Teletubbies Reveal COVID Vaccination Prompting Wave of Jokes, Memes

The Teletubbies have been vaccinated against COVID-19, just in time for what they're dubbing a "hot tubby summer."

The four lovable creatures from the beloved children's television show took to their official Twitter account this week to tell their followers that they have all received the vaccine and are now free to go outside and play.

"We're all vaxxed! Just in time for a Tubby hot summer," the tweet reads. "Who's ready to come out & play."

We’re all vaxxed! Just in time for a Tubby hot summer ☀️ Who's ready to come out & play pic.twitter.com/AtXTExaCMs

— Teletubbies (@TeletubbiesHQ) July 7, 2021

The tweet quickly went viral and has amassed almost 300,000 likes, sparking hilarious reactions from all over the Twittersphere.

Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po even shared photos of their "Vaccination Tubby Cards" complete with both doses of their " administered at the "Home Dome Clinic."

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The Teletubbies pose at the Teletubbies 10th anniversary celebration September 3, 2007 in London,England. Ferdaus Shamim/Getty/WireImage

The bizarre tweet prompted all kinds of reactions from people—some reveling in the absurdity while others are questioning Teletubby canon.

"These images add a shocking amount to the Teletubbies' lore," joked one person, while another asked: "Does anyone else find this absolutely insane?"

One viral response reads: "This complicates the Teletubby lore immensely. Assuming this is canon, it confrims that: Teletubbies takes place on Earth during the current time period (huge, very disturbing and worrying revelation). The Teletubbies are susceptible to disease.

"There is some kind of organization presumably called 'Tubby/Teletubby Disease Control', modeled after the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. All the four main Teletubbies were all born on February 20, 2003, despite the show first airing in 1997."

This complicates the Teletubby lore immensely. Assuming this is canon, it confrims that:

- Teletubbies takes place on Earth during the current time period (huge, very disturbing and worrying revelation).
- The Teletubbies are susceptible to disease.

— Tad Strange (@bread157) July 8, 2021

Many questioned the dates on the Teletubbies' vaccination cards and tried to guess their ages.

Their birthdays are all states as being "02/20/03" meaning they were presumably all born on February 2, 2003.

"The Teletubbies are 18 years old despite the show first airing in 1997," one person continues. "There are at least 93755 Teletubbies. There are Teletubby versions of pharmaceutical companies. The four Teletubbies we know live in a clinic."

These images add a shocking amount to the Teletubbies' lore:
-The Teletubbies are 18 years old despite the show first airing in 1997
-There are at least 93755 Teletubbies
-There are Teletubbie versions of pharmaceutical companies
-The four Teletubbies we know live in a clinic.

— Trithis (@Trithis2077) July 7, 2021

Meanwhile, another joked: "Neither of those are FDA approved vaccines and the second dose is still in the future, I guess the Teletubbies bought fake vaccine cards off the black market."

neither of those are FDA approved vaccines and the second dose is still in the future, I guess the Teletubbies bought fake vaccine cards off the black market ☹️😞

— Doug Dodson (@DougDodsonENews) July 7, 2021

"The Teletubbies feared Covid-19. This proves that they are mortal. The beasts can be killed," pondered another.

The Teletubbies feared Covid-19. This proves that they are mortal. The beasts can be killed. https://t.co/HXhV2fjYZ9

— Connor Stone (@connorstonehere) July 7, 2021

While another questioned: "How the hell did the Teletubbies get vaccinated before me."

Another asked: "Even the teletubbies are vaccinated why aren't you?"

Even the teletubbies are vaccinated why aren’t you?

— Ariel Daniel (@abdaniel42) July 8, 2021

Meanwhile, back in the real world, 157 million Americans, or 47.3 percent of the population, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC.