Series 01, Episode 40
Air Date 23 May, 1997
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The Three Ships

Tinky Winky tries to sleep, but before he can sleep, Noo Noo keeps trying to tidy up his blanket and wake him up. The Teletubbies watch some children making bubbles. Magic things happen to Laa-Laa's ball when she throws it, it turns Big and Small, it changes into shapes and then it turns into the Letter e and then back to normal.The Windmill spins for the Three Ships.The Teletubbies do the Splashing Dance before Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: Sabina Begum, Harpreet Singh and Emran Uddin

Plot (US Version)

Po decides to have a blowy day and blows the blankets off the Teletubbies beds , she blows thier Tubby Toast away which Noo Noo tidies up and she blows the Teletubbies up the slide. Then the Magic Windmill starts spinning and Po goes up the slide to follow the other Teletubbies, and the Teletubbies watch some children making bubles. Inside the Home Hill, Laa Laa bounces her ball out of  control the TubbyTronic Superdome amd the Noo Noo tidies up Laa Laa's ball, and he hands it back to her. Then the Teletubbies does a Happy Dance before Tubby Bye Bye sequence takes place.

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Teletubbies Bubbles - Full Episode

Teletubbies Bubbles - Full Episode


  • Tinky Winky is the boo shouter in UK Version. Laa Laa is the boo shouter in the US Version.
  • The UK Version has The Three Ships. The US Version has no Magical Event. The Happy Dance was added in US Version.
  • Laa Laa was the missing teletubby in UK Version. Po was the missing teletubby in the US Version.
  • When Laa Laa gets a square ball, she says; "Bibblycheese!"
  • It's the first episode to include the full version of the Home Hill 3 opening shot, which its short version was introduced in the episode The Beach.


At the opening segment, when the Noo Noo goes close to Tinky Winky, Dipsy's blanket is on his bed, but when the Noo Noo tries to tidy up Tinky Winky's blanket, Dipsy's blanket is on the floor.