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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Big Green Monster, in Midtown

Teletubby, Midtown NYC
Photo by myself, in Midtown.

Everyone has a gimmick, methinks.

A Teletubby was seen handing out fliers for a deli in Midtown. I suppose the Teletubby wasn't too busy lulling young children into submission.

I was going to write that Teletubbies are an American phenomenon, except they aren't. According to Wikipedia, these guys originated in the UK and have been seen all over the place.

For more about Teletubbies, click here.

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13 comments:

Bibi said...

I think Teletubbies are horrible. No way would I even go to that deli

Hilda said...

My eldest niece had a Teletubbies phase when she was barely speaking. So did all the kids her age and none of us adults could understand why. The Barney phenomenon is the same. I guess they see something we don't.

Strange scene to see in a busy city street.

Washington said...

Every adult thinks that the Teletubbies are annoying (which is true), but every little kid loves them (as my younger son used to), so if our kids stay for a while very quiet, checking that strange group doing silly things, for us parents it is ok!

Luis Gomez said...

I think Teletubbies are fantastic. Funny shot.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love this shot, how could anyone resist getting a flyer from this teletubby!
I always liked them.

Ken said...

That must be an OLD costume..I don't think Teletubbies are on TV anymore..Or do they never go away! :)

Fredrik said...

You have to admire this guy. Walking around in that costume. I'm sure I wouldn't. Great shot!

Susu Paris Chic said...

Yep, they sure are from here... Europe! I used to love watching them when I was in college... yes, you read it right;)

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

yeah, my daughter's toddler-hood pre-dated teletubbies, though I'm familiar through friends' kids. i actually sorta liked them. didn't they not speak? that was nice. and wasn't there a giant rabbit on a grassy knoll? I liked that, too.

great shot, kitty.

Louis la Vache said...

When «Louis» lived in France, they were popular there, too. «Louis» never understood why they were popular...

jr222 said...

I LOVE, LOVE this photo! The green is AMAZING!

Christchurch Photo Diary said...

That is the slimmest Teletubby I have ever seen! With a few adjustments the other guy could be a giant fly. Would they be friends? I am sure they would...teletubbies love everyone/thing right?!?!

valeria said...

I like it! I like it! I like it!!!