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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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Series cast summary:
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 Tim Whitnall ...  Narrator / ... 226 episodes, 1997-2001
Eric Sykes ...  Additional Voice / ... 226 episodes, 1997-2001
Toyah Willcox ...  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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When production finished, the BBC had commissioned a total of 367 episodes - enough for every day of the year. It was decided that, as the target audience changes so quickly, more episodes were not needed. See more »


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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The series closes out with the Teletubbies saying bye-bye and the sunshine with the baby sadly going down into sunset See more »


Referenced in Big Train: Episode #1.3 (1998) See more »

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"Teletubbies Everywhere"
7 February 2004 | by donmccullen-1See all my reviews

When this show came on the scene in Britain in the mid 1990's critics were concerned about the show's target audience since its aimed for children two and under. Eventually PBS picked it up for the American audience and it's been with us ever since.

The show specializes in simple stories, poetry, visuals, dance, and the observation of children in the real world (via the pinwheel shaped windmill transmitting those pictures of children to the Teletubbies on their stomachs).

While the Teletubbies are the equalvent of a one year old (the way they speak is a classic example of it), they seem to have their favorite things. Tinky Winky has his red bag (some think he is Gay icon because of this but its up for debate), Dispy likes his black and white hat, Laa-Laa has her Orange ball that look like a balloon, and Poe has her blue scooter. They each have a special song is they go around their play area called Teletubby Land, but they all love spreading love to each other with their "Big Hugs."

The show also makes use of repetition frequently. Usually when the Teletubbies beg to see, hear, or act something out again, whatever it is. This gives the children to soak something in better the second time it's played out. In the recent shows produced the show begins with a segment called "Teletubbies Everywhere" were the use of a video wall is used and video tricks are used such as duplicated Laa Laa's or whatever.

The Voice Trumpets (which look like Periscopes or upside Golf clubs) seem the govern the Teletubbies. They tell its time for the show, and when to say goodbye. They also sing simple song, and tell simple poems. They can pop up anywhere in Teletubby Land even inside the house they live in.

Teletubbies has proven to be a hit worldwide, and regardless whether or not this should ever gone on the air in the first place or if children's TV is being dumbed down. It could be worse, their is that six foot purple thing. Makes you think twice about bashing the Teletubbies.

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