Saturday, September 02, 2006

No one's lazy in Lazy Town

My 3 year old nephew has put aside Thomas the Thank Engine for a new tv show - Lazy Town - a surreal, colourful show about a town full of lazy people who need to be motivated to exercise by hyper-active Sportacus and his pink-haired side-kick Stephanie.



My sister says it's the only programme he'll sit down and watch all the way throught, rapt with attention. He walks around eating carrots and apples because Sportacus refers to them as "nature's candy". And he's become so obsessed with it that he's started referring to members of his family and himself as characters from Lazy Town. His Dad is Sportacus. But his mum is Pixel, a little African-American boy with orange hair. I am Trixie - an 8-year old GIRL with bunches in her hair (does he see some inner essence to me or does everyone think I'm like an 8 year old GIRL but are too polite to say?) And their dog is Robbie Rotten - the villain. At least his bizarre characterisations also extend to himself - he calls himself Stephanie (of the pink hair) - it must be lovely to be 3 again and not yet be completely constratined by society's evil gender stereotypes. My sister at first found it cute, but it's now getting annoying, when he's outside at the local park, he keeps shouting "Pixel! Pixel!" to her and all the other parents think they're a crazy family.

3 comments:

PoetX said...

I remember watching this show during my summer holiday (I was bored) and it was just creepy to view. The songs, the dance routines and those tight fitting outfits which Sportacus wore that leave little to the imagination!!

Whatever happened to the innocent days of Playschool? Little Ted and Jemima must be turning in their graves.

HAIRYBEARS said...

COOL

GREAT POST

Absoluttwat said...

holy shit..that's scary! mind u, he is fit........