Like most of you who have toddlers or young kids, my wife and I try to limit the amount of TV our kids (ages 27 months, and twins that are 18 months) watch and we screen whatever they are allowed to watch. The other day, I turned the TV on and flipped past the Teletubbies on PBS. My oldest saw it and indicated an interest in watching it, so I said okay and we watched it together. The show is a combination of live-action video (real-life kids cooking or making crafts, playing, etc.) and the tubbies. I have to admit that I didn't get it or see the "educational benefit" from the show. My son seemed interested in it and it held his attention, but the editing seemed strange to me. For example, halfway through, a 3 or 4 minute live-action piece was intentionally played twice, back-to-back. And there seemed to be an inordinate amount of time spent focusing on the tubbies jumping around or just looking at each other. Admittedly, I have only seen this show once, but can someone tell me why this show is so popular?