The Telebugs is a cartoon from the 1980s about the adventures of three robots with televisions for heads
The robots' names are C.H.I.P. (Coordinated Hexadecimal Information Processor), S.A.M.A.N.T.H.A. (Solar Activated Micro Automated Non-inTerference Hearing Apparatus) and B.U.G. (Binary Unmanned Gamma camera) - who were accompanied by a flying video pack called M.I.C. (Mobile Independent Camera). They were invented by Professor Brainstrain (who is also known as Pwofessor Bwainstwain, owing to his unfortunate speech impediment) to stop enemies such as Baron Bullybyte, Magna, Angel Brain, Zudo Bug and Arcadia, whilst working as reporters for a TV executive named Mr McStarch.
A total of 86 episodes were produced by Telemagination for Telebug Enterprises and broadcast on Children's ITV in the UK from 1986–1987.
It has also aired on ABC TV in Australia.
The series also aired on GBC TV in Gibraltar, where it regularly served as a filler during children's programming in the 6:30 - 7:30pm slot during the mid to late 1980s.
In the 1990s the show was sold to HIT Entertainment but this time, the name was changed to The Gigglebytes.