Emily and Jester



Air Date

18 April 1997


David G Hillier


Larette Tap Dancing


Delilah Packing

Emily and Jester is the 15th episode of the original series. It first aired on 18th April, 1997.


UK Version

A chair appears and Laa-LaaDipsy, and Tinky-Winky have fun standing up and sitting down. The Windmill starts to spin, and the Teletubbies watch Emily riding her pony, Jester. Afterwards, they do the Round and Round Dance near the house, then the Magic Windmill stops spinning and the Tubby Bye-Bye sequence takes place.

Featuring: Emily & Nicole Kingman


Jester the pony.

US Version

The Teletubbies watch Emily riding her pony, Jester. Afterwards, the Teletubbies listen to a nursery rhyme, and the windmill spins again and the Teletubbies watch the Animal Parade. They do the The Tip Toe Dance before Tubby Bye-Bye.


  • This episode marks the first appearance of Emily and Jester.
  • This is the first episode where the Teletubbies giggle during the Round and Round Dance. It is also the first episode to have the shortened version of the dance.
  • This is the first episode of the show that airs in the US.
  • After the dance, the Baby Sun giggles and the Windmill stops spinning.
  • After the magic windmill stops spinning the tubby bye bye voice trumpet rises up fast and says time for Tubby Bye Bye two times.
  • The US version had the Tip Toe Dance instead of the Round and Round Dance, and the Animal Parade was added.
  • Interestingly, the Start Spinning and Stop Spinning Windmill animations both appear in this episode.
  • Laa-Laa was the boo shouter in the UK Version, Tinky Winky was the boo shouter in the US Version.
  • Tinky Winky was the missing teletubby in UK. Po was the missing teletubby in US.
  • On the website 2001-2004 at, it was Tinky Winky who had the TV Transmission of Emily and Jester. In the episode, it was Dipsy who had it.


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