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Putting Children In Therapy With The Uncanny Valley

On Sunday mornings when I'm at the gym there's this children's program on NBC that keeps cropping up on the LCD monitors. I had to Goggle for it, since I've never seen the beginning. "Lazytown".

http://www.sproutonline.com/shows/lazytown

It seems bent on traumatizing young viewers with characters firmly in the Uncanny Valley. I've almost leaped from the cross training machine screaming (in a manly way of course) on more than one occasion.

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OTOH, it does have a character named "Sportacus". So there's that.

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