History YMMV / PippiLongstocking

16th Jun '16 12:10:37 PM CaptEquinox
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Except from [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything useless pirates]] that is [[APirate400YearsTooLate 300 years late]] to a country which never even practised pirating (unless you count [[HornyVikings vikings]]), do the [[PoliceAreUseless useless polices]] in the live action series and movies paradoxically have the police uniforms of 1979, while there appears to only be two polices in the town, despite Sweden since 1973 have been divided into police districts. Also, no governmental organization has had the authority to take a child into custody of the Child-and-Charity-organization, if the child resides in a house that either belongs to a legal guardian or a legal guardian have given to the child. The 1988 movie takes this UpToEleven.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Except from [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything useless pirates]] that is [[APirate400YearsTooLate 300 years late]] to a country which never even practised pirating (unless you count [[HornyVikings vikings]]), do the [[PoliceAreUseless useless polices]] in the live action series and movies paradoxically have the police uniforms of 1979, while there appears to only be two polices in the town, despite Sweden since 1973 have been divided into police districts. Also, no governmental organization has had the authority to take a child into custody of the Child-and-Charity-organization, if the child resides in a house that either belongs to a legal guardian or a legal guardian have given to the child. [[note]]According to the first book, Ephraim bought the house years ago, as a place to live when he retired. He could have made her co-owner legally, or simply put the house in her name, anticipating he'd be away a lot.[[/note]] The 1988 movie takes this UpToEleven.
16th Jun '16 12:04:03 PM CaptEquinox
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* ValuesDissonance: Pippi's father is titled "Negro King of the South Sea" or "Cannibal King". The books were written in the middle of the 20th century, when this was still considered socially acceptable. The AnimatedAdaptation from 1997 tried to get rid of the UnfortunateImplications by changing it to "Rear Admiral of the Kingdom of Kurrekurredutt", and the modern Norwegian audio adaptations refer to him only as a "King of the South Sea". Astrid Lindgren herself later expressed embarrassment at giving him that title.

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* ValuesDissonance: Pippi's father is titled "Negro King of the South Sea" or "Cannibal King". The books were written in the middle of the 20th century, when this was still considered socially acceptable. Lindgren made it clear early on that the Kurrekurredutt were not really cannibals, having given it up many years before Ephraim was there. The AnimatedAdaptation from 1997 tried to get rid of the UnfortunateImplications by changing it to "Rear Admiral of the Kingdom of Kurrekurredutt", and the modern Norwegian audio adaptations refer to him only as a "King of the South Sea". Astrid Lindgren herself later expressed embarrassment at giving him that title.
29th Jan '16 11:30:39 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: From the 1997 animated movie, Blom and Dunder-Karlsson's song of wishing for a bowler and a gold tooth, respectively.


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* TooDumbToLive: Kling and Klang, from the 1997 film, who obliviously oblige to give Blom and Dunder-Karlsson the tools they need to escape jail. They don't get any better from there...
31st Dec '15 2:42:26 AM MagBas
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* CanonSue: Pippi should have been one. OverlyLongName? Check. SuperStrength? Check. Unusual BackStory? Check. [[AuthorAvatar Author's daughter's daydream?]] Check. Somehow she still manages to be so likable and well written she doesn't even score that high on most MarySue Litmus tests.
5th Dec '15 2:25:20 PM beergood
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* ValuesDissonance: Pippi's father is titled "Negro King of the South Sea" or "Cannibal King". The books were written in the middle of the 20th century, when this was still considered socially acceptable. The AnimatedAdaptation from 1997 tried to get rid of the UnfortunateImplications by changing it to "Rear Admiral of the Kingdom of Kurrekurredutt", and the modern Norwegian audio adaptations refer to him only as a "King of the South Sea".

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* ValuesDissonance: Pippi's father is titled "Negro King of the South Sea" or "Cannibal King". The books were written in the middle of the 20th century, when this was still considered socially acceptable. The AnimatedAdaptation from 1997 tried to get rid of the UnfortunateImplications by changing it to "Rear Admiral of the Kingdom of Kurrekurredutt", and the modern Norwegian audio adaptations refer to him only as a "King of the South Sea". Astrid Lindgren herself later expressed embarrassment at giving him that title.
-->[[MightyWhitey A white guy who arrives in the south seas, puts on a bamboo skirt and is immediately crowned king?!]] Times change, and there's no way I'd make him a "negro king" today. He would have been a sea captain or a pirate.
28th Apr '15 1:04:56 PM AgentSniff
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Except from [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything useless pirates]] that is [[APirate400YearsTooLate 300 years late]] to a country which never even practised pirating, do the [[PoliceAreUseless useless polices]] in the live action series and movies paradoxically have the police uniforms of 1979, while there appears to only be two polices in the town, despite Sweden since 1973 have been divided into police districts. Also, no governmental organization has had the authority to take a child into custody of the Child-and-Charity-organization, if the child resides in a house that either belongs to a legal guardian or a legal guardian have given to the child. The 1988 movie takes this UpToEleven.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Except from [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything useless pirates]] that is [[APirate400YearsTooLate 300 years late]] to a country which never even practised pirating, pirating (unless you count [[HornyVikings vikings]]), do the [[PoliceAreUseless useless polices]] in the live action series and movies paradoxically have the police uniforms of 1979, while there appears to only be two polices in the town, despite Sweden since 1973 have been divided into police districts. Also, no governmental organization has had the authority to take a child into custody of the Child-and-Charity-organization, if the child resides in a house that either belongs to a legal guardian or a legal guardian have given to the child. The 1988 movie takes this UpToEleven.
21st Apr '15 8:19:06 AM tropower
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Except from [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything useless pirates]] that is [[APirate400YearsTooLate 300 years late]] to a country which never even practised pirating, do the [[PoliceAreUseless useless polices]] in the live action series and movies paradoxically have the police uniforms of 1979, while there appears to only be two polices in the town, despite Sweden since 1973 have been divided into police districts. Also, no governmental organization has had the authority to take a child into custody of the Child-and-Charity-organization, if the child resides in a house that either belongs to a legal guardian or a legal guardian have given to the child. The 1989 movie takes this UpToEleven.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Except from [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything useless pirates]] that is [[APirate400YearsTooLate 300 years late]] to a country which never even practised pirating, do the [[PoliceAreUseless useless polices]] in the live action series and movies paradoxically have the police uniforms of 1979, while there appears to only be two polices in the town, despite Sweden since 1973 have been divided into police districts. Also, no governmental organization has had the authority to take a child into custody of the Child-and-Charity-organization, if the child resides in a house that either belongs to a legal guardian or a legal guardian have given to the child. The 1989 1988 movie takes this UpToEleven.


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** There's also the theme to the 1988 movie ("Pippi Longstocking is coming into your world!...").
28th Feb '14 8:21:08 AM Vismutti
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** Also ''very'' popular in Finland.
15th Feb '14 9:17:27 AM Whitecroc
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** Concerning the child-service laws, it has to be taken to account that Pippi's father is originally presumed dead, and later, if Pippi were to be a normal child, his actions would constitute abusive neglect. Also, there has been plenty of piracy in the Baltic Sea, though not in the 20th century.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The 1969 TV opening song has gone ''memetic''. Just about every child in Sweden knows it. It's especially popular in Germany, to the point that it's been [[http://youtu.be/nrT5gXkOzYg covered by punk bands,]] [[http://youtu.be/2b_RrsQbHFk remixed by techno DJs,]] [[http://youtu.be/1o9FecbI1OU and even big crowds at soccer games will spontaneously sing it.]]
* EarWorm: Along with being a song just about every kid in Sweden can sing, [[http://youtu.be/5x-bUTWTTcs the opening to the 1969 series is this.]] ''Big time''. "Här kommer Pippi Långstrump, tjolla hopp, tjolla hej, tjolla hoppsan-sa..."

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** Concerning the child-service laws, it has to be taken to account that Pippi's father is originally presumed dead, and later, if Pippi were to be a normal child, his actions would constitute abusive neglect. Also, there has been plenty of piracy in the Baltic Sea, though not in the 20th century.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The 1969 TV opening song has gone ''memetic''.memetic. Just about every child in Sweden knows it. It's especially popular in Germany, to the point that it's been [[http://youtu.be/nrT5gXkOzYg covered by punk bands,]] [[http://youtu.be/2b_RrsQbHFk remixed by techno DJs,]] [[http://youtu.be/1o9FecbI1OU and even big crowds at soccer games will spontaneously sing it.]]
* EarWorm: Along with being a song just about every kid in Sweden can sing, [[http://youtu.be/5x-bUTWTTcs the opening to the 1969 series is this.]] ''Big time''. "Här kommer Pippi Långstrump, tjolla hopp, tjolla hej, tjolla hoppsan-sa..."



* ValuesDissonance: Pippi's father, titled "Negro King of the South Sea", or "Cannibal King."
** Interesting fact: The word "neger" is a Scandinavian equivalent of "Nigger". By that fact, we can translate his Swedish title to the King of the Niggers.
** The AnimatedAdaptation from 1997 tried to get rid of the UnfortunateImplications by changing it to "Rear Admiral of the Kingdom of Kurrekurredutt."
** In modern Norwegian adaptations and translations, he's referred to only as a "King of The South Sea"
*** Actually, that's only in the audio version.

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* ValuesDissonance: Pippi's father, father is titled "Negro King of the South Sea", Sea" or "Cannibal King."
** Interesting fact:
King". The word "neger" is a Scandinavian equivalent of "Nigger". By that fact, we can translate his Swedish title to books were written in the King middle of the Niggers.
**
20th century, when this was still considered socially acceptable. The AnimatedAdaptation from 1997 tried to get rid of the UnfortunateImplications by changing it to "Rear Admiral of the Kingdom of Kurrekurredutt."
** In
Kurrekurredutt", and the modern Norwegian audio adaptations and translations, he's referred refer to him only as a "King of The the South Sea"
*** Actually, that's only in the audio version.
Sea".
30th Nov '13 8:02:09 PM SpaghettiBoy
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In the animated adpatation, Mrs. Pressylus is pretty much the BigBad who wants to send Pippi Longstocking off to a children's home. She is pretty much portrayed as an ObviouslyEvil villain... and while some of the things she does is questionable, one actually can't blame her for thinking Pippi ''should'' have someone responsible looking out for her. In fact, it's not hard to interpret Mrs. Pressylus as being even ''more'' concerned because she thinks Pippi doesn't have a father, judging by how she immediately pulls a 180 the second Pippi's father enters the scene.
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