The Teletubbies are already freaky enough but once you flip them from technicolour to black and white, you’ve got a whole new nightmare on your hands. Top that off with some gloomy Joy Division and you’re left with Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po frolicking through what looks like a post-apocalyptic dystopia with few signs of life. David Lynch would be inspired.
What made YouTube user Christopher Brown do this to us is beyond our comprehension but if it’s so we wake up screaming in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, mission accomplished.
Seeing the grainy black and white alien toddlers rolling around is all kinds of messed up. And warning (as if you need it): Don’t even think about letting the kiddies watch this darker version of the so-called children’s characters. There’ll be night terrors for days.
Two questions, though.
1) How did they make Joy Division even more depressing? Because we didn’t think it was possible.
2) We’re assuming no bunnies were harmed in the making of this video, right?