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Peppa Pig is a British animated television series created, directed and produced by Astley Baker Davies (who also make Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom) and distributed by eOne Entertainment. Debuted in 2004 and ended in 2012.The series centers on Peppa and her family and friends. The pig family consists of:
Peppa Pig: A young girl pig
George Pig: Peppa's younger brother
Daddy Pig: Peppa and George's father
Mummy Pig: Peppa and George's mother
Other characters are other anthropomorphic animals whose names always start with the first letter of the name of the animal they represent. Popular enough in the UK to have an entire section of a childrens theme park (Paulton's Park) called Peppa Pig World open in 2011.
Alliterative Name: Peppa Pig, and most of her friends (Danny Dog, Suzy Sheep, Zoe Zebra, Pedro Pony, Rebecca Rabbit, et al.)
Even Peppa and her friends agree that they like it when their names start with the same letter as the name of the species they are. For example, in "Mummy Rabbit's Bump", Peppa and some of her friends get to pick out a name for Mummy Rabbit's baby. Pedro's suggestions elicit strong questioning/rejection.
Pedro: Sharon Rabbit.
Suzy: I don't think so.
Peppa: Sharon Rabbit sounds wrong...
Pedro: Michael Rabbit.
Peppa, Suzy and Rebecca: Michael Rabbit?!? No!
Joey Kangaroo averts this trope. However, he still has a Punny Name.
George Pig and Chloe Pig are more obvious aversions.
Characterization Marches On: When first introduced in her introductory episode, Emily Elephant was shy and modest, however in the same episode onwards, after winning a loud animal sound making contest on recess, she has become more cheerful and outgoing.
Fantasy Helmet Enforcement: In a variant, in the first two series, Peppa, George and friends are not seen wearing seat belts in their car, OR wearing bike helmets. From 2009 onwards, all characters appear with both in requisite situations and the creators of the show took the retroactive remedy of editing all older episodes to also feature belts and helmets where applicable.
Have You Tried Rebooting?: It almost always works. In one episode, Grandpa Pig does this to his broken computer, which announces that it is now even more broken.
Insistent Terminology: In Grandpa Pig's Train To The Rescue, Gertrude is not a little train, she is a miniature locomotive. In order, this is insisted by Grandpa Pig, Peppa, all the other passengers, then finally Mrs Rabbit (whose big train had broken down.)
Kids Prefer Boxes: George ended up playing with the box instead when his parents took too long setting up the fancy electronic car he got in the Christmas episode.
Take That: In "International Day", the kids dress up like people from different countries. They start arguing. When Madame Gazelle asks if they think that actual countries behave like that, Peppa says "Don't they?"
The Mountains of Illinois: The series never says where it is set. It is supposed to be somewhere in the UK, but things like high, alpine mountains, which aren't found in the UK, appear.
Also in most foreign dubs, the dub will change the setting to where the dub takes place. For example, the Brazilian Portuguese version is supposed to have the series set in Brazil despite the fact snow-topped mountains and hills lined with temperate climate vegetation appear.
The Other Darrin: Peppa has had three voice actors. However, other characters voiced by children still have their original voice actors.
Theme Tune Cameo: Peppa, her classmates and Daddy Pig play a lively rock-and-roll version of the theme tune in "Shake, Rattle and Bang" to end the episode. The same tune is then played over the closing credits.
Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Miss Rabbit doing every random job going is a running joke. Firewoman, supermarket checkout, museum shop, bus driver, train driver, Christmas tree sales ... Lampshaded in "Miss Rabbit's Day Off", in which everyone has to fill in for all her jobs, and in "The Queen" in which Miss Rabbit receives an award from The Queen for being 'The Hardest Worker In the Land'.
Apparently played with in the episode where she is about to give birth. It is revealed that in fact, Miss Rabbit is also a Nurse that works at the hospital and that her-never-before-revealed sister, Mummy Rabbit, is the one that gives birth.