->''[[ThemeTune Go, go, go, get up, Lazy Town]], [[EarWorm it's the start of a brand new day.]] [[DownTheRabbitHole Things are upside down here in Lazy Town,]] [[CallToAdventure adventure's just a moment away...]]''

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[[caption-width-right:300:L to R: [[HarmlessVillain Robbie Rotten]], [[InvincibleHero Sportacus]], and [[BlitheSpirit Stephanie]].]]

[=LazyTown=] is a 2004 children's show produced in Iceland, the brain child of former athlete Magn˙s Scheving (who also plays the hero, Sportacus). Its primary focus is promoting healthy eating and exercise. It's notable for being both educational ''and'' freaking hilarious, and shows some [[TheCastShowoff awesome stunts]] each episode.

Stephanie, our main character, is a new arrival in [=LazyTown=]. She quickly befriends the other kids (all puppets), after which they proceed to dance, play, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYrkQL1bX4A bake cakes]], pretend to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6oKjuvA55g pirates]] and generally make a lot of noise to catchy kiddie Euro-techno music. This pisses off [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDmZ_WkBrfc Robbie Rotten]], [=LazyTown=]'s resident DastardlyWhiplash, who can't sleep with all the noise going on. You see, being active is ''good'' for kids, and wanting to sleep all the time is ''bad'', so Robbie is the ''bad'' guy. So OnceAnEpisode, Robbie kidnaps/captures/tricks the kids, usually by dressing up in [[PaperThinDisguise ridiculous outfits]], until Sportacus does a billion backflips and saves them all! After which there is ''more'' dancing from Stephanie.

Although the original audio of each episode is in English, the show is filmed in Gar­abŠr, Iceland, and the creator and the majority of the crew are Icelandic, resulting in some [[WidgetSeries cross-cultural weirdness]], such as the frequent Stephanie {{Panty Shot}}s in the earliest episodes.

The current television show is not the first version of the story, though it is the first to be known outside Iceland. The previous versions were books and musicals both on stage and CD, and were all in Icelandic and set in the village of LatibŠr, meaning [=LazyTown=]. While the basics of each character remained similar between the last ''LatibŠr'' production and ''[=LazyTown=]'', several characters were dropped along the way, and those remaining were given [[DubNameChange more English names]] for [=LazyTown=]. The child characters in the ''LatibŠr'' musicals were all played by Caucasian adult humans.

[=LazyTown=]'s distribution rights were once owned by {{Nickelodeon}} in the US, and it was originally commissioned by them, but it is a '''[=LazyTown=] Entertainment''' production. The 'magazine format' ''[=LazyTown=] Extra'' (2008) is a co-production with TheBBC. On April 18, 2011 Creator/PBSKidsSprout [[http://www.sproutonline.com/sprout/pressroom/release.aspx?id=a2e1c4b8-0cec-4e8e-924d-9ecc00a9ea0f announced]] that it had acquired the rights to U.S. broadcasts of ''[=LazyTown=]'', including the full first and second seasons and [=LazyTown=] Extra, which had never previously been broadcast in the United States. The network is also airing exclusive content as interstitials as part of its "Super Sproutlet Show" programming block, and it became the first show to air on Sprout's new Saturday morning block on sister station NBC. These airings present the show for the first time in the United States in widescreen HD where available, though this had long been available in other markets. The show's name is officially spelled in {{CamelCase}}. Which, yes, requires extra formatting to display properly on this wiki, but it's important to be correct.

After a long hiatus, new installments of the program began airing in the U.S. on Sprout on May 27, 2013, with Chloe Lang taking over the role of Stephanie from Julianna Rose Mauriello.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: While Sportacus is conventionally attractive, well-muscled and very fitness-oriented, many fans consider him adorkable due to his constant optimism, boyish over-excitement, hopeless naivetÚ and awkward English. His baby-blue eyes and cheesy grin only help the matter.
* AesopAmnesia: It's no wonder the town needs a superhero; No matter how many times Sportacus teaches the kids the importance of eating healthy, exercising often and being kind to each other, they always revert back to their unhealthy, lazy, greedy and generally unpleasant ways. You know, like normal kids.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Robbie Rotten. Despite claiming to hate Sportacus and wanting him to leave the town, Robbie sure spends a lot of time talking about Sportacus, touching Sportacus and jumping into his arms whenever the slightly-above-average hero shows up.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Sportacus. He is faster and more agile than any of the human characters and can pull off stunts that most people could only dream of. He also keeps his [[OurElvesAreBetter ears conspicuously hidden under his hat at all times]] (this was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the episode "Sportafake" where Robbie Rotten disguised himself as Sportacus, yet left his ears noticeably uncovered.)
** To be fair, Magnus Scheving really does those stunts. Besides the constant flipping, we're talking one-handed, one-legged pushups.
** While nothing has been confirmed on the American show, it's worth mentioning he's an Elf in the Iceland dub and in the original plays. In the U.S. version, Robbie sometimes refers to him as the "blue sports elf," though this is used as an insult.
* AndTheRest: In the episode Defeeted, Sportacus says, "I'd better go practice my move! I don't want to disappoint Stephanie...or anyone else."
* {{Animesque}}: Between Stephanie's male fans and pink hair, and the cartoony world, non-fans have ''mistakenly'' assumed ''[=LazyTown=]'' is Japanese or influenced by anime.
* AntiRoleModel: Robbie.
** And to an extent, everyone else in the town (excluding Stephanie and Sportacus).
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Played with in the episode [[IncrediblyLamePun Defeeted]]. As far as Sportacus and the mayor are concerned, the kids not wanting to play outside is ''just as serious'' as a natural disaster:
--->'''Sportacus''': "Mr Mayor, what's the trouble?"\\
'''Mayor''': "Well..."\\
'''Sportacus''': "Flood?"\\
'''Mayor''': "No."\\
'''Sportacus''': "Fire?"\\
'''Mayor''': "No."\\
'''Sportacus''': "Earthquake?"\\
'''Mayor''': "No."\\
'''Sportacus''': "Thunderstorm?"\\
'''Mayor''': "Actually...it's that nobody wants to go outside and play!"\\
'''Sportacus''': "What?! That ''is'' terrible!"
* AnvilOnHead: - literally. In one episode, Robbie attempts to knock Sportacus out by putting a small anvil on one side of a seesaw and catapulting it at him, but misjudges it. HilarityEnsues.
* BadassMustache: Sportacus.
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: Robbie Rotten. Even one of his songs is called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br_VJz2ryrM "Good to be Bad."]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: This happens to Robbie Rotten in "The First Day of Summer." He wishes that everyone else in [=LazyTown=] would just disappear and seemingly gets his wish when they all head off to play at the beach. He quickly realizes, however, that all of the things that he enjoys about being a villain-- the setting of traps, hatching evil schemes, etc., just aren't much fun without anyone there to actually scheme against. He ends up falling into one of his own traps, and when Sportacus comes to rescue him, everyone else follows. He's so happy to see them that he even joins them for the singing and dancing of the episode-ending "Bing Bang Song."
* BigOlEyebrows: Robbie.
** EvilEyebrows: Robbie
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Just try to find a building, door, window, or structure that isn't curved, bent, or warped in some way.
* BlitheSpirit: Stephanie is theoretically responsible for helping to get everyone exercising again (at least, according to the theme song). That she's just as likely to have the [[IdiotBall lazy ball]] in a given episode is apparently irrelevant.
** Also, Sportacus is new to the town at the beginning of the show and wants to inspire the kids to eat healthy and become fit.
* BottleEpisode: Pixelspix and [=LazyTown=]'s Greatest Hits are examples.
** Then there's "Sportacus on the move", which is just a bunch of re-used clips from earlier episodes
* BrilliantButLazy: Robbie is the epitome of this trope. He prides himself in being lazy, and even schemes to make the rest of the town as lazy as he is, yet he is easily the most brilliant person in the entire town and is able to create ''anything'' out of ''anything''. He even has a microwave that ''makes inventions for him''.
** Ironic, seeing that due to Robbie's constant attempts to make Lazy Town lazy via elaborate traps, machines, and costumes, he becomes one of the most ''active'' residents.
* BratsWithSlingshots: Trixie in the original stage version.
* CantArgueWithElves: Partially subverted in the original LatibŠr plays. ═■rˇttaßlfurinn (Sportacus) doesn't exactly ''lecture'' the humans on how to live better, healthier lives. Instead, he ''teaches'' them.
* CatchPhrase:
---> '''Sportacus''': "Someone's in trouble!"\\
'''Stephanie''': "There's always a way!"\\
'''Robbie Rotten''': "I meant to do that!"
* ChestInsignia: Sportacus' '10'.
* TheChewToy: Robbie.
* ClarkKenting: Many of Robbie's disguises are rather [[PaperThinDisguise flimsy]]. Yet somehow always fool everyone until his hat, wig, or moustache fall off.
** Taken to the extreme in "Play Day" where his hat falls off and not ''one'' person yells "Robbie Rotten!" like they usually do.
* {{ClipShow}}: "Dear Diary" and "Laziest Greatest Hits"
* CoolAirship: Sportacus' airship.
* CostumeTestMontage: In "[=LazyTown=]'s New Superhero", Stephanie tries on new superhero costumes.
* CryingWolf: In one episode, Ziggy was playing pranks by saying untrue things, such as there being a monkey playing trumpet outside or Trixie having a spider on her shoulder. The other kids get sick of it, and decide to ignore him, then, when he stumbles on Robbie plotting out loud in a cow costume, they refuse to believe he saw a talking, evil cow with a catapult. Kind of a BrokenAesop, in that it would have been a pretty reasonable thing for them to doubt anyway, even without Ziggy losing their trust by telling lies. (Though this ''is'' the same town where a Man disguises himself a sports elf...)
* CulturalTranslation: The BBC partly re-dubbed the show, with British voice actors speaking for puppet characters originally voiced by Americans. However, the human characters' American and Icelandic accents were untouched. Additionally, they seem to have left them all alone for [=LazyTown=] Entertainment/BBC co-production ''[=LazyTown=] Extra''.
** Heck, the entire show underwent a massive overhaul when it hit American shores. For example: the town itself was made brighter and more colorful, most of the live-action characters were turned into cute puppets (and some were gotten rid of alltogether), Sportacus was changed from an Elf to a superhero, and so on. While the show still retains some of its [[WidgetSeries weird/strange foreigness]], it's got nothing on the original Icelandic plays.
*** Just compare the original Icelandic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR9wuZDQzRo Versti Fantur song]] with its American counterpart [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDmZ_WkBrfc Master of Disguise]].
* DastardlyWhiplash: Robbie Rotten may not have the loftiest of goals (he just wants the kids to be lazy so they won't be running back and forth across the roof of his subterranean lair all day - one might suggest he move, but it's probably rent-controlled), but he more than makes up for it with the kind of elaborate costumes and schemes that define this trope.
* DescriptiveVille
* {{Determinator}}: It's a wonder why Robbie Rotten even bothers with his schemes to get Sportacus to leave [=LazyTown=] anymore, since he has failed so many times before. His plans might not be up to scratch, but you can't fault his determination.
* DisguisedInDrag: Robbie disguised as "The Birthday Fairy" and "Miss Roberta".
** You can also see a variety of ladies dresses in Robbie's disguise chambers that he [[CreepyCrossdresser is yet to wear]].
* DubNameChange: Both the show and characters names were changed for an English audience:
** ''LatibŠr'' to ''[=LazyTown=]'' - Literal translation
** Glanni GlŠpur (Reckless Crime) to Robbie Rotten
** Solla Stir­a (Solla Inflexible) to Stephanie
** Halla HrekkjusvÝn (Halla Prankster) to Trixie
** Siggi SŠti to (Siggi Sweet) Ziggy
** Goggi Mega to Pixel
** Nenni NÝski (Nenni Cheapskate) to Stingy
** ═■rˇttaßlfurinn (The Sports Elf) to Sportacus
** StÝna SÝmalÝna (StÝna Phoneline) to Bessie Busybody
** BŠjarstjˇrinn (The Mayor) to Mayor Milford Meanswell
* EstrogenBrigadeBait: Unexpectedly, this show has gained a rather large fanbase of older women who regard both Sportacus ''and'' Robbie Rotten as sex symbols. Magn˙s Scheving has expressed surprise and happiness over the fact.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: ''Welcome to [=LazyTown=]/A place where you'll wanna stay/You'll meet Robbie with his Rotten plan/ And Sportacus saving the day/Stephanie is new in town/And soon she and Ziggy are friends/''
* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: Robbie.
* {{Facepalm}}: Stephanie does the double facepalm during the "Lazy Scouts" song
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: For Robbie Rotten's schemes, natch.
* FanService: One might argue that the outfits worn by Sportacus and Robbie are a little too tight (especially in the crotch area) than particularly necessary on a kids' show. Many female fans would [[SexyManInstantHarem disagree]].
** Then there's Stephanie's short pink dress, though that might not be intentional considering she is supposed to be eight years old.
* FiveFiveFive: In "Chef Rotten Food," this is combined with RidiculouslyLongPhoneNumber with a phone number that's nothing but 5s that seems to keep going and going.
* GadgeteerGenius: Robbie Rotten can build anything out of anything he has in his lair. He even has a Microwave which creates the inventions for him.
** Pixel is able to build almost anything, from hovering cameras, to a device that transports people into storybooks, to a remote control which can control literally everything, including random electronic things he has in his room to ''people''. In ''Secret Agent Zero'', the 007 parody Episode, he played the role of Q. And he is 9 years old.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: In "Birthday Surprise," Stephanie suggests that they should throw Sportacus the greatest birthday party ever. Stingy says no to this, and then suggests that they throw Sportacus the greatest birthday party ever.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Sportacus has a pair of wide, friendly baby-blues that appear almost [[WhatBeautifulEyes photoshopped in their blueness]]. On the other hand, Robbie not only has pale grey eyes, but also sports [[EvilEyebrows highly-arched eyebrows]] and heavy purple eye-shadow to emphasize the fact that he is indeed the villain.
* GoodHairEvilHair: Oddly, inverted by the hero Sportacus, who wears a pencil mustache so sharp it looks like it could double as a [[AfraidOfNeedles scalpel]].
** This is further inverted by HarmlessVillain Robbie Rotten, who is clean shaven to the point you wonder if the actor isn't wearing a rubber mask (actually, he kind of '''is'''). His otherwise meticulous grooming is also a bit off on the [[EvilMakeover evil-dress-o-meter]], but being in a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience dark purple color scheme]] helps.
* HappyDance: "Bing Bang"
* HighClassGlass: Robbie Rotten sports it for his "Meansbad" disguise in "Secret Agent Zero."
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In "[=LazyTown=]'s New Superhero," Robbie Rotten creates a robot dog that attacks whenever anyone says the word "trouble." After setting it loose, he pats himself on the back and says that "I think I'll have an ice cream cone. In fact, I think I'll make it a double." The dog, hearing "double," turns to its attention to him and he cries "No! I said, double, not trouble!" at which point the dog starts chasing after him. And this certainly isn't the only time that he's laid low by one of his own plans.
* HoldingOutForAHero: Sportacus came to the town with the aim of helping the kids live more healthy and active lives, but he seems to be the only form of law enforcement in the town and ends up spending most of his time rescuing the kids from dangerous situations.
* HypocriticalHumor: Robbie may be one of the the most active people in [=LazyTown=] due to his schemes, despite supposedly being the laziest.
* IdiotBall: Robbie Rotten has one goal and one goal only: Get rid of Sportacus and return the town to its original lazy state. So when he gets his hands on a genie's lamp, what '''doesn't''' he wish for? Sportacus to disappear!
** Admittedly, Robbie eventually ''did'' use his final wish to get rid of Sportacus, but he's too fast for the genie, and he accidentally makes Robbie Disappear instead.
* ItIsAlwaysSpring: Stephanie is apparently staying for the Summer. So, the show takes place in Summer, right? Well, there's two winter-themed episodes, and an episode where they go to school. Looks like Steph is staying longer than we thought.
** Either that, or she's convinced her family to move to [=LazyTown=].
** This conceit is dropped entirely in the third season, which includes an episode titled "The First Day of Summer", which is all about the town being excited about it being the start of summer.
* IncrediblyLamePun: There's an episode where Robbie switches Sportacus's shoes with fake shoes that make his feet go crazy. The title? Defeeted.
* InvincibleHero: Sportacus. He has no character flaws, never fails at anything he tries and is hero-worshiped by everyone (except Robbie Rotten). The ''only'' thing that keeps him from being a MarySue is that he's as naive as everyone else in the show (except, again, Robbie) to the point where it becomes {{Adorkable}}.
* JackassGenie: In the episode "The Lazy Genie", Robbie acquires a genie (by ordering it), and his first two wishes are for all the fruit and vegetables and all the sports equipment to disappear, but he forgets to specify a duration, and they return not 5 minutes later. Robbie then uses his final wish to get rid of Sportacus - but the Genie gets rid of Robbie instead because he found him "annoying".
* KangarooCourt: One episode featured Robbie Rotten stealing a cake and framing Sportacus. In a trial where Robbie acted as a prosecutor, he asked Sportacus questions like if it was true nobody saw him ''not'' eating the cake. In the end, he played the judge (Mayor Meanswell) like a puppet (sure, unlike Sportacus, Stephanie and Robbie, all characters are literal puppets but still).
* KryptoniteFactor: Sportacus' is sugar; eating any sugary food renders him immediately comatose, and fresh fruit (which contain quite a bit of sugar.) or vegetables (a classification that includes a handful of "sugary" foods, most prominently the sugar beet) are required to restore him.
* LampshadeHanging: "Secret Agent Zero" is just lousy with this. "That's not real. It's a puppet!"
* LanternJawOfJustice: Robbie has a really big chin that he's quite proud of, but he's [[CampStraight not at all 'manly' in other ways]]... and he's a villain.
* LazyBum: Subverted with Robbie, whose efforts to get everyone else to stop doing things (or just ruin their day), actually take a lot of work; this was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at least once.
* LimitedSocialCircle: [=LazyTown=] proper had four episodes with characters besides the nine above, and those characters are a genie, a RobotDog, a wind-up dancing marionette, and four foreign kids who are on-screen barely 2 seconds.
** Not to mention the fact that the mayor also doubles as the town's librarian, school principal, postmaster, banker, shopkeeper, etc. Presumably because the rest of the town's citizens are too ''lazy'' to do their jobs.
** Sportacus also seems be the only form of law enforcement in the town, though the only people who ever seem to get into trouble are the other eight main characters.
** [=LazyTown=] Extra has Ziggy visiting local kids, and interviewing them. Everybody else is at home in [=LazyTown=], though Stephanie has [[FiveTokenBand somehow wound up with multiracial back-up dancers]].
** The third season introduces Chef Pablo Fantastico.
* LimitedWardrobe: It is not totally unexpected that this applies to a show where 2/3 of the characters are puppets, but all the puppet characters have had other costumes, while except for disguises Robbie never wears anything but his suit or his pyjamas and robe, and Sportacus has only ever worn something else (even to ''bed'') when he changed shoes, or added a scarf on a cold day. Well, and that time Robbie de-aged him, and he had to borrow Pixel's clothes because his were too big. (strangely, said clothes were not Pixel's usual ones, but fairly generic pre-teen boy's clothes, and also too big for Pixel if we're taking puppet size literally.)
* LiteralGenie: In one episode, Robbie acquires a genie, and his first two wishes are for all the fruit and vegetables and all the sports equipment to disappear, but he forgets to specify a duration, and they return not 5 minutes later. [[IdiotPlot He fails to wish away Sportacus]].
* MeaningfulName: The only two of ''[=LazyTown=]'''s nine recurring characters this doesn't apply to in some form are Stephanie and Ziggy.
* MythologyGag: References back to the Icelandic plays in the television show.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Robbie Rotten.
* NoodleIncident: In the first episode, the Mayor is lamenting how awful the town is, and notes that when the town was previously in trouble, they would call for help from a guy with a big number 9 on his shirt. He manages to reactivate the signal-machine and Sportacus shows up soon after. "Are you Number Nine?" the Mayor asks. "No," says Sportacus, pointing at the back of his jersey, "I'm Number Ten." There is no explanation for what any of this means.
** Of course it could just be that by this time Sportacus is the tenth elf to be the town's hero, with the Mayor recalling the previous one.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: In season 2 Stephanie, despite very visible growth in the season break, is still played as a young girl.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Robbie:
--> ''"They want me to be nice\\
They want me to be good\\
But I'm a simple rotten guy\\
Who's just misunderstood"''
* OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList: Parodied in the episode "Rottenbeard" where Robbie Rotten, disguised as a pirate, pulls out his grocery list instead of the treasure map.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Both Sportacus and Robbie sometimes slip into Icelandic accents.
** Sometimes? Sportacus doesn't even seem to be ''trying'' to hide his accent...though this is most likely because he hails from "an island in the North Sea."
* OurElvesAreBetter: Sportacus was a traditional Icelandic Elf named ═■rˇttaßlfurinn ("The Sports Elf") in the original LatibŠr plays. In addition to being amazingly fit and agile, he also had magical powers. To make the character more universal, he was changed into a superhero for the TV series.
** Although it hasn't been confirmed, it's possible he is still an Elf in the TV series. His ears are always covered, he owns a magical crystal and can apparently grant wishes, he leads a very hidden life and it would certainly explain why he is able to perform such amazing feats in every episode.
*** It's worth mentioning that he's still an Elf in the TV Series dub in Iceland.
* PantyShot: No comment.
* PaperThinDisguise: Robbie Rotten could literally be the TropeCodifier. [[ObfuscatingStupidity No one ever realises the person causing trouble who looks like Robbie Rotten in a silly outfit IS, in fact, Robbie Rotten in a silly outfit]]. This is especially hilarious because his cover is blown at the end of EVERY episode, yet the townspeople will ''still'' fall for his PaperThinDisguise in the next episode. (And yet, Robbie Rotten himself thinks his disguises are amazingly awesome and calls himself "The Master of Disguise.")
** Subverted in the episode "Defeeted" where the mayor recognises Robbie straight away, even though the villain is wearing one of his better disguises: a superhero outfit. The characters have fallen for [[PaperThinDisguise lesser disguises]] in the past.
* PerverseSexualLust: Just ask 4chan about Stephanie. On second thought, don't ask 4chan about that. In fact, probably not a good idea to ask 4chan about anything.
* PimpDuds: Robbie Rotten isn't a pimp, but his standard outfit looks somewhere between a pimp outfit, a [[SpandexLatexOrLeather spandex catsuit]] and that of a refined 1890s gentleman. Then there's the origianal Icelandic stage play, where he wore the full pimp outfit, complete with cane.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Stephanie and Sportacus.
* {{Pirate}}: The episode "Rottenbeard" fits this trope to a tee.
* PluckyGirl: Stephanie.
* RaceLift: The English language of the show turned the Icelandic LatibŠr plays' [[EvilRedheads red-headed hellion]] Halla and pale computer {{geek}} Goggi into Asian (and slightly less wild) Trixie and black (and possibly ''more'' computer-obsessed) Pixel. The mayor's skin also darkened several shades, but given he's closely related to a character who stayed white, and not ''very'' dark (and a puppet, so actor race gives no clues), it's [[AmbiguouslyBrown unclear if he too had his race changed, or if he's just meant to be tanned]].
** In the original play, Goggi was a ''white baldling wearing green glasses and pyjamas''!
** And Sportacus was an Elf, so it's a species-lift as well.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Stingy
* PowerUpFood: The "sports candy", particularly if eaten by Sportacus, but sometimes characters will also benefit from eating them.
* RoadSignReversal: Robbie Rotten does this in "Little Pink Riding Hood" to trick Stephanie into getting lost in a forest.
* RobotDog: Robbie built one of these. The dog attacks when the word 'trouble' is uttered. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zO154n-Iiw There's even a song about him.]]
--> ''I love my purple ball of fluff / I'll flip a switch and turn him off''
* SaveTheVillain: Sportacus will usually do it for Robbie Rotten. In at least one episode, "[=LazyTown=]'s New Superhero," Robbie then betrays that help by trying to leave Sportacus stranded on top of the billboard hiding the entrance to his lair, the same one that he was trapped on top of.
* {{Schemer}}: Robbie.
* ScreenTap: Robbie in his Mayor Meanswell disguise takes a mallet and shatters the screen at the end of the "Fun to be the Mayor" song.
* SillyWalk: Robbie's trademark walk.
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: In the episode "Rockin' Robbie", when Robbie is moaning about how the others are listening to a music we hear his signature theme playing in the background. He then yells stop the music, which then stops and we cut to the speakers shaking (as though they have just stopped).
* SpandexLatexOrLeather
* SpinOff: The show received one for British viewers only called ''LazyTown Extra'' in 2008. The show changed into an assortment of sketches, each one starring a different character. Sportacus' sketch was exercise-themed, Stephanie's sketch choreographed a dance, Ziggy's sketch showed him interacting with real people, and so on. The big difference was that [[spoiler:there were new voice actors]].
* SpoiledBrat: Stingy
* SpotTheImposter: Partially subverted amusingly when Robbie Rotten impersonates Sportacus. The other characters can't tell the difference despite Robbie being, among other things, 4-5 inches taller and a lot less muscular. Stephanie suggests a race to tell them who is the real Sportacus, and Robbie wins because Sportacus is forced to forfeit the race halfway through to rescue Bessie. Stephanie realises that the one who forfeited to rescue Bessie must be the real one, says so, and unmasks Robbie by pulling his false moustache off. The tag would be a very touching {{Aesop}} on friendship if it wasn't for the simple fact that [[IdiotPlot Robbie and Sportacus look nothing alike, and they]] ''[[IdiotBall should]]'' [[IdiotPlot have been able to tell them apart by looking at them.]]
** Then there's the episode 'Double Trouble' where Robbie impersonates the mayor, and once again everyone falls for it, despite the fact that Robbie looks [[IdiotPlot nothing like the mayor]]. It only sort of works, though - Stephanie never really buys into it, and neither does Bessie.
** The third season presents "Little Pink Riding Hood" in which Robbie again dresses up as Sportacus, but it's even more obvious that something's well, rotten, in Denmark and in a parody of what happens in ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'' with Stephanie asking questions of Robbie.
-->'''Stephanie''': But why are your teeth so big?
-->'''Robbie''': Why all these questions?!
* StarringSpecialEffects: The majority of the main cast are puppets.
* {{Steampunk}}: Elements of the genre can be seen in the mixing of 19th century visuals such as Robbie and Stingy's clothing, Sportacus' Dirigible, and the look of Robbie's lair, with modern europop music and high tech gadgets (Everything from pixel's house/inventions to Sportacus' high tech airship)
* StealthPun: Robbie Rotten makes one during the You Are A Pirate song. After the first chorus he turns to his parrot and repeats the line "You are a pirate!" but his pronunciation of "pirate" sounds an awful lot like "parrot".
* SugarBowl: Come on, who ''wouldn't'' want to live in [=LazyTown=]?
** [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Quite]] [[NightmareFetishist a few people]], [[TastesLikeDiabetes actually]].
** Though sugar is a prohibited substance, so [=LazyTown=] should be more accurately referred to as a Fruit Bowl.
*** Nope, not "prohibited" at all, since Ziggy has copious supplies of candy available at all times.
**** Additionally, Bessie Busybody regularly bakes cakes.
**** And fruit has a lot of sugar in, anyway. Maybe it's an [[SugarApocalypse Artificial Sweetener Bowl]]?
* SuppressedMammaries: Julianna Rose Mauriello has had to have her breasts taped down since puberty, as Stephanie is supposed to be 8 years old (or 9 now, since one year's passing has been acknowledged). She was 17 during the last filming.
** That said, 'Stephanie' (Solla Stir­a) was played by actual adult women in all the original Icelandic plays from before the TV show, and one of them was quite busty with no attempt to do anything about it; while Julianna definitely had grown between seasons and doesn't really look any bigger in out-of-character shots from the same era.
* TalkLikeAPirate: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6oKjuvA55g YOU AAAAARE A PIRATE!]]
* TeamSpirit: While many of [=LazyTown=]'s episodes revolve around the values of working together, there is one in particular that focuses on teamwork, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmlW277w3-A complete with a song]]:
--> ''"Teamwork, do it together / Teamwork, friends forever,\\
We're all for one and one for all / We'll help each other stand tall,\\
With teamwork!"//''
* TheCastShowoff: Sportacus showcases Scheving's amazing stunts and talent as a gymnast, to the point where the character won't simply ''walk'' anywhere - instead he'll flip, somersault, walk on his hands, cartwheel, etc. just to get to wherever he needs to be. Granted, the show was ''created'' by Scheving himself, but still...
** This troper remembers a particularly hilarious scene in which Sportacus made the simple act of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMa_dUe3tgw writing a letter]] look like an exhausting gymnastic workout.
* TheFairFolk: Although he got downright cuddly in later adaptations, the forerunner of the character who became Sportacus is damn scary, though technically good, in the first play. There are times this troper finds herself wondering if ┴fram LatibŠr's moral isn't actually supposed to be "behave, or the big bad scary Sports Elf will get you".
* TheSomethingSong: Stingy has a song referred to by fans as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_97GF1Okmig "The Mine Song"]]. (It is also known simply as "Mine".)
** Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHXRqs2FzdE "Spooky Song"]].
* ThirdPersonPerson: Chef Pablo Fantastico sometimes slips into this.
* ThisIsMySide: Happens in "Birthday Surprise" after an argument between Stingy and Trixie
* TokenHuman: Stephanie is the only human child, and the only female human, even though her uncle and every other townsperson is a puppet. The other two humans are the hero and the villain. Extra points for being the new kid, totally unfamiliar with the puppets' weird ways.
* TrainingMontage: Played with when Sportacus was training Ziggy to be a hero like him. The music even vaguely sounded like the Rocky music.
* TreasureMap: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6oKjuvA55g YOU ARE A PIRATE!]]
-->''We got us a map\\
That leads us to a hidden box\\
That's all locked up with locks\\
And buried deep away\\
We'll dig up the box\\
We know it's full of [[PirateBooty precious booty]]\\
Burst open the locks\\
And then we'll say "Hurray"!''
* {{Uncanceled}}: The final episode of the second season aired in October 2007; the third season premiered in the U.K. in April 2013 and the U.S. in May 2013.
* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: In one episode Robbie orders Roboticus, a robot who can do everything Sportacus can do but better. In their rematch race Sportcaus (just barely) wins, even though he stopped to save all the kids from trouble along the way.
* VillainSong: Robbie Rotten gets quite a few of these. Most notable examples include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDmZ_WkBrfc Master of Disguise]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwS4the0uE0 Woof Woof Woof]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4CTC_01mAQ Good To Be Bad]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d8jPooU9ig Fun To Be The Mayor]].
** Does the infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6oKjuvA55g YOU ARE A PIRATE]] count?
** Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR9wuZDQzRo Versti Fantur]] (Worst Villain) from one of the original [=LazyTown=] plays, which is arguably creepier and more sinister than it's remade counterpart "Master of Disguise".
*** From the same play, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYfPYSKFOUs GlaumbŠjargengi­]] (translated by the uploader as the "Party Town Gang" or the [[FailOSuckyname "Sound of Merriment Town Gang"]]), sung by Robbie's minions.
** For a non-Robbie VillainSong, we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRyE_LbU4BM&feature=related the Greatest Genie of Everlasting Eternity.]]
** Depending on your views, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQqhW_ZUQ00&feature=related I Am A Prince]] qualifies.
* WakeupMakeup: All three human characters have been shown waking while looking like they just stepped out of a make up chair.
* WeaksauceWeakness - Sportacus is rendered helpless by sugar. (Or at least processed ones.)
* [[WidgetSeries Weird]] [[strike:[[WidgetSeries Japanese]]]] [[WidgetSeries Icelandic Thing]]: So it's [[FunWithAcronyms WIT]]?
** Between this and Bjork, many in the US are convinced that Iceland is an absolute cradle of lunacy.
* WhatAreRecords: This comes up in the episode "Purple Panther, Part 1" when the kids start a [=LazyTown=] Museum. Stingy brings in the mayor's old record player that he found lying around and none of the kids have any idea what it is, asking where you put the CD or connect the USB.
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is [=LazyTown=]?]]
* YouAreNotAlone: From one of the original plays, the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csTWwGBAsE4 ╔g ß Gˇ­an Vin]] (I Have A Good Friend) song fits this trope to a tee.
--> ''"You are never alone / Even though someone tossed you aside.\\
You are never alone / Because you have me."''
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]
** YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Bessie
* YouJustRuinedTheShot: Sportacus interrupts a game of pirates, thinking Stephanie's screams for help are genuine.
* YouMeanXmas: The second season had a winter episode with no holiday at all, but featured a relyricked version of a song from the Icelandic forerunner's Christmas album as the episode's song.

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