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Markxxx
10-14-1999, 08:19 PM
My friends son has a Po (the red one. I think that is her name) anyway it says something like "Faggot Faggot Faggot." I know it isn't saying this. What is is saying?

neuro-trash grrrl
10-14-1999, 08:23 PM
Where's Jerry Falwell when you really need him?

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ChrisCTP
10-14-1999, 09:45 PM
Wow, you have a pre-recall Po!!

Cool.

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GuanoLad
10-14-1999, 09:50 PM
Po is the yellow one, isn't she? I thought the red one was Tinky-Winky.

The green one is Dipsy. That leaves the other one as La La.

I may be totally wrong in assigning these, though. It's been a while.



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aseymayo
10-14-1999, 11:08 PM
Actually, it is "faggot, faggot, faggot," and she is just baiting Tinky Winky. Those telebubbies can be really viscious to each other.

ChrisCTP
10-14-1999, 11:14 PM
Bowen LOVES his "tubbies".

Po is red (she's the smallest of the Teletubbies)

Laa-Laa is yellow (she's the second smallest)

Dipsy is green (he's the second tallest)

Tinky-Winky is purple (he's the tallest Teletubbie)

Despite Tinky-Winky's color, triangle head thing, penchant for purses (sorry--BAGS) and pink tutus, I maintain my stance that NO Teletubbie can be gay.

Maybe he's just a little mixed-up... you know, what with not having parents to look after him and his siblings.

FWIW, I have no idea what the Po doll is "really" saying. I thought it sounded like "Faggot Faggot" as well.


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Satan
10-15-1999, 12:12 AM
Actually, it's saying "Maggot, maggot."

That's better, isn't it?

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Guy Propski
10-15-1999, 07:38 AM
I'm not sure, but if you play it backwards, it sounds like, "kill mommy, kill daddy." Or "buy our toys"; I'm not sure which.

TheDoll
10-15-1999, 08:16 AM
My son has them all and loves them. He has the pre-recall ones too.
I have been told it is some British thing and he is saying "fad dot fad dot".

It really annoys me when people ruin things like this and especially for children.
Ingredients:
Ignorance with a dash of bible-banging bullshit.

Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
10-15-1999, 09:28 AM
When Po putters along on her scooter, it sounds to me that she's saying "Pottie, Pottie, Pottie."

And yep, if you're not a Teletubbies watcher, she and La-La are the gals--such as they are.

cher3
10-15-1999, 11:37 AM
Sigh. She is saying "faster, faster, slower, slower" in Cantonese. The person who inhabits the Po costume is Chinese and wanted the toy to have one phrase in her native language. Phonetically it is something like "Fah dit, Fah dit, ma ma man." It's what Po says when she is riding on her scooter. (My daughter has one and thinks she is saying "Pottie, Pottie.")

Sam Stone
10-15-1999, 02:20 PM
She is saying, "Fi-dit Fi-dit", which is Cantonese meaning 'Faster'.

Alphagene
10-15-1999, 02:30 PM
And people have interpeted the ma ma man part as "bite my butt"

"Faggot faggot faggot. Bite my buuuuutt."


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Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
10-15-1999, 02:33 PM
If anyone's interested:
http://bbc.co.uk/education/teletubbies/information/faq/po.shtml

ChiefScott
10-15-1999, 03:09 PM
I thought it translated to: "I want your big, throbbing triangle, tinky!"

Polycarp
10-15-1999, 03:41 PM
Not to hijack this thread or anything, but Chief's remark reminded me of Bruce Vilanch's deadpan routine on meeting porn star Jeff Stryker:

Shake that hand. Shake that big hand. You like that big hand, don't you?

Markxxx
10-15-1999, 07:38 PM
Mjollnir
If anyone's interested

Thank you. (see previous quote for link)

lord beerus
11-12-2017, 01:28 PM
i forgot to press send lol, am i too late to answer

running coach
11-12-2017, 01:31 PM
About 18 years late.

Johnny L.A.
11-12-2017, 01:38 PM
And people have interpeted the ma ma man part as "bite my butt"

"Faggot faggot faggot. Bite my buuuuutt."

I bought one of these dolls in 1999 because I thought it was funny.

This is what it sounded like to me.

Darren Garrison
11-12-2017, 04:44 PM
This thread is so old the kid in the sun has a beard now.

Sadly, the poor eating habits of the aliens have continued, and they are now the Telemorbidlyobese.

Guinastasia
11-12-2017, 05:41 PM
Back when I worked at Kmart, my coworkers and I would play with them when it got slow. It DID sound like they were swearing and of course, when you're working a really boring ass job like that, you tend to be easily amused.
(One said something that sounded like, "I carry my gun!" and another was "Reeeetaaarrrd!")

nearwildheaven
11-12-2017, 05:47 PM
This has to be a record for the longest time before resurrecting a zombie thread. :o

Idle Thoughts
11-12-2017, 05:57 PM
Closed (zombie thread)

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