Tinky Winky, Laa-Laa, Dipsy, and Po were the four stars of the harmless children’s television program Teletubbies, which followed their adventures as they explored a grassy and flower-filled environment.
The majority of parents saw it as a simple kind of amusement and occasionally a teaching tool for their young kids.
However, one of the Teletubbies skits was deemed so frightening that it had to be taken off the air. Scroll down to watch it!
The original series, which aired from 1997 to 2001, decided in 1997 not to air a sketch called “The Lion and the Bear” due to the disturbing content of the episode.
It should come as no surprise that “The Lion and The Bear” was about two characters playing the roles of a lion and a bear.
The Bear was the first to arrive, and then the Lion—who had been chasing the Bear—caught up with her.
However, viewers were petrified by the bear because of the creepy way she kept repeating the same words over and over again.
“I’m the Bear, I’m the Bear, and I’m coming,” she repeatedly told the Teletubbies.
After coming onto the screen, the bear just kept rhyming creepy things in the same frightful voice.
“I’m the Bear, I’m the Bear, with brown fuzzy hair. I’m hiding from the Lion but he doesn’t know where,” it said.
The entrance of the “scary” Lion injects even further tension into the sketch.
“I am the scary Lion, with big scary teeth. I’m scary on the top and I’m underneath,” he growled while riding some kind of a skateboard.
The uncomfortable conversation that takes place is eventually followed by an exciting chase across the hills, during which Laa-Laa instructs his fellow Teletubbies to hide.
The scene was deemed “too traumatizing” for young viewers in a number of countries, and as a result, it was banned from the air.
Parents complained that it was not “age appropriate.”
One review even dubbed the sketch “the greatest horror film of all time.”
Watch it for yourself and let us know what you think!
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