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LazyTown

TV review by
Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Anything but lazy -- it's exhausting! OK for kids.
Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 37 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

Kids will learn some things about living a healthy, active lifestyle, but sometimes the tips can get lost amid the chaotic pace.

Positive Messages

The idea behind the series is to inspire lazy, lethargic kids to become active. The show promotes an overall healthy lifestyle.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Overall the characters are tolerant of one another and try to get along; the "villain" unsuccessfully tries to tempt the kids into becoming lazy.

Violence & Scariness

Play sword fights, imaginary battles.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the series' premise is to motivate viewers to dance and be acrobatic and active like the main characters. But the brightly colored sets, rubbery puppets, and spooky villain -- combined with the fast-paced jump cuts -- can create an exhausting effect. Characters are encouraged to make healthy choices like exercising, cutting down on snacks, and reading, but the point is sometimes lost in the show's chaotic nature.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymyopinionisbest May 23, 2017

Its disguise time!

So what can I do for you, you incredibly handsome person?

Thank you. I'd like an ice cream about THIS high.

Okay. Coming right up.

What do I owe you?

N... Continue reading
Parent of a 15 year old Written byJimmy B. November 27, 2016

Memes

Bruh this show made some memes. It has the best songs. It taught me that everybody is smart and people are cool and I love this show 10/10
Teen, 15 years old Written bykatcar12 March 14, 2012

Waste of your kid's time

Catchy theme song. One of the kids acts really selfish and spoiled. If your child is a "copycat" you don't want them watching this. The villain m... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byqueenmagnolia July 12, 2019

This show stressed me out as a kid

its just too much. Too much for a young brain to handle. Like where is this "lazy town" I use to believe this town was a real town that existed in Ame... Continue reading

What's the story?

LAZYTOWN, created in Iceland, was born from the idea that kids should be encouraged to be active rather than lazy. Stephanie (Julianna Rose Mauriello) visits LazyTown to stay with her uncle, the mayor. She meets a variety of kids -- who happen to be puppets -- and befriends the town's superhero, Sportacus 10 (Magnus Scheving). Villain Robbie Rotten (Stefan Karl Stefansson)lurks nearby and is always trying to foil the kids' good time.

Is it any good?

Kids will like the acrobatic moves that Sportacus 10 busts out -- flipping throughout his spacecraft, jumping over any hurdle, and dancing with Stephanie. This enthusiasm isn't without its benefits. Kids might try to jump and flip the way Sportacus 10 does. The role modeling is also well-intended, but the show's fantasy style doesn't invite real learning to take place.

Parents might take advantage of the momentum generated by this program by turning off the television and getting active with their kids -- after all, that's what LazyTown is really all about.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the characters' energy. Why are they so enthusiastic and excited? Is it because of the healthy choices they make?

  • Does this show encourage your kids to dance or move around?

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