Remember the Teletubbies? The cute/quite creepy children’s TV characters? They were absolutely everywhere from 1997 to 2001. Well, apparently Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po have been getting busy since the show stopped airing — if you know what we mean — because someone just posted a video of their eight babies.
There are eight "Tiddlytubbies:" Daa-Daa, Baa, RuRu, Duggle Dee, Umby Pumby, Ping, MiMi, and Nin. And let’s just say the internet was not ready for the Teletubbies to have children.
remember the teletubbies? they have kids now. feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/GoxgYOWWRE— rai [thesis] ☆ (@SVTtimjang) January 6, 2017
Twitter user SVTtimjang posted the video above, and at the time of publishing, it had almost 50,000 retweets. However, as BuzzFeed notes, it's not clear whether or not the Tiddlytubbies are actually the Teletubbies' children. As per the Teletubbies website, the tots are "eight smaller Teletubbies" that live with them. They're actually oddly adorable — if you can get over the shocking fact that you never knew they existed.
THE TELETUBBIES HAD BABIES AND THEY'RE CALLED TIDDLYTUBBIES. I AM DECEASED. pic.twitter.com/OCihbz75n3— Britnee Dianne (@BritneePond) July 25, 2017
In other unsettling Teletubbies news, it recently came to light that that the colorful creatures were 10-foot-tall giants. And there's pictures to prove it. If you view the images, you'll notice the costumed character standing next to a crew member of the original TV show, illustrating a height difference that is pretty jaw-dropping. For kids, this may not come as a shock, but for us older folks, we always thought those gibberish-speaking goons were delightfully small.
It was also revealed that the Tubbies' bodies, which have plump bottoms, include a hidden collapsible seat so that the actors can take breaks without taking off the strange costumes. Sounds like a heavy load to tug around!
If all this information is just a little too much for you to handle today, it's okay. In fact, pretty much the entire internet is feeling the same way. Deep breaths, deep breaths.
This post was written by Lorna Gray. For more, check out our sister site Now To Love.