Emily and Jester



Air Date

18 April 1997


David G Hillier


Larette Tap Dancing


Delilah Packing

Emily and Jester is the 15th episode of the original series. It first aired on 18th April, 1997.


A chair appears and Laa-LaaDipsy, and Tinky-Winky have fun standing up and sitting down. The Magic Windmill starts to spin, and the Teletubbies watch Emily riding her pony, Jester. Afterwards, they do the Round and Round Dance near the house, then the Windmill stops spinning and it's time for Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: Emily & Nicole Kingman

Jester the pony.

Plot (US American Version)

The Teletubbies listen to voice trumpet inside the Tubbytronic Superdome saying "Trot trot" and they join in. Then they watch a young girl named Emily looking after her pony, Jester. A voice trumpet appears and recites the nursery rhyme "Ride a Cock Horse". Laa-Laa joins in the rhyme and then she bumps into Dipsy. She and Dipsy do this again and bump into Tinky Winky and Po who are also joining in. They all do the nursery rhyme again and fall over. The Magic Windmill spins and the Animal Parade appears in Teletubbyland. Laa-Laa decides to go for a happy walk. Tinky Winky and Dipsy decide to go too, but Laa-Laa doesn't know that. When Laa-Laa decides to do a happy dance, she finds Tinky Winky and Dipsy dancing with her. Po arrives on her scooter and decides to dance with them. What a happy day! Then the Teletubbies do the Tip Toe Dance (shortened version) before Tubby Bye-Bye.

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  • This is the first episode for a few things:
    • The first appearance of Emily and Jester.
    • The first episode where the Teletubbies giggle during the Round and Round Dance. It is also the first episode to have the shortened version of the dance.
  • The US Version of this episode has the Animal Parade (has elephant trumpet sound) (though the UK Version doesn't have a magical event), and the Tip Toe Dance (shortened version) instead of the Round and Round Dance.
  • Apparently, this is the first episode of the show that aired in the US on PBS Kids.
  • the first episode to star Rolf Saxon as The Narrator (US) and Toni Barry as the female voice of The Voice Trumpets (US).
  • After the dance, the Baby Sun giggles and the Windmill stops spinning.
  • After the magic windmill stops spinning, the Tubby Bye-Bye voice trumpet rises up much faster than usual and says "Time for Tubby Bye Bye!" only twice instead of three times. (This only happens in the UK Version)
  • Laa-Laa was the boo shouter in the UK Version. Tinky Winky was the boo shouter in the US Version.
  • Tinky Winky was the missing teletubby in the UK Version. Po was the missing teletubby in the US Version.


  • When Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa say 'Uh-oh!', Tinky Winky's voice is so quiet that it's hard to hear him.


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