Po from famous TV show ‘Teletubbies’ owns a country. Suffolk Gazette can reveal. Welcome to Poland. The land of Po from TV’s famous show.
There are celebrities who own supercars, and movie stars who own Mansions in Beverley Hills. There are even rock stars, like reggae band UB40 who own their own Caribbean island. But you have to make it big, really big to own your own country.
The rise of Teletubbies Po
After Jesus, Napolean, and Muhammad, the next most recognizable international icons are the Teletubbies. Four weird but loveable, asexual teddy-toddler TV addicts who communicate with one another and the world through gibberish. A bit like the Beatles but without the scouse accents.
Their TV show, which featured episodes on, among other things, the topics of: feeding chickens, balancing pots, dung beetles, and making sandwiches was a daily watch on TV’s across the world.
During the late 1990’s, the plush fab four won multiple BAFTA awards and their show was nominated for two Daytime Emmys. As their fame grew, they released a single based on the show’s atrociously addictive theme song which reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart. The song remained in the Top 75 for 32 weeks, selling over a million copies. Unbelievable.
By the year 2000, the Teletubbies were worth over £1 billion. By then, their fame was unparalleled and everyday life had become intolerable for them. The paparazzi were permanently camped outside their home – the Tubbytronic Superdome – located in a grassy, floral landscape populated by rabbits and birds somewhere near London’s Notting Hill. Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po became prisoners of their own success.
That’s when Po, the youngest, shortest, and reddest Teletubby was confronted with a choice… either quit the band, go into rehab, or take over a foreign country. She (apparently a female) decided on the latter. So it was that, on a cold morning in December 2002, Po, without telling the other ‘Tubbies, jumped on her favourite toy blue and pink scooter, and using her soap bubble stick antenna to blow bubbles as she went, scooted off on a mentalist’s adventure to her new home in Poland.
Internment Camp Tele
Arriving at the border twelve days later, hungry, tired, and slightly scuffed, she mumbled some gibberish to the border guards in her soft, ineffective voice. Realizing that the stuffed refugee was the famous Po, the guards quickly took some selfies with her before confining her in an overcrowded internment camp.
Eventually, Po was released and rehoused in a specially-built replica Tubbytronic Superdome in Lublin. Reportedly, Po still lives there happily to this day, apart from one small problem… the Tele built into her tummy only plays Polish TV shows.