The Teletubbies – a hugely popular children’s television show – wagged tongues in the crypto world today as Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po assumed laser eyes and dropped a strange reference to Bitcoin.
A tweet from the official Teletubbies account teased, “Eh-oh … what could the Teletubbies possibly be hiding from us? Stay tuned for something BIG this week ”.
The eyebrow lifting message was accompanied by a picture of Po and Tinky Winky wearing laser eyes – a recent image change among crypto enthusiasts.
Speculation about what the “BIG” thing was was rife tonight with popular theories ranging from Teletubbies tokenization, NFTs, or just building it to an elaborate April Fool’s joke.
Another interesting theory is that the characters of the 25-year-old global phenomenon may have teamed up with an exchange to become figureheads – similar to the Shiba Inu dog associated with Dogecoin.
This term is not without substance, especially given the responses from some industry giants.
Binance quickly responded to the Teletubbies tweet with a simple “what”, while Kraken went one step further with a meme from Tinky Winky, “on the way to buy some more Bitcoin”.
Wilder theories abound, too, including the suspicion that Elon Musk’s many children are such fans of the Teletubbies that their billionaire father will set them apart.
The original Teletubbies series – by Stratford-upon-Avon TV company Ragdoll, filmed in a farm field outside of town – ran on the BBC from 1997 to 2001 and even resulted in a number 1 single called in December Teletubbies Say Eh-oh 1997.