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Washing Up



Air Date

18 December 1997


Vic Finch




Numbers - 5

The Teletubbies do the Jumping Dance on the path, when Tinky Winky rolls away, he then sneaks up behind the other Teletubbies and says 'Eh-oh'. The Windmill starts spinning and the Teletubbies watch Yvette wash up her plastic cups and saucers. The Teletubbies have a very messy day. They all leave their Tubby Beds in a mess, Tinky Winky and Dipsy make a mess at the Tubby Custard Machine and Laa-Laa and Po make a mess with the Tubby Toast at the Tubby Table. So Noo-Noo tidies up. The Teletubbies love the Noo-Noo. Finally, the sun giggles for Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: Yvette and Kim Dixon-Tetteh

Plot (US American Version)

Laa-Laa dances with her ball. Then, the Teletubbies watch a little girl wash up her plastic cups and saucers. Meanwhile, the Teletubbies make Tubby Custard and then go outside to play, but the Tubby Custard has made them feel very full and they all fall asleep. The Magic Windmill then wakes them up and they run off to watch The Three Ships sail through Teletubbyland before the sun giggles afterwards. Then the Teletubbies do The Stamping and Stepping Dance before the sun giggles for Tubby Bye-Bye.


  • This is the first episode where the Teletubbies do the Jumping Dance on the path.
  • The Washing Up video was featured in the VHS Busy Day.
  • The Messy Day segment was featured in the VHS Uh-Oh! Messes & Muddles.
  • Dipsy was the boo shouter in the UK Version. Po was the boo shouter in the US Version.
  • Po was the missing teletubby in both versions.
  • The US Version of this episode has The Three Ships and The Stamping and Stepping Dance.



Teletubbies Washing Up - Full Episode


Teletubbies - Washing Up (US Version)

US Version

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