As Mirror UK points out, the connection between Potter and Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po all lies in the Teletubbies’ distinct antennae.
Individually, the antennae may seem like random, odd shapes, but together, they make up none other than the deathly hallows symbol. Dipsy, with his green rod represents the elder wand, Po, with her circular antenna represents the resurrection stone, and finally, Tinky Winky, with his purple upside down triangle represents the invisibility cloak.
If you’re a Teletubby aficionado, you may be wondering where Laa-Laa comes into the mix, but you can rest assured that the yellow Teletubby isn’t the odd one out. The fan theory suggests that the lightning bolt-like shape of her antenna actually makes Laa-Laa representative of Harry Potter himself.
As fun as it might be to make the connection between Teletubbies and Harry Potter, we’re very well aware that this could all be one big coincidence. At the same time, as Mirror UK notes that the Teletubbies premiered in March of 1997— just two months prior to when Rowling would publish Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Again, it could very well be coincidental, but the fact that J.K. Rowling was also raising a young daughter at the time means that there’s a big possibility the Teletubbies were on her radar!
Regardless of whether or not you buy into the connection, we’re betting that you’ll never be able to un-see the uncanny correlation between Harry Potter and Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po now that it’s been laid out!