History YMMV / TheTeletubbies

12th Mar '16 12:28:55 AM MsChibi
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** Also was popular with college-aged kids who were into rave culture.



** The same company went on to make ''Boohbah'' (2003) and ''In the Night Garden...'' (2007-). If you think ''Teletubbies'' was made on drugs...!

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** The same company went on to make ''Boohbah'' (2003) and ''In the Night Garden...'' (2007-). If you think ''Teletubbies'' was made on drugs...!
11th Feb '16 12:58:56 PM PhoenixFalcon
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: 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]]).
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Noo-noo, the vacuum cleaner, who, on Chris's website, got a FourthWallMailSlot, when you could speak to him, and he'll respond with robotic noises.
* EveryoneIsSatanInHell: Especially the {{Mondegreen}}-spewing Po doll.
* LoveItOrHateIt: You have no choice!
* {{Mondegreen}}:
** Because Po's TheUnintelligible, the above periphery demographic as well as confused and dumbfounded parents thought the dolls say ''fucked it'' (correctly ''fi-dit'', literally meaning ''faster'') and ''momma man'' (correctly ''ma ma man'', literally meaning ''whee whee whee!'')!
** Tinky-Winky saying "Again again!", sounding like "I got a gun!"[[note]]Cos they're totally all for having gangsters in kid's shows.[[/note]] * MostAnnoyingSound: TheFaceOfTheSun! Her laughs are just so shrill and high-pitched that she could come off as an AnnoyingYoungerSibling!!!
* NightmareFuel: And the winner is....... '''''THE BEAR AND LION.''''' The original version, from Penelope Keith and Eric Sykes is ScarierThanScary, and has paranoia-inducing dialogue (although the bear drops it once she comes on screen, the lion maintains its sinister speech when on screen), an agressive delivery from Keith and Sykes, unnatural and scary-looking characters, a chase with very UnfortunateImplications, and had creepy background music. It was so scary that Ragdoll was forced to redub the segment with more cheery music and drop the sinister speech when the segment was finally cleared for a DVD re-release, which is just two friends mucking around.
** 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]].
*** 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.
* PeripheryDemographic: Lost in tragedy of an adult {{Malaysia}}n hallucinating asthma meads before watching the Bear and Lion vignette, and laughing at it, is the question: "Why is an adult watching Teletubbies?" It's a cartoon, right? Must be OK for the family, then!
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_with_the_Teletubbies Play With The Teletubbies]]'' [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/915865-play-with-the-teletubbies/reviews/review-52868 sucks]]. And now the game's officially been released on a console with SuperMario games on it! WHY, KnowledgeAdventure, WHY?!?!?!?!?
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Expected from their diet of custard and toast.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Po is often mistaken for a boy.
** So is Laa-laa.
*** Of course, the winner is... '''THE BEAR!!''' The Bear is a woman (Penelope Keith), but in some languages, to save confusion, ShesAManInJapan.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Dancing Mushrooms, bouncy balls, a sun with a baby in it, Chinese dragons, a TeaParty, and a vaccuum cleaner with eyes! Enjoy your stay!
** The same company went on to make ''Boohbah'' (2003) and ''In the Night Garden...'' (2007-). If you think ''Teletubbies'' was made on drugs...!
23rd Aug '15 9:02:24 PM watchfullkittycat32
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: 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]]).
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Noo-noo, the vacuum cleaner, who, on Chris's website, got a FourthWallMailSlot, when you could speak to him, and he'll respond with robotic noises.
* EveryoneIsSatanInHell: Especially the {{Mondegreen}}-spewing Po doll.
* LoveItOrHateIt: You have no choice!
* {{Mondegreen}}:
** Because Po's TheUnintelligible, the above periphery demographic as well as confused and dumbfounded parents thought the dolls say ''fucked it'' (correctly ''fi-dit'', literally meaning ''faster'') and ''momma man'' (correctly ''ma ma man'', literally meaning ''whee whee whee!'')!
** Tinky-Winky saying "Again again!", sounding like "I got a gun!"[[note]]Cos they're totally all for having gangsters in kid's shows.[[/note]]
* MostAnnoyingSound: TheFaceOfTheSun! Her laughs are just so shrill and high-pitched that she could come off as an AnnoyingYoungerSibling!!!
* NightmareFuel: And the winner is....... '''''THE BEAR AND LION.''''' The original version, from Penelope Keith and Eric Sykes is ScarierThanScary, and has paranoia-inducing dialogue (although the bear drops it once she comes on screen, the lion maintains its sinister speech when on screen), an agressive delivery from Keith and Sykes, unnatural and scary-looking characters, a chase with very UnfortunateImplications, and had creepy background music. It was so scary that Ragdoll was forced to redub the segment with more cheery music and drop the sinister speech when the segment was finally cleared for a DVD re-release, which is just two friends mucking around.
** 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]].
*** 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.
* PeripheryDemographic: Lost in tragedy of an adult {{Malaysia}}n hallucinating asthma meads before watching the Bear and Lion vignette, and laughing at it, is the question: "Why is an adult watching Teletubbies?" It's a cartoon, right? Must be OK for the family, then!
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_with_the_Teletubbies Play With The Teletubbies]]'' [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/915865-play-with-the-teletubbies/reviews/review-52868 sucks]]. And now the game's officially been released on a console with SuperMario games on it! WHY, KnowledgeAdventure, WHY?!?!?!?!?
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Expected from their diet of custard and toast.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Po is often mistaken for a boy.
** So is Laa-laa.
*** Of course, the winner is... '''THE BEAR!!''' The Bear is a woman (Penelope Keith), but in some languages, to save confusion, ShesAManInJapan.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Dancing Mushrooms, bouncy balls, a sun with a baby in it, Chinese dragons, a TeaParty, and a vaccuum cleaner with eyes! Enjoy your stay!
** The same company went on to make ''Boohbah'' (2003) and ''In the Night Garden...'' (2007-). If you think ''Teletubbies'' was made on drugs...!
4th Sep '14 6:05:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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** 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 [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch 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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** 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 [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch have never seen Teletubbies]]; 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]]).
10th Nov '13 5:37:25 PM JIKTV
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** There's also a theory floating around that the antennae(?) of the Teletubbies carry occultic symbols...[[ThinkOfTheChildren meant to somehow corrupt]] the TargetDemographic (babies and toddlers) [[MoralGuardians away from Christianty and towards "Satanic" (read: non-Christian) beliefs]]. (Most likely, those who sincerely believe that [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch 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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** There's also a theory floating around that the antennae(?) of the Teletubbies carry occultic symbols...[[ThinkOfTheChildren meant to somehow corrupt]] the TargetDemographic TargetAudience (babies and toddlers) [[MoralGuardians away from Christianty and towards "Satanic" (read: non-Christian) beliefs]]. (Most likely, those who sincerely believe that [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch 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]]).
26th Aug '13 8:23:39 PM Willbyr
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* {{Mondegreen}}: Because Po's TheUnintelligible, the above periphery demographic as well as confused and dumbfounded parents thought the dolls say ''fucked it'' (correctly ''fi-dit'', literally meaning ''faster'') and ''momma man'' (correctly ''ma ma man'', literally meaning ''whee whee whee!'')!
** And Tinky-Winky saying "Again again!", sounding like "I got a gun!" [[hottip:*:Cos they're totally all for having gangsters in kid's shows.]]

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* {{Mondegreen}}: {{Mondegreen}}:
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Because Po's TheUnintelligible, the above periphery demographic as well as confused and dumbfounded parents thought the dolls say ''fucked it'' (correctly ''fi-dit'', literally meaning ''faster'') and ''momma man'' (correctly ''ma ma man'', literally meaning ''whee whee whee!'')!
** And Tinky-Winky saying "Again again!", sounding like "I got a gun!" [[hottip:*:Cos gun!"[[note]]Cos they're totally all for having gangsters in kid's shows.]][[/note]]
3rd Mar '13 10:12:59 AM sonikkuruzu
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In 1999, JerryFalwell believed that the show tries to normalize tropes and icons associated with [[AmbiguousllyGay homosexuality]], since the largest Teletubby is purple, carries a handbag "purse" and has a triangle on his head.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In 1999, JerryFalwell believed that the show tries to normalize tropes and icons associated with [[AmbiguousllyGay [[AmbiguouslyGay homosexuality]], since the largest Teletubby is purple, carries a handbag "purse" and has a triangle on his head.
3rd Mar '13 10:12:43 AM sonikkuruzu
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In 1999, JerryFalwell believed that the show tries to normalize tropes and icons associated with [[AmbigouslyGay homosexuality]], since the largest Teletubby is purple, carries a handbag "purse" and has a triangle on his head.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In 1999, JerryFalwell believed that the show tries to normalize tropes and icons associated with [[AmbigouslyGay [[AmbiguousllyGay homosexuality]], since the largest Teletubby is purple, carries a handbag "purse" and has a triangle on his head.
21st Oct '12 3:28:51 AM Pizzaking27v2
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* LoveItOrHateIt: You have no choice!
21st Oct '12 3:12:05 AM Pizzaking27v2
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Some critics believe that the show tries to normalize tropes and icons associated with homosexuality, since the largest Teletubby is purple, carries a handbag and has a triangle on his head.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Some critics believe In 1999, JerryFalwell believed that the show tries to normalize tropes and icons associated with homosexuality, [[AmbigouslyGay homosexuality]], since the largest Teletubby is purple, carries a handbag "purse" and has a triangle on his head.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Noo-noo, the vacuum cleaner.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Since there is hardly any plot or characterization, it's rather easy for viewers to just make stuff up.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Noo-noo, the vacuum cleaner.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Since there is hardly any plot or characterization, it's rather easy for viewers
cleaner, who, on Chris's website, got a FourthWallMailSlot, when you could speak to just make stuff up.him, and he'll respond with robotic noises.



* NightmareFuel: And the winner is....... '''''THE BEAR AND LION.''''' The original version, from Penelope Keith and Eric Sykes has paranoia-inducing dialogue (although the bear drops it once she comes on screen, the lion maintains its sinister speech when on screen), an agressive delivery from Keith and Sykes, unnatural and scary-looking characters, a chase with very UnfortunateImplications, and had creepy background music. It was so scary that Ragdoll was forced to redub the segment with more cheery music and drop the sinister speech when the segment was finally cleared for a DVD re-release, which is just two friends mucking around.
** With respect to the Bear and the Lion, the overlay from ''Animal Parade'' and ''Three Ships'', the weird CGI from ''Dancing Bear'', the senile old woman from ''Tea Party'', the soap commercial dropouts from ''The Magic Tree'' and ''The Puppet In The House'' and the dolls from ''Little Bo Beep'' all attracted their fair share of controversy too.
* PeripheryDemographic: The show is very popular among the "Rave" culture crowd.
** And for those who were kids in 1997, this show is the definition of "Nostalgia".
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_with_the_Teletubbies Play With The Teletubbies]]'' [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/915865-play-with-the-teletubbies/reviews/review-52868 sucks]]. Honestly, what else could go wrong?

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* MostAnnoyingSound: TheFaceOfTheSun! Her laughs are just so shrill and high-pitched that she could come off as an AnnoyingYoungerSibling!!!
* NightmareFuel: And the winner is....... '''''THE BEAR AND LION.''''' The original version, from Penelope Keith and Eric Sykes is ScarierThanScary, and has paranoia-inducing dialogue (although the bear drops it once she comes on screen, the lion maintains its sinister speech when on screen), an agressive delivery from Keith and Sykes, unnatural and scary-looking characters, a chase with very UnfortunateImplications, and had creepy background music. It was so scary that Ragdoll was forced to redub the segment with more cheery music and drop the sinister speech when the segment was finally cleared for a DVD re-release, which is just two friends mucking around.
** With respect to the Bear and the Lion, the overlay from ''Animal Parade'' Animal Parade and ''Three Ships'', Three Ships, the weird CGI from ''Dancing Bear'', Dancing Bear, Dancing Mushrooms, and Marching Soliders, the senile old woman from ''Tea Party'', TeaParty, the soap commercial dropouts from ''The The Magic Tree'' Tree and ''The The Puppet In The House'' and House, the dolls from ''Little Little Bo Beep'' 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.
too. This BBC cartoon is second, only to {{Pingu}}, to have most, or at least some, of the footage [[MissingEpisode cut]].
*** 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.
* PeripheryDemographic: The show is very popular among Lost in tragedy of an adult {{Malaysia}}n hallucinating asthma meads before watching the "Rave" culture crowd.
** And for those who were kids in 1997, this show
Bear and Lion vignette, and laughing at it, is the definition of "Nostalgia".
question: "Why is an adult watching Teletubbies?" It's a cartoon, right? Must be OK for the family, then!
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_with_the_Teletubbies Play With The Teletubbies]]'' [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/915865-play-with-the-teletubbies/reviews/review-52868 sucks]]. Honestly, what else could go wrong?And now the game's officially been released on a console with SuperMario games on it! WHY, KnowledgeAdventure, WHY?!?!?!?!?



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Their target demographic: children 1 to 3, looking for surrealism.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Their target demographic: children 1 to 3, looking for surrealism.Dancing Mushrooms, bouncy balls, a sun with a baby in it, Chinese dragons, a TeaParty, and a vaccuum cleaner with eyes! Enjoy your stay!
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