Feeding the Chickens



Air Date

23 April 1997


Vic Finch


Humpty Dumpty


The Helicopter

Feeding the Chickens is the 18th episode of the original series. It first aired on 23rd April 1997.

Dipsy with a piece of tubby toast.

The Teletubbies dance in and out of the trees. The Magic Windmill spins and they go to watch Matthew, James, and Mark feeding their chickens.

Back in Teletubbyland, Laa-Laa decides to have Tubby Toast. Tinky-Winky is out for a walk. He smells the Tubby Toast and decides to go and have some as well. But the Tubby Toaster malfunctions and makes too much Tubby Toast all over the Home Hill and Teletubbyland! Soon there is Tubby Toast all over the table, the floor, the beds, and Tinky-Winky! There is Tubby Toast everywhere! Lots of Tubby Toast for Noo Noo, for Po, for Laa-Laa, for Dipsy, for Tinky-Winky and even for the rabbits! Lots of Tubby Toast for everybody! Afterwards, the Magic Windmill stops spinning (offscreen) and the Teletubbies run outside as it's time for Tubby Bye-Bye.

Rare Tubby Toast

Featuring: Matthew, James, and Mark Carnie

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Teletubbies Feeding the Chickens (English)

Teletubbies Feeding the Chickens (English)


  • This is the first episode to have the Magic Windmill stop spinning sound without the Magic Windmill stop spinning animation. To add this, this indicates that the Windmill froze off-screen.
  • The Teletubbies dancing around the trees segment was featured in the VHS Dance with the Teletubbies.
  • The Tubby Toast Accident segment was featured in the VHS Here Come the Teletubbies.
  • In The Tubby Toast Accident, there is a rare piece of tubby toast which it is a frowning toast, where the Noo-Noo was spinning.
  • Laa-Laa is the boo shouter.
  • Tinky Winky was the missing Teletubby.


  • In the Tubby Toast Accident scene, when Tinky Winky's shown attempting to catch Tubby Toast with his plate, a studio camera can be visibly seen on the left side of Tinky Winky.
  • In that same scene, a piece of Tubby Toast hits one of the cameras, causing the image to shake for a brief instant.

Note: the camera to the left of Tinky-Winky


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