Here are some changes of the original and edited The Lion And Bear sketch on Teletubbies. Here they are below.
Original sketchThe music at the start is very creepy and sinister. A creepy tuba sounding instrument plays the tune instead of the soft magical tune usually played for Magical Events when the Magic Windmill is spinning. The music in the rest of the sketch is scary, bassoon and drum music as well as gothic piano music which has scared young children. The Bear speaks in a very haunting voice at the start of the sketch. Then she speaks in a very sinister voice just before she appears. She remains nice throughout the rest of the sketch. The Lion speaks in a sinister voice both off screen and on screen. Near the end, he gets more and more angry (not viscious) when he can't find the Bear. English actors Penelope Keith (the Bear) and Eric Sykes (the Lion) both speak with good voices but they use them in the wrong way. The Bear is creepy and intimidating and the Lion is scary and mean. The dialogue is scary. Although most of it is age appropriate, the way it is said in the voices of the characters makes it sound scary, like when the Bear says 'It's the Bear It's the Bear and I'm COOOOOOMING!!' in a haunting voice and 'I'm the Bear I'm the Bear and I'm COMING!!!' in a sinister old woman voice. Some dialogue like "I am the Scary Lion! WITH BIG SCARY TEETH!!" is inappropriate, as is what a lot of things the Lion says. The dialogue is simply scary and age inappropriate.
Many of the scenes are considered too scary for young children. These include the Bear's joke, which contains the Bear hiding behind a tree and popping out doing a joke which includes her eyes rolling in circles and her tongue sticking out with her going Blub-a-lub-a-lub which seems a harmless joke, but the scary music and the bear's uncanny looking face makes it really scary. The scene of the Lion's face is really scary due to the eyes and the uncanny move movements, Other scary and intense scenes are the scenes of an empty Teletubbyland after the Bear hides and the Lion is coming, the Lion roaring fiercely causing the trees to shake and clouds to move, the Bear popping out from behind the tree she's hiding behind and popping back in again, with creepy music playing, and the other scenes are the chase scenes of the Lion chasing the Bear, which are scary due to the music and the way the Lion's tail moves and his roaring while the Bear moves quickly away from him, sort of like him trying to eat her or something,
Edited sketchThe music at the start is far less scary. On the DVD "Look!" a bird song plays at the start but in TV episodes the normal soft, magical tune plays when the Magic Windmill is spinning. When the Teletubbies look around, the same tune plays again. The music in the rest of the sketch is funny, jolly, piano and tuba music and near the end there is a Christmas tune heard. The music is more age appropriate and funny for young children. The sketch is also friendly now the Lion and Bear are now friends with everyone.
The Bear speaks in a slow but normal voice at the start of the sketch. Then she speaks in a childish, excited voice saying "I'm the Bear I'm the Bear and I'm Coming!" with a giggle. Then she speaks in a funny, childish, nice voice in the rest of the sketch, and she laughs a lot. The Lion speaks in a more humorous and jolly voice instead of the frightening one he used to have. The Lion has turned from an intimidating monster to a jolly cat with a funny "Meow!" Lions, of course, can't say "Meow!" in reality. The Bear has turned from a scary person to a pranker. The Bear speaks in an Upper Class London/Buckinghamshire accent while the Lion speaks in a jolly Yorkshire/Lancashire accent. Penelope Keith, who voices the Bear, is from Sutton in South London and Eric Sykes, who voices the Lion, is from Oldham, which is outside Manchester.