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Ned's Bicycle

Number

1

Air Date

31 March 1997

Director

David G Hillier

Next

Our Pig Winnie

Ned's Bicycle is the very first episode of Teletubbies.

Synopsis

We are introduced to the Teletubbies as they ride down the slide inside Home Hill. They enjoy Tubby Toast until the Magic Windmill spins. Following this, the characters watch a boy named Ned and his father getting ready for a bicycle trip. Po finds a flag and leads Tinky Winky on a march across Teletubbyland. Dipsy and Laa-Laa see the flag and join in. The Magic Windmill spins again and the Teletubbies go to watch a Magical Event. The Teletubbies gasp in excitement as an Animal Parade marches through Teletubbyland. Afterwards, the animals vanish. The Magic Windmill stops spinning and it's time for Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: Ned and Nigel Frost

Trivia

  • This is the first episode where Tinky Winky is picked for the TV Event.
  • This is the first episode to feature the Animal Parade.
  • Tinky Winky was the boo shouter but Po said goodbye for a final time.
  • Po was the missing Teletubby.
  • The Tubby Toast segment was featured in the VHS Here come the Teletubbies.
  • The Ned's Bicycle video was featured in the VHS Favourite Things
  • After the Teletubbies watch the Animal Parade, a fade effect is used to the Stop spinning animation.
  • The original windmill animation from this episode is also used in See-SawLarette Tap Dancing and The Gingerbread Boy.
  • When the Teletubbies go to line up at the Magical Event place, they giggle. However, they are silent in most of the other episodes whenever they go to the Magical Event place.
  • The Sun Baby's laugh in this episode is noticeably different from her laugh in following episodes.
  • This is the first episode directed by David G. Hillier.
  • This is the very first episode to include the Home hill 1 Opening Shot . Also, the Magic Windmill can be heard whooshing in the background.
  • This is also the first episode to include Home hill 2, which is pretty similar to the Bird Eye View 1.0 animation. A fade effect is used.

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Teletubbies- Ned's Bicycle - Full Episode

Teletubbies- Ned's Bicycle - Full Episode

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