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For the theme song of the show, see Welcome to LazyTown (song).

"Welcome to LazyTown" is the first aired episode of LazyTown. It is an introduction to the titular community and the main characters.

Characters

Premise

"Stephanie arrives for the summer, staying with her Uncle Milford. She meets the kids of LazyTown and hears about their very own superhero, Sportacus. Meanwhile, Robbie Rotten attempts to put Sportacus out of commission in various ways, the last of which is a big hole, which Bessie falls into by mistake! It's up to Stephanie to rally her new friends, and it's up to Sportacus to save the day."

Plot synopsis

Prologue

Night turns to day outside a large, blue airship. The inhabitant of the airship reveals themselves to be a man dressed entirely in blue and white as he flips out of bed, steps on a pad to put away the bed and does a one-armed push-up, all the while keeping his face hidden from the camera. The mystery man flips again so that he is standing on another pad that draws out a food table. The man in blue picks up a carrot stick before flipping over the table, landing on his feet to reveal a crest with a number 10 emblem on it.

Main episode

We open to Pixel's house where the children are playing video games and eating popcorn.

Meanwhile, Mayor Meanswell is cleaning his office in the town hall while Miss Busybody is gossiping on the telephone. After inquiring, she learns that the Mayor's niece, Stephanie will arrive today. She is worried about the child-rearing skills of the Mayor, but he is not too worried since children only play video games and eat candy all day. Not convinced, Miss Busybody offers to help out. We change to Robbie Rotten's lair where he is making a cake before taking a peek using his periscope. All is quiet, just as he likes it.

As the Mayor is waiting for Stephanie, she walks into town quietly onto a worn basketball court, carrying two suitcases and a backpack. Nobody appears to be there. Using his periscope, Robbie notices Stephanie and the mayor greeting each other. When he sees Stephanie is strong enough to carry her own suitcases inside, Robbie becomes concerned that the laziness of his ideal town may be in danger. Stephanie is quite taken by her uncle's house, except for a strange smell, which turns out to be a burning cake that her uncle was baking for Miss Busybody. Stephanie is shown to her room, but when, contrary to her uncle's expectations, she wants to play, he hands her a deck of playing cards. Although Stephanie builds quite a proficient house of cards, she seems unhappy somehow. As her uncle comes to check on her, his cake appears to be done. Stephanie seems to like it. As she proposes to go outside to find some kids to play with, her uncle laughs at the silly notion and tells her nobody plays outside. "What if you got tired?"

After a while though, Stephanie finds out her uncle wasn't exaggerating, meeting Ziggy by the ice cream stand, who introduces himself as liking candy. After a handshake, Stephanie can only concur since their hands stick together. And Ziggy confirms kids don't play in LazyTown. As Robbie sees them with his periscope, he is shocked. Ziggy explains the kids just play video games and eat candy at Pixel's house. After realizing Ziggy is only interested in candy, Robbie feels relieved.

Ziggy takes Stephanie to see the other kids who are still in Pixel's house. At first, Pixel and the others aren't the least bit interested in what Ziggy has to say until he sees Stephanie, at which point he no longer minds losing in his video game. Stephanie proposes to play soccer and with her enthusiasm finally convinces the other kids to come outside where they sing the song "Have You Never", led by Stephanie.

When Trixie kicks the ball over a fence, Robbie Rotten approaches and bribes the kids to leave Stephanie alone. Sad, Stephanie sings a reprise of the earlier song, "Have You Never". She makes her way back to her uncle's house and tells her diary about her experience.

"Dear Diary,
It's my first day in LazyTown. It's really weird here..."

Her uncle enters and asks her what's wrong. Stephanie explains the town is a little bit messy. He promises to clean it up, but then the real problem comes to light: the kids do not play outside. Her uncle remembers there being a hero from "an island in the North Sea", with "a big Number 9 on his chest". He explains that they used to send messages to his airship by means of a tube by the mailbox, and finds his old message capsule for her to use. Filled with fresh courage, Stephanie writes a letter to this unknown superhero. She takes it to the mailbox and sees that the tube in question has been blocked with a giant cork and is covered by overgrown weeds. As she attempts to uncover the tube, she catches the attention of a passing Robbie Rotten. To Robbie's horror, Stephanie finally manages to load her uncle's capsule into the tube and pulls the handle, and up flies the message towards the airship seen earlier.

The capsule enters the airship and its message is read by the mysterious man in blue.
"To whom it may concern...
I need help. There's no one to play with in LazyTown.
Sincerely,
Stephanie."

The man in blue looks up LazyTown in his book, "History of LazyTown: 1703-1903", in which it is written that LazyTown used to be "a great place to live". He quickly writes back that "help is on the way", delivering his reply by folding it into a paper plane and launching it using a bowling ball, after which he immediately starts engaging the various mechanisms in his airship and jumps into the cockpit to fly it to LazyTown. When he arrives, shortly after his message, Stephanie asks the man in blue if he is "Number 9", to which he points to the number on his back and replies that he is "Number 10". Robbie is shocked that there is "another one". Stephanie asks "Number 10" if he really is a superhero as her uncle described, to which he modestly replies that he is a "slightly-above-average-hero".

Meanwhile, in the playground, Trixie has stranded Stingy on the high end of the seesaw and is about to let go and let him fall. "Number 10"'s crystal begins to glow, warning him that someone is in danger. He quickly flips over to the seesaw, uses it to launch Stingy into the air, catches him and safely places him back on his feet. The hero then returns to Stephanie, only for his crystal to immediately start flashing again. It appears that Trixie is now standing on Ziggy's shoulders, apparently trying to see over the wall and get a glimpse of the new guy, and she is about to fall. "Number 10" flips over to them just in time to catch Trixie.

After witnessing all the commotion, Robbie pledges that these people will not "ruin" LazyTown for him. He digs a trapping pit intended to catch the hero, but catches Miss Busybody instead. Stephanie quickly comes to the rescue with a life-preserver and the Mayor with the cake he baked. Using the rope of the life-preserver and a branch as a pulley, Stephanie and the Mayor attempt to pull Miss Busybody out of the hole, but as they do, the rope begins to break. "Number 10" jumps in just in time to save Miss Busybody and the Mayor who almost fell on his own cake. The Mayor offers an official thank you to "Number 10", who announces that he would prefer to be known as Sportacus. Stephanie declares that LazyTown is really starting to feel like home, to which Sportacus agrees and declares that he will stay, much to Robbie's dismay. Together they get to work on cleaning up the town while Stephanie sings "Bing Bang".

Epilogue

Robbie returns home but falls into his own trap as Sportacus gets back into his ship. Robbie, wrapped up in bandages, finally declares he will stop the "costumed Sporta-loony and [the] pink cheerleader", but he is not in a position to do anything about it for now.

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LazyTown I Welcome to LazyTown I Season 1 Full Episode

Continuity

  • Before any other episode in the series
  • After The Mine Song (possibly)

Trivia

  • This marks the first LazyTown content to be shown in full on television.
  • Although this was the first episode to be aired, it was not the first one produced. An unaired episode titled "The Lazy Dance" was filmed before it, but it ended up unfinished due to technical difficulties. There had also been an unaired pilot from several years prior.
  • This episode contains very brief references to the LazyTown origin story.
  • Jives and Officer Obtuse, two scrapped characters from the original Latibær plays, can be seen on the playing cards that the Mayor gives to Stephanie. Older versions of the current characters are pictured on them as well.
  • In this episode, it is implied that Stephanie is only visiting for the summer. However, she attends school in later episodes and is in LazyTown for Christmas in "LazyTown's Surprise Santa". This means that she likely moved to LazyTown permanently afterwards.
  • The Mayor recalls a story about a hero who hails from the North Sea. This is a reference to the show being from Iceland.
  • The mayor has a picture of Stephanie on his desk.
  • The mayor wishes Stephanie a nice summer, implying she is only here for the summer holidays. This is supported by Stephanie's comments in Rottenbeard but contested because she stays for Christmas in LazyTown's Surprise Santa and attends school in School Scam. It's possible that she moved to LazyTown at some point.
  • Apparently, Stephanie is considered old enough by her parents to travel by train to another city, and then walk from the station to her uncle's house, all by herself.
  • Robbie freaks out when he sees Stephanie for the first time even though he knows nothing about her at all (Seems like he just thinks she might mean trouble for his plan of keeping LazyTown as the laziest town ever).
  • Did Mayor Meanswell have a spare room already furnished for a young girl, or did he specifically furnish it that way because he knew Stephanie was coming to stay?
  • Stephanie is very skilled in building houses of cards, making a complicated one consisting of hundreds of cards on top of her bed while sitting on that same bed.
  • The cards the mayor gives Stephanie feature characters from the Latibær plays, most notably Jives.
  • There is an Ice Cream stand in LazyTown, but we never see an Ice Cream man manning the stand (other than Robbie in disguise and the Amnesiac Sportacus in Sportacus Who?). And for that matter, where are all the other citizens of the Town?
  • What is in Stephanie's backpack and why does she take it outside with her when she goes out to play with the ball?
  • When Stephanie is still in the Mayor's house she is playing with a blue ball, then she is later seen rolling it on the bench when she meets Ziggy. But when she goes with Ziggy to Pixel's house she leaves the blue ball on the bench and grabs a soccer ball.
  • As soon as he hears that Stephanie likes playing Robbie wants her to leave and go home.
  • From the time that he meets Stephanie, Robbie has almost never called her by her name. He always refers to her as "little pink girl".
  • Robbie is aware of the previous superheroes, but we are never told what happened to them or why they left.
  • When Pixel meets Stephanie for the first time he is obviously infatuated with her, but after this there is never any hint of him still liking her.
  • Pixel has some serious equipment in his house. What are all the satellite dishes for? What kind of internet does he have? Who pays for all this stuff?
  • Where are the kids parents, we only ever see Stingy, Pixel and Ziggy living alone at home?
  • What is the building with the planet on top of it? (Seen during Have You Ever) Is it a Planetarium?
  • Trixie describes Robbie Rotten as "The laziest, grumpiest, no do anythingest guy in all of Lazytown"
  • A moment after Robbie gives Trixie the ball you can hear the sound of glass breaking in the background.
  • This is the first time we see Stephanie writing in her diary. There is an entire episode about her diary later on in Season 1.
  • Stephanie has no qualms with telling the Mayor that the town is messy, and then when he suggests that he could clean it up she says "well you are the Mayor" - can you say "Awkward!"
  • Mayor Meanswell remembers a story about a hero who came from an island in the North Sea, this is obviously a reference to Magnús Scheving coming from Iceland. But this means that the mayor never actually met the previous hero? Even though he knows this person was "Number 9"?
  • Who put the plug into the Tube launcher next to the mailbox? Was it Robbie Rotten?
  • How does the Tube always manage to find the exact hole in the Airship even when the airship is several miles away from Lazytown? Does it use some sort of magnetism?
  • This is the first time we see the History of Lazytown book. Sportacus seems to have his own copy of the book (Stephanie later mentions that she read it in the Town Library). The book is dated 1703-1903. When Sportacus slams the book down on the table it causes one of his bananas to flip over.
  • Sportacus’ White Retractable Table has a built in Two Slice Toaster/Bread holder (under the History of LazyTown book when he is writing a response to Stephanie. So this is confirmation that he does at least sometimes eat Carbohydrates/Starch. Fact is no Human could survive very well without Starch or some Carbs in their diet. He is later seen using this two slice toaster in Sports Candy Festival.
  • Sportacus has some other sports equipment in his Sports Cabinet that we never see him using. In evidence are several Cricket bats (but no red Cricket balls).
  • How does the folded paper airplane get out of the bowling ball once it has been inserted and rolled? if it comes out by momentum then wouldn't it fly out backwards? Or is there some sort of mechanical machine that takes it out and then launches it?
  • Sportacus describes himself as a "Slightly Above Average Hero".
  • Stephanie says that LazyTown is really starting to feel like home for her. Does that mean she comes from a place where villains also set traps and there are Superheroes around to save the day?
  • When Robbie first checks up on LazyTown from the periscope in his lair, he leans against the organ and gets a fright and tosses his Ice Cream Cake over the railing. A Minute later he has the cake in his hand again!
  • When Pixel got the videogame from Robbie there is a tune from the Game Boy version of Batman: Return of the Joker.
  • This is the first episode all the main characters appear.


Episodes
Season 1
"Welcome to LazyTown" • "Defeeted" • "Sports Day" • "Crystal Caper" • "Sleepless in LazyTown" • "Swiped Sweets" • "Hero for a Day" • "Sportafake" • "Happy Brush Day" • "Lazy Scouts" • "Dr. Rottenstein" • "Rottenbeard" • "Cry Dinosaur" • "My Treehouse" • "The Laziest Town" • "Dear Diary" • "Zap It!" • "Record's Day" • "Prince Stingy" • "Pixelspix" • "Play Day" • "Remote Control" • "Sportacus Who?" • "Soccer Sucker" • "Miss Roberta" • "LazyTown's New Superhero" • "Secret Agent Zero" • "LazyTown's Greatest Hits" • "LazyTown's Surprise Santa" • "Robbie's Greatest Misses" • "Sports Candy Festival" • "Dancing Duel" • "Ziggy's Alien" • "Sportacus on the Move!"
Season 2
"Rockin' Robbie" • "Little Sportacus" • "Trash Trouble" • "Double Trouble" • "Haunted Castle" • "Snow Monster" • "The LazyTown Circus" • "School Scam" • "Pixel TV" • "Friends Forever" • "Energy Book" • "Birthday Surprise!" • "LazyTown Goes Digital" • "The Lazy Genie" • "Once Upon a Time" • "The Lazy Rockets" • "Dancing Dreams" • "Sportacus Saves the Toys"
Season 3
"Roboticus" • "The Greatest Gift" • "Little Pink Riding Hood" • "Scavenger Hunt" • "Who's Who?" • "Purple Panther" • "The Blue Knight" • "The First Day of Summer" • "Chef Rottenfood" • "Breakfast at Stephanie's" • "The Lazy Cup" • "The Holiday Spirit"
Season 4
"Let's Go to the Moon" • "The Last SportsCandy" • "Secret Friend Day" • "New Kid in Town" • "Time to Learn" • "Princess Stephanie" • "Ziggy's Talking Teddy" • "The Wizard of LazyTown" • "The Baby Troll" • "The Fortune Teller" • "Ghost Stoppers" • "Robbie's Dream Team" • "Mystery of the Pyramid"
Unaired episodes
Pilot • "The Lazy Dance"