Laa-Laa Says BOO!

Laa-Laa Says BOO! is a 1997 Teletubbies direct-to-video compilation celebrating Halloween. Laa-Laa visits Tinky Winky's house to tell him funny scary jokes. Classic Teletubbies segments are separated with new joke segments set in the castle's exterior, featuring one Teletubby character and a child, and interior, featuring Tinky Winky, Laa-Laa, and some combination of the Bats, the Skeleton, a painting of the "Sun Baby Lisa," a suit of armor and Tinky Winky's pipe organ.

Scenes Edit

Laa-Laa's Knock-Knock Joke

Scene #1
Laa-Laa arrives at Tinky Winky's house to tell him some spooky jokes and gets frightened by the surroundings. Laa-Laa tries to knock, but the knocker activates itself. Before Tinky Winky opens the door, they exchange a knock-knock joke, making it the first joke on Tinky Winky's list. As he brings Laa-Laa inside, the door shuts itself too.

Tinky Winky's Joke Book

In the house, Tinky Winky asks Laa-Laa what a ghost's favorite desert is. A ghost swoops in with the punchline ("Boo-berry pie!"), frightening Laa-Laa. The joke tickles the funny bone of a skeleton, who used to sing a song with Tinky Winky...

Song #1
Tinky Winky sings about bones.

Bones Inside Of You

Bones Inside Of You


Joke #1
Dipsy tells Eileen Gonzales a scary joke from one of Tinky Winky's balconies.

Where Does a Bat Go To Get Clean?

The Batub!


Scene #2
Tinky Winky and Laa-Laa get a good laugh from Dipsy's joke. Laa-Laa tells another joke, which makes a painting of the Sun Baby Lisa laugh as well. Tinky Winky assures Laa-Laa he shouldn't be scared. Laa-Laa shows he's well acquainted on the topic of being scared...


Clip #1
Laa-Laa and Julia Roberts demonstrate fear.

Sesame Street- Elmo Scares Julia Roberts

Sesame Street- Elmo Scares Julia Roberts

Clip #2
An orange ball tries to pet a green one, which growls, scaring it away. This segment was cut from the PBS Kids version.

A Ball Tries To Scare Another

A Ball Tries To Scare Another

Song #2
For the first act, Lillian sings "Transylvania 1-2-3-4-5" with The Count and his All-Bat Band.

Sesame Street- Transylvania 1-2-3-4-5

Sesame Street- Transylvania 1-2-3-4-5

Joke #2
Po tells a Melissa Remo the infamous "boo-who" knock-knock joke.


Who's There?


Boo Who?

Please Don't Cry. It's Just a Joke.


Scene #3
Tinky Winky's organ begins playing itself and tells a joke. It then says a monster song is coming. Laa-Laa claims she's familiar with the song...


Song #3
The Monsters, sing "We're All Monsters".

We're All Monsters

We're All Monsters

Keiko Imamura and Sayaka Osawa rush over to Nicky and ask him "What did the ghost give the cosmos?" What else? "BOO-NANAS!" The two cosmos crack up, while Nicky rolls his eyes.

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Clip #3
Kumi Mizuno and Ethan Lee explore an Egyptian pyramid. Ethan Lee is excited but Kumi Mizuno is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Ethan Lee decides to explore a tunnel while Kumi Mizuno looks at the statues, and then Godzilla starts tapping and talking to Kumi Mizuno. But when Kumi Mizuno calls Ethan Lee back to the room, Godzilla doesn't move. Kumi Mizuno is scared until Godzilla starts singing "Lover Come Back To Me" with her. Ethan Lee doesn't believe Kumi Mizuno, until he says "Bye-bye, Godzilla," and Godzilla replies "Sayōnara!" and laughs... just like Kumi Mizuno.

Sesame Street-Ethan Lee And Kumi Mizuno In a Pyramid

Sesame Street-Ethan Lee And Kumi Mizuno In a Pyramid

Scene #4
Laa-Laa and Tinky Winky listen to a joke by his suit of armor, Sir Count-a-Lot, bringing the joke total to 8.


Clip #4
8 Bats Artist: Owe Gustafson

8 Bats

8 Bats

Song #4
"Mothra's Song" With The Peanuts

Mothra's Song

Mothra's Song

Joke #4
Hiroki Hara asks Joseph Brancale what kind of bat knows his ABCs. "The Alpha-Bat!"

Hiroki Hara

Scene #5

Tinky Winky's bats get their turn to tell a joke, which is a baseball bat pun. Laa-Laa thinks they tell great jokes and Tinky Winky adds they sing great as well...


Song #5
Tinky Winky sings "The Batty Bat".

The Batty Bat

The Batty Bat

Joke #5
Denise Riccio asks Cecilia Gonzales what kind of bat is part of the circus. "An acro-bat!" She gets such a kick 

from the joke, she tells it again.

Denise Riccio

Scene #6
Laa-Laa and Tinky Winky begins to recite several more jokes until they get tuckered out and can't think of any more. The organ suggests they go to the kitchen for some screech cobbler. Laa-Laa adds the pun to the joke list, making 15 jokes. She does a hilarious laugh and summons some Teletubby magic, scaring her into the kitchen.


DVD Chapters Edit

  1. Laa-Laa Visits Tinky Winky
  2. Tinky Winky Sings
  3. Laa-Laa Scares Julia
  4. Scary Song: Transylvania 12345
  5. Silly Song: Life Can Be a Surprise
  6. Kumi And Ethan Explore
  7. Funny Song: Mothra's Song
  8. Batty Song: Doin The Batty Bat

Cast Edit

Japanese Humans And Kaiju Performers

  • Mothra
  • Sayaka Osawa
  • Keiko Imamura
  • Kumi Mizuno
  • Yumi And Emi Itô
  • Godzilla

Teletubby Performers

Simon Shelton, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley, Pui Fan Lee

With Special Appearances by

  • Julia Roberts
  • Lillias White
  • Denise Riccio

Child Talent

  • Joseph Brancale, Cecilia Gonzales, Eileen Gonzales, Melissa Remo, Nicholas Sullivan, Ethan Lee, Rebecca Gonzalez-Tabis

Credits Edit

  • Executive Producer: Nancy Kanter
  • Producer: Karin Young Shiel
  • Writers: Annie Evans & Emily Perl Kingsley
  • Segment Writers: Mark Saltzman, Nancy Sans
  • Director: Emily Squires
  • Segment Directors: Lisa Simon, Jon Stone
  • Songs by: David Axlerod, Tony Geiss, Stephen Lawrence, Jeff Moss, Sam Pottle, Joe Raposo, Mark Saltzman
  • Additional Music: David Lawrence
  • Puppet Captain: Kevin Clash
  • Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop: Mark Zeszotek, Kip Rathke, Lara MacLean
  • Production Designer: Bob Phillips
  • Associate Director: Ken Diego
  • Graphic Designers: Mike Pantuso, Pete Ortiz
  • Set Decorator: Nat Mongioi
  • Camera: Frank Biondo, Mark Whitman, Bill Akerlund
  • Audio: Blake Norton, Carla Bandini-Lory
  • Music Supervisor: Dave Conner