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  • Sportacus speaks to the kids at their level and teaches them the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. On top of that, Sportacus never scolds or shames the kids for having less than healthy habits like eating candy or playing video games. Instead he tells them that it's OK to like those things and gives them advice on how to balance them out with healthy practices.
  • The ending of Crystal Caper. When Robbie Rotten gives Sportacus his crystal back, the citizens of LazyTown hold a celebration for him to make one wish. Whilst they are setting up, they can hear Stingy crying for help in the distance. Sportacus notices that his crystal isn't beeping and so goes to help. When Stingy returns, he apologises to Sportacus for keeping something he didn't own, which was his real crystal. Stingy then wishes he will never steal anything again.
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  • The entirety of the "Anything Can Happen" musical number counts as this for Robbie Rotten. It just brings a smile to your face to see him not only help Sportacus pull Stephanie up when she falls comedically, but also actually joining in the dance with Stephanie and Sportacus. He genuinely looks like he's having fun.
  • In "Rottenbeard" Robbie is shown having fun singing with the kids during the "You Are A Pirate" musical number. Despite his whole convoluted scheme of making a fake "Lazytown Stone" for the kids to find, he's nothing but jolly and playful to them until he ties them to a tree for questioning if it's the real thing.
  • In "Dear Diary" Robbie steals Stephanie's diary with the intention of writing nasty things about Stephanie's friends in there and leaving it somewhere for her friends to find. But as he was flicking through the pages, he noticed all the nice things Stephanie had written about him. He then changes his mind and gives her diary back, intact.
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  • Toward the end of "LazyTown's Greatest Hits" Stephanie realizes she hasn't asked everyone in town what their favorite song is because she hasn't asked Robbie yet. She asks through his periscope, and he's resistant at first, but when he does answer, he chooses You Are A Pirate. He could have chosen Master of Disguise or Woof Woof Woof, both of which feature himself exclusively, but instead, he chose the one song in which he's having fun singing and dancing with the kids.
  • In "LazyTown's Surprise Santa," Robbie Rotten sneaks into the kids' houses to steal their presents and sabotage Christmas dinner because he thought he wasn't invited to their Christmas party, only to discover a present under the Christmas tree with his name on it and an extra seat at the dinner table for him. When his giant snowball threatens to crash the party, he warns everyone in time for Sportacus to save them.
  • The Lazy Genie accidentally makes Robbie disappear. Sportacus saves the genie's lamp, so he is given one wish. He gives the wish to Stingy, and what does he do? He wishes Robbie back.
    Genie: He's a pain in the neck!
    Stingy: But he's our pain in the neck!
  • "The Greatest Gift" has Robbie invited to Ziggy's surprise birthday party. Not only does he come, he's on his best behavior the entire time, gives Ziggy a present he thinks Ziggy will like, and generally tries his best to be a good party guest. This is despite being incredibly nervous and obviously not having the slightest clue how birthday parties are supposed to work. Stingy's plotline is also very sweet, as he initially doesn't want to go because he doesn't like giving gifts and can't think of anything to give. He eventually gives Ziggy an empty box, but with the power of imagination, everyone—including Robbie—has fun playing with it, as it can be anything they want.
  • "The First Day of Summer" has the kids and Robbie admit they missed each other when they were apart. Robbie asks if they can do something fun together and Stephanie suggests they sing the "Bing Bang" song. When Robbie asks shyly if he can join in everyone enthusiastically welcomes him and they all perform the song together with Robbie singing and dancing with Sportacus and Stephanie. Not to mention Robbie's imaginary friend throughout the episode.
  • The end of "The Holiday Spirit" has Stingy giving back everyone's misplaced Christmas gifts, and getting one for Robbie even though he was naughty the whole year.
  • In "Ziggy's Talking Teddy," Robbie's scheme includes a mean teddy bear that makes Ziggy doubt himself. Sportacus sits down with him and tells him that he believes in him, gently asking Ziggy to believe in himself too.
  • In "Robbie's Dream Team," after seeing how bored Robbie's henchmen are Sportacus offers to teach them sports. They agree, and are last seen having fun playing sports together.


  • In late 2016, Stefan Karl (Robbie Rotten) was forced to undergo surgery for pancreatic cancer that would not only cost a bit but leave him unable to work for at least a year. He started a GoFundMe campaign for a modest goal of $35,000 US to help him along during this time; it was completely funded, and the social media buzz has sparked renewed interest in LazyTown online, with both old and new fans sharing some of their favorite clips from the show (most of which feature Karl's ham-tastic and hilarious performance).
    • Stefan was so touched by all the support he agreed to perform "We Are Number One" live on Facebook on December 11th, 2016, alongside the three actors who played Bobby, Tobby, and Flobby in "Robbie's Dream Team". Official video here.
    • With the news of his cancer reaching Stage 4, a new round of donations got the campaign to $150,000. Magnús Scheving himself asked people to donate, praising Stefan and how much he meant to the show in the process.
    "Without Stefan there would have been no LazyTown."
  • Stefan's last Twitter post months before his passing in 21th August, 2018 is very inspirational, yet bittersweet.
    Stefan: "It's not until they tell you're going to die soon that you realize how short life is. Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back. And whether you spend it in arms of a loved one or alone in a prison-cell, life is what you make of it. Dream big."
  • On the day following Stefan's passing, it was announced that an acting academy in his name will be opened in Switzerland in 2019, honoring the dream he had been working towards prior.
  • Several tributes that were made following Stefan's passing.
    • The LazyTown official YouTube Channel posting a compilation video of Robbie's best moments. Particularly with the description.
      "Forever Number One. F
    • Fellow meme-master Greg Baldwin singing an Aku version of "We Are Number One".
  • Sportacus visiting a kid in a Manchester hospital.

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