To be a bit shocked at mummy pig (lighthearted)

(57 Posts)
pigsDOfly Thu 02-Jun-16 09:51:33

Looking after DGD yesterday and watching Peppa Pig.

Peppa, being bossy and telling George what he shouldn't do to the computer pressed all the keys and made the computer go a bit funny. Immediately, mummy pig called to daddy pig asking him if he could come and mend the computer for her, which he did by turning it off and on.

What the hell. Why does a competent woman like mummy pig need daddy pig to rescue her from computer hell, especially given that daddy pig generally comes across as a bit of a buffoon.

Although, this is lighthearted, I must admit I was rather shocked to see this in a modern children's television programme. Surely Peppa pig wasn't made that long ago.

BranTriLlygaid Thu 02-Jun-16 10:02:34

Peppa Pig is full of crap like this though. The episode where Granny Pig dared to buy her own things for the garden, and Grandad Pig decided she wasn't allowed to keep them as it was cheap tat. Then dumped what he though was shit, in his daughter's garden angry.

The whole programme is awful tbh. Peppa is a horrible, spoiled brat.

AgeOfEarthquakes Thu 02-Jun-16 10:07:01

Have you seen the episode where one of the other characters tells Mummy Pig she can't do a game at the fair because she's a girl? She gets her 'fuck off you twat' face on and wins every single game there is.

And there are other example of Daddy Pig cooking dinner while Mummy Pig does 'important work on her computer'. You caught a bad episode but I think it all evens out.

Believeitornot Thu 02-Jun-16 10:08:58

Oh yes the fairground one. Loved that one.

Mummy pig does "work" but it involves her being at home on the computer so I suspect she is actually on netmums.

It is good to watch and you can then talk to your kids about how ridiculous it is.

ohidoliketobe Thu 02-Jun-16 10:09:26

I think they're all vile and condescending to daddy pig. The number of episodes where he's referred to as fat, unfit, useless etc.

Itsaplayonwords Thu 02-Jun-16 10:12:42

I hate Peppa Pig (the pig specifically, not the whole programme) - she's a spoilt and arrogant little shit.

Elle80 Thu 02-Jun-16 10:18:31

I think it was someone on here that once said it is obvious that Mummy Pig's family feels that she married beneath her, and now I feel really sorry for Daddy Pig.

I also think Suzy Sheep is Regina George - imagine her at secondary school shudder

waxweasel Thu 02-Jun-16 10:21:47

I really hate the one where Suzy and Peppa are at home playing 'big GIRL games' with dolls and Richard and George come along and want to play 'little BOY games with dinosaurs' and they can't play together, but then they all agree to jump in muddy puddles because both little boys and big girls can do that.

Makes. Me. Rage.

pigsDOfly Thu 02-Jun-16 10:42:43

Actually really hated it when I first saw it - wasn't around in the 80s when I had my DCs - but DGD really loves it and I was persuaded by my DD, DGD's mother, that I was over reacting and it was great, so I assumed I was just being an old misery.

So many of the episodes annoy the hell out of me, glad to see it's not just me.

And don't get me started on the books: dreadful.

Fpmd1710 Thu 02-Jun-16 10:51:16

It's an absolute awful show anyway. I think Peppa is a horrible spoiled brat and she can be a complete bully at times, especially towards her little brother. I also think it's terrible the way the whole family get a kick out of calling Daddy Pig fat, even when it clearly upsets him and he asks them to stop, they continue to say it and then just laugh at him.
As is probably clear from my mini rant, I can't stand the bloody pig and her family, not one bit.
Ben and Holly is pretty good though, even though it's clearly by the same people as Peppa Pig.

IJustLostTheGame Thu 02-Jun-16 10:58:07

I hate peppa pig. They are vile to each other.
I get rage at the episode where mummy pig is working and daddy pig is looking after the kids. The kids say let's go and see mummy and daddy pig lets them immediately. I would flip my lid if I were mummy pig in a 'for fucks sake I NEED to get this done. Can't you watch them for two fucking hours??? You get to actually GO to work to get your shit done.... rant rant rant'
And then there's the episode where they forget daddy pig and eat all the food. I would have had an eruption if it were me.
Oh oh oh and dumping all their kids on injured miss rabbit. If that were an aibu title : 'I have a foot injury, can't walk and everyone has brought their kids round for me to look after' would give unanimous support.
Horrid programme.
I'm glad dd has grown out of it.

ThePebbleCollector Thu 02-Jun-16 11:02:46

I feel sorry for Daddy pig. Always picked on for being fat. And he's always useless and cocking things up and they laugh at him. "I am NOT grumpy!" I'd be bloody grumpy. Imagine if that was mummy pig.

To be fair when I had my daughter a year ago I was expecting children's TV to be so PC I would lose my rag. Turned out I was more annoyed and the still-there stereotypes lol.

ThePebbleCollector Thu 02-Jun-16 11:03:51

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waxweasel Thu 02-Jun-16 11:09:51

Topsy and Tim is another one I hate for bloody gender stereotyping and general shitness.

SideOrderofChip Thu 02-Jun-16 11:16:20

I have to admit i do love Ben and Holly. DH and i think its got tha little bit of adult humours in it

'Oh no the twins have magicked the ueen away!'

'And all they left was her panties...."

cosmicglittergirl Thu 02-Jun-16 12:04:26

My 2.8 year old loves PP, what can I wean her on to?!

NinaSimoneful Thu 02-Jun-16 12:11:39

SideOrder

I don't get it blush

LauraMipsum Thu 02-Jun-16 13:46:14

wax YES. And I have to watch it because DD loves T&T and their awful valium-popping dead-eyed mother.

Elle80 Thu 02-Jun-16 13:51:36

Laura I'd be dead-eyed too if I was married to that dick of a dad!

Hodooooooooor Thu 02-Jun-16 14:02:01

Why does a competent woman like mummy pig need daddy pig to rescue her from computer hell, especially given that daddy pig generally comes across as a bit of a buffoon

Oh ffs. One woman asks one man to help her with the computer. That only means that in that couple he is the one with better knowledge. If it was in my house it would be the other away around, the same as in many others.

Assuming that one female represents all of us is just as offensive as the idea that the point of it is that she can't fix the computer merely because she lacks a penis.

splendide Thu 02-Jun-16 14:04:59

Of course if mummy pig did have a penis it would be a curly corkscrew one. As she is a pig.

FuckingFattyBitch Thu 02-Jun-16 14:12:01

We don't allow Peppa pig in this house. I can't stand it. My 2 year old watches adventure time with her big brother grin And she likes my little pony. But that's about it. She doesn't tend to watch TV a lot. She's too busy wreaking havoc and making me chase her to sit still for any length of time.

waxweasel Thu 02-Jun-16 19:17:02

Laura we have to watch at least four or five hundred episodes of T&T a day too. Uuurrrrgghhhh. I hate Tony Welch and his smug arsed dad the most. So much so that DD has now started saying 'Urgh not you Tony, we really hate you' whenever he appears 😊

TheWitchesofIzalith Thu 02-Jun-16 19:45:39

I DO quite like the fact that Miss Rabbit does just about every job going in Peppa Pig, though. She's in Daddy pig's office, she drives the train, the bus, etc etc. Well, she did when I last watched it which was about 6 years ago.

readytorage Thu 02-Jun-16 19:47:33

Are you lot not overthinking it a bit?

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