Teletubbies on Twitter

The Teletubbies’ vaccination cards have Twitter users horny and ready for ‘tubby hot summer’

They received the Noo-nson and AstraTubbica vaccines, which have yet to be approved by the FDA for human use.


Cecilia Lenzen

Internet Culture

Published Jul 7, 2021   Updated Jul 8, 2021, 9:36 am CDT

The Teletubbies are officially vaccinated against COVID-19 and ready for their “Tubby hot summer,” and Twitter users are horny for them.

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Yes, those cute, little, colorful aliens—Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa, and Po—from that one TV show in the ‘90s. Those Teletubbies.

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As is customary these days, the Teletubbies shared their COVID-19 vaccination cards on social media, announcing, “We’re all vaxxed! Just in time for a Tubby hot summer.”

They’re neither Pfizer nor Moderna girls; they received the Noo-nson and AstraTubbica vaccines, which have yet to be approved by the FDA for human use. 

Folks on Twitter seemed to have two primary reactions to this news, either happiness that the Teletubbies are “legal adults” or complete outrage at a children’s show encouraging their young viewers to get vaccinated (for the record, Teletubbies is marketed toward preschool-aged viewers who are not eligible for vaccination and not typically old enough to see this tweet). 

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Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa, and Po all listed their birthdays as Feb. 20, 2003, which makes them 18 years old. 

Twitter user Keaton Patti quoted the announcement, saying, “Holy shit the Teletubbies are 18???” with several suggestive emojis.

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Another user who goes by Pepi put it more bluntly. 

“Teletubbies are 18 years old which means u can legally fuck them,” they tweeted.

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“The Poopman” and several other users had similar questions and comments. 

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Those who weren’t trying to sneak into the Teletubbies’ beds and rail them were disgusted they got jabbed and turned off from the idea of watching the show ever again. 

A flat earther Twitter user said, “They are now using Teletubbies as a way to normalise giving the [COVID-19 vaccine] to children. These people are truly evil.”

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Another anti-vaxxer tweeted, “Parents… these sick assholes are using TV characters to brainwash kids. Proceed with caution.”

Someone else called the Teletubbies “vaxxholes” and called for a boycott of the show. Fellow anti-vaxxers wholeheartedly agreed.

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Regardless of whether you plan to slide into their DMs or never watch the show again, the entire thing could—shockingly—be a hoax. Because the date of their second shot hasn’t happened yet, of course. 

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*First Published: Jul 7, 2021, 7:23 pm CDT