Earlier today we posted about a black and while Teletubbies photo that’s been making the internet rounds. And while some described it as haunting, horrific, and terrifying, others noted it looked like a long-lost still from Joy Division’s Anton Corbijn-directed music video for “Atmosphere.”
So naturally, within hours, a new video edit has been created where the Manchester post-punk legends provide the soundtrack to the Teletubbies frolicking along, stripped of their vibrant colors but not their will to live.
The video, which you can watch below, was created by Christopher Brown of Boston rock band Vary Lumar.
“I’m just glad this exists in the world now,” he tells Vanyaland.
God bless the internet.
The original image that inspired all this Teletubbies/Joy Division crossover is below…
The Teletubbies are fucking terrifying in black and white. pic.twitter.com/1b4BN0U838
— Mark Holland (@RiffRaff41) March 25, 2015
And of course, here’s the video for “Atmosphere,” released in 1988 to coincide with Joy Division’s Substance compilation. It depicts figures in black hoods and white burial shrouds, and you may never look at it the same way after today.