History YMMV / Teletubbies

1st Dec '16 2:36:20 PM smileykits
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** The bear and lion, with the former implied to be deliriously insane and the lion is very menacing and is implied to have killed the bear at the end of the chase. Understandably, the duo has been [[BannedInChina banned in pretty much every country in the world]], and in any alien civilizations that may have picked it up.
** With respect to the Bear and the Lion, the overlay from Animal Parade and Three Ships, the weird CGI from Dancing Bear, the soap commercial dropouts from The Magic Tree and The Magic House and the dolls from Little Bo Beep, all attracted their fair share of controversy too.

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** The bear and lion, with the former implied to be deliriously insane and the lion is very sketch, which featured uncanny puppetry and menacing and is implied music that were [[SarcasmMode sure to have killed get the bear at the end of the chase. kids entertained.]] Understandably, the duo has been sketch was [[BannedInChina banned in pretty much every country in four countries, including the world]], USA]], and in any alien civilizations that may have picked it up.
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a new version was created with silly sound effects and comedic gags like the Bear and the Lion, the overlay from Animal Parade and Three Ships, the weird CGI from Dancing Bear, the soap commercial dropouts from The Magic Tree and lion meowing for some reason.
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The Magic House sketch was also rather unnerving to some, especially in the original UK broadcasts where the puppet inside the house made very weird noises and the dolls from Little Bo Beep, all attracted their fair share of controversy too.sang off-key.



** The Bear is a woman (Penelope Keith), but in some languages, to save confusion, ShesAManInJapan.

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** The Bear is a woman (Penelope Keith), but in some languages, to save confusion, ShesAManInJapan.
14th Nov '16 6:37:59 AM RashandFierce
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** The Bear and Lion short is nightmare fuel as is. But once you read about the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BEAR_and_LION_ciphers BEAR and LION ciphers]] on TheOtherWiki , the entire thing suddenly becomes an allegory about espionage and counter-espionage.

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** The Bear and Lion short is nightmare fuel as is. But once you read about the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BEAR_and_LION_ciphers BEAR and LION ciphers]] on TheOtherWiki , TheOtherWiki, the entire thing suddenly becomes an allegory about espionage and counter-espionage.



* MostAnnoyingSound: TheFaceOfTheSun. Her laughs are really shrill and high-pitched.

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* MostAnnoyingSound: TheFaceOfTheSun.The Baby Sun. Her laughs are really shrill and high-pitched.



** You can count on it that many children were probably freaked out by TheFaceOfTheSun's occasional squawking or loud cries.

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** You can count on it that many children were probably freaked out by TheFaceOfTheSun's the Baby Sun's occasional squawking or loud cries.cries. ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' put it best: "Oh, ''GOD!''".



* PeripheryDemographic: Is popular with young adults who are into Rave culture, probably because of its surrealism.

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* PeripheryDemographic: Is The show is popular with young adults who are into Rave rave culture, probably because of its surrealism. The people who make personifications of the characters also count, as well as some people in their early teens.



* UncannyValley: TheFaceOfTheSun.

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* UncannyValley: TheFaceOfTheSun.The Baby Sun, which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a baby's face on the sun]]. It's ''creepy''.
9th Nov '16 5:19:08 PM pgj1997
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** The bear and lion, with the former implied to be deliriously insane and the lion is very menacing and is implied to have killed the bear at the end of the chase. Understandably, the duo has been [[BannedInChina banned in pretty much every country in the world]], and in any alien civilizations that may have picked it up. This was the second BBC cartoon to have some episodes banned. The second being {{Pingu}}'s Dream, with the leopard seal.
** With respect to the Bear and the Lion, the overlay from Animal Parade and Three Ships, the weird CGI from Dancing Bear, the soap commercial dropouts from The Magic Tree and The Magic House and the dolls from Little Bo Beep, all attracted their fair share of controversy too. This BBC cartoon is second, only to {{Pingu}}, to have most, or at least some, of the footage [[MissingEpisode cut]].

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** The bear and lion, with the former implied to be deliriously insane and the lion is very menacing and is implied to have killed the bear at the end of the chase. Understandably, the duo has been [[BannedInChina banned in pretty much every country in the world]], and in any alien civilizations that may have picked it up. This was the second BBC cartoon to have some episodes banned. The second being {{Pingu}}'s Dream, with the leopard seal.
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** With respect to the Bear and the Lion, the overlay from Animal Parade and Three Ships, the weird CGI from Dancing Bear, the soap commercial dropouts from The Magic Tree and The Magic House and the dolls from Little Bo Beep, all attracted their fair share of controversy too. This BBC cartoon is second, only to {{Pingu}}, to have most, or at least some, of the footage [[MissingEpisode cut]].
30th Jul '16 9:22:09 AM Josh0108
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** With respect to the Bear and the Lion, the overlay from Animal Parade and Three Ships, the weird CGI from Dancing Bear, Dancing Mushrooms, and Marching Soliders, the senile old woman from TeaParty, the soap commercial dropouts from The Magic Tree and The Puppet In The House, the dolls from Little Bo Beep, the {{Supermarionation}} from Dinosaurs, the animatronics from Dancing Robots, the traditional animation from the Chinese Dragons, the NauseaFuel inducing DeflatingTheBand from Toy Train, the BrownNote=s= from Magic Clouds, and the action figures from Police Cars all attracted their fair share of controversy too. This BBC cartoon is second, only to {{Pingu}}, to have most, or at least some, of the footage [[MissingEpisode cut]].

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** With respect to the Bear and the Lion, the overlay from Animal Parade and Three Ships, the weird CGI from Dancing Bear, Dancing Mushrooms, and Marching Soliders, the senile old woman from TeaParty, the soap commercial dropouts from The Magic Tree and The Puppet In The House, Magic House and the dolls from Little Bo Beep, the {{Supermarionation}} from Dinosaurs, the animatronics from Dancing Robots, the traditional animation from the Chinese Dragons, the NauseaFuel inducing DeflatingTheBand from Toy Train, the BrownNote=s= from Magic Clouds, and the action figures from Police Cars all attracted their fair share of controversy too. This BBC cartoon is second, only to {{Pingu}}, to have most, or at least some, of the footage [[MissingEpisode cut]].
26th Jul '16 9:47:20 PM Anicomicgeek
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* WatchItStoned

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* WatchItStoned
9th Jul '16 2:55:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* SelfFanservice: It's surprisingly common for people to make {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of the Teletubbies. Invariably they'll be fashionable and attractive young adults. At least one of them wearing a hoodie is borderline {{fanon}}.
9th Jul '16 2:48:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The Bear and Lion short is nightmare fuel as is. But once you read about the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BEAR_and_LION_ciphers BEAR and LION ciphers]] on TheOtherWiki , the entire thing suddenly becomes an allegory about espionage and counter-espionage.
** In 1999, JerryFalwell believed that the show tries to normalize tropes and icons associated with [[AmbiguouslyGay homosexuality]], since the largest Teletubby is purple, carries a handbag "purse" and has a triangle on his head.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=015EXXqRQD8 This toy]] doesn't help matters. [[{{Mondegreen}} It's a bicycle noise, I swear!]]
** There's also a theory floating around that the antennae(?) of the Teletubbies carry occultic symbols...[[ThinkOfTheChildren meant to somehow corrupt]] the TargetAudience (babies and toddlers) [[MoralGuardians away from Christianty and towards "Satanic" (read: non-Christian) beliefs]]. (Most likely, those who sincerely believe that have never seen Teletubbies; religion isn't even dealt with, and the antennae shapes were most likely chosen because they're interesting from a design point of view. And even in the unlikely case that they ''are'' symbols of something-or-other, [[CaptainObvious babies and toddlers (yes, even Christian ones) cannot grasp symbolic thinking just yet]]).

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
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The Bear and Lion short is nightmare fuel as is. But once you read about the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BEAR_and_LION_ciphers BEAR and LION ciphers]] on TheOtherWiki , the entire thing suddenly becomes an allegory about espionage and counter-espionage.
** In 1999, JerryFalwell believed that the show tries to normalize tropes and icons associated with [[AmbiguouslyGay homosexuality]], since the largest Teletubby is purple, carries a handbag "purse" and has a triangle on his head.
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head. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=015EXXqRQD8 This toy]] doesn't help matters. [[{{Mondegreen}} It's a bicycle noise, I swear!]]
** There's also a theory floating around that the antennae(?) antennae (?) of the Teletubbies carry occultic symbols...[[ThinkOfTheChildren meant to somehow corrupt]] the TargetAudience (babies and toddlers) [[MoralGuardians away from Christianty and towards "Satanic" (read: non-Christian) beliefs]]. (Most likely, those who sincerely believe that have never seen Teletubbies; religion isn't even dealt with, and the antennae shapes were most likely chosen because they're interesting from a design point of view. And even in the unlikely case that they ''are'' symbols of something-or-other, [[CaptainObvious babies and toddlers (yes, even Christian ones) cannot grasp symbolic thinking just yet]]).



* NightmareFuel: You can count on it that many children were probably freaked out by TheFaceOfTheSun's occasional squawking or loud cries.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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You can count on it that many children were probably freaked out by TheFaceOfTheSun's occasional squawking or loud cries.



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Their target demographic: children 1 to 3, looking for surrealism.
** The same company went on to make ''Boohbah'' (2003) and ''In the Night Garden...'' (2007-2009). If you think ''Teletubbies'' was made on drugs...!
** The show got a ShoutOut on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', where Mr Garrison is watching it, ''while completely off his face on Cannabis''.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Their target demographic: children 1 to 3, looking for surrealism.
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surrealism. The same company went on to make ''Boohbah'' (2003) and ''In the Night Garden...'' (2007-2009). If you think ''Teletubbies'' was made on drugs...!
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! The show got a ShoutOut on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', where Mr Garrison is watching it, ''while completely off his face on Cannabis''.



* ViewerGenderConfusion: Po is often mistaken for a male due to her fur being red and for her tomboyish antics.

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: ViewerGenderConfusion:
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Po is often mistaken for a male due to her fur being red and for her tomboyish antics.



*** The Bear is a woman (Penelope Keith), but in some languages, to save confusion, ShesAManInJapan.

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*** ** The Bear is a woman (Penelope Keith), but in some languages, to save confusion, ShesAManInJapan.
14th Mar '16 2:44:28 AM PicardsDouble
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** The show got a ShoutOut on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', where Mr Garrison is watching it, ''while completely off his face on Cannabis''.
11th Feb '16 1:00:12 PM PhoenixFalcon
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22nd Dec '15 8:16:01 AM PhoenixFalcon
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* NightmareFuel: The bear and lion, with the former implied to be deliriously insane and the lion is very menacing and is implied to have killed the bear at the end of the chase. Understandably, Ragdoll banned the episodes featuring the duo and rewrote them on DVD as more comedic characters. The version broadcast in some countries as well as the repeats on International BBC feeds is also the version from the DVD.

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* NightmareFuel: The You can count on it that many children were probably freaked out by TheFaceOfTheSun's occasional squawking or loud cries.
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bear and lion, with the former implied to be deliriously insane and the lion is very menacing and is implied to have killed the bear at the end of the chase. Understandably, Ragdoll the duo has been [[BannedInChina banned in pretty much every country in the world]], and in any alien civilizations that may have picked it up. This was the second BBC cartoon to have some episodes featuring banned. The second being {{Pingu}}'s Dream, with the duo and rewrote them on DVD as more comedic characters. The version broadcast in some countries as well as the repeats on International BBC feeds is also the version from the DVD.leopard seal.



*** The Bear and Lion vignette has somehow been [[BannedInChina banned in pretty much every country in the world]], and in any alien civilizations that may have picked it up. This was the second BBC cartoon to have some episodes banned. The second being {{Pingu}}'s Dream, with the leopard seal.
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