Washing the Bus



Air Date

2 May 1997


David G Hillier


Drawing Cacti


Cafe Chocolate

Washing the Bus is the 25th episode of the original series. It first aired on 2nd May, 1997.


Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Po have fun saying 'boo!' They then watch some children riding a bus as it is washed at a bus wash. Dipsy and Laa-Laa listen to a voice trumpet recite 'Incy Wincy Spider'. Dipsy goes up the slide pretending to be Incy Wincy Spider going up the water spout. A cloud appears and starts to rain making Dipsy go down the slide like the spider being washed out. The Teletubbies do the Round and Round Dance before Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: Arthur & Molly Dow, Jamie Mason and Louis Shadwick


  • This episode introduced the Normal Window windmill animation from far away.
  • Po was the boo shouter.
  • Laa Laa was the missing teletubby.
  • This is the first episode to use a new windmill sound.

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Teletubbies Washing the Bus - HD Video

Teletubbies Washing the Bus - HD Video