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Air Date

25 September 1998


Martin Scott


Numbers - 6



A voice trumpet tells the Teletubbies to put their arms up. Then they watch a boy play basketball with his dad. The Teletubbies have Tubby Toast and be careful not to drop their Tubby Toast on floor. But suddenly, Tinky Winky accidentally throws his Tubby Toast and it lands on the floor. So the Noo-Noo tidies it up and the Teletubbies chase him for a Big Hug. The Teletubbies watch the Dancing Bear before Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: Jordan & Philip Mathews

Plot (US American Version)

Laa Laa and Dipsy bump into each other walking into the House. Then, Tinky Winky walks inside and Po comes down the slide and knocks him over. Afterwards, all the Teletubbies bump into each other and fall over. Then, they watch a young boy and his father playing basketball. A balloon appears in Teletubbyland and the Teletubbies follow it around until Po catches it and they all take turns to hold it. After they have their turns, all the Teletubbies want to hold the balloon, but they accidentally let go of it and it flies away into the sky. Finally, The Teletubbies do The Stamping and Stepping Dance before the sun giggles for Tubby Bye Bye.


  • Tinky Winky was the boo shouter in the UK Version. Dipsy was the boo shouter in the US Version.
  • Po was the missing teletubby in the UK Version. Dipsy was the missing teletubby in the US Version.
  • The scene of Noo-Noo tidying up at the beginning of the main segment is used as the title card for Naughty Noo Noo!
  • The US Version of this episode has The Stamping and Stepping Dance (extended version) at the end.
  • The basketball TV Event was filmed at the Sobrato Center War Memorial Gym in San Francisco, California on the campus of the University of San Francisco, home of the San Francisco Dons men's basketball team. Philip Mathews was the head coach of the San Francisco Dons from 1995-2004.
  • This episode was used for a 2008 ABC Kids Promo for the show alongside "Frogs".



★Teletubbies English Episodes★ Basketball ★ Full Episode - HD (S09E210)

UK Version


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US Version

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