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    If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything differently?

    Anything from episode plots to promotion to actors and characters... just imagine it's 2004 and you're the lord of all LazyTown.

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    Animated, less health education, Jives, good/a little more profound story and characters...
    So basically the way I would've enjoyed it the most, but maybe not what Magnķs intended LazyTown to be.

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    simple, bring back jives, hannin and eyrķn lol
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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    I’d just bring back Jives and other Latibśr characters.

    I might also do Season 3 in 2008/09 and Season 4 in 2010/11 with Juliana as Stephanie.

    Chloe Land would be Stephanie on Seasons 5 and 6 in 2012/13 and 2014/15 respectively.

    Robbie’s Dream Team would be in Season 6 and LazyTown would still be in Nickelodeon.


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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutiejea View Post
    More lowkey flirting between Sporto and Robbo
    "More" lol

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    I would've replaced Stephanie for season 2 and Extra. No offence, but Julianna looked way too old to be playing an 8-year old in both of them.

    I would've also done more character development and more plots that didn't relate to health issues.

    Also, I would've tried to cram more seasons in. Like maybe 6 or so. I dunno, as many as possible.

    I also would've tried to get Mani to make more songs (so that there's 1 per episode in every season).

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    Harden Sportacus, remove educational content, move to an after-school timeslot (like 5pm).

    Cast aside the creator's intended purpose for the show. Make it pure entertainment. Market to boys/girls ages 8-12, employing complete market freedom. Sell at burger king - make t-shirts - create video games - toy contracts - the works. Never compromise. Never alter lazytown's direction based on any negative reaction you're getting on the internet. Require the viewing public be forced to keep up with you rather than the other way around. Gobsmack them. Spin their (sadly not puppet like) heads around. Have them sitting there with their mouths agape asking, what in the bloody hell did I just watch?

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    Quote Originally Posted by UnLearnEd View Post
    Harden Sportacus, remove educational content, move to an after-school timeslot (like 5pm).

    Cast aside the creator's intended purpose for the show. Make it pure entertainment. Market to boys/girls ages 8-12, employing complete market freedom. Sell at burger king - make t-shirts - create video games - toy contracts - the works. Never compromise. Never alter lazytown's direction based on any negative reaction you're getting on the internet. Require the viewing public be forced to keep up with you rather than the other way around. Gobsmack them. Spin their (sadly not puppet like) heads around. Have them sitting there with their mouths agape asking, what in the bloody hell did I just watch?
    I agree on most of it except for the Burger King part. Avoid contact with companies that do the opposite of what you believe in.

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    Quote Originally Posted by UnLearnEd View Post
    Harden Sportacus, remove educational content, move to an after-school timeslot (like 5pm).

    Cast aside the creator's intended purpose for the show. Make it pure entertainment. Market to boys/girls ages 8-12, employing complete market freedom. Sell at burger king - make t-shirts - create video games - toy contracts - the works. Never compromise. Never alter lazytown's direction based on any negative reaction you're getting on the internet. Require the viewing public be forced to keep up with you rather than the other way around. Gobsmack them. Spin their (sadly not puppet like) heads around. Have them sitting there with their mouths agape asking, what in the bloody hell did I just watch?
    Yes, and making Sportacus more of a super hero, he would have way more fanbase, because he would be liked by kids, teens, and adults. And honestly I think kids not being active its not a bigger problem than teens not being active, most kids are active and play in the park running, etc, its a lot of teenagers now that are very lazy and don't do physical activity. And all those teens would like the show if it was aimed at more mature audience, and the kid won't stop liking it, just like they like Spiderman, Batman etc. And in the end spreading the message to more people and to people that really need to do exercise more than kids.

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig View Post
    Yes, and making Sportacus more of a super hero, he would have way more fanbase, because he would be liked by kids, teens, and adults. And honestly I think kids not being active its not a bigger problem than teens not being active, most kids are active and play in the park running, etc, its a lot of teenagers now that are very lazy and don't do physical activity. And all those teens would like the show if it was aimed at more mature audience, and the kid won't stop liking it, just like they like Spiderman, Batman etc. And in the end spreading the message to more people and to people that really need to do exercise more than kids.
    this is honestly great, i agree with this a lot cos i think teens need the message the show has as well these days
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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    Quote Originally Posted by comiccominc View Post
    this is honestly great, i agree with this a lot cos i think teens need the message the show has as well these days
    When it aired this current generation of teenagers was the target audience. So the kids grew up to be just like Robbie Rotten, if what you are telling me is correct. I feel like if they had geared LazyTown towards teens, they'd add romances or something silly to make it more appealing. Show doesn't need it. As I said Sportacus can stand some de-squishifying. However, if this meant killing the quaint nature of his LazyTown interactions I'd strongly oppose the change.


    A hard boycott on companies makes no sense however. For instance, Burger King was creating toy promotions for Nickelodeon properties. Against their own interest they offered healthy choice options. Have it your way = freedom. Toy creations were mostly thoughtful. For instance an around the world, international theme fits perfectly with LazyTown.

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    Easy. I would have removed the break-it-downs in the S3 songs. They're not relevant to the songs at all, just fillers in my eyes!

    EDIT: 1 day, 1 hour and 25 minutes later I realised that you meant if I was in charge in 2004. Oopsie. I can't really think of anything in particular for that.
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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    Quote Originally Posted by UnLearnEd View Post
    When it aired this current generation of teenagers was the target audience. So the kids grew up to be just like Robbie Rotten, if what you are telling me is correct. I feel like if they had geared LazyTown towards teens, they'd add romances or something silly to make it more appealing. Show doesn't need it. As I said Sportacus can stand some de-squishifying. However, if this meant killing the quaint nature of his LazyTown interactions I'd strongly oppose the change.


    A hard boycott on companies makes no sense however. For instance, Burger King was creating toy promotions for Nickelodeon properties. Against their own interest they offered healthy choice options. Have it your way = freedom. Toy creations were mostly thoughtful. For instance an around the world, international theme fits perfectly with LazyTown.

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    The kids either if they watched or not LazyTown they tend to be active, playing on teams playing more on recess not just sitting and talking, etc. Regardless if the teens of today watched LazyTown or not, it doesn't matter at all, because they will eventually stop watching it, no 10-16 year old watches LazyTown or are very very few, and with the new technologies they met friends who play video games or chat all day or whatever, and they join them, if they watched LazyTown or not is irrelevant because they won't even remember it, and if they have parents or an environment who don't care about these things they'll end up being inactive teens.
    My point is that by making it for a bigger audience, you get to raise awareness of this problem to the teenagers and their parents, and they get to make a transition between the naturally more active period of being a kid to a teenager era where there is a BIG icon in Sportacus that gets them or reminds them the message of doing Sports is fun, healthy, eat right and balanced, etc. If the show is cool for them they'll watch it, and also kids would watch it.
    And all this uniqueness of the show of now is the less important thing. If necessary, I would completely change the name of the show, Sportacus and add/delete/change characters and sacrifice all the iconic things and what makes the show unique right now, and make it a comedy/romance or the most mainstream show or whatever silly thing, if that means the show is more appealing for more people and the message gets trough better, and trough more people, because in the end that is the purpose of it.
    And make contracts with sporting material/clothes brands to win prizes like tickets to sporting events or something like that. Or contracts with cereal brands to put a product with your trademark on the box, idk maybe a jumping rope or a ball.

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

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    change the name of the show, Sportacus and add/delete/change characters and sacrifice all the iconic things and what makes the show unique right now, and make it a comedy/romance or the most mainstream show or whatever silly thing
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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    I would have the visuals recorded twice: one where they speak American English and one where they speak Icelandic.

    I would have them make seasons 5-6 in the 2020s, and it would include stuff like Sportacus showing off all his vehicles/gadgets (with Pixel maybe) and Robbie trying to blow them up with his cannon. They would also utilize the No One's Lazy in LazyTown 2007 remix for Sportacus music, and actually have an episode where they perform the song including the clap-clap-down-down-cross-shoulders-up-up dance moves. I would also utilize the old backstory of Sportacus 9 passing his role onto Alex, and also have Bessie treat Sportacus as her son (because he is). Maybe I would have Sportacus continue to teach Ziggy to be a hero. I would also have them sell some nice merch with drawings of the characters on them IRL. I would just like to make LT popular again!
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    I would have expanded on the backstories of the characters. Sportacus, Robbie, and Stephanie in particular all have backstories that were brought up during Welcome To LazyTown and some other early episodes, and then just forgotten about. The show forced the viewers to ask internal questions like, "Who was Sportacus 9," "How did Robbie come to reign over LazyTown," and "Where did Stephanie come from," and then left them hanging, which is kind of rude haha. I guess they thought that the show would be better without delving into those questions and letting the audience consume the show on surface level, but I'm not sure if I agree. Ultimately, I'm an adult critiquing a show for preschoolers, so there's that, but with all the passion (and love) put into the various aspects of LazyTown, it's a shame that the stories and writing didn't seem to get the same type of opportunity for exploration.
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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

    I would bring back the original plot of Sportacus being Alex Busybody, cuz that's a really good story-line. And maybe a new female character, maybe a teenager, maybe a little older, and maybe related to one of the kids and that she'll have a secret crush on Sportacus (And I'm also saying this because that's like half of my fanfics plots).
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    More episodes focusing on the negative traits of each kid individually. I support the show being overall about healthy eating and exercise, but would have liked to see more specialized attention for each kid since their defining traits present so many opportunies. For example, there could have been a lot more done with Trixie's foibles. Episodes showing Trixie teasing other kids or roughhousing with them/playing tricks on them because that's how she has fun, but showing that she is having fun at the expense of the other kids and how that may push them away from her until she learns more pro-social behaviors instead. With Stingy, we had a few episodes with him that tread the exact same territory, ie him taking things that don't belong to him (Sportacus' crystal, claiming the tree house prize). I would have liked to see Stingy's greediness/possessiveness manifested in other ways, such as being jealous when his friends pay less attention to him in favor of other people for example, and how can Stingy learn to deal with not always being the center of attention or having to defer to the desires and choices of other people. Stingy can demonstrate how to share more than material possessions.

    I think the show could have benefited from more regular secondary characters as well to round out the world. Why not have the post man and Officer Obtuse as more adult figures around town? I have gone along with the idea that a show for such a young audience doesn't benefit from an overly inflated cast, and the point of the show is to focus on the main characters, so why confuse things with background people. But while watching the show, some episodes in particular make the world feel jarringly empty outside of our cast, like when Milford and Bessie are the only people to attend rock concerts and circus shows? It feels weird. Having guest characters in the later seasons was interesting but didn't satisfy that lacking aspect for me, only highlighted it more.

    As I can't read Icelandic I have no idea what kinds of LazyTown stories there are in the books that were published before the show was created, but I wonder if there is a trove of episode material in them as well that could have been used.

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    Re: If you were in charge of LT when it aired, would you have done anything different

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    I would have expanded on the backstories of the characters. Sportacus, Robbie, and Stephanie in particular all have backstories that were brought up during Welcome To LazyTown and some other early episodes, and then just forgotten about. The show forced the viewers to ask internal questions like, "Who was Sportacus 9," "How did Robbie come to reign over LazyTown," and "Where did Stephanie come from," and then left them hanging, which is kind of rude haha. I guess they thought that the show would be better without delving into those questions and letting the audience consume the show on surface level, but I'm not sure if I agree. Ultimately, I'm an adult critiquing a show for preschoolers, so there's that, but with all the passion (and love) put into the various aspects of LazyTown, it's a shame that the stories and writing didn't seem to get the same type of opportunity for exploration.
    If we had back stories to those characters, there would be no room for ridiculous and hilarious LT conspiracy theories. I have to say I'm pretty good with that.

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