Air Date

29 April 1997


Vic Finch


Building a Barbecue



Jumping is the 22nd episode of the original series. It first aired on 29th April, 1997.


The Teletubbies are feeling very happy so they all jump around a tree, Laa-Laa jumps away and Dipsy goes to Hide. Tinky-Winky and Po run around Teletubbyland, but soon Tinky Winky runs away leaving Po on her own. She falls down, lies in the Sun and then rolls away. The Magic Windmill starts to spin and the Teletubbies watch a video about children jumping. Later in Teletubbyland, Dipsy jumps for joy when he sees a beautiful flower. Laa Laa jumps to catch her ball, Po jumps to her scooter and Tinky Winky jumps for fun while he is wearing the skirt. A voice trumpet plays Piano music, and Tinky Winky jumps on a hill, in front of a tree and in front of the house. After all that jumping, Tinky Winky falls down, feeling very tired. The Magic Windmill starts spinning and the Teletubbies go to watch the carousel with the Tap Dancing Teddy Bear. Afterwards, the Teletubbies do the Stamping and Stepping Dance before Tubby Bye-Bye.

Tinky Winky Jumping

Tinky-Winky jumping and dancing.

Featuring: The Children of The Croft School and The RST Theatre Playgroup, Stratford-upon-Avon

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  • From now on until Crazy Golf, the Baby Sun scene is now included when the Teletubbies go to watch the Tap Dancing Teddy Bear. The scene is still shown, even though the Baby Sun is silent.
  • A fade effect is used after the Baby Sun giggles before the Tubby Bye Bye sequence is shown at the end of the episode.
  • The Four Happy Teletubbies segment was featured in the VHS Here come the Teletubbies
  • The Jumping for fun segment was featured in the VHS Dance with the Teletubbies.
  • Dipsy was the boo shouter.
  • Tinky Winky is the missing teletubby.