Painting with Hands and Feet



Air Date

4 April 1997


David G Hillier


Naughty Sock



Painting with Hands and Feet is the fifth overall episode of Teletubbies.


The Teletubbies do a Conga dance before the Magic Windmill spins and the Teletubbies watch some children painting with their hands and feet. Later, Tinky Winky comes down the slide inside the Home Hill. As he is about to walk forwards, he stops and says: "Uh Oh!" Somebody has spilled their Tubby Custard on the floor. Whoever it was has left footprints.

Tinky Winky follows the footprints to the place where Dipsy is sitting with the rabbits. But Dipsy didn't spill the Tubby Custard. So Tinky Winky and Dipsy follow the footprints to the place where Laa Laa is dancing. But Laa Laa didn't spill the Tubby Custard either. Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Laa Laa follow the trail round Teletubbyland to find out who spilled the Tubby Custard. They soon reach the Home Hill and follow the footprints indoors to the place where Po is fast asleep. They all discover it was Po who spilled the Tubby Custard and they have a good laugh. The Magic Windmill spins and the Teletubbies watch a Tap Dancing Teddy bear in a carousel performing a dance twice before the Magic Windmill stops spinning and it is time for Tubby Bye Bye.

Featuring: Ella & Lilly Ainsworth, Emma Beaumont, Christopher Chavez, Rebecca Goldberg, Edward Grant, Saeka Hirari, Tom Jewitt, Daisy & Ned Keogh, Jack Murray, Samantha Nguitgeu, Amy Pittorino, Hartej Ranvanda, Ben Shepherd, Tomas Shepherd, Roisheen Smith, Charlie Snell, Pheobe Syms and Rupinder Vig

Plot (US Version)

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po follow a trail of funny footprints that have appeared in Teletubbyland, then The Magic Windmill starts spinning and then they run off to watch some children using their hands and feet to paint. In the Home Hill, it is time for Tubby Custard. When Po can't stop the custard machine, after she made the Tubby Custard flood, the Noo Noo tidies up all the Tubby Custard after Po turns off the Tubby Custard machine. Clever Noo Noo. The Teletubbies hug the Noo Noo before Tubby Bye Bye sequence take place.

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  • This is the first episode to feature The Tap Dancing Teddy Bear.
  • When the Teletubbies go to watch the Tap Dancing Teddy Bear, the scene of the sun is missing. This also happens in Larette Tap Dancing and Humpty Dumpty.
  • This is also the first episode when the UK and US versions are different.
  • In the USA version, the segment "Who Spilled the Tubby Custard?" was however replaced by "Tubby Custard Flood".
  • The boo shouter was Po in UK Version. Laa Laa was the boo shouter in US Version.
  • The missing teletubby was Tinky Winky in UK Version.
  • The UK Version has The Tap Dancing Teddy Bear. The US Version has no Magical Event.