Irish Dancing



Air Date

13 January 1998


Vic Finch


Playing Ball


Numbers - 2

In the Home Hill, the Teletubbies are eating Tubby Toast. It's time for them to do their exercises. A voice trumpet rises and gives them some exercises to do. When they are tired out, they shout 'Run away, run away!' before they rush outside to watch a video about a little girl named Becky doing Irish Dancing.

Later, the Teletubbies go up to the path to do the Jumping Dance. Then the Magic Windmill starts to spin and the Teletubbies rush off to see the Bear and Lion playing their hide and seek game in Teletubbyland. The Magic Windmill stops spinning for Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: The Dancers of Bennett's End Community Centre, Hemel Hempstead

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Teletubbies Irish Dancing - HD Video

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  • This is the first time the Teletubbies do the Jumping Dance (which is the re-shot version on the path near the windmill) in an episode that includes The Lion and The Bear. The other two episodes are Long Horns and Feeding Baby Penguins.
  • In the Exercise segment, the Narrator's opening line is re-used audio from Throwing.
  • This episode was featured on the DVD Teletubbies: Happy Birthday!
  • After the Windmill stops spinning, a fade effect is not used between the scene of the Windmill and the Voice Trumpet rising. This also occurs in Snowy Story, Tropical Fish, the Chinese versions of Dragonflies and Asian Storyteller (The Fox), the US version of Colours-Blue and Colours - Brown.
  • Laa Laa was the boo shouter.
  • Dipsy was the missing teletubby.
  • The opening music before the Jumping Dance is two keys lower (D major). This is also in Dirty Dog, Ice Cream Sundae and Let's Dance.
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