History Series / Teletubbies

25th Aug '16 4:05:14 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* RetroActiveRecognition: The Asian lesbian from ''{{Metrosexuality}}'' and co-host of [=CBeebies=] is Po.

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* RetroActiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition: The Asian lesbian from ''{{Metrosexuality}}'' ''Series/{{Metrosexuality}}'' and co-host of [=CBeebies=] is Po.
30th Jul '16 9:22:28 AM Josh0108
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* ConspicuousCG: Most of the magical events have this.bThe Animal Parade, the Magic Tree (also uses puppetry), the Three Boats and the Dancing Bear, were all animated in CGI, and the show was just broadcast two years after ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' came out!

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* ConspicuousCG: Most of the magical events have this.bThe The Animal Parade, the Magic Tree (also uses puppetry), the Three Boats and the Dancing Bear, were all animated in CGI, and the show was just broadcast two years after ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' came out!
30th Jul '16 9:20:07 AM Josh0108
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* ConspicuousCG: The Animal Parade, the Magic Tree, the Three Boats, the Tea Party, the Dancing Bear, the Dancing Mushrooms, the House, and the Marching Soldiers were all animated in CGI... and the show was just broadcast two years after ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' came out!

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* ConspicuousCG: The Most of the magical events have this.bThe Animal Parade, the Magic Tree, Tree (also uses puppetry), the Three Boats, the Tea Party, Boats and the Dancing Bear, the Dancing Mushrooms, the House, and the Marching Soldiers were all animated in CGI... CGI, and the show was just broadcast two years after ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' came out!



* TrashTheSet: Teletubby Land was built on the spot of a farmer's field, who only allowed them to use the spot for a certain amount of time, so when that time was up, the producers had to tear down the set quick, fast, and in a hurry. This may, or may not, explain why in later episodes, newly created footage simply featured the Teletubbies in blank, solid-colored screens. Even after the set was taken down, so many curious tourists trespassed on his property to see where it was set up that the farmer eventually ''flooded the entire area'' to deter any further intrusions.

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* TrashTheSet: Teletubby Land was built on the spot of a farmer's field, field in Warwickshire, who only allowed them to use the spot for a certain amount of time, so when that time was up, the producers had to tear down dismantle the set quick, fast, and in a hurry. This may, or may not, explain why in later episodes, newly created footage simply featured the Teletubbies in blank, solid-colored screens. Even after the set was taken down, so many curious tourists trespassed on his property to see where it was set up that the farmer eventually ''flooded the entire area'' to deter any further intrusions.
9th Jul '16 2:47:14 PM Pichu-kun
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* AerithAndBob: Laa-Laa's name is patterned after Nala from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.

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* AerithAndBob: AerithAndBob:
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Laa-Laa's name is patterned after Nala from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.



* BilingualBonus: Po is voiced by a native speaker of cantonese, and several of the things they say are actual phrases from that language. Most commonly, she will say the cantonese phrases for 'Go faster' and 'Go slower' when riding her scooter.

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* BilingualBonus: Po is voiced by actually speaks Cantonese, a native speaker of cantonese, and several dialect of the things they say are actual phrases from that language. Most commonly, she will say Chinese language, at least in the cantonese phrases for 'Go faster' and 'Go slower' original BBC broadcasts. This is most noticeable when she's riding her scooter.scooter (''fai-ti'' and ''mun'' means ''fast'' and ''slow'' in Cantonese respectively). She has also been heard to count to three in Cantonese (''yap'', ''yi'' and ''sahm'' means ''one'', ''two'' and ''three'' in Cantonese respectively). ''Po'' also means the action ''to hug'' in several Chinese dialects.



* ChristmasEpisode: There are episodes where TheFaceOfTheSun [[AbsenteeActor DOESN'T appear]], and it snows in Teletubbyland. Some VHS releases dub the episodes with the word "Christmas" in them.

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* ChristmasEpisode: ChristmasEpisode:
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There are episodes where TheFaceOfTheSun [[AbsenteeActor DOESN'T appear]], and it snows in Teletubbyland. Some VHS releases dub the episodes with the word "Christmas" in them.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Voice Trumpets, the Windmill, and the ever-present and always watching Sun are sometimes interpreted as a ShoutOut to the book ''Nineteen Eighty-Four''.
** This is further supported by the ending of each episode. After the Teletubbies begin to jump down into their astrodome, one or more of the tubbies will remain. They are then rebuked by the Voice Trumpets with a resounding 'NO', before they too jump down the astrodome's 'skylight'.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Voice Trumpets, the Windmill, and the ever-present and always watching Sun are sometimes interpreted as a ShoutOut to the book ''Nineteen Eighty-Four''.
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Eighty-Four''. This is further supported by the ending of each episode. After the Teletubbies begin to jump down into their astrodome, one or more of the tubbies will remain. They are then rebuked by the Voice Trumpets with a resounding 'NO', before they too jump down the astrodome's 'skylight'.



* RogerRabbitEffect: The NightmareFuel Bear and Lion.

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* RogerRabbitEffect: RogerRabbitEffect:
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The NightmareFuel Bear and Lion.



* TokenMinority: WordOfGod is that Dipsy is black (despite not exactly looking like it) and Po is Chinese.
** If you look closely, Dipsy's skin (fur?) color is actually slight darker than all the rest.
** It was a stunt actor allusion as well: Dipsy and Po's actors are black and Chinese in RealLife as well.
*** [[BilingualBonus Po actually speaks Cantonese]], a dialect of the Chinese language, at least in the original BBC broadcasts. This is most noticeable when she's riding her scooter (''fai-ti'' and ''mun'' means ''fast'' and ''slow'' in Cantonese respectively). She has also been heard to count to three in Cantonese (''yap'', ''yi'' and ''sahm'' means ''one'', ''two'' and ''three'' in Cantonese respectively). ''Po'' also means the action ''to hug'' in several Chinese dialects.

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* TokenMinority: WordOfGod is that Dipsy is black (despite not exactly looking like it) and Po is Chinese.
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Chinese. If you look closely, Dipsy's skin (fur?) color is actually slight darker than all the rest.
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rest. It was a stunt actor allusion as well: Dipsy and Po's actors are black and Chinese in RealLife as well.
*** [[BilingualBonus Po actually speaks Cantonese]], a dialect of the Chinese language, at least in the original BBC broadcasts. This is most noticeable when she's riding her scooter (''fai-ti'' and ''mun'' means ''fast'' and ''slow'' in Cantonese respectively). She has also been heard to count to three in Cantonese (''yap'', ''yi'' and ''sahm'' means ''one'', ''two'' and ''three'' in Cantonese respectively). ''Po'' also means the action ''to hug'' in several Chinese dialects.
well.



* TrashTheSet: Teletubby Land was built on the spot of a farmer's field, who only allowed them to use the spot for a certain amount of time, so when that time was up, the producers had to tear down the set quick, fast, and in a hurry. This may, or may not, explain why in later episodes, newly created footage simply featured the Teletubbies in blank, solid-colored screens.
** Even after the set was taken down, so many curious tourists trespassed on his property to see where it was set up that the farmer eventually ''flooded the entire area'' to deter any further intrusions.

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* TrashTheSet: Teletubby Land was built on the spot of a farmer's field, who only allowed them to use the spot for a certain amount of time, so when that time was up, the producers had to tear down the set quick, fast, and in a hurry. This may, or may not, explain why in later episodes, newly created footage simply featured the Teletubbies in blank, solid-colored screens.
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screens. Even after the set was taken down, so many curious tourists trespassed on his property to see where it was set up that the farmer eventually ''flooded the entire area'' to deter any further intrusions.
3rd Mar '16 4:05:08 PM n3rd_d4sh
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** With all their bizarre names, Po is the closet one to sound notmal

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** With all their bizarre names, Po is the closet one to sound notmalnormal.
3rd Mar '16 4:04:55 PM n3rd_d4sh
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** With all their bizarre names, Po is the closet one to sound notmal
31st Jan '16 1:47:45 AM Killerweinerdog
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** Even after the set was taken down, so many curious tourists trespassed on his property to see where it was set up that the farmer eventually ''flooded the entire area'' to deter any further intrusions.
17th Jan '16 7:10:47 AM RAMChYLD
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* TheKiddieRide: There's one fashioned after the [=Tubbytronic Superdome=], and another after Noo-Noo.

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* TheKiddieRide: There's one ''two'' fashioned after the [=Tubbytronic Superdome=], and another after Noo-Noo.
22nd Dec '15 8:13:40 AM PhoenixFalcon
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* NightmareFuel: You can count on it that many children were probably freaked out by TheFaceOfTheSun's occasional squawking or loud cries.
27th Nov '15 9:44:48 PM polybius81
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''Teletubbies'' originated on Creator/TheBBC in 1997, and proved to be popular worldwide. The show ended in 2001 with 365 episodes, but was revived in 2016 on BBC yet again (and Nickelodeon in the United States).

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''Teletubbies'' originated on Creator/TheBBC in 1997, and proved to be popular worldwide. The show ended in 2001 with 365 episodes, but was revived in 2016 2015 on BBC yet again (and Nickelodeon in the United States).
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