Jives Junkfood is a recurring character in the LazyTown franchise. He is a lethargic teenager who has no energy due to his unbalanced diet.
In the plays, Jives is one of the younger LazyTown residents. He displays some cool mannerisms while also acting tired and sloppy. He sees Sportacus as a role model and idolizes him; this trait was given to Ziggy when Jives was removed from the main cast. Similarly, Jives' sleep troubles were reused for Pixel in "Sleepless in LazyTown". Jives' house is a very tall, yellow-colored building with a green door that appears to be bending over. Guðmundur Þór Kárason's website Wit Puppets describes Jives as "a funky dude with some teenage problems."
Jives appeared as a major character in every incarnation of LazyTown until the television show. Although he was presumably taken out of the main cast shortly before the show's unaired pilot began production, Jives makes very brief appearances on printed items (like books and cards) throughout the show. His house is also often seen in the backgrounds and in aerial views of LazyTown, most notably in the opening theme and at the beginning of every episode. His house is located to the right of the school. A road is located between the school and Jives' house.
Since Jives is referenced numerous times throughout the TV series, he is still existent within the show's fictional universe. His house is still in LazyTown, so it can be assumed that he is always sleeping inside of it.
Jives doesn't have enthusiasm for anything; nothing excites him and he walks about as if he were sleeping. This can be traced back to his refusal to eat fish, meat, fruit or oatmeal, which leaves him with no energy. Whenever he eats something, it is a snack or cocoa balls. This lack of energy leads to him having nearly no strength; he faints easily and his gaseous diet leads to incessant wind-pain. If he ever decides to eat wholesome food like Sportacus, his real powers will come to light.
Jives' appearance changes throughout the series.
In Áfram Latibær: Jives is shown to be very tall and skinny. He has brown hair and fair skin. He wears a tight yellow long sleeve shirt, plaid shorts, suspenders, and a yellow golf cap.
In Glanni Glæpur í Latabæ: Jives is tall but not as skinny as he was previously. He has medium length brown hair and fair skin. He wears a yellow short sleeve shirt hoodie with a red dot in the middle, green sweatpants, and a green beanie.
Wit Puppet: Jives is tall and has fair skin. He has brown hair, blue eyes, and a large nose. He usually wears a yellow sweatshirt, green pants, and a green cap. This color scheme matches his house.
Jives appears in the following LazyTown works:
Some examples of episodes featuring Jives' house are: