* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: Teletubbies was first broadcast in 1996, but it looks more like it was first broadcast in 1982.
* BannedInChina: The Chinese Dragons. The Marching Soldiers, on the other hand, were banned in America, because they weren't in an American uniform.
* EditedForSyndication: Episodes are pretty much tailor-made for international exports - you can have an episode on a certain educational subject (jumping, for example), but the episode's content as far as inserts go will differ from country to country.
* OrwellianDissonance: Some viewers have noted a similarity between the Voice Trumpets and the speakers in Orwell's ''Book/NineteenEightyFour''.
* MoneyDearBoy: British comedian John Simmit says the ''only'' reason he played Dipsy was because he needed money.
* TheOtherDarrin: Two different performers played Tinky Winky during the series' run; the first performer, British comedian/actor Dave Thompson, was fired as a result of the whole AmbiguouslyGay controversy surrounding the character. Thompson was incredibly upset over his termination, as he very much enjoyed playing Tinky Winky.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WordOfGod has it that Ragdoll (the production company behind the show) originally wanted to do a children's sitcom, aimed at the 7-9 age bracket, about bumbling space explorers, but a series of changes to the proposal eventually resulted in a kiddie show aimed at 1-3 year olds about huge baby-like creatures dressed up in spacey outfits who explore their own fanciful world.
** According to some sources on how the cartoon was created, Anne Wood has stated that she created the show from inspiration by the old ''WatchWithMother'' cartoons (most notably ''Andy Pandy''), which make ''Teletubbies'' OlderThanTheNES.