Cuthbert Lilly is one of the two characters to have appeared in every episode.
Richard Waites played both Cuthbert Lilly and Tricky Dicky!
Smarty Arty lasted for seven seasons until he was replaced by Minnie the Mini Magician (the reason that he was replaced is because the producers felt the program needed refreshing.)
There have been 131 episodes of ZZZap! Including ZZZap! Christmas and summer annuals.
The links between the sketches (zooming to each square on the comic) are obviously filmed backwards: Smoke is moving the other way, Cuthbert Lilly magically bursting backwards into his paper burst square, and it would be impossible to get the perfect camera angle once the square is found.
The other children's comics visible on the shelf where Zzzap! is found in the first series are: Playdays, Rainbow, The Beano, Monster In My Pocket and Stingray, amongst others.
When the huge comic set was scrapped, it was bought by a farmer in Norfolk as a present for his grandson.
Cuthbert and Minnie were the only characters to have different pieces of music in every sketch throughout the whole show.