* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: Teletubbies was first broadcast in 1996, but it looks more like it was first broadcast in 1982.
* 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.
* 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 show was created, Anne Wood has stated that she created the show from inspiration by [[Creator/TheBBC WatchWithMother]] cartoons (most notably ''Andy Pandy''), which make ''Teletubbies'' OlderThanTheNES.
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