UK Version 1

Numbers - 3 (version 1)



Air Date

2 July 1997


Vic Finch


Music with Debbie



Tinky-WinkyDipsy and Laa-Laa march on a hill counting to 3 then they run away. The Teletubbies watch some children learn about the number three. Dipsy climbs a steep hill. Then the windmill spins and Dipsy runs all the way back down the hill. The Teletubbies watch the Three Ships sail through Teletubbyland. Then they do the Walking Dance before Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: The Children of Duncombe School, London

UK Version 2

Numbers - 3 (version 2)



Air Date

28 April 1998


Bob Jacobs


Animals - Snails



Tinky-Winky, Dipsy and Laa Laa march. Then they watch children learn the number three. Then, three Teletubbies (Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa) find three flowers and three trees. Then they have Tubby Toast, but there are four pieces. Po comes to the house and has the other Tubby Toast. Then it's time for Tubby Bye-Bye.


Featuring: The Children of Duncombe School, London

Plot (US American Version #1)

The Teletubbies do The Falling Down Dance before they go watch some children learning about the number 3. Later, a book appears in Teletubbyland. The book has pictures of rabbits in it. Laa Laa enjoys counting the rabbits in the book. Afterwards, the Magic Windmill spins and Laa Laa joins the other Teletubbies as they go watch The Three Ships before the Magic Windmill stops spinning for Tubby Bye Bye.

Featuring: The Children at Treasure Island School, Florida

Plot (US American Version #2)

In the Teletubbies Everywhere segment, Tinky Winky draws a triangle, there are 3 of Dipsy's hat and the film from India shows children demonstrating the number 3. In Teletubbyland, Po rides into the Home Hill on her scooter and Dipsy come down slide wearing his hat. Then Dipsy and Po show off their favorite things before they run out to watch some children riding on their trikes. Later, the Teletubbies run around the house repeatedly. Then they run off to watch The Three Ships sail through Teletubbyland before the Magic Windmill stops spinning for Tubby Bye Bye.


  • Laa Laa was the boo shouter in both UK Versions and US Version 2. Po was the boo shouter in the US Version 1.
  • Dipsy was the missing Teletubby for both UK Versions and US Version 2. Po was the missing Teletubby in the US Version 1.
  • At the beginning of both episodes, there's a rare opening shot. This is the opening shot Field 10.
  • Both episodes re-use the opening segment from Cafe Chocolate. The differences are in both versions, the segment is mirrored. In version 1, after Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa run away, the footage is then reversed and they walk backwards up the hill. In version 2, there is no music and it shows the windmill spinning before they run away.
  • Version 1 is the first episode where the Teletubbies giggle during the Walking Dance. However, some of the giggling is cut out. The Teletubbies would start giggling during the whole dance in it's next appearance Animals - Fish.
  • The US Version #1 has The Falling Down Dance (with rare windmill clip) instead of the Walking Dance.

3 Objects (version 1)

  • 3 Bottles
  • 3 Children
  • 3 Dogs
  • 3 Children (again)
  • 3 Diggers
  • 3 Apples
  • 3 Boys

3 Objects (version 2)

  • 3 Letters
  • 3 Children
  • 3 Geese
  • 3 Buses
  • 3 Children Eating Ice Cream
  • 3 Dustbins

3 Objects (US Version)

  • 3 Mailtrucks
  • 3 Children
  • 3 Pelicans
  • 3 Children (again)
  • 3 Fire Rescue Trucks (ambulances)
  • 3 Flags
  • 3 Sailboats
  • 3 Sandcastles
  • 3 Earthmovers (diggers)


Watch Episode


Teletubbies - Numbers 3 (Season 2, Episode 48 Full HD Episode)

UK Version #1


Teletubbies Number Three - Version 2 152 Cartoons for Children

UK Version #2


Teletubbies - Numbers 3 (US Version)

US Version #1


Teletubbies - Numbers- 3 -India- (US Version)

US Version #2

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