10 years ago, Mayor Bloomberg presented the Teletubbies with the keys to NYC. Now they are back, celebrating their 20th anniversary and the upcoming second season of the new Teletubbies, designed to appeal to today’s tech savvy toddlers. To mark the occasion, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po went on a four stop tour around NYC, to many of the cities most iconic locations. Ironically enough the four of them are just as iconic in a pop culture way than these NYC landmarks. I was lucky enough to have the chance to celebrate this 20 year milestone with the Teletubbies during their tour, and help spread Big Hugs to fans all over New York City.
The Teletubbies made appearances at Brooklyn Bridge, Flatiron District, Times Square and Central Park. It was amazing how many fans they have out there, who grew up watching the show and are adults now, with kids of their own. Teletubbies has reached over 1 billion children to date, and the original show was broadcast in over 120 territories in 45 different languages. That a whole lot of fans! Everyone wanted photos and Big Hugs, and were excited to learn about the new season of Teletubbies on Nick Jr.
In 1997 I was in high school and not the target demographic for watching Teletubbies, but oddly enough the show had a substantial cult following with high school and college aged students. The mixture of bright colors, unusual designs, repetitive non-verbal dialog and ritualistic format, appealed to many older than the preschool set. So now that I am a mom with kids in the Teletubbies age demographic, I am excited to share the updated Teletubbies episodes with them. The new features include the Tubby Phone smartphone and touch screen tummies. The Teletubbies may be seen on Nick Jr. weekdays at 9:47am.
Besides the Big Hug tour around NYC the Teletubbies had a huge 20th birthday bash to preview the new Teletubbies episodes, Play with the fun new cuddly, soft plush toys from Spin Master, try out the new Teletubbies game, and munch on some Tubbie Custard and Tubbie Toast.
The kids were 100% focused on the new Teletubbies show, lilStrange even watched it more than once. So many kids dancing and laughing as they watched the Teletubbies and their new baby friends.Broadway Kids help blow out the candles on the Teletubbies’ Anniversary Cake.I had a blast celebrating 20 years with the Teletubbies, and I am so glad my daughter enjoyed her time being introduced to the sweet classic show too. Make sure to Look for Season 2 coming soon to Nick Jr!
I was compensated for event attendance and promotion however as always all opinions expressed here are my own.