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See-Saw (aka See-Saw Margery Daw)

Number

11

Air Date

14 April 1997

Director

David G Hillier

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See-Saw (also known as See-Saw Margery Daw) is the 11th episode of the series. It first aired on April 14, 1997.

Plot

UK Version

Sorry I'm Late

The Bear at The 'Scary ' Hill.

The Teletubbies go down the slide inside the Home Hill. The Magic Windmill starts spinning and they rush outside to watch a film of some children dancing to King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys playing See-Saw Margery Daw.

Later, the Teletubbies watch Po trying to go up on the slide but she keeps sliding down a few times. This is because the slide has "sliding down power." The Magic Windmill starts spinning again, and the Teletubbies rush outside again to watch the Magical Event. A Lion and Bear play hide and seek in Teletubbyland.

Then the Teletubbies go to do the Walking Dance. Afterwards, they rush back to where they were and see the Magic Windmill stop spinning, the Teletubbies say: "Uh Oh!" and rush off to do the Tubby Bye-Bye sequence.

Featuring: King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, The Pupils of Chuckery Infants School, Walsall


US Version

The Teletubbies go down the slide inside the Home Hill. The Magic Windmill starts spinning and they rush outside to watch a film of some children dancing to King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys playing See-Saw Margery Daw.

Later, the Teletubbies does the up and down dance, Meanwhile, the Teletubbies watch Po trying to go up on the slide but she keeps sliding down a few times. This is because the slide has "sliding down power." The Magic Windmill starts spinning, and the Teletubbies rush outside again to watch the Magical Event. A house appears in Teletubbyland with the singing man singing on the top right window.

Afterwards, the Teletubbies were playing with their favorite things. Po rides her scooter outside and inside the house, the trio were were wondering where Po and her scooter, suddenly, Po chases the Teletubbies to the Home Hill, around it, as they fall down, they get up and have a 'Big Hug' before Tubby Bye Bye.

Trivia

  • This is the first episode to include The Lion and The Bear.
  • This is the first episode to include the Walking Dance.
  • This is the first episode where the Teletubbies dance after a Magical Event.
  • The Windmill animation that is used when the Teletubbies are inside the Home Hill at the beginning can be also been seen in Ned's BicycleLarette Tap Dancing and The Gingerbread Boy.
  • When the Windmill spins for the Television Transmission sequence, the Magical Event sound effects are heard instead of the TV effects and after the Teletubbies leave the Home Hill, the Magical Event theme can be heard playing at the same time as the Television Transmission theme.
  • This was a very controversial episode due to the scariness of the Lion and the Bear sketch. Numerous parents complained about the sketch being too scary for their children.
  • When the Teletubbies rush back to see the Windmill stop spinning, they are at the same place as they were when they were watching the Lion and the Bear. They visit this spot in other episodes as well.
  • This is one episode that has the Walking Dance after this sketch. The other episode is The Pier.
  • This is one of the 2 episodes where it has a little jingle before the sketch ends. The other episode is Numbers - Two.
  • Stock Footage from Numbers-1 is used.
  • The Magic House (Top Right Window Sketch) was added in US Version instead of Lion and Bear because they're banned in US Version. The Up and Down Dance was added in US Version instead of The Walking Dance.
  • Po was the 'boo' shouter in UK Version. Tinky Winky was 'boo' shouter in US Version.
  • Dipsy was the missing teletubby in UK Version. Po was the missing teletubby in US Version.
  • The German version of this episode is called 'Nena: Bathing' and has a different windmill video

Goofs/Mistakes

  • When the Teletubbies run outside to watch the Lion and Bear, the Windmill's Sparkles are missing.

Gallery

Watch Episode

Teletubbies See-saw23:59

Teletubbies See-saw

UK only

Teletubbies Seesaw Margery Daw23:59

Teletubbies Seesaw Margery Daw

For those outside of the UK

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