YMMV / The Teletubbies

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: In 1999, Jerry Falwell believed that the show tries to normalize tropes and icons associated with homosexuality, since the largest Teletubby is purple, carries a handbag "purse" and has a triangle on his head.
  • 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 just so shrill and high-pitched that she could come off as an Annoying Younger Sibling!!!
  • Nightmare Fuel: And the winner is....... THE BEAR AND LION. The original version, from Penelope Keith and Eric Sykes is Scarier Than Scary, and has paranoia-inducing dialogue (although the bear drops it once she comes on screen, the lion maintains its sinister speech when on screen), an agressive delivery from Keith and Sykes, unnatural and scary-looking characters, a chase with very Unfortunate Implications, and had creepy background music. It was so scary that Ragdoll was forced to redub the segment with more cheery music and drop the sinister speech when the segment was finally cleared for a DVD re-release, which is just two friends mucking around.
    • 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.
  • Periphery Demographic: Lost in tragedy of an adult Malaysian hallucinating asthma meads before watching the Bear and Lion vignette, and laughing at it, is the question: "Why is an adult watching Teletubbies?" It's a cartoon, right? Must be OK for the family, then!
    • Also was popular with college-aged kids who were into rave culture.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Play With The Teletubbies sucks. And now the game's officially been released on a console with Super Mario games on it! WHY, Knowledge Adventure, WHY?!?!?!?!?
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Expected from their diet of custard and toast.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Po is often mistaken for a boy.
    • So is Laa-laa.
      • Of course, the winner is... THE BEAR!! The Bear is a woman (Penelope Keith), but in some languages, to save confusion, She's a Man in Japan.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Dancing Mushrooms, bouncy balls, a sun with a baby in it, Chinese dragons, a Tea Party, and a vaccuum cleaner with eyes! Enjoy your stay!
    • The same company went on to make Boohbah (2003) and In the Night Garden... (2007-). If you think Teletubbies was made on drugs...!
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