The show is about three elf-like creatures called Tots, who live in a big secret house in the middle of nowhere. The protagonists are:
- Tilly speaks Gratuitous French (Gratuitous Spanish in the American version), but understands English very well. She has a magic bag with her, which she likes to call a sac magique / bolsa mágica. She is good at playing the piccolo.
- Tom is the cleverest of the tots, and the oldest. He wears glasses and has blue-colored hair.
- Tiny is the youngest and has a Mickey Mouse-style voice, but with a heavy Essex accent.
Furryboo the rat lives with the tots, too, but that's a secret! The trio have a pet donkey which they nuture, who is named, well, Donkey.
Not to be confused with T.O.T.S..
- A Dog Named "Dog": The tots own a donkey that they've named Donkey.
- Alphabetical Theme Naming: The three tots are named Tilly, Tom, and Tiny.
- Bilingual Dialogue: Tilly speaks French (or Spanish depending on which version you're watching).
- Catchphrase: Tilly: "Sac Magicque, Sac Magicque." / "Bolsa Mágica, Bolsa Mágica."
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French: And HOW!
- Expository Theme Tune: "I'm a tot, Je suis une tot / Soy una tot. Tilly, Tom, and Tiny, we speak together every day, un, deux, trois / uno, dos, tres. BOO!"
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every episode has a noun as its title.
- Meaningful Name: Tiny has a Mickey Mouse voice.
- The Movie: Big Treasure Adventure.
- Repeating so the Audience Can Hear: When Tilly says something in French, Tom or Tiny would sometimes repeat it in English.
- Shout-Out: As with Rosie and Jim, this show contains loads of sightings to find! Try watching the Playground episode! Good luck, you'll need it!
- Superhero Episode: Super Tiny. Yes, even for a show from the creators of Teletubbies.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: This show is very similar to The Super Mario Bros Super Show! in terms of segmentation.
- Token Minority: Tom is African-American.
- Trickster Archetype: For a francophone character, Tilly actually loves causing trouble. Take the time she used a donkey mask on the others in one episode.
- Three-for-One Show
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Tom does, in fact, have hair that is blue.