YMMV / Rainbow


  • Epic Riff: "Man on the Silver Mountain".
  • Face of the Band: Ritchie Blackmore is always making sure that no one forgets that he's this. Take a look at all the live albums that have been released in the last decade, he's on the cover of nearly all of them.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans dismiss all albums made after Dio left the band.
  • Signature Song: "Man on the Silver Mountain", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" and "I Surrender".
    • Also "Stargazer", which more often than not shows up in lists of best metal songs of all time.
    • Catch the Rainbow may also be considered this, due to being played regularly on their performances, including the bands name, (although, to be fair, most of the songs Dio wrote do,) and being generally awesome.

TV show:

  • Accidental Innuendo: The "twangers" episode.
    • May not be as much of a case of "Accidental"!
  • Cult Classic
  • Ear Worm: The original theme. Though a more polarising show, Rainbow Days' pop theme can get engraved into your head as well.
  • Jerkass Dissonance: Despite being rude, arrogant, selfish and annoying, Zippy is perhaps the most popular character on the show.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Bungle's appearance in the first episode. Allegedly he was altered specifically due to scaring too many young audiences.
  • Talking to Himself: Roy Skelton voices both Zippy and George.
  • The Woobie: George and Geoffrey, with how annoying Zippy is.
  • Uncanny Valley: Zippy and George are obvious muppets and thankfully come off as fake enough they look alright. Bungle however is a person in a suit, and aside from the freaky design, his movements are realistic enough to come off as unnerving.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: George.

1996 Film:

  • Angst? What Angst?: Peter shows nearly zero angst about his mother having to be hospitalised for lack of oxygen.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • In the airport the children decide to get their pictures developed of the rainbow. Instead of asking the sheriff if they can, they opt to duck and hide leading to an elaborate chase around the airport. The BLAM comes from the fact that cartoon sound effects are added in and are completely out of place. The entire film basically stops so the Sheriff can get one-upped in slapsticky ways.
    • The strange girl in the tree the kids meet when they get dropped in Kansas. She creeps them out for a couple of minutes before her father drives them to the sheriff station, talking about how she never gets out of the tree. A lot of time and attention is devoted to such an insignificant character. She also gets this odd line which solidifies her BLAM status.
    Girl: You fell out of the sky.
    Mike: You saw us?
    Girl: I saw colours.
  • Cult Classic: The film didn't get a release in the US but has become something of a nostalgic classic for 90s kids who watched it.
  • Designated Villain: Dan Aykroyd's character. He's essentially there to be kind of a dick to the kids and prevent them from developing their pictures.
  • Funny Moments: When Jackie has to pick the kids up from the airport, news crews surround them due to her network leaking the story. She snarks "great. Now the whole world knows!"
  • Narm: The airport slapstick scene, especially when the cartoon sound effects start playing.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Some of the scenes as the colour drains from the world are a bit disturbing, such as when people have to be hospitalised for lack of oxygen or riots break out.
  • Padding: The extended scene in the airport essentially is there to pad Dan Aykroyd's screen time out.
  • Special Effects Failure: Downplayed but you can notice that in the rainbow portions, although the characters speak, you never see their mouths move. This is because the scenes were filmed underwater and sound was dubbed in later.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The scenes inside the rainbow are still pretty stunning - achieved by submerging a green screen inside a diving pool and an instructor working carefully with the child actors to achieve the desired effect. The result is that it looks considerably better than a lot of 90s green screen effects. They were filmed with prototype HD cameras too.