You won’t be able to look away from this Teletubbies–Joy Division mashup

Teletubbies are probably partial to the early stuff.


Audra Schroeder


Published Mar 27, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 5:15 am CDT

Sure, Teletubbies rival Furbies in terms of dead-eyed, soul-stealing creepiness, but a new mashup video gives that creepiness some context. 

YouTube user Christopher G. Brown edited some grainy black-and-white Teletubbies footage with the Joy Division song “Atmosphere,” and it syncs up perfectly. Apparently, people on Twitter had recently commented on the similarities between the footage and the song, and Vanyaland posted about the parallels yesterday. 

Because the Internet is magic, this creation rose from its slumber to haunt your dreams. 

Here’s the Joy Division video for contrast: 

Good luck thinking about Teletubbies in any other context again. 

H/T Dangerous Minds | Photo via Joy Division | Remix by Fernando Alfonso III

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*First Published: Mar 27, 2015, 2:52 pm CDT