You prefer to sleep well at night? The source for those height statistics is a Time magazine article from 2001, titled "Teletubbies Revealed. We hold major institutions accountable and expose wrongdoing. Hold on. I had to learn about and it ruined my day, so I'm dragging all of you down with me. Those creepy weirdo aliens we just talked about? The most likely reason for this is because this is just under the average height of a man (fully developed) and such people wish they were taller to meet the average male height. Contact Brad Esposito at Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. BuzzFeed News has contacted the BBC, which broadcasts the show in the UK, to clarify if it's just the Teletubby costumes that are huge, or whether the characters themselves are scary, multicoloured giants. She is always heard to sho… Because here's the thing: You know the Teletubbies? "Though onscreen the Fab Four appear to be a baby-friendly size, in 'person' they are gargantuan, bigger than Barney, bigger even than Big Bird. There’s more to the Teletubbies than meets the eye. I would like to go on record as saying I do not like this either. Tinky Winky was the purple one by the way, for those who don't speak Tubby. After beating out hundreds of hopefuls, 18-month-old Berry, from London, was cast as the new Sun Baby; she takes over the role made famous by Jess Smith in the original series. The awful truth was gathering dust in a Time magazine article from 2001, in which the Teletubbies were listed as varying in height from 6 feet 6 inches to 10 feet. Citations: Teletubbies Are Actually Like 10 Feet Tall And People Are Shook (BuzzFeed), Teletubbies Are Actually Like 10 Feet Tall And People Are Shook. Now there's a monster battle I would definitely pay money to see. Yeah, those things are actually 10-feet tall. Laa-Laa is the third Teletubby played by Nikky Smedley (from 1997 - 2003, 2007, 2009) in the original series and Rebecca Hyland (from 2015 - present) in the new series.She isyellow and has a curly antenna on her head and she has a giant orange ball. What if I told you that those weird aliens with TVs implanted in their abdomens from the British children's show "Teletubbies" are actually even more terrifying than you realized? The Sun Baby. California residents can opt out of "sales" of personal data. Watch clip. Laa-Laa is very girly. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. So, this is pretty terrible news for all of us, I think. No? Meanwhile, Po, the tiny baby of the Tubby squad, comes in at a whopping six feet six inches, putting it well in the range to play for the NBA. If you ever met a Tubby in real life, that genderless alien would loom over you like a giant. Let's just all agree to be there for each other in this difficult time. TINKY WINKY IS HUGE WHAT IS HAPPENING???!? The Teletubbies love to chase Noo-noo around the Dome! It all started when a curious Tumblr-user searched the Teletubbies’ height, only to find a TIME article that explains: “Po, the smallest, is 6 ft. 6 in., while Tinky Winky looms around 10 ft. tall. Po, the red and "most cutest" Teletubby, is 6 feet 6 inches tall; Laa-Laa, the yellow Teletubby, is 6 feet 5 inches; and green Teletubby Dipsy is 8 feet. Either way, this is still very troublesome news. Well, tough. And if the performers, who see and breathe through the mouth holes, keep their heads on too long, there is a danger of carbon-dioxide buildup," it says. my brain: tinky winky from teletubbies is 10 feet tall. Males within this height range are known to compare their height with others around them up to 23 times a day. Dipsy (the green one) is actually played by a black … Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. This makes for a costume that weighs more than 30 lbs. Welcome to - home of everything Teletubbies! This disturbing revelation hit the internet via a Tumblr thread that was then picked up by BuzzFeed. You don't want to hear about that? A quote from the story is pretty freaky to say the least: Yep, Tinky Winky, the oldest, purple Teletubby is a whopping 10 feet tall (305cm). The awful truth was gathering dust in a Time magazine article from 2001, in which the Teletubbies were listed as varying in height from 6 feet 6 inches to 10 feet. Let that sink in for a moment. Not only are these things incredibly creepy looking and vaguely reminiscent of furbies, but they also have a good four to five feet on the average human being. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices.