Lazy Town isn’t the normal happy town it seems to be. It’s actually a town ruled by a mad doll maker. Everyone who moves there or lives there gets brutally murdered and have their souls locked into the doll/puppet version of themselves. It's all done by the doll maker. The doll maker is actually the mayor (AKA Stephanie’s uncle). He secretly does that because he suffered the same thing. When he was a kid, he was lured into a doll shop and got his soul caged into his puppet. Sportacus is the mayor’s rival, which is why he was never caught. When Stephanie moved into the town, she sees everyone as real people, as a result of having a slightly retarded mind. Soon, her uncle (the mayor), will turn her into a doll when the time is right.