If you’ve ever gone back to watch the ‘Teletubbies’ as an adult, you’ll notice that there’s something sinister about its general atmosphere. There is a foreboding air around the digitally enhanced colours and bizarre impish dancing of these lightly furred creatures.
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Aside from teaching kids how to talk like morons, one theory claims that there is a far more disturbing backstory to Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po. Unfortunately its subtext is so well hidden that it is misinterpreted by most adults, let alone kids. This show does not have an agenda or an educational aim… ‘Teletubbies’ is in fact a warning.
Take a look back at the show and you will notice that the planet these creatures are trapped on appears to be some sort of dystopian future, where they are cut off from outside influence. They are kept stupid, sedated and enslaved, similar to the characters in ‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley. Here’s the full theory explained:
OK, so it’s obviously just a sinister narrative – I don’t think that the ‘Teletubbies’ was created to teach kids about the dystopian future they are yet to face. It was created to teach kids how to count in an irritating fashion. Nonetheless, you can’t deny that there is something very creepy about the whole show. Just look:
It sends shivers down my spine.
To see what the sun baby from the ‘Teletubbies’ looks like now (that poor kid), click HERE.