* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: Teletubbies was first broadcast in 1996, but it looks more like it was first broadcast in 1982.
* ChannelHop: In the US, the original show aired on PBS Kids. The 2015 series airs on Nick Jr.
* DuelingDubs:
** There's both a US and UK dub of the show. Besides some light changes to the voice cast, the US changes the content of some episodes to better suit educational standards. This causes some rather inconsistent episode durations, some even shooting well over the usual 30-minute lengths.
** There's two Portogues dubs; one that aired in Brazil, and one that aired in parts of Europe.
* 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.
* FanNickname:
** The 2015 series is known as "The Teletubbies Reboot" by fans. While nothing has come out saying whether or not it actually ''is'' a reboot, all the qualifications of it being one are there.
** Before "Tummy Tales" became the canon term, fans would often call them "TV Events" or "Transmissions".
** The Magic Windmill is often called "The Magic Pinwheel" [[CallARabbitASmeerp for obvious reasons]]. The reboot makes it look more like a windmill though.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: While the UK version of the show is well-archived despite the abundance of episodes, the US dub has largely been lost. Only a handful of episodes can be found online, and it's unknown who's in possession of the master tapes.
* LongRunner: The original series had a clean 5 year run of 365 episodes before its cancelation. And that's not even counting the reruns that still continued afterwards.
* MoneyDearBoy: British comedian John Simmit says the ''only'' reason he played Dipsy was because he needed money.
* OneHitWonder: There was a single that was a ThemeTuneExtended simply titled "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wyW7uaXV8E Teletubbies Say Eh-oh]]". It topped UK record sales in 1997, and was never followed up.
* 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.
* {{Recut}}: Most VHS releases only play Tummy Tale segments once. Most likely to save on film.
* 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.
** There were rumors that the Tubby Phone was going to be able to teleport the Teletubbies to the "real world" (most likely just the streets of London), but this idea never game to fruition. This would require tons of camera trickery to pull off anyway.
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