OKAY BUT concept: Lazytown, but it’s meant for teenagers
Okay but- imagine how different Lazytown would be if it were meant for teens while STILL trying to be educational
Like, it’s a few years into the future, and all the kids are now in middle or high school (depending on age. I like to think Ziggy 13, Stingy and Stephanie 14, and Trixie and Pixel 16)
Of course, Sportacus, Robbie, and the other adults would all treat the children differently now that they are older. They are open to talk to the kids about more mature and serious topics
The teens are a really confusing time to be going through, and I’m sure Sportacus would still be just as supportive and willing to save the day…he just does so in different ways now
The show would cover and educate teens on issues that teens might go through like
*Ziggy being self-conscious about his weight to the point where he just- stops eating and Sportacus tells him that how his body FEELS is more important, rather than how it LOOKS (covering body positivity, eating disorders, showing that boys can have that problem too)
*Stingy developing his very first crush on someone and becoming very clingy and possesive and needing to be taught that people are NOT like things and you can’t just CLAIM a person as yours (covering consent and healthy relationships)
*Steph getting her period for the first time and she and the Mayor have no idea wtf is going on (cuz lbr, the mayor is kind of dumb) so Sport’s crystal beeps and they’re like “she’s bleeding!” and Sport knows what’s happening but doesn’t know what to do so they actually call Bessie for help. But after that, Sporto starts carrying pads/tampons along with him just in case cuz you gotta stick out for your friends
*Given the amount of time Pixel spends with computers, I’m sure you can make at least one episode on internet safety with it. Pixel’s crush on Stephanie might be good material for episodes on teenage romance and healthy relationships too
*Trixie maybe starting to realize that she’s “not like other girls” and doesn’t really pay much attention to boys like they do (covering sexuality) Perhaps she even likes Stephanie a little which could add the element of a love triangle
*Maybe in that same episode, Sport teaches them about gender and sexuality in general and he brings up non-binary gender and Robbie overhears and identifies it with himself, giving us a message that it’s never too late to come out or discover who you are
*Imagine the drama of an episode where one of the kids gets their hands on a cigarette and Sport catches them just before they’re about to light it and for the very first time EVER, he’s visibly VERY ANGRY at and DISSAPOINTED in the kids, but it’s all out of a place of concern
*Or an episode where Robbie slips Sport just ONE shot of alcohol in secret and given how sensitive his body is to just SUGAR, Sport instantly gets alcohol poisoning which leads to Robbie freaking out and probably asking the kids for help or something because not even sportscandy is fixing it (teaching kids to be careful around alcohol and also what to do if a friend happens to get sick)
*Sport shown to actually be overwhelmed with worry about the safety of people in town every once in a while and having anxiety over it, and being confused because he goes outside a lot and eats healthy so WHY is it happening? And Robbie who also dealt with anxiety issues in the past actually telling him that sometimes, that’s not enough and how sometimes, medications and therapy may help (teaching that it’s okay to let people know you aren’t always ok, and that you shouldn’t hide it)
And of course, Sport would STILL be promoting a healthy lifestyle in general. He’s the cool high school health teacher dad, who’ll talk to the kids about anything they want to know, from puberty to sex to crushes, anything. And Robbie has toned it down on the schemes a bit (since the kids are older and much less guillable now so there’s no point) and has warmed up to the kids a bit now that they are older. But, he’s still the lazy insomniac we know and love. Maybe sometimes, …Robbie might even be a better teacher in terms of MENTAL health than Sportacus even, given all the stuff that he himself has dealt with having
…Not to mention, an older target audience opens up potential for Sportarobbie to actually be a thing?
There’s just- so much potential that Lazytown could STILL have, even if it weren’t meant for younger kids
This is just- something that I really really want and like to think about
EDIT: Some MORE ideas for you since I came up with more
*Pixel’s crush on Steph just getting bigger and bigger but he has no idea how to talk to girls, so for whatever reason, he asks ROBBIE for advice on how to do that, who ends up bringing out Rottenella for him to practice on
*That ends up being a bust given that Rottenella can’t talk, so he ends up asking TRIXIE to help him practice and even after realizing that the girl he has an eye on is Stephanie, …she helps him out anyway even if it hurts, because Stephanie and Pixel are her friends and she actually….sacrifices her own feelings for theirs
*Sport is the one person that Trixie can talk to and vent to about her feelings for Steph, being the one guy she can trust, and then Sport totally hits us with the feels by being like “I understand what you’re going through….the person I like wants me out of town forever.”
*Robbie going through one of his depressed states during the winter holidays (perhaps seasonal affective disorder? The episode covers depression) and isolating himself around Christmas because his self-esteem is in the gutter and he’s convinced that nobody wants him around, so he’ll spend the holidays alone, and Sport is just heartbroken and like “No, you’re very wrong, we WANT you to come be with us and we love you” and we finally get a translated performance of “Aleinn um Jolin”
*Robbie reprogrammed Sugar-Pie to act like a normal dog, but one day he stops functioning and is beyond repair and basically “passes away”, and everyone else is like “??? but it’s a robot, just make another.” But Sport reminds the kids that regardless, this was someone that Robbie was close to and that they should let him grieve and be there for him (covering loss, death, and the stages of grief, which is something everyone goes through at some point)
*Bessie becoming the unofficial mom that helps the girls out with the things that Sportacus and the Mayor might lack ability or knowledge to help in (like, bra shopping and shit like that because the idea of momma Busybody is just great, you guys)
*Being the youngest, Ziggy is just entering high school and the older kids support him and help him get used to the transition from middle school
*At least one episode with the trope where one of the boys is dealing with their voice cracking due to puberty (Stingy, because he would be the funniest)
*There is still a Bing Bang at the end of each episode, but each one is different where sometimes, a different character sings it, or the music changes genres or parodies some sort of pop culture reference
…You can make at least 12 episodes out of all this? That’s like, half a season right there
ANOTHER EDIT: I’ve noticed how a big handful of you said that you fucking want this? Well, I’m not stopping you? Everyone, be my fucking guest if you wanna contribute to this in any sort of way.
Actually…it might be kind of fun, making this into a sort of group project (collaborate on art, fics, etc) You guys can like, message me if that sounds cool
I don't think people who say we're overreacting about Wonder Woman understand
When you’re a girl, you don’t get to see women be cool, not as often as boys get to see men be cool.
You don’t get to see them fly and fight bad guys and be people you want to BE, do you know what I mean?
Guys get the cool super powers and girls get romance subplots.
Girls with powers are reduced to smaller roles and we have to make up fanfics and extended material that makes them the main character cuz male writers don’t need them for anything but romance plots.
Just look at girls on Tumblr.
Obsessed with white males.
Can’t get enough of that white guy named Chris.
I assume because they’re attractive in every socially constructed way.
And because they get to be the telekinetic, edgy angsty guy whose mom died who deserves all of our sympathy and attention.
So when people say Wonder Woman is a great movie but people are exaggerating how important it is that she be a role model, or that girls should look up to their mothers…
Like you don’t get how cool it is to be able to see someone like you do cool stuff. Your mom is great but she’s mundane, no offense to mothers. She’s not magical, she’s the kind of person you don’t appreciate until you’re older. And she’s not the type of person EVERYONE knows and recognizes and looks up to. Wonder Woman is, well now she really is. And she’s visible, she’s much more tangible, as fictional characters always ARE to mainstream audiences. So little girls get to see this awesome fictional lady…
-and you don’t have to pretend you’re a guy.
You don’t have to pretend that you’re not different from the people we’ve been told are the “desirable” people to be.
Wonder Woman is not only a great movie and a lovely social commentary.
But on a basic level, the more subconscious level of internalized feelings, of self identity and self love ?
I mean, are you a heartless monster or do you really have a problem with girls, and boys too, seeing a woman kick ass and not be the object of desire.
But the person everyone wants to be?
You show girls that they can be awesome, that they have more of a role in human existence than just being shallow love interests and you show boys that there are women they can look up to.
You got this larger than life woman acting as an icon for everyone, and for ONCE, this icon is female. Yes, the human race is represented, and idealized, in super heroes. Who are often male. Which says that our idealized self…is male.
So Wonder Woman being an idealistic superhero, our perfect self, the human shaped being we want to be…well. She’s female and BY WANTING TO BE HER…we say that there is nothing wrong with being female.
And yes yes yes yes argue that they have real life women they could look up to.
But do you really think most little boys want to learn about Madam Curie or Queen Isabella or Antoinette?
That’s boring history stuff.
Wonder Woman reaches a huge audience.
She’s more tangible, for children that is.
She feels more real than stuffy historical figures.
Stop acting like Wonder Woman being a role model is to be underplayed or devalued.
It’s important for people to feel EXCITED and exhilarated by a super hero who’s not a straight white snarky nihilistic male.
It gets their dusty little hearts beating and their minds thinking, hopefully.
Will it change anything politically, no.
Wonder Woman can’t impeach trump unfortunately.
But can it change how girls see themselves, how boys see women, how people look at what it means to be human?
So TL;DR- shut up. Wonder Woman is amazing. And shame on you for trying to take her away from children, you’re a menace and I need to talk to you, adult to adult.
Holy fucking shit I did not know what Jehovah’s witnesses actually were. Today two old men in business suits came to my door to give me an invite to something and my dog snapped at one of them for trying to pet him. I just now looked up what they are, I just thought they were a different sort of christian, and holy shit. A little old man came to my door once and gave me a leaflet for them and I just thought he was a nice old man, little did I know he wants Armageddon.
Wait I just had a horrific thought. So, Neil always seems to have a preternatural sense for Which Twin is Andrew. But. Does Kevin? Especially when he's hammered?
IMDMDFFFF I SKIPPED THE OTHER ASKS TO ANSWER THIS BECAUSE I CHOKED
The answer is No,, kevin can’t tell, but he has to learn quickly,,, because one night theyre all drinking and Neil leaves to go pick up some pizzas and Kev meant to keep an eye on his boy so that he wouldn’t have this problem, but he’s had too many shots and he sits down next to aaron(?) and he leans in and whispers “take me to bed”,,
It wasnt Aaron.
Andrew turns to him and holds up and knife and goes, “I’ll take you to your grave, Day.”
He’s so horrified, partly because his drunk brain still kinda thinks this is Aaron and he’s confused, and partly because now Aaron is actually standing next to him too and he’s D:
“Andrew where are you ?? You’re not gonna believe this,,, there’s 2 Aarons??”
You felt Junhui’s hands ran along your sides straightening the fabric out “you look amazing in your dress” he told you. You smiled as you took a deep breath “do you think they’ll like it?” you asked him about the boys “if they like it too much we’ll have a problem” you were told as kissed your cheek.
“One thing I like it that you’re not famous” he says “the boys could only see pictures and what I tell them about you” he continued. “So you’re like a mystery to them and I love it a lot” he spun you around. “I’ll be fighting them off I swear” you laughed lightly at his words as he pulled you in for a loving kiss. “You know I don’t think I will let you leave in this dress” he says “are you being serious?” you asked him as he nodded “that dress is doing so much to me and I don’t think the boys deserve the same treat” he tells as you rolled your eyes.