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Fun and disturbing facts about «Teletubbies»

Fun and disturbing facts about «Teletubbies»

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Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po and Tinky Winky are our childhood nightmares.

07/11/2022, 04:4707/11/2022, 06:09

Corinna Muhl
Corinna Muhl


It’s been so long, millions children Around the world, they spent their days in front of a television box and sang to the tune of “Teletubbies”. 25 years to be exact. It was first broadcast on BBC in 1997, and two years later the program was also broadcast on KiKA.

So it’s time for some fun and sometimes disturbing facts. But first we need to clarify one question:

Teletubbies giants

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Even if Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po, and Tinky Winky look like little kids, their height is anything but small. Po is the smallest with a height of 1.82 meters. Laa Laa and Dipsy measure 3.04 metres, while Tinky Winky is the tallest of the group at 3.35 metres.

Giant Teletubbies = Giant rabbits

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Precisely because Teletubbies were so large, no normal sized rabbits could live in their garden. In order for the relative proportions to be correct, giant rabbit used. These weigh an average of seven kilograms.

Storm the charts

In December 1997, Teletubbies released a song called “Teletubbies Say ‘Eh-Oh”. The single reached #1 on the UK charts, selling 1.2 million copies and certified double platinum.

Watch the official music video here:

Movie site flooded

It was not filmed in a studio, but on a location in Warwickshire (England) owned by a farmer.

This is what the movie site looked like at the time:

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However, the dome has been demolished and replaced by the landowner’s pond to discourage tourists from entering her property. Many wanted to know where the Teletubbies movie was filmed.

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Inspired by the landing on the moon

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They look like aliens, but it was the astronauts who landed on the moon in 1969 who inspired the Teletubbies. subordinate Show co-creator Andrew Davenport said in an interview with The Guardian:

“I found it amusing that at the height of human achievement, the characters emerging from landing capsules in massive space suits look like little children, with big heads and short legs, and react to the excitement of their new world by hopping.”

Andrew Davenport

Black and white Teletubbies are the stuff of your nightmares

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Fortunately, color TV was already around when the Teletubbies aired. There is a scary black and white video of Teletubbies Music by Joy Division.

Here you are:

One episode caused the children to panic

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But there was also an official episode that was never broadcast. There, a bear and a lion repeatedly appear, causing panic in a test group of children. So the episode called “See Saw” wasn’t shown until 2000 and then it was revised.

Original episode “See Saw”:

Tinky Winky Controversy

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In conservative districts Poland and the United State The Tinky Winky controversy arose. He is rumored to be gay because he is purple and carries a handbag. The BBC denied this Rumors Is that.

I am fully censored North Korea Teletubbies, on the other hand, are allowed. Dictator Kim Jong Un classified the series as “safe” in 2014.

Tubby Custard made with mashed potatoes

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Tubby Custard, Teletubbies’ favorite snack, is a mixture of mashed potatoes and red and yellow acrylic paint. It is better not to cook it at home.

There are offspring in the land of Teletubbies

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In 2015, a reboot of the Teletubbies program began to introduce Tiddlytubbies. These Tiddlytubbies are descendants of Teletubbies and they are all fully mobile. There are eight children in total and they all voted by the same voice actress.

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