* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: Teletubbies was first broadcast in 1996, but it [[OlderThanTheyThink 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.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** In the original British dub, the Lion is Uncle Dick from ''Series/OneFootInTheGrave''.
** In Spain, Tinky Winky is SpongeBob, Dipsy is [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]], while Laa-Laa and Po are Wanda and Timmy from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', respectively.
** In Italy, Tinky Winky is Stewie from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and Dipsy is Owen from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland''.
** In Brazil, Laa-Laa is Frankie Foster from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
** In Sweden, Tinky is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] while Po is Anime/SailorMoon.
** Japan is interesting: Tinky Winky [[Creator/ToruOkawa is]] [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]] while Dipsy [[Creator/MitsuakiMadono is]] [[Anime/CodeGeass Kaname Ohgi]].
** In France, Po is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Misty]].
** TheFaceOfTheSun, Jessica Smith also did... ah, nevermind...
** Creator/JimCummings' voice can be heard in at least one episode of the American dub!
** One of the narrators is George Stobbart from ''VideoGame/BrokenSword'' series.
* 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.
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