Teletubbies share a bizarre image of Tinky Winky and Po with red laser beams over their eyes to let fans know a major announcement is coming.
Teletubbies has a major announcement coming this week. The news was teased as the long-running British television series, created by Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport, marked its 24th birthday. Teletubbies first aired on March 31, 1997, quickly gaining attention in its BBC2 daytime time slot. Children and critics around the world fell in love with the family show, which now holds multiple BAFTA awards and two Daytime Emmys.
Teletubbies follows the now-iconic foursome: Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po. The alien-like beings are known as Teletubbies due to the television screens on their stomachs. Each one has a different colored body and antenna shape on their head. They speak in a giggly gibberish while waddling around their grassy home in a childlike fashion. Each episode sees the group perform abstract rituals and interact with psychedelic characters like their vacuum cleaner and a sun baby.
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In their latest escapade, it appears the tubbies are hiding something big from the world. The official Teletubbies Twitter account took to the feed to share a rather bizarre image, teasing that a huge announcement was coming. A hashtag at the end of the tweet read “bitcoin,” leading fans to speculate if the children’s show was going to dabble in the crypto space.
The photo plays on a recent trend from the Bitcoin world where supporters add laser beams over the eyes in their profile pictures. Tinky Winky and Po are the latest to try it out in the above Teletubbies promo image. Their famous sun baby even seems to have been replaced by a mysterious rainbow bitcoin. Teletubbies took things a step further by changing laser-eyed Po to their profile photo on all social media platforms. The Teletubbies Instagram shared a more elaborate caption, reading: “The Teletubbies have been hard at work with something that will change how we Big Hug. But what is it? Stay tuned for something out of this world….” The comments section was ablaze with equal parts guesses and confusion.
The timing of this Teletubbies tease is a bit of a red flag. With April Fool’s Day coming, it’s likely the marketing team is teeing up a prank. A partnership with Bitcoin doesn’t appear to be a proper fit for the children’s program, which has a demographic of ages one to four. It’s also notable that the photo designer chose to use an image of Po laughing, possibly due to being in on a joke. Big hug and stay tuned.
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