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The Tap Dancing Teddy Bear

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The Tap Dancing Teddy Bear is one of the seven Magical Events. It features a yellow Winnie The Pooh look-alike teddy bear who wears a Charlie Chaplin like costume and black shoes. He tap dances in a small carousel. The Teletubbies are his biggest fans. Some of the Teletubbies fans think the bear is releated to Winnie the Pooh, because the bear is yellow.
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The Tap Dancing Teddy Bear appears on some various episodes. They are:

Painting with Hands and Feet(2 times)

Numbers - 1 (US Version)(2 times)

Larette Tap Dancing(1 time)

Humpty Dumpty(1 time)

Jumping(2 times in the UK version and 1 time in the US version)

Yellow Cow(1 time)

Arthur Robot Story(1 time)
Dancing Bear Beginning
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Dandelion Clocks(1 time)

Sandcastles(1 time)

Teletubbies - Dancing Bear(04:04)
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Pancakes(1 time)

Dad's Portrait (US Version)(1 time)

Good Morning(1 times)

Hanukkah(1 time)

Cafe Eggs(1 times)

Rolling (US Version)(1 time)

Chicks(2 times)

Sea Lions(1 times)

Haircut(1 time)
Dancing bear
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Clogs(1 time)

Basketball(1 time)

Body to Body(2 times)

Moon(1 times)

Carousel(1 times)

Goats(1 time)

My Pretend Friend(2 times)

Crazy Golf(1 time)

Dance with the Teletubbies VHS (twice)

Teletubbies: Happy Birthday! DVD (once)


The sketch starts with The Magic Windmill spinning for a lot longer than usual. The camera moves to the Teletubbies arriving at a place in Teletubbyland. The Teletubbies don't make any sound, and they did not say anything. The Baby Sun giggles (although in the first three episodes with the sketch, the Sun is quiet.) Soon the Teletubbies hear a galactic beeping sound and listen carefully in the hills shown after they arrive at the same place in Teletubbyland. The Magic Windmill can still be heard spinning in the background. The beeping noises continue as the Teletubbies venture off to the destination of the Magical Event. The Teletubbies arrive at a hilly and flat place in Teletubbyland, still watching and listening for the magic galactic beeps. Soon they see a tiny dot in the sky. The Teletubbies gasp in excitement as the magic dot gets closer and is revealed to be a magical flying blue and white carousel. It continues to make the galactic beep until it is very close to the ground. The excited Teletubbies watch it land as it spins and starts making a different sound. The gazebo lands on the ground and the Teletubbies then sit down around it. The blue walls of the carousel magically disappear and the Teletubbies happily watch as the gazebo reveals a yellow and "Winnie The Pooh-like" teddy bear in a Charlie Chaplin like outfit holding a walking stick and wearing a hat. The teddy bear spins round and then stops with his face covered by his hat. Jolly piano music starts playing, and the teddy bear stops bowing and his face is revealed from behind his hat, from up close. The teddy bear starts doing a tap dance which the Teletubbies watch quietly and happily. The bear tap dances around the carousel, in the carousel, outside the carousel and all over the place, making the Teletubbies smile. He then does his great, big finale dance and then bows in joy to the Teletubbies. The teddy bear freezes in his joyful bow and then the walls of the carousel magically re-appear. The Teletubbies sigh happily and then gasp as the gazebo takes off with the galactic beeps replaced with a joyful tune as it floats away into the sky, disappearing out of sight. The Magic Windmill stops spinning.


  • In the episodes Painting With Hands and Feet, Jumping, Circles, Hanukah, Chicks, Body To Body and My Pretend Friend and also on the VHS "Dance With The Teletubbies," the Tap Dancing Bear dances twice. As the Teletubbies rush off to their usual destination, two beeping sounds can be heard as they stand in the hills and then run straight on. Then after the Tap Dancing Bear bows, the Teletubbies cheer and as the gazebo begins to take off they say "Again! Again!" and they will let the tap dancing bear dance again.
  • In the episodes Larette Tap Dancing, Humpty Dumpty, Yellow Cow, Arthur Robot Story, Sandcastles, Pancakes, Haircut, Clogs, Basketball, Goats and Crazy Golf, the Tap Dancing Bear only performs once. After the Teletubbies arrive in the hills, the Magic Windmill can still be heard spinning. The music fades in and a beeping sound can be heard as the Teletubbies run straight on.
  • In the original 1997 episodes Painting With Hands and Feet, Larette Tap Dancing, and Humpty Dumpty, and also on the VHS/DVD Dance with the Teletubbies, when the Teletubbies rush off to see the Tap Dancing Bear, the scene of the sun is missing.
  • The Teletubbies' behinds don't make any noise when they sit down to watch the tap dancing teddy bear.
  • The same animation for the Tap Dancing Bear and the Gazebo is used from the Animal Parade.
  • In Hannukah, Carousel and the US Version of Dad's Portrait, the Sun giggles for Tubby Bye Bye.


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