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16 December 2007 @ 02:12 am
it's like being hit in the head with a baseball bat. made of cute.  
Do you ever get the feeling like you were all oh, I have a headache, and someone was all here, have an aspirin, except really it was a totally addictive drug that left you hopped up and jonesing for more UNBELIEVABLE CUTE?

Because one of sis's friends sent us a youtube link with a clip from this kids' show, and sister and I stayed up until 2 a.m. watching all the clips possible on youtube and planning to dye our hair and she wants bangs and I want lots of pink wigs and we set a DVR series recording, and I kind of want to completely change my livejournal now so that it is ENTIRELY PINK.

For those of you going "wtf?" allow me to relay the information I have gathered thus far:

1) "LazyTown" is a show intended for children, with puppets and happy messages about brushing your teeth and things.

2) They spontaneously break into song, as you do in kids' shows, except this is probably the only one that routinely breaks into HAPPY HARDCORE TECHNO (about brushing your teeth and things).

3) It involves possibly the cutest child ever born, and IN A PINK WIG.

4) It's not made in Japan. I know! I was shocked as well! This show is further proof that Iceland is actually the most awesomely bitchin' nation on Earth.

For those of you not going "wtf?":

If you knew about this show, WHY DID YOU NOT TELL ME?

CLICK, IF YOU DARE, the following youtube links of adorable crackishness:

"Cooking By The Book" -- My gateway drug. I know, the puppets are a little scary, but the little girl with pink hair is SO CUTE!

"Bing Bang" -- The happiest little techno song you have ever heard in children's programming. EVER. OMG.

"Mine" -- Okay, this is a puppet again. But it's clever, in a Muppet Movie sort of way. Apparently, the song was originally Finnish (Finnish, guys), which means the translator is extra brilliant.

fanvid: "Best Friend" by Toybox -- This is my favoritest, most ridiculousest song ever, and somebody vidded it to this ridiculous show, and it works poifectly.

Before you dis, just think: if I hadn't been tricked into taking cutepills in the form of LazyTown, my daily LJ entry would have been about woeful deprayshons and self-destructive habits. This is MUY BETTAR, n'est pas?
 
 
feel: cheerfulcheerful
hear: LazyTown vids of impossible kewt!
 
 
 
nhawk: lantis - happy daysnhawk on December 16th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
LOL *pets you*. LazyTown is very popular in the UK - it's shown on the kids' BBC channel. My little nephew loves it and thus I am totally sick of it by now! ;)

Here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/lazytown/

You can play some games and do some colouring-in if you feel like it. :D

And I totally get your need for cutepills in the form of whackedout kids' tv. When I was dying from the virus of doom last month I totally survived on episodes of Pocoyo (narrated by Stephen Fry!!!).

Edited at 2007-12-16 12:42 pm (UTC)
Little Red: lazy - stephie squeemylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
How can you be sick of the utter flailing cute!? :-P

Thanks for the link! Yay, games and colouring-in! :)

When I was fabulously ill, I became strangely obsessed with Caillou for a bit. I have no clue why, because it's actually a bit annoying.
georgie: gleegeorgierae on December 17th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, isn't Pocoyo just awesome? my sister just rolls her eyes at me whenever i mention it now tho
Havochavocthecat on December 16th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
OMG! This sounds like something I should NEVER, EVER expose my poor child's vulnerable mind to. Or maybe that's why I should do it.
Little Red: lazy - stephie squeemylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
No, you must! :-D There is a superhero of exercise!
thiswaltz: ediththiswaltz on December 16th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
OMG! I saw about 5-10 minutes of this show one morning when I'd been up all night and *adored* it, but after I slept I couldn't remember what it was called or what channel it had been on. you are made of win for posting this and reminding me of it! I totally needed more PINK CUTE injected into my life. it's so just sureal and happy and *sureal*.

sometimes cute kid's shows and rereading Rumor Godden books and the like are the only way to get through it, you know? that and the ridiculous amount of old favourite christmas specials I rewatch every year. (yay escapism. But it's *cute* escapism!)

have you ever read the lonely doll books?
Little Red: peanuts - xmasmylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
We saw a pic of this show linked from something else and were all "WTF, JAPAN!?" and then we learned it was not Japanese and was also AWESOME. Eeeeeee. Surreal happy squeee!

I've never heard of the Lonely Doll books, I don't think...

I loooove Christmas episodes of things!! My Christmas must-watch list is:

1) Muppet Christmas Carol ("You are NOT Charles Dickens!")

2) The X-Files Christmas Episode ("And then only 364 more shopping days until MORE LONELINESS!")

3) The Dead Zone Christmas Episode ("But here we have a lazy psychic, an amnesiac Santa and the cast of Oliver!")
thiswaltz: ediththiswaltz on December 17th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
Muppet Christmas Carol!! Undoubtably the best verion of the Christmas Carol Ever! Muppet specials in general are great, especially that one with John Denver.

the x-files christmas episode would be the one with Ed Asner and Lily Tomlin as ghosts, right?

yeah, I mainly found out about the Lonely Doll books because my mother had liked them when she was little. They're picture books, written and photographed by Dare Wright, about a doll and her two bear friends. They're cute and sweet, but not sacherine at all. I especially love the christmas one, A Girft from the Lonely Doll. they're sort of my inspiration for wanting to make kid's books.
letters from a hurricanepirateelmo on December 16th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Sometimes you kinda scare me, man.
Little Red: b5 - ivanova oven - crazybeemylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I kinda scare myself, dude.
Jeff's LiveJournal: so indiejfpbookworm on December 16th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
You Are a Pirate

If ARRR!!! doesn't perform this yet, they should.
Little Red: lazy - stephie squeemylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
They so should! OMG!
YBjusthere1971 on December 16th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
:D Lazy Town is the most catchy thing ever. Sportacus with his mustache heeeeeeeeee. I am guilty of watching this with my children.

Little Red: lazy - stephie squeemylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh my gawrsh. The hair and mustache designer of this show is FABOO.

Yay for family entertainment!

I just made my coworker watch a clip since she was surfing youtube. She is now singing the cooking song and cursing me. :)
redbeard: lambchopsredbeard on December 16th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Actually, for a children's show from the land of Bjork, I find it surprisingly tame...
Little Red: trek - dax ooh! - viresse_iconsmylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Well, this was probably tamed up for export to America.

I would so watch children's programming designed by Bjork.
Lanna: Squee!lanna_kitty on December 16th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
ZOMG you're missing "You are a pirate"!!!

YArr harr fiddle dee dee!

to add to the WTFness I think the good guy is actually some kind of olympic athalete.

The daughter of one of the guys I went to grad school loved this show and when he explained it we all went Wha???? and then we had to see and it's like...really cute and catchy
Little Red: lazy - stephie squeemylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
I think he's a superhero of exercise. OMG. It is insaaaane.

And yay, pirates! :)

Now I'm watching YouTube clips of Animaniacs. OMG, good times.
fyca: Gir dancingfyca on December 16th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
If anyone could pull off that pink wig, it'd be you.

And yes, that show is truly teh awesome. I feel gipped having had nothing but Sesame Street and Mr. Roger's, which yes, both had great songs (onetwothree four five sixseveneight nine ten, eleven, twelve! and Won't you be my neighbor?) but nothing that... energetic.
Little Red: lazy - stephie squeemylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
The other day I was trying to find an mp3 of the Sesame Street counting song! I failed, tho.

Shows are definitely faster and bouncier now. Well, since we got past the Telletubbies phase of children's programming on heroin, anyway.

I think I really need to invest in some awesome wigs.
fyca: Read less More TV carofyca on December 16th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Funkytown!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-YcBVEnLT8&NR=1

Of course, rewatching this one can hear that the music when it first came out must have been pretty crazy for it's time. I mean, what is this? Soul, funk, jazz, frickin steel drums? How crazy is that? I didn't even realize till I found this that an actual group - the Pointer Sisters - are singing this.
Little Red: b5 - ivanova oven - crazybeemylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Funkytown!
I always found Punky Brewster to be unbelievably traumatizing, omg. Not on the level of PeeWee Herman, of course, but still!
fyca: Stripperfyca on December 16th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Funkytown!
I LOVED Punky. Seriously. That must have been the first show I was obsessed with, for I saw every single episode. Every. Single. Episode.

Oy.
MegTDJ: Chuck Double Take - dignity20s_boxmeg_tdj on December 16th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. Word. I just watched the music vid to Best Friend. It's... freakishly perfect. I think I'm actually a little traumatized... :P
Little Red: lazy - stephie squeemylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
It's totally freakishly perfect! And the little girl even sounds so much like the singer. It's kind of traumatic, I agree.

There are other vids with ToyBox songs out there on YouTube for this kids' show. Crazy!

I kind of want to find the actual music video to that song now...
scottchieur on December 16th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
Of course, there's a mild dange in this sort of children's programming: Right Wing Backlash. Instead of Teletubbies, where Tinky Winky was only gay if you were looking through the right (Scary Fundamentalist) goggles, Lazy Town has one Incredibly Homosexual good guy. I mean, really. Not even I am that gay.