Season 1 Episode 5

Sleepless in LazyTown

Aired Weekdays 10:30 AM Aug 19, 2004 on Nickelodeon
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Sleepless in LazyTown
When Sportacus tells the kids that getting to sleep at 8:08 P.M. each night is his secret source of energy, Robbie decides that the solution to his Sportacus problem is to deprive the superhero of sleep. He's not been getting enough sleep lately himself, thanks in part the noisy activities of the LazyTown kids. He comes up with a noisy ball to keep Sportacus awake and tricks him taking it as part of a baseball game. He challenges Sportacus and the kids to a game. If he can hit the ball farther than Sportacus, then Sportacus must leave LazyTown --- forever. Sportacus gladly accepts the challenge, but doesn't realize what he's facing. He soon finds himself dozing off during the day because he wasn't able to get a good night's sleep. Meanwhile, Pixel stays up all night playing video games. He invents a device called the Remote Controlee 6000 to play baseball for him, but it's unreliable.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • The noisy ball that Robbie uses to deprive Sportacus of sleep bears the insignia "Made by Rotten-LTD."

      • Sleeping Habits of the Characters of LazyTown: Sportacus goes to bed every night at 8:08 P.M. He calls a good night's sleep his secret source of energy. Ziggy likes to sleep with a lollipop resting on his pillow. Pixel often doesn't get enough sleep because he plays video games all night long.

      • Based on his time that he goes to bed, Sportacus either gets up really early or gets more sleep than is usual. Assuming that Sportacus generally gets seven-to-eight hours of sleep, the general average for a human male, he gets up in the morning at around 3 to 4 A.M.

      • During the last song Stephanie changes from wearing her baseball shirt to her normal dress.

    • QUOTES (15)

      • Robbie: Hey, your turn, Sportasnore. Look alive, huh?

      • Robbie: I'm ready. Pitch the ball, Poodle.
        Robbie: That's Pixel.
        Robbie: Oh, whatever. Ha ha ha.

      • Robbie: Hello. Oh, someone didn't get his beauty sleep last night. (laughs evilly)

      • Pixel: You just wake up
        Pixel, Stephanie and Computer: Wake up
        Stephanie: No one ever knows what the day will bring / Just face it with a smile and sing!

      • Pixel: (singing "Wake Up") There's a lot to do and see / Just come along with me / You know it's true
        Pixel and Stephanie: You'll dance and sing and clap your hands / Run and jump with all your friends
        Pixel: You just wake up
        Pixel and Stephanie: Wake up
        Pixel: It's a great big beautiful day...

      • Pixel: Okay, okay. You're right. Video games are good. But friends are better. And my friend Sportacus needs me to go to bed. Now. (sighs) Computer, lights out.

      • Pixel: You have to turn the amplitude up a little higher.
        Ziggy: Ampli what?

      • Robbie: One more night and Sportacus will be so tired from my noisy ball, ha ha ha ha, he won't know his bat from his glove. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

      • Robbie: 8:08. Sportacus is going to sleep. Time for my noisy ball to wake him up. Ha ha ha ha ha.

      • Robbie: Now, whoever hits it farthest wins. And to make more interesting
        Ziggy: Yeah?
        Robbie: (to Sportacus) If I win, you leave town forever.
        Sportacus: (nonplussed) The usual, right?

      • Robbie: I move all the time. I can hit the ball farther than anyone here.

      • Robbie: Let's see how much energy Sportacus has when this noisy ball keeps him up all night! Ah ha ha ha ha.

      • Sportacus: Sleeping. That's the secret to my energy. When I get enough sleep, I can even learn (hits a baseball really far) a whole new sport.
        Kids: Wow!
        Robbie: So, he gets his energy from sleeping? Well, then I'll just make sure he doesn't sleep. (laughs meanly)

      • Ziggy: Pixel, you were up all night playing video games, weren't you?
        Pixel: Mm-hmm. Yeah.
        Ziggy: Sportacus, don't you go to bed at 8:08?
        Sportacus: Yep.

      • Sportacus: A good night's sleep will give me the energy I need tomorrow.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Adam Peltzman provided the story for this episode, along with Magnús Scheving (Sportacus.) Adam Peltzman wrote episodes in several seasons of the show Blue's Clues and was also the voice of Green Puppy on that program.

      • This episodes features the first time that Pixel starts a song. He performs the song "Wake Up" along with Stephanie and his Computer. This is also one of the few songs in the series performed mostly by Pixel. This song is Track 8 on the "LazyTown" album.

      • Trixie, Stingy, Bessie and Mayor Meanswell do not appear in this episode.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Robbie: Okay, go ahead. Make my pitch.

        Robbie orders Pixel to "make his pitch." This is a reference to the film Dirty Harry in which Harry, the character played by Clint Eastwood stated "Go ahead. Make my day."