Thankfully the days of Teletubbies are long behind us. There was a time when I would wonder whether Tinky Winky or Po was my favourite; when I would hum the theme tune. Somehow, that sort of insanity is the only way to remain sane through those years (although some would argue I didn’t stay sane – if I ever was to start with…).
Many of the escapades of the four coloured friends are now (thankfully) long forgotten; buried deep within whatever part of my brain that seeks to hide such things. But there is one that I have always remembered. It is where Little Bo Beep comes along, singing with a high-pitched male falsetto searching for her lost charges. Then materialising from clouds are her wandering flock, singing in their deep bass tones, “We are the sheep”.
It was… surreal; and is perhaps the only time watching children’s television where I wondered whether the producers had hired Monty Python to work as consultants. For some strange reason, our family was reminded of this scene in the last week. Sheep seem to have been on my mind lately…. Continue reading