Swimming with Stephanie



Air Date

12 May 1997


David G Hillier


Numbers - 2


Yellow Cow

Swimming with Stephanie is the 31st episode of the original series. It first aired on 12th May, 1997.

Stephanie and the Kids are swimming
The Teletubbies fall asleep on a hill. Then, they suddenly wake up to see The Magic Windmill spinning. The Teletubbies watch some children swimming with a woman called Stephanie.

Back in Teletubbyland, the Teletubbies watch the clouds float by. Suddenly, a little puffy cloud floats inside the Home Hill! The Teletubbies rush inside to see that pieces of the cloud have spread out all over the house. Then it's time for Tubby Custard but the Teletubbies find it rather inconvenient having a cloud indoors. A piece of the cloud gets stuck on Laa-Laa's foot and she accidentally spills her Tubby Custard. Then the Noo-Noo comes to tidy up the custard and cloud. But all that custard and all that cloud gets very mixed up inside the Noo-Noo. He goes over to the doors and blows the little puffy cloud outside. The cloud has turned into a Special Pink Tubby Custard Cloud! The Teletubbies wave goodbye to the cloud then they go to do the Jumping Dance before Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: Stephanie and The Children of Ducklings Water Club, Amersham

Plot (US American Version)

When Po was eating her Tubby Toast, she listens to a Voice Trumpet sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and a magical star appeared. She hears Tinky-Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa coming back and shows them the star before it disappeared. The Teletubbies watch Stephanie go for a swim. The Teletubbies are very happy when they find their favorite things to play with. Then, it's Tubby Bye Bye.


  • This is the first episode where the rabbit song plays. After the rabbit song is over, the camera cuts to the opening shot Home Hill 2.
  • The Tubby Custard Cloud segment was featured in the VHS Uh-Oh! Messes & Muddles.
  • Laa Laa was the boo shouter in UK Version. Dipsy was the boo shouter in US Version.
  • Dipsy was the missing teletubby in UK Version. Tinky Winky was the missing teletubby in US Version.
  • This is also directed with Vic Finch in the US Version.


  • At the beginning of the episode, after the opening shot Field 1, there's some quick footage of some trees and hills. During this footage, part of Tinky Winky's antenna can be seen on the right.

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