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August 24th, 2012

Ask Me Anything: Mark Valenti, Head Writer for Lazytown @ 02:52 pm

mandrill:

From the Reddit.com Front Page today, Friday, August 24.

IAmA head writer for the world's most expensive children's television show - LazyTown. AMA.

My name is Mark Valenti but I write for the show under the names of my sons, Noah and Zachary. I've been with the show since '04. We shoot on a production stage in Iceland, next to a lava field.


http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/yr31z/iama_head_writer_for_the_worlds_most_expensive/

AMA is Redditese for "Ask Me Anything." If you wish to ask Mark Valenti a question, you will need to register with Reddit.com. The AMA threads only tend to be "alive" for a few days, so don't be slow if you want to ask a question about the show! Post your questions and his replies here!

Also, as "proof" he was who he said he was, Mark Valenti posted a photo of himself and Stefán Stefánsson (Robbie Rotten), taken in December 2011.



Update: I posted some questions and Valenti answered them right away. See first reply post for the questions/answers.

Come on guys! Post some questions and show your enthusiasm for the program!
 
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From:mandrill
Date:August 24th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
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I made a throwaway Reddit account and posted some questions that Valenti immediately answered! Here are my questions with his replies in bold. His username is "jackdawkins."

I asked him: "I was curious about the new Lazytown episodes that are currently being filmed. I had heard about the new actress being picked to play Stephanie, but there's no other information at all about the new shows.

Are Magnús and Stefán both returning to play Sportacus and Robbie Rotten? Yes.

Are any new characters going to be introduced? Will Stephanie, Robbie, and Sportacus continue to be the only characters played by human actors? A new actress is playing Stephanie. There might be someone new coming...

How many new episodes are planned? 13 for now, maybe another 13 soon.

When might the new episodes begun airing in the U.S. and the UK? I had heard "late 2012" but like I said there's no info online at all, not even on the official Lazytown web site. I don't believe it will be on until 2013, but that is a decision I am not privy to.

Thanks for answering any of my questions! I look forward to seeing the new episodes!" Thanks for your interest.


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The Reddit people are asking the same dopey questions over and over now (Are you a pirate? and How do you bake a cake?), so if anyone else has serious questions they want answered, post 'em soon! Or just tell Valenti you're a fan of the show and appreciate their hard work.



Edited at 2012-08-24 09:04 pm (UTC)