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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.
  • 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 Other Darrin: 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 Ambiguously Gay controversy surrounding the character. Thompson was incredibly upset over his termination, as he very much enjoyed playing Tinky Winky.
  • 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...!


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