20 years after the children’s show first aired, we look back on the weird, dark world it inspired.
Teletubbies debuted 20 years ago. The show has since been broadcast in 120 countries and has been translated into 45 languages, entertaining children and horrifying some parents in process. The exploits of Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po have also spawned several conspiracy theories, some more nefarious than others. We’ve rounded up some below.
1. The baby sun is actually a demon
At the beginning of each episode, a sun rises and the centre of that sun is a baby’s face. Some claim to see a demonic visage take over the baby’s face as it expands, just for a second, right before it explodes, thus sending subliminal horrific images to children everywhere. Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.