Parents outraged after seeing x-rated Teletubbies scene
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The hi-jinks of Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po have kept millions of toddlers entertained for over twenty five years - but one scene has parents questioning whether the show is age appropriate.
The video was shared by TikTok user @his_beautiful_surrender, who wrote: "What did I just watch? My toddler was watching Teletubbies and this just happened."
The clip shows Tinky Winky, Po and Laa-Laa lining up behind one another in a field.
Tinky Winky, heading up the front, pulls out a party blower, as a narrator instructs the purple Teletubby to give it a 'very big blow'.
After a countdown from his buddies, Tinky Winky bends forward and lets it rip, causing the party item to extend ridiculously long.
The party blower grows so long that it reaches over the hill, where Dipsy is bent over.
Once it reaches Dipsy, it begins tickling his backside, causing the green Teletubby to giggle in delight.
As this goes on, a child can be heard laughing in the background.
Evidently, the antics on display are amusing enough for an infant. But for adults with dirtier minds, the scene was nothing short of eyebrow raising.
Viewers took to the comments section to express their shock at the apparent innuendo.
One person wrote: "Omg."
“Wow,” another added.
A third said: “Wouldn’t get away with it now."
“I didn’t allow my kids to watch this show. After 1 episode I banned it,” commented another parent.
Meanwhile, others claim they’re not surprised because the Teletubbies aren't known for being normal.
“That was the strangest children’s program I’ve ever seen,” one person laughed.
Whether or not the rude scene was intentionally cheeky, there's no doubt that Teletubbies is one of the weirdest shows to have graced children's television in many years.
First broadcast on the BBC in 1997, the show soon became a massive hit and ran for four years. It even made its way overseas where it was broadcast on PBS in the United States.
It was eventually brought back for a revival in 2015.
Inexplicably, the show won numerous BAFTA awards and was even nominated for two Daytime Emmy awards.
Over twenty years since the original show ended, the program continues to broadcast in reruns around the world.
It simultaneously delights tots and leaves parents scratching their heads.