Governments and organisations have been warring against vaccine hesitancy in various ways. Some areas in America have been giving people Krispy Kreme doughnuts in return for them getting jabs and others have started lotteries where vaxxed people can win big.
Mayor Sadiq Khan has even told Londoners that if they present their upper arms at vaccine centres this week, they will be entered in a draw to win tickets to the Euros final.
But who the f*** decided to get the Teletubbies involved?
In case you are young enough for what is objectively the best children’s show in the world to have passed you by, the Teletubbies is a bizarre show about a group of strange doll-like creatures that knock about eating custard and interacting with a baby in a sun and a vacuum cleaner. It originally aired in the late nineties and was recommissioned for a reboot in 2014 (but let’s not talk about that).
After the motley crew took to Twitter to say that they had got their vaccines, people were thoroughly confused.
Some observant people pointed out that something didn’t add up, given the Teletubbies were born in 1997 but their vaccine cards claimed they were born in 2003.
the original teletubbies ran from 1997-2001, meaning y’all could not have been born in 2003, meaning these vax card… https://t.co/8S5ZAFO2O1— dan (tr)ansome handsome (@dan (tr)ansome handsome) 1625700808
@TeletubbiesHQ IMPOSTERS where are the real teletubbies cuz ya'll sus thinkin ur born in '03 https://t.co/2R3ngPcboH— 🦋 (@🦋) 1625698422
Others were jealous that the Teletubbies had got their jabs before them:
How come I haven't had my second vaccination yet but these multicoloured fucks are all ready to go? Presumably the… https://t.co/O67e5ftRPW— Chris Scullion (@Chris Scullion) 1625735136
Someone joked that the Teletubbies had stopped them from being an anti-vaxxer:
@TeletubbiesHQ Was an antivaxxer but after seeing this I'm going to get me and my three kids vaccinated— JustForFollows (@JustForFollows) 1625723467
And others were thoroughly confused and horrified about what a “Tubby hot summer” would entail:
YUUUUHHHHH TINKY WINKY BE A SLUT 🗣🗣🗣 https://t.co/aOpq2m9CHX— ThicccLatino (@ThicccLatino) 1625710577
People realised that the vaccine news revealed new facts about the gang, like that they are susceptible to disease and that they have their own pharmaceutical companies:
@TeletubbiesHQ This complicates the Teletubby lore immensely. Assuming this is canon, it confrims that: - Teletubb… https://t.co/18sRBT2Tt0— Tad Strange (@Tad Strange) 1625709207
@TeletubbiesHQ These images add a shocking amount to the Teletubbies' lore: -The Teletubbies are 18 years old despi… https://t.co/tU9Auia7QB— Trithis (@Trithis) 1625699532
And someone merely said:
@TeletubbiesHQ Does anyone else find this absolutely insane? 🤔— Dustin Begley (@Dustin Begley) 1625692268
Imagine if someone told you in 2019 that in 2021, the Teletubbies would be persuading you to get vaccinated to combat a global pandemic...