IRAN has gone absolutely Laa-Laa over the Teletubbies — and bought the kiddies’ TV show from the BBC.
The Mullahs in Tehran are lapping up Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po’s adventures.
BBC Worldwide said yesterday the main TV station — the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting — has bought 65 episodes and experts are dubbing them into Farsi, the national language.
A spokesman said: “It’s taking a long time to translate, as you can imagine.”
The deal comes as Iran faces pressure over its nuclear expansion programme — amid fears it plans to develop a bomb.
The first shows are expected to go out before Ramadan this year.
On the other hand, it could be a sign that the regime has gone completely mad. No sane government would allow its state broadcaster to air these babbling incoherent monsters at any time, for any reason.
But this is Iran we're talking about, folks. The babbling incoherence of the Teletubbies would be a step up from the babbling incoherence of Ahmedinejad and the ayatollahs.