I haven't seen an episode of Lazytown yet, but it certainly sounds like it has good intentions and is a positive show. I think that there is good and bad kid's TV and you're absolutely right that if kids are going to watch something it's better they see a show that encourages them to be active like Animal Jam or Big Comfy Couch than one that doesn't. You're also right that one half-hour of television isn't going to kill anybody, but the larger issue is that many young children watch much much more than 1/2 hour of television a day and that combined with a poor diet creates behavior patterns that left uncorrected eventually do kill people. Parents should educate children, not TV shows. If there really are parents out there that don't understand the necessity of being active and having a healthy diet in this day and age their kids are in a lot of trouble. I'm probably talking about issues that are a lot bigger than this little TV program, but if anyone here is a parent think about the motivations behind all these TV shows aimed at children. Do they educate kids? Sure, but not out of the goodness of their hearts. They want to make a ton of money in the process. For example, what's kind of disturbing about Lazytown is that while it may indeed have positive values, that's not the show's primary motivation. LazyTown - like many children's entertainment properties - is first and foremost envisioned to be a universal licensing property. Maybe I'm crazy, but some of the overzealous branding LazyTown has been involved with in Iceland is, well, kind of creepy. For proof I point you no further than this page on their site which details all the Lazytown related merchandise available. There's nothing wrong with making money of course and I don't see the harm in a few a few stuffed toys or bed sheets, but why does bottled water have to be marketed to young children? Does the world really need LazyTown branded vegtables? Still think they haven't set out to wring every last buck they can out of this property? Read this. It seems to me this show is less about being active and educating and more about making a lot of money for it's creators.