Swimming With Stephanie



Air Date

12 May 1997


Vic Finch
David G Hillier


Numbers - 2


Yellow Cow

Swimming With Stephanie is the 31st episode of the original series. It first aired on 12th May, 1997.


UK Version

The Teletubbies take a nap, Then, they suddenly wake up to see The Magic Windmill spinning, The Teletubbies watch Stephanie go for a swim. Back in Teletubbyland, the Teletubbies watch the clouds float by. Suddenly, a little puffy cloud floats inside the Home Hill! The Teletubbies rush inside to have Tubby Custard but they found it rather inconvenient having a cloud indoors. Laa-Laa has split her Tubby Custard then the Noo-Noo comes to tidy up the custard and cloud. But all that custard and all that cloud are getting very mixed up inside the Noo-Noo. He goes over to the doors and blows the little puffy cloud outside. The cloud has turned into a Special Pink Tubby Custard Cloud! The Teletubbies wave goodbye to the cloud then they go to do the Jumping Dance. Then the Tubby Bye Bye sequence takes place.

Featuring: The Ducklings Water Club, Amersham

US Version

When Po was eating her Tubby Toast, she listens to a Voice Trumpet sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and a magical star appeared. She hears Tinky-Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa coming back and shows them the star before it disappeared. The Teletubbies watch Stephanie go for a swim. The Teletubbies are very happy when they find their favorite things to play with.

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  • This is the first episode where the rabbit song plays. After the rabbit song is over, the camera cuts to the opening shot Home Hill 2.
  • Laa Laa was the boo shouter in UK Version. Dipsy was the boo shouter in US Version.
  • Dipsy was the missing teletubby in UK Version. Tinky Winky was the missing teletubby in US Version.


  • At the beginning of the episode, after the opening shot Field 1, there's some quick footage of some trees and hills. During this footage, part of Tinky Winky's antenna can be seen on the right.