This Teletubbies video with a Joy Division soundtrack is totally bizarre — and glorious

Teen angst and childhood naivety come crashing together in this Joy Division-Teletubbies mash-up

Published March 27, 2015 3:00PM (EDT)


The Internet can work in totally un-mysterious ways, at times. Thursday afternoon, a grim b&w image of the Teletubbies was passed around the Internet via Reddit. And, by morning, that image -- noted by many as being "Joy Division-esque" -- had already become a Joy Division music video set to the frolicking nature scenes of "Teletubbies."

See for yourself, but this video works surprisingly well. Even weirder: The aesthetic of the video, as many have already pointed out, looks a ton like Joy Division's 1980 music video "Atmosphere." Watch the bizarre convergence of teen angst and childhood naivety below:

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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