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Are Teletubbies bad for kids?
Transcript of Are Teletubbies bad for kids?
scriptwriter Andy Davenport Are the Teletubbies bad for kids? cute and benign, happy, giggly creatures
non-violent, multicultural, and curious
It embraces love and play.
children enthralled- colorful characters, their special language, bright, fantastical world
teach friendship, happiness
talk, run, dance, eat like toddlers
toddlers love them, follow them, feel at home with them – and, don’t forget, learn from them. *against the religious rights of America
*doesn't provide a good role model for kids because of Tinky Winky (this character carries a handbag which is called a magic bag, parents think TinkyWinky is a gay character.)
*television screens on the tummies of the characters
*Parents think that teletubbies are technological babies with magic bags.
*The antenna of Tinky Winky is shaped like a triangle (This symbol and the color (purple) are both claimed by many members of the homosexual community) NO YES ''Teletubbies'' is a television series made for children, and is aired on BBC.
It was produced by Ragdoll Productions, from 1997 to 2001 and it was created by Ragdoll's creative director Anne Wood CBE, and Andrew Davenport who wrote 365 episodes for the show.
It is meant for children between age group of one to four years; however this show became popular among the older generation too.
Four main tubby characters - Tinky-Winky, Laa-Laa, Po, and Dipsy who live in a futuristic dome (the Tubbytonic Superdome). It is always sunny in Tubbyland and its environment consists of talkative flowers, rabbits, and voice trumpets.
The Teletubbies talk in gurgling baby language.
Some popular teletubbies phrases are ' 'Eh-Oh', 'Laa-Laa', 'uh-Oh', 'Run away! run away!' and 'Bye-Bye'.
The costumes of teletubbies look like bulky space suits and are furry.
This show's theme song 'Teletubbies say Eh-Oh', reached the number one position on the UK singles chart in December 1997 and remained at that position for eight months and sold millions of copies.
The teletubbies characters are played by actors who are dressed in costumes. Tinky-Winky is portrayed by Dave Thompson/ Mark Heenehan/ Simon Shelton. Dipsy is portrayed by John Simmit, Laa-Laa by Nikky Smedley, and Po by Pui Fan Lee.
Teletubbies won the BAFTA award in 1998.
The bright colors and designs made this show one of the favorite television show for children. What are 'Teletubbies'? Theme Song Behind the costumes Teletubby world is full of pretty flowers, lively rabbits, warm hugs, bumping tummies a mystical periscope (the Voice Trumpet) arises from the ground to emit friendly directions when needed. A large toaster makes tubby toast, while a tubby-sized machine spurts tubby custard. A magic vacuum cleaner called Noo-Noo cleans up the mess. And the Teletubbies are perfectly happy! "They are not human," argued their adult fans and the mainstream media during last year’s controversy over Tinky-Winky’s triangular antenna. "It’s absurd to criticize their gender. They’re fantasy creatures, not boys, girls, homosexuals, or toddlers."