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Tropical Fish



Air Date

16 September 1998


Martin Scott


Land Yachting


My Piano

The Teletubbies are asleep in bed. They wake up as five voice trumpets rise and play some lovely music. This makes the Teletubbies dance around the house, even the Noo Noo. Then, the Teletubbies watch a group of children at an aquarium store. They look in all the tanks at the different fish. Tinky Winky pretends to swim in the house around the table. Then the windmill starts spinning and he swims off to watch The Three Ships before the Windmill stops spinning for Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: Sinead Gabriel and Donnette Harry

Plot (US American Version)

In the Home hill, The Teletubbies are asleep in bed. They sit up to listen as five voice trumpets rise playing some lovely music. The Teletubbies dance round and round the house and the Noo Noo dances too. Then the Teletubbies join hands and dance round and round in a circle. Then the Teletubbies watch a group of children at an aquarium store. They look in all the tanks at the different fish. There are small ones and big ones, blue ones and purple ones and lots of others. The children watch the fish swimming and see a family of fish. Later, Tinky Winky pretends to swim. He swims round the table, then swims off to find the other Teletubbies and watch the Three Ships sail through Teletubbyland before the sun screams afterwards. Then the Teletubbies do The Swinging Dance before the sun giggles for Tubby Bye Bye.


  • The Lovely Music segment was featured in the VHS Again-Again!
  • When the Magic Windmill stops spinning, there is no fade effect between the Windmill and the rising Voice trumpet. This also happens in Snowy Story, the US Version of Colours - Blue and in four Lion and Bear episodes: Irish Dancing, Colours - Brown and the Chinese versions of Asian Storyteller (The Fox) and Dragonflies.
  • Po was the chosen teletubby for the TV transmission in both versions.
  • The US Version shows a different Tropical Fish TV segment with American children.
  • Tinky Winky was the missing teletubby in both versions.
  • Dipsy was the boo shouter in the UK Version. Tinky Winky was the boo shouter in the US Version.
  • The US Version of this episode has The Swinging Dance after The Three Ships. The UK Version does not have a dance. Also the Magic Windmill Stop Spinning animation gets replaced by the sun giggling after the Three Ships in the US Version.


In several shots at the beginning of the first segment, the Voice Trumpets can clearly be seen at the bottom of the screen. This also occurs when the Voice Trumpets are shown rising.

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Teletubbies - Tropical Fish (US Version)

US Version Broadcast on PBS Kids (10th Anniversary Era 2007-2008)

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