* 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.
* ArchivePanic: 365 episodes. Enough said.
* 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.
* 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.
* PeripheryDemographic: Is popular with young adults who are into Rave culture, probably because of its surrealism.
* 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...!
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Po is often mistaken for a male.