I’m spending this weekend all alone, and taking advantage of the peace and quiet to explore some new assignments.

Here’s my fantasy TED talk:

I can’t explain it, but I went through a period in my mid-20’s when I was totally addicted to the Teletubbies. I found the show fascinating — and watching it was a way of completely zoning out. And I was always intrigued by the damn baby sun. What the hell was it?!

10 thoughts on “Tele-TED”

  1. Ha! I never was able to sit through an entire show. I always felt as if I needed to be medicated or highly caffeinated or something to “get it” …which I never did… But yes, it would be a fabulous TED talk.

    Enjoy your 48 hours of bliss and quiet! (Amazing things happen… You clean the kitchen and it STAYS THAT WAY…omg!)

  2. My first experience with Teletubbies was right after it started airing. I was at a friend’s house in Florida and, tired from a mild sunburn, went to take a nap on the couch. I woke up to the baby sun rising, and thought I was hallucinating. It wasn’t until a couple of months later that I happened to catch it on TV again and realized it had just been a kids show. What the hell, indeed. 🙂

  3. Barbara–I’ve never taken LSD, but I’ve always thought that an episode of Teletubbies was probably pretty close. You know. Without the flashbacks.

    Maybe that was the draw. . .


  4. Tubby Custard!!!!

    The show was both hypnotic and terrifying with the baby sun, the elephant robo-vac, and the strange hobbit like dwellings. Love Tinky Winky giving a speech on the benefits of solar-baby power.

    Extra Credit for including other teletubbies in the audience!

      1. I missed the audience members too. Totally brilliant, Martha.

        My Japanese sister-in-law had just had twins when the Teletubbies show was kind of big. As a gift, my mom sent them a VHS tape of the show she’d received as premium gift for donating to PBS. We all watched it together and sis-in-law turned it off after 5 minutes.

  5. Hahahahaha! My kid is old enough that I watched so much of this with her. They drove me crazy but she loved them so much I always gave in.
    Now that she’s entered her pre-tween days filled with Twilight and other terrible viewing horrors, I actually long for Teletubbies again.
    Thanks for doing this – I absolutely love it!

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