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CoffeeMummy · 09/01/2012 13:50

DD2 loves Peppa, and so do I. Yes she jumps in puddles and is bossy and falls out with her friend, and George says NO and wants to eat only chocolate cake...erm, sounds like most kids I know, whether they watch PP or not!

I think Peppa has lots of good messages and is strangely realistic (even if they are pigs). And I wish more people would fall on the floor and laugh while waving their legs in the air in real life Grin

I also love Ben & Holly because it's a bit longer and you can get more done while they watch it Nanny Plum ROCKS.

BernieTheBolt · 09/01/2012 13:56

I only need to say to DD1 when she wants to jump into puddles with her best shoes 'Peppa says ''if you jump in muddy puddles you must wear your boots''' and I get total compliance!

HipHopOpotomus · 09/01/2012 13:58

Georges speech is not the best - I always assumed George to be a youngish toddler in which case he does very well with his pronunciation of "Dinosaur" Grin

HipHopOpotomus · 09/01/2012 13:59

BernieTheBolt - me too! Peppa has done wonders for obedience in that regard.

PinkCarBlueCar · 09/01/2012 14:01

Peppa rocks.

Daddy Pig is fantastic, and the whole thing is great. Children are polite to adults and vice versa, there's lots of playing outside and playing together, the speech is clear, and there's those lovely little touches - Daddy Pig carries home the biggest Christmas tree, Mummy Pig says are you sure it will fit in the room, Daddy Pig says I'll make sure it fits...

There's jumping in muddy puddles (hell, I remember doing plenty of that at Peppa's age, long before PP), but only when wellies are being worn.

And what CoffeeMummy said.

LiegeAndLief · 09/01/2012 14:09

I love Peppa.

However, dd got reallly into it when she was just starting to speak, and did come out with a lot of "nnno!" and "yuck!" just like George. I think that has been cancelled out by "When you jump in muddy puddles you must wear your boots".

voituredepompier · 09/01/2012 14:15

DS loves Peppa Pig but does seem to have regressed since he got into it and can no longer name all the makes of tractor - his previous obsession.

I would however like my sofa back, for a few weeks now it has been a pirate ship constantly sailing to pirate island with all the necessary kit on it to survive there. And we have to journey there with him. Every evening.

D0oinMeCleanin · 09/01/2012 14:20

Oh so that's where I am going wrong? I had wrongly assumed it was something to do with a combination of age and parenting (or lack there of). If it's Peppa's fault that's fine, so long as it's not me Grin

Dd2 jumps in muddy puddles too, without wellies, but I am of the attitude that her feet will dry and her socks will wash so no real harm is done. I'm sure we (my sisters and I) used to jump in puddles, answer back and refuse vegetables when we were young. That must've been Topsy and Tim's fault, was it?

Latsia · 09/01/2012 14:21

I'm with Gwendoline on this. Peppa Pig is a spoilt brat and I can tell when DC1 has been watching it. Same for Charlie and Lola. BUT I do think they are a good way of allowing DC to act out social dilemmas - and both characters do tend to see the light at the end of the episode.

Annoying? Yes. Damaging? Nah.

SucksToBeMe · 09/01/2012 14:22

My DS says 'YUCK" to everything now. I blame that pink pig........

CoffeeMummy · 09/01/2012 14:23

There's much worse they could be watching - I despair at Waybuloo, Noddy has plenty of bad behaviour and is just, well, weird, and don't even get me started on the biggest brat of them all - Angelina Ballerina Angry

MosEisley · 09/01/2012 14:26

I don't see naughty behaviour in Peppa Pig. What do they do that is naughty?!

What CoffeeMummy said.

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Ohnanawhatsmynickname · 09/01/2012 14:35

George pig is meant to be 18 month old (read it somewhere) thats why he speaks like that.

I have never worried about mine watching it, in fact DS1 named his bro after one of characters Grin

Will look out for all the awful behaviour in in tomorrow, when I plonk mine down for their brekkie in front of milkshake.

I have noticed though that they frequently make Daddy pig look like twat.

johnworf · 09/01/2012 14:39

DD#2 loves PP and I haven't seen her behaviour change because of it.

thebody · 09/01/2012 14:42

Daddy pig is always such a fuckin idiot most of the time and Mummy pig sorts things out so of course its highly realistic television.

love it, hate Mr bloody tumble in the one where he plays all the parts though, just an excuse to cross dress imo, wierd.

frankies69 · 09/01/2012 14:50

Oh my DD has just recently been saying "your my best friend ever" as I work, I don't watch much PP but could this be from there??? Hmm

AND I believe my DD is just going through a stage of pushing boundaries as all children of between 1 and 16 do!!!!! Wink

TeaMakesItBetter · 09/01/2012 14:53

Has no one noticed that the entire story is a complete lift from a funny MN thread? I'm pretty sure it's off the back of a thread a week or two ago where everyone was having a laugh about their children being terribly well-spoken now they all watch Peppa Pig.

This quote seems to be the basis of the story "parents complain"...

^"My daughter keeps saying ?no? and ?yuk? in a really high and mighty way, just like Peppa does, and generally answering back when I ask her to do something.
?Shall I ban Peppa Pig, or is that being totally unreasonable??^

MosEisley · 09/01/2012 15:13

Tea, yes, I had noticed that. Lazy DM journalism on a low news day... but it has got another good thread going here!

Mollydoggerson · 09/01/2012 15:29

Has anyone else noticed that Mummy Plum (ben and Holly) is in fact Mrs Rabbit in Peppa Pig?

AmandinePoulain · 09/01/2012 15:35

Agree about the lazy journalism...they basically came on here, read a thread and turned it into "news" (and I use the word loosely)

What shall we start a thread on to see if it ends up in the dm in a few days time? Hmm Grin

MosEisley · 09/01/2012 15:53

Yes Molly. And Grandpa Pig is the Wise old elf. Might be more...

Amandine, could do, but do you really want to make their life easier?!

trixie123 · 09/01/2012 16:15

Ben and Holly is by the same people as PP - its designed to be the next step up - longer episodes, more involved stories etc. Thats why the same voices are in them. DS (2.4) adores peppa and has graduated onto Ben and Holly also. He gets so much pleasure from them, has picked up loads of words and I wouldn't dream of stopping him. Sometimes we watch together which is a lovely way to spend 30 mins when he has been tearing around with other kids at the CM all day and sometimes he watches while I get on with other things. B&H definitely superior in terms of adult entertainment - I reckon Nanny Plum and the Wise Old Elf are secretly at it like rabbits (Watch Acorn Day for comedy gold)!

Sidge · 09/01/2012 16:34

Ben and Holly is most excellent.

"It's a mutiny! A mutiny on the Bunty!"

traceface · 09/01/2012 17:09

we love peppa pig Smile We often all watch together ( me, dh, dd1 (7yrs!) and dd2 (3yrs)) and chat about it too. I don't see that she's rude - I wish my dds had the manners of peppa, and I often wish I had the patience/parenting wisdom om mummy and daddy pig! DH and I have often tried to model ourselves on them when we're getting too uptight about something. If Peppa and George say "mummy/ daddy can we all go and play outside", they don't say "when I've finished on MN the ironing/washing up" or whatever it is, they just prioritise family time and having fun together. I don't think it's sexist - maybe daddy pig-ist - but not sexist - he's often making lunch for cleaning up. Their family roles seem quite balanced to me.
I'm a bit too obsessed aren't I? Blush
My fave episode is Mr Skinnylegs -"oooooooh, he is big isn't he?!" Grin

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