UPDATE 2:27 p.m.: Inspired by the suggestion, someone created a b/w Teletubbies video soundtracked by Joy Division.
This is the way, step inside… to Teletubbyland.
But as many others have noted, it also looks like a long-lost still from Joy Division’s music video for 1980 single “Atmosphere,” which gives it all a whole new level of creepiness. The Anton Corbijn-directed video for “Atmosphere” was released in 1988 to coincide with the band’s Substance compilation, depicting figures in black hoods and white burial shrouds.
Teletubbies, a television program aimed at young children featuring weird aliens who worshipped a Sun Baby, originally aired from 1997 to 2001.
Compare the two below…
The Teletubbies are fucking terrifying in black and white. pic.twitter.com/1b4BN0U838
— Mark Holland (@RiffRaff41) March 25, 2015