Teletubbies Review

I remember back in the 1990’s when there was a Teletubbies craze that swept the nation with everyone shouting Eh Oh at each other thanks to a purple, yellow, green and red Teletubby. I vividly remember my Dad managing to buy all four soft toys as they were sold out everywhere and friends asking me to show them as they were literally like gold dust!


I also had a Noo Noo keyring which I absolutely loved. I used to watch the show with my cousins and my favourite was definitely Laa Laa as being incredibly girly, I opted for the only girl character. They have become part of classic British childhoods and are instantly recognisable.Fast forward to 2016 and I now have three children of my own so to see a classic show reworked is so nice as I can reminisce about days of old. The new series is being shown on CBeebies at 7am each weekday morning. As the girls usually surface at 6.30am we spend the first 45 minutes snuggling in bed and waking up slowly before the chaos of the school run kicks in and we rush around like mad people. Upstairs, we only have Freeview so CBeebies is the channel of choice so we watch whatever is on.


I was asked by the Mumsnet Bloggers panel to watch with the kids and ask them what they all thought. My son Charlie is 7 and my twin girls turned 3 last week. The girls were really drawn to the bright colours and loved when they all had a “big hug” Their favourites were the tiddly Tubbies as they kept pointing and saying how cute they were; I agree it is a super cute element of baby style Tubbies!

The episode we watched was all geared around photography (how ironic for a blogger!) where they were taking selfies on the Tubby Phone. I liked how it has updated with the times and obviously incorporated modern life and our obsession with photos! The girls did slightly lose interest when the “real life” people came on during Tummy Tales as they preferred to see the Teletubbies themselves. Charlie is probably a bit old for the show but he watched along with the girls and did like the music, and told me he liked Dipsy as it sounded like dipstick!

I have to admit that the switch between real life and the Teletubbies made me lose interest a bit too, but in reality it’s not for long. The show is on for 15 minutes which is a good length for my girls to sit and watch. I would say that when they were younger there’s no way they would have kept amused by it for that length of time. I like the reworking of the show as it’s moved with the times and has a fresh contemporary feel whilst the familiar feel of the popular format from the 90’s is still there. The bright colours are good for little ones and it helped my girls as I asked them which was their favourite so they were using their colours to match up names.


We all enjoyed watching together and long live the Teletubbies I say!

B xx
I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Panel, a group of parent bloggers who have volunteered to review products, services, events and brands for Mumsnet. I have not paid for the product or to attend an event. I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity.

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  1. June 15, 2016 / 6:19 am

    Athena loves Teletubbies, she was 3 last week too. She actually really likes the ‘real life’ people bits but she’s incredibly nosy and loves watching other kids! I remember the craze when I was younger too… and it is nice to see it back!
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  2. June 15, 2016 / 10:06 am

    it is crazy that I remember teletubbies the first time around and now my kids are watching it!

  3. June 15, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I actually can’t believe the Teletubbies are still going! I was so surprised to see them back on TV…

  4. June 15, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I remember thinking the Teletubbies were so strange when they were first around – hearing about students at uni watching it on tv. I could never understand why they didn’t talk properly but my youngest loves them! (I must admit I do quite like the hoover!)
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  5. June 15, 2016 / 11:22 am

    Oh dear, haven’t seen Teletubbies in awhile! My daughter used to watch them when she was a toddler, but she’s nearly six now. Have no idea what’s going on in Teletubbies land anymore.

  6. June 15, 2016 / 11:39 am

    My youngest is 3 next month and Teletubbies is his favourite show at the moment! I’m so glad they’ve re-vamped it and brought it back because i used to love watching it with my younger brothers when i was little. xx

  7. June 15, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    I use to watch tellitubbies with my sister occasionally when I was younger. It’s lovely that they have come back we’ve not watched it as my little one gets up after its finished.

  8. June 15, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I have to say I wasn’t a fan of Teletubbies the first time around, and we have’t watched it this time. I’m glad your children enjoyed it though x

  9. June 15, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    I have been through the Teletubbies craze when the kids were younger, they used to love them x

  10. June 15, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    How lovely that they enjoyed it so much. We’re definitely not up at that time so my little lady hasn’t had the pleasure of watching it, but she does love the game on CBeebies 🙂

  11. June 15, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    I was a little old for teletubbies when it first came out but I genuinely didn’t know it was actually still on TV. Some things last x

  12. June 15, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Great to see the Teletubbies are back, but now got the theme tune in my head!

  13. June 15, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Wow are they still around, i might put it on and see what my little boy makes of it.

  14. June 15, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    The first time around was when my eldest daughter was a baby – and she adored them. The craze then was mad – we had to spend over £120 to buy the four talking ones from a local toy shop!! Pickle does love them now too. Kaz x

  15. Hannah
    June 15, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    I loved them as a kid – I couldn’t get enough x

  16. June 15, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Ah I remember it from when I was little, I love anything bright coloured now so that’s probably why! 😀

  17. June 15, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    I remember them the first time round and thinking do kids really like this, but apparently they do! I must get my girls to watch the new one and see what they think s
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  18. June 15, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I remember watching teletubbies with my mates little sister… she’s now 21 *feels ooooooooold*
    Little Miss adores the tubbies too – especially the game on the cbeebies app xXx
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  19. June 15, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I used to love Teletubbies, I even have the teddy versions somewhere ha x

  20. June 15, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    I can vividly remember teletubbies being number one in the charts! I was too old to actually watch it properly, but my cousin used to watch it when she stayed at our house so it was on all of the time. I didn’t realise it was back! Eh oh! x
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  21. June 15, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    I remember them from the first time round when I was at uni, but N loves them. I keep telling him he’s too old, but he’ll watch most ‘baby’ programmes without shame. I despair.

  22. June 15, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    My son loves the Teletubbies game on the CBeebies app. I bet he would love to watch this.

  23. June 16, 2016 / 6:00 am

    I never watched as a child though I was aware of them, and my daughter hasn’t watched them (yet) either. We have only one show in our house at the moment (Mr TumbleTumble – she’s obsessed), so I’ll be happy to introduce something different!
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  24. June 16, 2016 / 8:19 am

    Oh gosh, I can remember when the teletubbies started! Feeling my age now. So strange to see a show with such little dialogue having longevity, but a lot of shows have since followed the teletubbies suit!
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  25. June 16, 2016 / 10:22 am

    I love the telletubbies. remember watching it with my niece when she was a toddler and now she is 19. and all 3 of my kids loved watching it too!
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  26. June 16, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I remember watching the original with my eldest and queuing at christmas to get Lala – not sure I like the new one but only as I remember the old one as an adult

  27. Tanya Brannan
    June 16, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    My twins are 19 now, so we saw it the first time round, and had the toys and the games. I remember lots of the episodes, and it was lovely to watch with my children when they were small. Happy Memories

  28. June 16, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    God I remember my sisters watching this! I think one of them had a toy Noo Noo!

  29. June 16, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    My girls are older now so Cbeebies isn’t on anymore so I haven’t watched the new teletubbies but i am glad they are back

  30. June 16, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Haha!! This wasn’t on when I was little… probably a good job too! But I DO remember my sister watching it and she had a La La doll which my mum has kept and the twins now play with it!!! Hilarious! Can’t believe they’re making a comeback 🙂
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  31. June 16, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    I remember when I was a teenager, my little cousins watching Teletubbies. They were obsessed with it and could watch the same episode over and over. My toddler has seen it a couple of times and been mesmerised… but unfortunately as the youngest of three, he is already watching their choice of programmes, bless him. x
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  32. June 16, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Haha talk about memories, the Teletubbies were great and who knew they made a comeback

  33. June 17, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    I remember when the Teletubbies first came out and my now 19 years old son was addicted to it… only to watch the baby faced sun though! He loved that x
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  34. June 17, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    my youngest LOVES tellitubbies at the moment her favourite is po, it such a better show than what it was when I was little

  35. June 17, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    I used to love the teletubbies when I was younger. Laa laa was my favourite! xxx

  36. June 17, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    I used to love the teletubbies, I’m glad that they’re coming back!

  37. June 19, 2016 / 7:33 am

    I remember being obsessed with the original Teletubbies when I was at university. Students?! Po was my favourite then and still is now. Little Miss H loves Po too now! And I agree that the addition of the Tiddly Tubbies is very cute. But my favourite part of every episode is when the Teletubbies give each other a big hug. This always results in Little Miss H throwing her arms around me and giving me a massive hug. So cute. Hugs Lucy xxxx
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  38. June 19, 2016 / 11:23 am

    This takes me back, quite literally because I was only a little kid when it came out, I used to watch it a lot when I was young, I loved it apparently.

  39. June 20, 2016 / 5:08 am

    Lamb really likes teletubbiea. When it first stated my initial thought was “oh no” but it’s actually quite nice having something on that I watched as a child! X

  40. June 20, 2016 / 7:33 am

    Cbeebies isn’t a channel we would normally watch. It’s that dreaded paw patrol 24/7. I could do with a change, I remember how much my brother loved these guys.

  41. June 20, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Teletubbies takes me back some years! The monsters love it now too 🙂 I think its, clearly, a timeless programme!

  42. June 21, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Good old Teletubbies! They have been around for so long now, but great to see them bringing them back with a updated new style too. My kids are too old for this now, but nice to hear yours loved it.
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