Teletubbies (1997–2001)

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In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing... See full summary »

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Jessica Smith ...
 Sun Baby (365 episodes, 1997-2001)
John Simmit ...
 Dipsy (226 episodes, 1997-2001)
Nikky Smedley ...
 Laa-Laa (226 episodes, 1997-2001)
Pui Fan Lee ...
 Po (226 episodes, 1997-2001)
Tim Whitnall ...
 Narrator / ... (226 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Additional Voice / ... (226 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Additional Voices (226 episodes, 1997-2001)
Mark Heenehan ...
 Tinky-Winky / ... (186 episodes, 1997-2001)
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In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing, running about, and watching real children on the televisions on their bellies. Mysterious pinwheels and telephones rise out of the meadow to loosely direct the day's activities. The Sun, featuring a baby's face, comments on the proceedings with baby noises, and it rises and sets to begin and end the show. Written by Carl J. Youngdahl <zomno@casbah.acns.nwu.edu>

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The popular series gained some notoriety in 1999 when American cleric Jerry Falwell alleged that Tinky Winky was a gay role model for children. Falwell based this theory on the character's purple color and his triangular antenna. Apparently, the color purple and the triangle are sometimes used as symbols of the Gay Pride movement. See more »

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Additional Voices: I'm the bear, I'm the bear, with brown fuzzy hair. I'm hiding from the lion, but he doesn't know where!
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This is the most frighteningly disturbing show on television.
30 October 1998 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Teletubbies is a UK show about four stubby aliens who live on a giant miniature golf course. They walk around the course doing simpletonic tasks and eating alien toast. Their only means of communication is nonsensical jabbering and slight English-sounding words. Every once in a while a talking shower head rises out of the turf and gives them instructions to please the sun which is really a giant baby's head inside of a sun. Then a giant pinwheel beams messages directly into their cerebral cortexes and their abdominal area becomes a projector. Their stomachs usually show small films about children going on adventures, or less exciting things. One time it showed five kids jumping. Just jumping, for five minutes.

If none of this makes sense, watch the show, it probably won't make any more sense, but it might.


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