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The Truth About Teletubbies by Lance-the-young The Truth About Teletubbies by Lance-the-young
For all of the Erika-related works, here's her listing- [link]

Poor little Erika gets a sick re-hashing of her favorite show, courtesy of one of Sarah's friends. I like the idea of Erika watching baby programs, so just figure this is cute. I love how upset she gets when it's explained to her, since you know she'll never watch the show the same way again, the poor baby.

I remember the Teletubbies came out when I was like 12 or 13 and I was freaked out by it. I get that by that point I was way beyond the target audience, but there was just something really messed up about the premise, and the looks of their faces just creeped me out. Hopefully now Erika will switch to Seasame Street instead.

This is the second time I've drawn this comic. I did it earlier before my old computer went down and took all those comics with it. To be honest though, the original version didn't look very cute, artwork-wise, so at least being able to re-draw it so it's better-looking is something of a silver lining.

Incidently, this is Joyce, one of Sarah's grown-up friends. At first she was just invented for the purposes of this single comic (Marie is usually Erika's go-to toddler for making her suffer, but she's not this creative), but wound up re-using her in an upcoming story. That's kind of why I went out of the way to re-draw this one, so the readers would recognize her. She's fun- has this great Nightmare Fuel Station Attendent thing going on.

Which reminds me, I got the idea for the Teletubby thing from TV Trope's Wild Mass Guessing Page for the series- [link]

Yeah, artwork on this one is a step-up from the original, but still has its problems. The lines are a tad sketchy and the characters aer very chubby, especially in the last two panels. I get that she's wearing a diaper, but Erika's butt looks huge in the last panel.

As long as we're talking about artwork, I did the colors alllll by myself. ^^ That's why they're so much brighter and less-subtle then when :iconlizuka: does them. Well, okay, Martin did do Joyce's colors. The whole dark-skinned-redhead bit? His idea. Really like it how it came out.

I think I have more to say with comics, given how long the comments here came out. Hope you guys enjoy, and also see my point about that show! ^^

EDIT: How is it this got so few favorites yet so many comments? Also, who editted the Joyce stuff onto Tropes? Because that guy's awesome.
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:iconmlpfan1982:
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL!!!
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Calico-Productions Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creepypasta, anyone? C:
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MegatronDX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
:iconfunnyplz:
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:icontoastedalmond98:
ToastedAlmond98 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Fair enough. That's my new head canon now.
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ShaneySqueeBoy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is the most HILARIOUS interpretation of Teletubbies I've EVER heard of!! XDDDDDD GENIUS!!!
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:iconangel193:
Angel193 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
my head broke Now i have to clean up the mess so I'll get back to you on this
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:iconmar-the-curious:
Mar-The-Curious Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:rofl: LOLOLOL :lmao:
this show will never be the same in my mind again :D
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naruto162 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
o____________o All I can say is...wow...
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:iconc-dee:
C-Dee Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
...Huh... So that's why my dad didn't want me watching this...

...Or any of the other kids shows... Good god! I KNEW something was wrong! I KNEW IT! ...But I just couldn't save my friends from it... I just couldn't...

Also, TVTropes! Woohoo!

Heheheh... How to combat the evil of Teletubbies? Watch a show with a less malevolent background, or use videogames. OR!
OR!!!!!
You could go and play OUTSIDE!
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Heheh. Playing outside is always best. ^^ Glad to find another Troper who was fond of this piece!
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MetamorphOfChaos Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist
O_O That is absolutely insane and yet also makes an insane amount of sense. Personally, I think the Teletubbies are androids because of the TVs on their bellies, but, again, this makes way too much sense.
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Well, androids make sense too. I mean, it's possible they were made as playmate-androids for small children and are still functional after humans died out. The TVs in their torsos could've been meant to play cartoons or educatoinal programs, the feeds of which were received from their antennas. But since mankind is extinct the feeds for the shows are no longer transmitting which is why the Televisions don't show anything.
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Woo-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Hhhmm, not what I was expecting. I was thinking she watches the kids show and starts to get all entranced then wares diapers and acts real little.
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Heh. Would've been nice, put prefer this. ^^
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:iconwoo-kitty:
Woo-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
should try some thing like that.
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:iconrinmitzuki:
RinMitzuki Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
oh god, I can't stop laughing!!!
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Oh, why thank you. ^^
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:iconpamela-ibis:
Pamela-Ibis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Lol cute. I always personally thought the creator of the Teletubbys had to have been on crack or something when they made that show. Or At LEAST taking something or other.
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Oh, no doubt. Also if you're over the age of three and watch Teletubbies you're high. The connection is just too strong, there.
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:iconpamela-ibis:
Pamela-Ibis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Agreed XD
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:icondulceana:
DulceAna Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
now she will see barney... I always like your drawings
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Okay, first off thanks for favoriting. You and Ozzie are the only people who both commented and favorited. Honestly, I was expecting more favorites for this piece and people turned out to be really stingy in giving them out. Perplexingly I got a lot of comments....

But yeah, I might have to ruin Barney for her too if it comes to that. Hated that show too. Maybe if she got behind Care Bears or Seasame Street, that'd be something. Maybe Dora.
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DulceAna Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I like you drawings and specially the ones that are from Erika :)
and more tv shows for kids to ruin XD
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OzzieAstaroth Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Hehehe, that's a very good way of describing it! X3
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
God, thanks for favoriting this. It got so few favorites when I was expecting ten more then it already had. Most of the people who commented on it didn't favorite...

But yeah. It really has no plot, so it's up for interpretation. Like Pac-Man.
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:iconozzieastaroth:
OzzieAstaroth Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Hehe, yeah, or Garfield. :3
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:iconaldaboy:
AldaBoy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
That is one demented bitch.
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
That she is, blue Kirby. That she is.
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:iconmaniacaldude:
maniacaldude Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Poor Erika! Man, that would scar any child. I just wonder if they're supposed to be aliens or something...
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Maybe. Why would aliens have television sets in their guts?
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:iconmaniacaldude:
maniacaldude Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Dunno...
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Most interesting. I do believe she's partially psychologically scarred now. Lastly, the stutter seems to be a growing attribute to Erika's vast armory of cuteness.
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Well... Maybe not psychologically scarred, but not able to watch the show anymore. ^^ Poor baby.

But yeah, is getting a bit too over-the-top.
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
:giggle:Oh well:DErika is still totally adorable.
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
That she does. ^^ Pity this got lax on favorites.
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:iconshad-23:
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Oh well. Erika is still a fan favorite in my books:pat:
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DanyxEleven Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE IT

Sounds like something Id say X3
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Me too. I wanna say that someday. ^^
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:iconskittylover23:
skittylover23 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
...i have no comment, i always like my mind was orrupted, but good art as always
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Heheh. Well, glad the art is good. ^^
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toddlergirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG how crazed an idea is that! I'm never going to be able to watch the teletubbies again in the same light, although as a random piece of information, I once did a paid gig where the compare for the evening was the guy who used to be tinky winky. He was really nice to me.
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Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Heheh. Wow. ^^ Guess he wasn't a prison inmate, then. Think I've increased, or decreased your enjoyment of Teletubbies?

Also, "Where have all the Teletubbies gone" sounds when the security system has lost track of the inmates and if it doesn't find them soon enough, a group of burly guards burst in to drag them into sight.
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AbeSedecim Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
It's weird, but you never really know these things until somebody points them out...Which makes you think about a lot of children programming. I guess that's why parents formed those lobbyist groups in the 60s, now those were trippy programs.
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Heh. You're talking Puffin Stuff there?
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:iconabesedecim:
AbeSedecim Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
H.R. Pufnstuf,
Can't do a little cause he can't do enough.
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
..... That the theme song, or that a reference to drug use?
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:iconabesedecim:
AbeSedecim Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Well it was the 60s, so who could really tell (yes it is part of the theme song).
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plato-puzz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
my god.... keep going with this style of writing! 'tis GRRRRRRRReat!
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:iconlance-the-young:
Lance-the-young Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Oh, thank you. ^^ Might go further more if this got more favorites.
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TurtwigChampion Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hehehe. I just thought it ment Fat TV. :iconepicwinplz:
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