If there is one kid’s show out there that I have to say gives me the creeps, it’s Lazytown. It’s the show on NickJr with the young girl who is constantly wearing a pink wig. A man in blue is following her around and dancing most of the town.
The show really shouldn’t give me the creeps. The premise of the show is that the citizens of Lazytown have to escape the plots of the evil Robbie Rotten, who hates moving and physical activity. The residents have a superhero to save them. His name is Sportucus and he teaches the citizens the importance of eating right and exercising.
Sportucus is always wearing bright blue. It sears the eyes, but not nearly as much as the color of Stephanie’s wig. It is bright pink and I hate it with the white hot passion of a thousand suns. There is not a complexion on earth that can withstand a hot pink wig. Why would anyone dye their hair this color? Stephanie loves to dance and sings lots of catchy songs.
Sportucus is always hanging around Stephanie, who appears to be about 10 years old. Sportucus is an adult man. I suppose this is what gives me the creeps. Several users on IMDB have wondered whether Stephanie and Sportucus are having a secret fling. I can’t find another reason for them to hang out together so much. It’s weird. Doesn’t he have any friends his own age? Doesn’t she, for that matter?
The show does help children understand the importance of good eating and exercise and that is a good thing. It just doesn’t happen to be my cup of tea. What do you think?
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