Poland probes gay Teletubbies
Tinky Winky's handbag suspected of 'homosexual propaganda'
Poland's government is investigating the possibility that one or more of the Teletubbies may be covert Friends of Dorothy, Reuters reports.
Ewa Sowinska, the "government-appointed children rights watchdog", has told local press she would ask psychologists to investigate whether the kids' show "promoted homosexuality", explaining: "I noticed (Tinky Winky) has a lady's purse, but I didn't realise he's a boy. At first I thought the purse would be a burden for this Teletubby...Later I learned that this may have a homosexual undertone."
Mercifully, although Poland's powers that be have taken some flack of late for certain anti-homosexual leanings - including the education minister's proposal to sack gay teachers who punt a "homosexual lifestyle" - parliamentary speaker Ludwig Dorn warned Sowinska from making public announcements which might turn her department into "a laughing stock".
In any case, all well-informed Teletubbies fans know that Tinky Winky's penchant for handbags is just a phase he's going through, while Po is actually the gay member of the quartet. ®
Er, I don't remember Tinky Winky being a bloke
I've just done an image search on Google and it confirms without any real shadow of a doubt that the Teletubbies are genderless, how they came into existence was never raised on the show but I'm guessing they get to a certain age and then split like amoebas, I may have put too much thought into this though :P
Just think back to the Magic Roundabout and the ravings of Mary Whitehouse and her gang of perverts objecting about Florence continually being told that Zebedee thought its "time for bed". Honi soit qui maly pense.
Pugwash Urban Myth
Much as it makes me laugh, I'm amazed that the above myth still persists. The fallacy of its truth I mean not the joke itself.
The following links debunk the myth. Most notable is the public retraction by a well-known UK newspaper which published the myth as truth.
I always thought that it originated from a spoof on the Kenny Everett Show but a (pathetically brief) search didn't turn up anything to back me up. Others have been been given credited or claimed it is theirs.