The sun was just coming up in Lazytown, it's light reflecting off of the giant blue airship floating nearby.

"Ahh, a brand new day!" said a refreshed Sportacus as he leaped up, and did a triple backflip off of the edge of his bed.

"Time for my morning workout!"

He thrust both hands up past his face, to his right and then left before bounding towards the center of his airship. After doing some one armed pushups and jumping jacks, he front flipped all the way to the kitchen.

"Time for breakfast!"

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Meanwhile, down below in the house with the giant satellite on top, Pixel's alarm clock was buzzing away in his ear.

"It's time to wake up." thought Pixel to himself as he groggily pulled himself from bed, and turned off the alarm. He wasn't up late playing video games this time. This time it was something much more important.

"System overload!" he said as he shook his head. "There's no more time for sleeping today, I've got work to do." He rushed to his computer, without even having breakfast.

"Sportacus would tell me to have a healthy breakfast, and I really should, but there's time for that later. When I'm this close to perfecting an invention, I can't let anything slow me down."

He clicked away on the keyboard, and a screen came up, showing a spinning 3d model of the Zap-it machine. A computerized voice came through the speakers "Zap-it: Version 2 analysis complete. Ready for test run."

"Pixellacious, it's ready!" shouted Pixel in excitement.

He reached for the Zap-it machine that was plugged into his computer, and picked it up.

"This thing sure caused some troubles last time, when that Robbie Rotten got his hands on it. I'm going to have to be VERY careful not to let anyone know about it this time." Pixel told himself as he looked the machine over. "Now, with this perfected version I'll be able to actually vanish my garbage from existence instead of just turning it invisible."

"Hey maybe I can use it to vanish Robbie Rotten away for good." he joked.

As he unplugged the machine, he looked out the window and noticed the other kids coming over. He could see that they were all there. Stingy, Trixie, Ziggy, and Stephanie. Pixel almost dropped the Zap-it machine when he saw Stephanie.

"Come on Pixel, get ahold of yourself. It's Stephanie, you see her everyday! Why do you always get like this?"

The doorbell rang a few seconds later, almost giving Pixel a heart attack.

"Oh no, gotta hide this thing! If they see it, I'll just hear about how I shouldn't be making another one. They just don't get it, they aren't inventors like me."

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Outside, the kids were starting to grow impatient.

"Where IS he?" asked Stephanie, tapping her foot against the ground.

"You know Pixel, he was probably playing video games again!" grumbled Trixie angrily.

Ziggy looked worried. "What if.. what if he's eating CANDY without us?"

"Ziggy, no one eats candy in the morning except for you, and maybe Robbie." Stephanie laughed, then suddenly she got an idea.

"Hey, I know! On the count of three lets all yell and wake him up! One... Two... Three!"

Pixel finally got to the door and opened it just in time to get four kids screaming in his ear.

"PIXEL WAKE UP!"

Pixel collapsed to the ground, holding his ears in agony.

"That could have gone better." Stingy pointed out.

"Oh Pixel, are you alright?" asked Stephanie, as she held a hand out to help him up. Pixel just stared at her with his mouth gaping.

"Pixel?" she asked again.

"So pretty..." Pixel thought to himself, reaching for her hand.

"So what took you so long, hm?" Stingy inquired.

"Oh I was just um.. making breakfast." lied Pixel.

"Oh great, I'm starved!" said Trixie as she pushed her way in, followed by Stingy and Ziggy.

Pixel realized he hadn't let go of Stephanie's hand yet, and quickly did.

Stephanie smiled.

"Pixel are you alright? You seem a little funny today."

"Oh, I'm fine, all systems go!" said Pixel nervously. "Let's go eat."

"I don't see any breakfast in here!" stated Trixie suspiciously when she had surveyed the kitchen.

"Yep, nothing." Stingy added, as he closed the stove he was inspecting.

"Pixel, Pixel, someone must have taken your breakfast!" exclaimed a worried Ziggy, running to Pixel as he and Stephanie entered the kitchen.

"Uhhh." mumbled Pixel, who couldn't think of an excuse.

"I'll look upstairs!" shouted Ziggy as he rushed up the stairs, excited to help.

"Ahh, Ziggy no!" yelled Pixel, running after him. The others kids quickly followed.

Pixel caught up with Ziggy just as he entered the bedroom, grabbing him by the arm to stop him.

"Ziggy, who would steal my breakfast and then put it in my room!" Pixel asked, a bit louder and angrier than he had planned. Ziggy looked a little upset.

"Well you never know, plus you might have been hiding some candy up here!" he said accusingly.

Pixel slowly moved towards the bedsheet that was covering the Zap-it machine, so as to prevent any of the kids from discovering it.

As Stingy entered, he instantly noticed what Pixel was doing, but before he could do or say anything, he was interrupted by Stephanie.

"Well are we going to go play that game of soccer or what, guys?" she asked as she entered the room.

"Yea! I want to be the goalie!" Ziggy shouted, bouncing excitedly, and hurried downstairs. Pixel breathed a sigh of relief and followed, unaware that Stingy was still eyeing the bed sheet.

Stingy made a mental note to find out what was under that sheet as soon as the soccer game was over. He just had to know what Pixel was hiding under there!

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Meanwhile, up in his airship, Sportacus looked over Lazytown with his telescope. He saw Mayor Meanswell helping Bessy carry some groceries, only he was doing more dropping that he was carrying. Sportacus shook his head with a grin, and moved on to find the kids starting up a game of soccer.

"Great to see the kids out having fun and being active!" Sportacus scanned some more, and saw nothing out of the ordinary.

"Well, looks like another trouble free day in Lazytown." Sportacus smiled, but in the back of his mind, he was a little concerned what Robbie Rotten was up to. He hadn't shown his face for a nearly a week now, and that was very unlike him. Something wasn't right..

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A great moan sounded from behind the giant sign on the outskirts of Lazytown, forcing a flock of birds to scatter at such a horrific sound.

"Why me?" a distraught Robbie asked from his underground lair. "Why did I get sick? I can't be sick. I've got things to do, fun to ruin, Sporta-creeps to get rid of!"

He sluggishly got up from his orange furry chair, and headed to his cake machine.

"Maybe some cake will help."

After activating the machine, he opened it up and pulled out a giant slice of blue cake, covered in icing.

"Mmm mmm! Some cake everyday keeps the doctor away." said Robbie as he licked his lips.

Just as he was about to take a bite, he could feel his nose start to tingle. Suddenly before he could do anything, he sneezed, thrusting the cake right into his face. He shook in frustration and wiped the cake from his eyes.

"Why couldn't Sporta-chimp get sick instead?" he muttered and stomped over to his periscope.

"Maybe things will be lazy today, that would cheer me up."

He peered into the periscope and saw the children playing soccer.

"Ohhh, this has got to be the worst day ever. Everyone's being active, I'm sick, and I've had no lazy ideas this whole week! I've lost my touch." moaned Robbie as he slumped back in his chair.

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Back in town, the kids had just finished up their game.

"Wow, that was a great game you guys!" said Stephanie as she caught her breath.

"It would have been even better if I won." whined Stingy, pointing to himself.

"Stingy, it doesn't matter who wins, as long as we all had fun playing the game." Stephanie laughed, handing him the ball. Stingy cradled the ball like it was the most valuable thing on earth.

"Pixel can we play video games at your house? Huh? Can we, can we?" Ziggy excitedly asked, hopping in a circle around Pixel. The soccer game hadn't seemed to tire him out at all.

"Sure, why not?" Pixel agreed, forgetting about the Zap-it machine. He was in much too great of a mood to be worried about it, since he and Stephanie had won the soccer game. He thought they made a great team.

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As the kids arrived at Pixel's house, they all grabbed some water, and headed up to Pixel's room.

"I want to play the soccer video game!" Ziggy was the first to say.

"Soccer? Ziggy we just played soccer." Trixie pointed out to him.

"I know but soccer's my most favorite sport ever!" he said, plopping himself on the couch.

"Alright we'll play soccer, that's cool." Pixel agreed, and turned on the television.

"Stingy, what do you think? Is soccer alright with you?" Stephanie asked.

"Hmm? Oh, i'll just watch, you guys go ahead." a distracted Stingy replied. He was determined to figure out what was under that sheet.

"Ziggy, you and Pixel be a team this time!" Trixie ordered, taking charge as usual.

"What? But.." protested Pixel, hoping to be with Stephanie again.

"Pixel, you and Stephanie won last time, plus us girls should stick together!" Trixie said, giving a high five to Stephanie.

Pixel's mood dropped slightly, but was determined to win and impress Stephanie. Stingy waited until the game started, and when everyone was busy, he slowly crept over to the sheet.

"HEY!" shouted Pixel.

Stingy ducked down quickly.

"That's no fair, my guy dropped the ball" Pixel complained, referring to the game.

Stingy was relieved, and slowly peeked under the sheet. That's when he saw it. It was another Zap-it machine, but it was much shinier and looked way more valuable than the old one. Stingy wanted it. He wanted it more than anything he had ever wanted before.

"This should be mine, it will be safer with me. If Pixel has it, who knows what bad things would happen. Yep, this would be much happier with me."

Stingy quietly picked up the device, covered it with the sheet, and made his way to the door.

"I'm uh.. just going to the bathroom." Stingy lied.

"Oh okay, it's at the end of the hallway." Pixel told him, distracted by the video game.

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Stingy made his way down the stairs stroking the machine.

"It's okay machine, I'll give you a nice home." he told it.

As he left the house, a slip of paper fell from the sheet. Stingy picked it up, curious as to what it was.

"Hmm.. what's this? Password for Zap-it? Well, I don't need a password, I won't be using it. I just want to HAVE it. Ahh it's mine, it's all mine!" he shouted in delight.

Stingy stuck the paper in his pocket and ran down the street, while a pair of periscope eyes popped up from behind a bush near Pixel's house.

"Another vanishing machine? Hmm, it IS an old lazy idea, but since I can't think up any others, this will have to do." Robbie decided, from his underground lair.

"I will use it to make Sporta-dork vanish once and for all! Ha-ha!" laughed Robbie, tapping his fingers together deviously.

"It's disguise time!" declared Robbie, and bounded over to his disguises, almost forgetting he had a cold.

"Now, I must find the perfect disguise to help me get the Zap-it from that pesky kid."

Robbie made his way past the glass cases containing all of his disguises.

"Too sappy, too happy, too crappie, too.." Robbie stopped in his tracks and did a double take. The last case was empty.

"What is going on around here? Where's my last disguise? I always keep my best ones in this case right here." grumbled Robbie as he searched the area, but couldn't find it anywhere.

"Well, I guess I'll just have to go as myself. I hope it's not to scary for the little fella!" chuckled Robbie, and turned around to leave, only to crash right into his periscope.

"I meant to do that!"

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Meanwhile Sportacus was starting to get a little restless up in his airship.

"I hate to admit it, but at least with Robbie around I had something to do." he thought to himself.

"I can't play with the kids all the time, they've got to have fun on their own. There must be something I can do... but what?"

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Stingy was about to reach his own house, when he was suddenly startled by Robbie Rotten popping out from behind a tree.

"Hello there Stinky." Robbie greeted him.

"It's STINGY!" he corrected.

"Whatever Stumpy. Listen, I know you don't like to trade, so I'm not even going to ask. I'm just going to take that troublesome machine off your hands." explained Robbie slyly.

"This is MINE, and you'd only use it to make Sportacus disappear again." accused Stingy, remembering the last time Robbie got ahold of the Zap-it.

"What's so bad about that? Everything would go back to how it was, lazy and perfect!" Robbie said delightedly.

"Forget it!" refused Stingy, turning around and sticking his nose in the air.

Suddenly Robbie reached out and grabbed an end of the machine, initiating a tug of war with Stingy.

"Hand it over kid!" Robbie ordered through gritted teeth.

"Noooo, I took this fair and square!" Stingy whined, and hung on for dear life.

"Well now I'm taking it from you fair and square!" grunted Robbie, pulling with all his might.

Suddenly it gave way, and Stingy was thrown backwards into some bushes. Robbie managed to keep his balance, and looked down into his hands, realizing he was holding the machine.

"Hahaha, got it!"

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Up in the airship, Sportacus suddenly got a danger alert from the crystal in his chest plate.

"Someone's in trouble!" he shouted, trying to hold in his excitement at finally having something to do.

"I'm on my way!" he exclaimed as he leaped into the cockpit of his airship, and began to peddle.

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"Why isn't it working?" Robbie complained, pressing the activation switch, with no results.

"I'm not telling." Stingy grumbled from the bushes.

Robbie fiddled with the controls and noticed a screen asking for a password.

"A password! So there's a password, is there?" inquired Robbie, pleased with himself. "What is it?"

"I told you, I'm not telling." Stingy insisted.

Robbie thought to himself, then seemed to have an idea.

"What if I told you that you could own all of Lazytown?" a conniving Robbie asked.

"The whole town? Mine?" Stingy asked in wonder.

"Yes, you would own the town, everything in it would be yours. All you would have to do is give me the password." stated Robbie, making his way closer to Stingy.

"I.. I don't know-.." Stingy stuttered, unsure what to do.

"You could call it Stinkytown." Robbie suggested.

Stingy shot him a glare.

"Er Stingytown.." Robbie corrected. "So the password, if you please."

Stingy slowly reached into his pocket, and grabbed the piece of paper. He knew what he was doing was wrong, but he couldn't resist being able to own all of Lazytown. He just had to do it. He held out his hand with the paper to Robbie.

"Stingy, no!" shouted Pixel and the other kids, as they came running over. They had just noticed the machine missing and had come to look for it.

"Ha-ha, you snooze you lose, kiddies!" Robbie snickered, grabbing the paper out of Stingy's outstretched hand.

"Now what's the password?" muttered Robbie as he unfolded the paper. "S.t.e.p.h.a.n.i.e? What kind of password is that? Not very creative if you ask me!"

"Pixel, what's he talking about?" Stephanie asked, a look of worry on her face.

Pixel just dropped to his knees, and covered his face with his hands. Everything was ruined.

Robbie began to input the password, just as Sportacus arrived, flipping off of his rope ladder in front of the children.

"Sportacus!" they yelled in relief.

Stephanie grabbed his arm, and held tightly.

"Sportacus do something!" she pleaded. "Robbies' got Pixel's new Zap-it gun! If he shoots anyone, they'll be gone for good!"

"Don't worry Stephanie, everything will be fine. Robbie, just hand it over." Sportacus calmly told Robbie.

"Ha-ha I don't think so. In a matter of moments, there will be no more games, no more fun and most of all, no more YOU in Lazytown!" declared Robbie with glee.

Sportacus slowly took a step forward.

"Robbie listen, put the machine down and think about what you're doing."

Robbie pressed the switch, firing a shot, which just barely missed Sportacus.

"Oh I've thought about it, and I like it!" he snarled.

"Robbie stop it!" Stephanie yelled. "I thought you were better than this!"

"You're right, I've been way to much of a softy lately haven't I? Well no more Mr. Nice guy. I've got the machine, and I have the power to make any one of you disappear forever!" bellowed a power stricken Robbie as he pointed the gun at Sportacus.

He fired again, forcing Sportacus to dive out of the way.

"Stay still, will you?" barked Robbie in frustration.

Sportacus wasn't going to stay still. Robbie knew that. The man never stopped moving! He had to try something else.

Robbie suddenly got a brilliant idea. He aimed the machine right at Stephanie, and fired.

"Stephanie! No!" Sportacus yelled as he dove in front of her, taking the shot.

Suddenly he was surrounded by a bright purple light, and everything became blurry. Then in an instant he was gone.

"Sportacus!" Stephanie cried.