Remember when we all used to sing along with Teletubbies characters Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po, and we all used to think of them as cute baby aliens with such happy colors? Well it turns out that Teletubbies weren’t actually “cute-sized” at all.
People were shookt when a random Tumblr user posted an excerpt of Time’s 2001 article — revealing a disturbing truth about the Teletubbies’ height.
“Though onscreen the Fab Four appear to be a baby-friendly size, in “person” they are gargantuan, bigger than Barney, bigger even than Big Bird. Po, the smallest, is 6 ft. 6 in., while Tinky Winky looms around 10 ft. tall. This makes for a costume that weighs more than 30 lbs. And if the performers, who see and breathe through the mouth holes, keep their heads on too long, there is a danger of carbon-dioxide buildup,” the article says.
Some people couldn’t get over this horrific revelation that they don’t know what to do anymore. #ChildhoodRuined
me: [trying to sleep]
my brain: tinky winky from teletubbies is 10 feet tall. hes absolutely massive. he could crush u to death easily
— julia ★ (@juliassmfh) February 24, 2017
"Tinky Winky from The Teletubbies is 10 feet tall."
— ceej ayoub (@AyoubChrissy) March 1, 2017
no one talk to me until I have come to terms with the fact that teletubbies are up to 10 feet tall
— taylor (@TaylorPHolst) March 1, 2017
When I found out that Tinky winky from the teletubbies is 10ft tall and could crush me pic.twitter.com/HBt3MHuwIB
— Josie (@IndubitablyJo) February 28, 2017
I'm trying to relax and watch TV and can't get over the fact the Winky from Teletubbies is 10ft tall. pic.twitter.com/0DljWtTmeK
— Joshua Long (@joshlong56) February 28, 2017
I just discovered teletubbies are 10 feet tall and my life is over
— sam (@saaambright) February 28, 2017
i just found out that the teletubbies are 10 feet tall and everything is so much more sinister now
— rachel (@racnel_willia) February 26, 2017
And if this information wasn’t creepy enough, this black and white video of the Teletubbies looks absolutely sinister you’d think it’s cut out from a horror film.
The Teletubbies, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, not only makes us feel old now, but also makes us realize our whole life thinking they were cute, lovable, and baby-sized characters, has been a lie!
Thank you, Internet!