Bones Lost
S1E25 Shoe Relay Lost
S1E26 Ping Pong Circle Found
S1E27 Staring Contest Found (Poor-Quality)
S1E27 Down Down Baby Lost
S1E27 Back-to-Back Dash Lost
S1E29 Bubble Race Lost
S1E31 Wink (1 | 2 | 3) Found (Poor-Quality)
S1E33 (?) Jellybean Transfer Lost


Season & Episode Name Status
S1E5 Hands Up! Found
S1E6 Back-to-Back Zinger Found
S1E7 (?) Run, Rabbit Run Lost
S1E7 Ha Ha Found
S1E11 Toss 'n Clap Found
S1E11 Toothpick Puzzles Found
S1E13 Knot Zinger Found
S1E14 Psychic Zinger Found
S1E15 Sock Zinger Found
S1E16 Decipher the Doodles Found
S1E17 Body Zinger Found
S1E18 Headstands Partially Lost (Poor-Quality)
S1E18 Homonyms II Found
S1E19 Sucking Lemon Wedges Found
S1E20 Step Through Your Hands Lost
S1E20 (?) Alphabet Nonsnese Lost
S1E21 (?) Group Juggling Lost
S1E22 Sour Candies Partially Lost (Poor-Quality)
S1E22 Word Game Found
S1E23 Balloon Bouncing Found
S1E24 Zoomnyms Lost
S1E25 Toe Writing Lost
S1E26 Card Trick 2 Found (Part 2 is Listed as Part 1)
S1E27 How Low Can You Go? Lost
S1E29 (?) Draw Your Name On Your Forehead Lost
S1E31 (?) Connect Nine Dots Lost
S1E33 (?) Name 10 Body Parts Using 3 Letters Lost
S1E36 Shoelace Zinger Found
S1E36 Penny Drops Found


Season & Episode Name Status
S1E6 The Mixed-Up Genie Lost
S1E13 Trouble In Candy Kingdom Found
S1E15 Where's Your Homework? Found
S1E19 The Present Partially Lost
S1E21 Little Red Riding Hood: An Ubbi Dubbi Fairy Tale Lost
S1E22 The Fortune Teller Found
S1E24 Hot Dog Experiment Lost
S1E29 The Sweet Roll Found (Poor-Quality)
S1E31 (?) The Bus Ride Lost
S1E33 (?) Name unknown that featured Jared playing as a TV talk show host interviewing Greek gods played by David and Zoe Lost

Ubbi Dubbi Skits

Season & Episode Name Status
S1E5 Singing Voice Found
S1E6 Sneezing Powder Found
S1E7 Hiccups Lost
S1E8 Dancing Shoes Lost
S1E10 Row, Row, Row Your Boat Lost
S1E11 Cough Drops Found
S1E14 (?) Ring Pop Lost
S1E15 Giant Pencil Found
S1E17 Weather Report: Earthquake Found
S1E18 Jokes Found
S1E19 Chips and Dip Found
S1E20 Peanut Butter Lost
S1E23 Keiko the Magician Lost
S1E25 Remote Lost
S1E26 (?) Weather Report: Sun Lost
S1E29 (?) Jared the Chef: Toast Found (Poor-Quality)
S1E33 Jared the Chef: Chocolate Milk Lost
S1E36 Spot the Dog II Found


Season & Episode Name Status
S1E5 Siblings Lost
S1E7 (?) Sports Lost
S1E8 Competition Found
S1E10 Being Left Out Lost
S1E14 (?) Family Relations Lost
S1E15 Embarrassing Moments Found
S1E17 Friends Found
S1E18 Boys and Girls Found
S1E23 Meeting New People Lost
S1E25 Cheating Lost
S1E26 Peer Pressure Found
S1E36 In 10 Years Found


Season & Episode Name Status
S1E6 With Lynese, Pablo, David and Zoe Found
S1E19 Unknown Lost
S1E21 With Keiko, David, Jared and Pablo Found
S1E22 With Lynese, Pablo, Keiko and Alisa Found
S1E27 With Lynese, Zoe, Alisa and Keiko Lost


Season & Episode Name Status
S1E22 Zoe's Flea Circus Found

Additional Segments

In addition to the above, most segments that didn't feature the ZOOMers ("ZOOMGuest", "What's Zup?", etc.) are at large. Other miscellaneous things, such as jokes, poems, the "Today on ZOOM" openings (some of which, in season 1, would feature a ZOOMer introducing the episode's ZOOMAlong) and the stingers after the credits also remain at large.

Season 2


  • Kaleidoscope (made by Kenny; briefly seen in episode 233 at the 26:33 mark)
  • Bubble Stationery and Homemade Envelopes (made by Zoe)


  • Purple Cow (made by Jessie; two versions filmed)
  • Banana Juice (made by Jessie; two versions filmed)
  • Orange Dream Soda (made by Jessie; two versions filmed)
  • Root Beer Float (made by Jessie (?))


  • Mirror Maze (with Jessie (?), Caroline (?), Alisa (?) and Ray (?))


  • Rota
  • Hop The Pawn
  • Category Cards
  • Indoor Bottle Blowing
  • Thrower
  • Alphabet Conversation
  • Marble Toes
  • Charades (also played in season 1)
  • Book Balance On Head Relay
  • ZOOM and Erp


  • ZOOMRoom Card Trick (with Kenny and Zoe (?))
  • Keep In Chair (with Ray and Claudio; also done in season 3 with Frances and Rachel)
  • Compass (with Claudio)
  • Paper Fold (with Zoe (?))
  • House Number Game (possibly unfilmed; website does not provide images)
  • Hand/Foot Coordination (with Caroline (?), Jessie, Kenny and Alisa (?))

Season 3


  • Sponge Stationery (with Frances)
  • Pocket Pouch (with Caroline (?))
  • Masks (with Eric)


  • Apple Sailboat, Celery Wagon and Mouse In a Cage (with Frances (?))
  • Salsa (with Eric (?))


  • Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich (with Eric)
  • Trail Mix (with Kaleigh (?))


  • Equation Bingo
  • Squat Relay
  • Water Tug of War
  • Nim
  • Rhyming Pairs
  • Jump The Creek (with everyone but either Rachel or Frances)
  • Carolyn's Word Game

Season 4


  • Collage (all ZOOMers)
  • Recycled Junk Creature (with Kaleigh, Aline, Rachel, and Matt)
  • Jean Pocket Bag and Jean Leftovers (with Rachel (?))


  • On a Roll (a brief shot of this is seen in the opening)
  • Going On a Picnic
  • Pass The Stick
  • Mixed-Up Sports Relay

Season 5


  • Marionettes (with Estuardo)
  • Yarn Cards (with Aline (?) in season 7 by Kyle and Kortney)


  • Nana's Cookies (with Caroline)


  • Tuna Canoes (with Kortney (?))


  • Musical Clothes
  • Tails (a brief shot of this is seen in the opening)
  • Dictionary Game


  • Drop on Pennies II (with Mike (?) and Caroline (?))
  • Pennies and Water (with Mike and Caroline (?))
  • Soap-powered Boat II

Ubbi Dubbi Skits

  • Cave Man

Season 6


  • Potato Beads (also made by Shing Ying and Emily in season 7; a shot of Emily holding up a bead-lined skewer looks similar to the website photo; however, as that photo was first released in April 2004, it may have still been made in season 6)


  • Buffalo Wings (with Francesco (?) and Cara (?))
  • Corndogs (with Kyle (?) and Kortney (?))
  • Eggboats (with Francesco (?); not to be confused with the sci in season 3 of the same name)


  • Game Timer
  • Secret Candy Safe


None, although The Cup Game (originally played in season one, also played in season 7) and All About You (played in season 5), were listed as "new" when season 6 premiered.

Season 7


  • Balloon Badminton (with Noreen)
  • High Bouncy Ball
  • Sweater Mittens (with Taylor)


  • Monkey Bread (with Taylor (?) and Noreen (?))
  • Homemade Applesauce (with Kyle (?) and Francesco (?))


  • Lettuce Boats (with Nick (?) and Kyle (?)


  • 3-Ball Football
  • Balloon Badminton


  • Deliver a Message (with Nick and Francesco)


  • Clever Jackyl (briefly shown in episode 709 at the 14:02 mark)
  • How Ubbi Dubbi Was Started

Remastering of Earlier Seasons

In 2002, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation began to fund ZOOM. For continuity's sake, the funding credits of all previous episodes were updated to include this.

Season 1 returned to PBS stations in January 2002 to be shown regularly for the first time since September 2000 (a few episodes had been broadcast on some stations in March 2001, but the season had otherwise disappeared from rotation since). Advertised as an "encore presentation" on the website, the season was broadcast on Mondays through Thursdays from January 21 to June 7. Aside from the first episode and the special "The Making of ZOOM," which began and ended the cycle, respectively, all episodes were aired twice on most stations. At the same time, a new, fourth season of the show began premiering on Fridays and aired new episodes up to that point.

After this, season four aired exclusively on weekdays until August, when season 2 began to re-air. As was the case with season 1, it aired on Mondays through Thursdays while the show's fourth season took the Friday timeslot. This continued until December. All episodes of the season were reaired twice on most stations aside from the first; a re-airing of "The Making of ZOOM" on the Thursday of the final week signified the end of the cycle.

During these airings of the first two seasons, the episodes were shown in their remastered forms on local stations. Both of the seasons had originally contained a short segment known as "ZOOM a Cum Laude," in which the ZOOMers would give kids acknowledgment and credit for their work on certain things. During the third season, this segment was removed and replaced with a new one called "ZOOM Into Action," which was similar but focused more on volunteering.

For continuity's sake, local airings of the first two seasons removed the original "ZOOM a Cum Laude" segments and replaced them with "ZOOM Into Action" ones. Because these new segments were made well after the first two seasons were filmed, they didn't show the cast of those seasons or have them narrating, like the original "ZOOM a Cum Laude" segments did.

In addition to this, season 2 saw many of the 30-second stingers originally shown at the end of the episodes shortened to 15 seconds or replaced with a short, 15-second web advertisement.

After a short period from December 2002 to January 2003, season 1 was rerun on Mondays through Thursdays, with season four once again taking the Friday timeslot. Season 3 began re-airing immediately after. Following the pattern of the first two seasons, it aired on Mondays through Thursdays, while season 4 took the Friday timeslot as usual. The show's fifth season premiered on March 31, 2003, and interrupted the cycle for a week of new episodes; it was regulated to Fridays only the following week, while the third season returned to the Mondays through Thursdays timeslot. This continued until early June. During this time, all episodes of the third season except for episodes 301, 321, 322 and 340 were aired twice on most stations.

Like season 2, local broadcasts of season 3 saw the original stingers for the episodes shortened to 15 seconds or replaced with 15-second website advertisements. In addition to this, a short clip originally shown at the beginning of the first episode was removed. Taking the place of the standard "Today on ZOOM" opening, it featured returning ZOOMers Kenny and Caroline welcoming viewers back to the show and introducing the new season. In later airings, this was replaced with a standard "Today on ZOOM." (It should be noted that this was only used a few times before the episode's final airing on local stations, which preempted it for "ZOOM Out The Vote!" promos.)

WGBY Airings and Availability

Despite these edits remaining permanent in all further airings of the episodes on local stations, WGBH's own station, WGBY, continued to show the episodes almost exactly as they were originally shown. Although ZOOMFan1 started recording the show in 2002, he mainly recorded it on the WGBY station.

Although two episodes of season 1 (101 and 104) and one episode of season 2 (234) in his uploaded collection are local versions, they appear to be no different from the WGBY versions at the time. There is no "ZOOM Into Actions" on any of them, suggesting no "ZOOM a Cum Laude" was shown on WGBY, and episode 234 has its 30-second stinger intact. However, ZOOMFan1 has since recalled seeing a "ZOOM a Cum Laude" be featured in the WGBY broadcast of episode 104.

The season 3 recordings, meanwhile, contain six local episode broadcasts. They are episodes 306, 307, 311, 315, 326, and 329, respectively. Interestingly, the recording of episode 326 contains a 30-second stinger and the original funding credits. In contrast, the recording of episode 318, despite being a WGBY broadcast, contains the updated funding credits and a 15-second stinger.

While it is unknown for sure what the true stingers for episodes 306, 307, 311, 315, 318 and 329 are, it can be approximated. Episode 306 contains an "Ubbi Dubbi Man" skit, and the true stinger for all other episodes containing said skit was a website advertisement relating to it. So 306 most likely featured that. Episodes 307 and 311 contain shortened versions of stingers that appear as regular, 30-second ones on WGBY recordings of other episodes; it's fairly safe to assume that those were the original stingers for these episodes. Episode 315 most likely featured the web advertisement relating to the play "Time-Out!" that is shown at the end of episodes 324 and 326, as 315 was the episode that featured said play. The recordings of episodes 318 and 329 each feature 15-second clips that are continuations of games shown earlier in their respective episode. Several other true stingers feature these, so it's safe to assume that the true stingers for these episodes were simply longer versions (ZOOMFan1 remembers 318's containing another round of the game shown). If so, these are the only material from season 3 (aside from the local opening used for episode 301) that are currently missing.

In short, season 3 remained entirely unedited from its original broadcast when WGBY aired it after the remastering. The first two seasons, however, are a different story.

Permanent Disappearance of Material From First Two Seasons

One thing notably absent from most of ZOOMFan1's ten episodes is the ZOOM a Cum Laude segment. The only episodes to feature it are 102 (as a stinger), 103, and 137. According to ZOOMFan1, episode 136 did not feature one either.

While the episodes to feature the ZOOM a Cum Laude segment run 28:25, all but two of the episodes that don't feature it (138 and 140, respectively) run about 30 seconds shorter. Since ZOOM a Cum Laude were about this length in the first season, it can be assumed that they were featured in the original broadcasts for these episodes, only to be permanently removed from all stations after the remastering. A very abrupt cut in the recording of episode 135 (at the 24:06 mark) appears to be evidence of the episodes being edited.

Additional evidence of edits in the remastering comes from KrisTheKnight's 2008-2009 clips from the season. In 2016, YouTube user Adam Suckenick discovered that the ending to the "Fun Shaped Jell-O" Cafe ZOOM segment contained different music in ZOOMFan1 and KrisTheKnight's respective uploads of the clip and the episode featuring it and that the screen faded purple on the former's version and green on the latter's. Because of this, the ZOOM a Cum Laude segment in episode 139 after the "Fun Shaped Jell-O" Cafe ZOOM segment was cut out in the 2002 remastering.

Some months later, in 2017, user BirdOfPrey12 found another difference in clips that both KrisTheKnight and ZOOMFan1 had uploaded: the fact that the "feather zinger" segment (the first segment of the entire series) ended with the zinger logo appearing in KrisTheKnight's version of the clip, despite being followed by a ZOOMDo in ZOOMFan1's upload of the episode. This suggests that some segments were rearranged in the 2002 remastering. However, someone who saw the original version of episode 101 (when WGBH was still allowing their digitized episodes to be privately viewed) has stated that the order of the segments is the same as in ZOOMfan1’s recording, adding further confusion to things.

When episodes 109, 112 and 130 were uploaded onto YouTube, the beginning and end of them are lost. However, everything from the end of the theme song to the credits is intact.

In short, there is a lot of mystery surrounding the remastering of season one, in addition to some of the season being a mystery itself, as 25 episodes are missing in their complete format, and episodes 107, 110, 113-124, 126, 129, 131, 133 and 136 don't have a ton of information online yet.

WGBH used to allow users to request 2 of the digitized ZOOM episodes, including missing episodes from the first season. If they did that, they could be viewed for private exhibition only for 2 weeks. As of March 2023, Peter Higgins is retired, so WGBH cannot give out episodes to users anymore.

Season 2 doesn't appear to have gone through nearly as many permanent edits in the remastering. Aside from episode 234, all the episodes of the season posted are from WGBY recordings. Of the 39 WGBY recordings, only four episodes appear to have been edited from the original broadcast versions, of which the following changes were made:

  1. 201: This episode was only broadcast once on WGBY after the 2002 remastering and is different from both the original version and the local 2002 version. The ZOOM a Cum Laude (narrated by Alisa, and taking place between the ZMail and Claudio and Zoe’s joke) was completely removed (local versions used a “ZOOM Into Action” in it’s place), and the WGBH logo is narrated by Caroline instead of Kenny. The web surfing stinger was also replaced with a 15-second ad with Caroline (which presumably was also featured on the local version).
  2. 238: The ZOOM a Cum Laude was again completely removed (currently it’s unknown who narrated this one). Additionally, a shortened version of the end funding credits was used in place of the standard one.
  3. 239: This one seems to be unedited, except for the fact that, like 238, it uses a shortened version of the standard end fundings.
  4. 240: Like 201, the ZOOM a Cum Laude (the final one of the series, and also narrated by Alisa) is removed; it was shown directly before the ZOOMPhenom. The stinger was also changed; originally, it was Zoe and Ray’s web ad shown in the middle of episode 214, albeit with the ZOOMPlayhouse logo at the beginning. WGBY (and presumably all local airings) replaced it with Caroline’s game ad (from episode 203). Additionally, it also featured the shortened end fundings shown in episodes 238 and 239.

Interestingly, user BirdOfPrey12 claims to distinctly remember a short skit in the middle of an early season 2 episode that isn't in any of ZOOMFan1's uploads. However, episode 201 is the only early episode of the season to run under time, and that’s simply due to the missing ZOOM a Cum Laude and shortened stinger.

Missing Things from Seasons 4-7

Because WGBY was the main station ZOOMFan1 recorded from, almost everything from the original airings of seasons 2 and 3 are available online. Some "ZOOM Into Action!" segments from seasons 4-7 narrated by the ZOOMers aren't, however, as WGBY featured its own version of the segment that didn't feature the ZOOMers and focused on different volunteers from those shown on the local versions. Currently, episodes 401, 404, 405, 410, 412, 413, 501, 503, 505, 507, 508, 509, 512, 518, 716, 717 and 718 are the only local ZITAs from the seasons available.

All episodes of season 6 notably showed the ZOOMers backstage during the credits, but on WGBY, it showed a select group of kids thanking viewers for "ZOOMing on WGBY." Episodes 703-709 of season 7 do this as well. All of the remaining uploads aside from 701, 712, 718 and 720 show standard credits (the first two were specials). Since several of the episodes with the groups of kids are from WGBY, it's possible that some of those featured the ZOOMers on the local versions. Meanwhile, episodes 602 (from a different source), 603, 616 and 618 are the only episodes with the local credits available. Both versions of the credits for episode 604 are missing, as ZOOMFan1's recording reuses episode 603's credits. It's also worth noting that episodes 610, 612, 615, and 620 are all under 28 minutes long; it's unlikely anything was removed in certain broadcasts, and merely due to the fact that season 6's episodes didn't have a standard length.

Local airings of seasons 4 and 5, interestingly, also featured brief shots of scenes from the respective episodes in the openings. Currently, only the versions of episodes 401, 405, 408, 503, 505, 507, and 508 (from a different source) and 518 are available.

"ZOOM Out The Vote"

From August to November of 2004, promos to support the election featuring current ZOOMers were featured on local airings in place of "Today on ZOOM" and the stingers. A few have been found and uploaded by ZOOMFan1, although some are still at large.

As ZOOM also aired during the 2000 election, it's possible that similar promos were aired at the time.

Miscellaneous Things

  • In ZOOMFan1's recordings, there are two instances when the recording blacks out. Approximately 40 seconds of the ZOOMGuest segment in 236 is missing due to a glitch in the recording. It also blacks out briefly in episode 301 right after Caroline eats the edible spiders.
  • It's possible that the special "The Making of ZOOM" featured a regular "Today on ZOOM" in airings after the remastering; half of ZOOMFan1's recording of it comes from a local station, but the beginning isn't featured. Of note is the fact that the recording doesn't contain the original stinger for the episode, a preview of season 2. ZOOMFan1 has confirmed that the WGBY version contained it, however. This means it was likely removed during the remastering due to being outdated, like the opening for 301. If so, this supports the idea that the local version contained a "Today on ZOOM" at the time.


Stills (Season 1)

Behind the Scenes (Season 1)

Pictures (Season 1)

Stills (Season 2)

Stills (Season 3)

Behind the Scenes (Season 3)

Stills (Season 4)

Behind the Scenes (Season 4)

Stills (Season 5)

Behind the Scenes (Season 5)

Stills (Season 6)

Behind the Scenes (Season 6)

Stills (Season 7)

See Also




PBS Kids