YMMV: Teletubbies

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: The Bear and Lion short is nightmare fuel as is. But once you read about the BEAR and LION ciphers on The Other Wiki , the entire thing suddenly becomes an allegory about espionage and counter-espionage.
  • Archive Panic: 365 episodes. Enough said.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Noo-noo, the vacuum cleaner, who, on Chris's website, got a Fourth Wall Mail Slot, when you could speak to him, and he'll respond with robotic noises.
  • Everyone Is Satan in Hell: Especially the Mondegreen-spewing Po doll.
  • Love It or Hate It: You have no choice!
  • Mondegreen:
    • Because Po's The Unintelligible, the above periphery demographic as well as confused and dumbfounded parents thought the dolls say fucked it (correctly fi-dit, literally meaning faster) and momma man (correctly ma ma man, literally meaning whee whee whee!)!
    • Tinky-Winky saying "Again again!", sounding like "I got a gun!"note 
  • Most Annoying Sound: The Face of the Sun. Her laughs are really shrill and high-pitched.
  • Nightmare Fuel: 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. The version broadcast in some countries as well as the repeats on International BBC feeds is also the version from the DVD.
    • With respect to the Bear and the Lion, the overlay from Animal Parade and Three Ships, the weird CGI from Dancing Bear, Dancing Mushrooms, and Marching Soliders, the senile old woman from Tea Party, the soap commercial dropouts from The Magic Tree and The Puppet In The House, the dolls from Little Bo Beep, the Supermarionation from Dinosaurs, the animatronics from Dancing Robots, the traditional animation from the Chinese Dragons, the Nausea Fuel inducing Deflating The Band from Toy Train, the Brown Note=s= from Magic Clouds, and the action figures from Police Cars all attracted their fair share of controversy too. This BBC cartoon is second, only to Pingu, to have most, or at least some, of the footage cut.
      • The Bear and Lion vignette has somehow been banned in pretty much every country in the world, and in any alien civilizations that may have picked it up. This was the second BBC cartoon to have some episodes banned. The second being Pingu's Dream, with the leopard seal.
  • Snark Bait
  • Periphery Demographic: Is popular with young adults who are into Rave culture, probably because of its surrealism.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: 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...!
  • Uncanny Valley: The Baby-faced sun.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Po is often mistaken for a male due to her fur being red and for her tomboyish antics.
    • So is Laa-Laa to a lesser extent such she's more girly.
      • The Bear is a woman (Penelope Keith), but in some languages, to save confusion, She's a Man in Japan.
  • Watch It Stoned