Humpty Dumpty



Air Date

22 April 1997


David G Hillier


Delilah Packing


Feeding the Chickens

Humpty Dumpty is the 17th episode of the original series. It first aired on 22nd April, 1997.


The Teletubbies are eating Tubby Toast inside the Home Hill when a voice trumpet rises and says the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. The Teletubbies join in and they end up falling down from the table! The Magic Windmill spins and the Teletubbies watch as Po receives a musical transmission of Humpty Dumpty featuring King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys.

Back in Teletubbyland, Po has a falling down day. She falls out of bed, she falls down from the table and she falls over at the control panel!  Even when playing with Laa-Laa and her ball, Po falls over.

Later, Tinky Winky is watching the rabbits when Po falls off her scooter. So Tinky Winky falls over. Laa-Laa appears and falls over as well. Finally, Dipsy comes along and he falls over as well! All the Teletubbies have fallen over! Suddenly, the Magic Windmill starts spinning and the Teletubbies watch the Dancing Bear. The Teletubbies do the Jumping Dance before Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, The Pupils of Chuckery Infants School, Walsall


  • This is the first episode to have the extended version of the Jumping Dance.
  • This is also the first episode where Dipsy wears his apron.
  • The Humpty Dumpty opening segment was featured in the VHS Nursery Rhymes and the audio tape Fun with the Teletubbies.
  • The Po's Falling Down Day segment was featured in the VHS Here Come the Teletubbies. But for some unknown reason, it was removed from the US version.
  • The German version of this episode is called Osterbasteln (Easter Crafts) and has a different TV transmission video.
  • There is a rare Windmill clip after the Humpty Dumpty segment, This animation appears to be the Original animation as seen in the intro and many other early 1997 episodes but with an added window. (See pic below)
  • This is the third and last episode not to include the scene with the Baby Sun when the Teletubbies go and watch the Dancing Bear. The other two are Painting with Hands and Feet and Larette Tap Dancing.
  • This is the first episode where we hear Po's scooter squeak. The other two are The Helicopter and Rolling.
  • After the Dancing Bear, a fade effect is used to transition to the Sun Baby before the Jumping Dance.
  • Tinky Winky was the boo shouter.
  • Laa-Laa was the missing Teletubby.
  • This is the third episode to have the video segment filmed at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The other three episodes were The Grand Old Duke of York, See-Saw, and Hey Diddle Diddle.


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Teletubbies Humpty Dumpty (Season 1, Episode 17)

Teletubbies Humpty Dumpty (Season 1, Episode 17)

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