Andy Bell, Dipsy, Dora the Explorer, Erasure, gay, homosexuality, insipid entertainment, kiddie shows, Laa-Laa, Liberace, Po, Rev. Jerry Falwell, Scooby Doo, stupidity, Teletubbies, television characters, the myriad facets of gayness, Tinky Winky
Years ago the Reverend Jerry Falwell became a laughingstock when he declared that children’s television characters, the Teletubbies, were gay. Although the insipidly adorable British monstrosities, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po have been turning children’s brains to mush for almost fifteen years, there is no evidence to suggest that exposure to the Teletubbies has any effect on a child’s future sexuality.
Through the gulf of years, however, it becomes plain that the buffoonish Bible-thumper wasn’t altogether wrong. At the heart of the issue is the word ‘gay’ with its myriad connotations.
It is ludicrous to think that four sexless, half-witted mutant hamsters could be homosexual (or any kind of sexual). Despite this, it is apparent to even the most casual observer that the Teletubbies are in fact massively gay.
I think reading this article has made me want to lick lollipops, eat ice cream cones, and munch down on some hot dogs.
Curiously, it did the same to us!