Numbers - 6 (version 1)



Air Date

15 September 1997


Vic Finch


Hickory Dickory Dock


Wake Up!

UK Version 1

The Teletubbies love playing Boo! Some children learn about the number six. Afterwards, Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa get their knees dirty and have fun getting them clean until Po comes in all dirty. Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa try to wash her, but she doesn't want to. So everybody chases Po around the house until she gets her tubby sponge. All the Teletubbies wash Po while a voice trumpet recites the Tubby Wash song. Po is now all clean. Then the Magic Windmill stops spinning (offscreen) and it is time for Tubby Bye Bye.

Featuring: The Children of Duncombe School, London

UK Version 2

Numbers - 6 (version 2)



Air Date

24 September 1998


Vic Finch





Inside the Home Hill, it's time for Tubby Toast. Laa Laa pushes the button and the Tubby Toast pops out. But there's no Tubby Toast for Laa Laa. So she pushes the button again, and she still doesn't have toast. Laa Laa tries again one more time. But there's still toast for her. Laa Laa feels very sad, and she sings about Tubby Toast very sadly. So Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Po decide to share their toast with Laa Laa. She has six pieces of Tubby Toast on her plate. Laa Laa feels happy again. Then the Magic Windmill starts spinning and the Teletubbies run off to watch some children learn about the number six before the Sun Baby giggles for Tubby Bye Bye.


Featuring: The Children of Duncombe School, London

Plot (US American Version)

The Teletubbies pop over the hill one by one to say 'Eh Oh!', before running off to watch some children learning about the number 6. Later inside the Home Hill, Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Laa Laa get out their Tubby Sponges, and washed their knees. By the time Tinky Winky finished cleaning his knees, Po arrives, but the other Teletubbies were surprised when they saw that she was dirty all over. Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Laa Laa try to wash Po, but she does not want to be washed, so they chased Po around the control panel until she gets out her Tubby Sponge. The Teletubbies can now successfully wash Po. She is now all clean! Afterwards, the Magic Windmill starts to spin outside, and the Teletubbies put their Tubby Sponges back in the cases and rush out to watch the carousel with The Tap Dancing Teddy Bear dancing once before the Magic Windmill stops spinning for Tubby Bye Bye.

Featuring: The Children at Treasure Island School, Florida


  • In the opening scene when the Teletubbies pop over the hill, Tinky Winky has his bag and Dipsy wears his hat.
  • Version 1 is the first episode where the Teletubbies use the Tubby Sponges.
  • The Dirty Knees segment from Version 1 was featured in the VHS Hands, Feet and Dirty Knees.
  • Version 2 is the fourth episode to end with the TV Event.
  • Tinky Winky was the chosen teletubby for the TV transmission instead of Dipsy in the US Version.
  • Po was the boo shouter in both UK Versions. Tinky Winky was the boo shouter in the US Version.
  • Laa Laa was the missing Teletubby in both UK Versions. Po was the missing Teletubby in the US Version.
  • The US Version of this episode has The Dancing Bear (1 time) after the Dirty Knees segment.

6 Objects (UK Version 1)

  • 6 Children
  • 6 Dogs
  • 6 Shoes
  • 6 Buses
  • 6 Apples
  • 6 Diggers

6 Objects (UK Version 2)

  • 6 Letters
  • 6 Children
  • 6 Dustbins

6 Objects (US Version)

  • 6 Mailtrucks
  • 6 Children
  • 6 Pelicans
  • 6 Children (again)
  • 6 Feet
  • 6 Fire Rescue Trucks
  • 6 Flags
  • 6 Sailboats
  • 6 Sandcastles
  • 6 Earthmovers (diggers)

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Teletubbies - Numbers - Six


Teletubbies Number Six - Version 2 209 Cartoons for Children

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Teletubbies - Numbers 6 (US Version)

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