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''Peppa Pig'' is a British pre-school animated television series created, directed and produced by Astley Baker Davies (the same team that made ''WesternAnimation/TheBigKnights'' and who also make ''WesternAnimation/BenAndHollysLittleKingdom'') 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 children's theme park (Paulton's Park) called Peppa Pig World open in 2011.

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!!Tropes seen in ''Peppa Pig'':
%%* AllBalloonsHaveHelium: In ''Mummy Pig's Birthday''.
* AlliterativeName:
** 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...
---> ''(later on)''
---> '''Pedro''': Michael Rabbit.
---> '''Peppa, Suzy and Rebecca''': Michael Rabbit?!? No!
** Joey Kangaroo averts this trope. However, he still has a PunnyName.
** George Pig, Chloe Pig and Alexander Pig are more obvious aversions.
* AlliterativeTitle: '''P'''eppa '''P'''ig.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu6dDAIepuE "Colorful Fanfare"]] by ROCO as its theme song.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: All of the parents featured in "School Play". They all take photos when they're not supposed to and a few also call out to their children during the play.
* BiggerOnTheInside: Peppa's house looks to be about four or five "Daddy Pig"s across when they are standing outside of it. Plenty of room indoors, though.
%%* BirthdayEpisode: LOTS of them.
* BlahBlahBlah: "That's how daddies talk."
* BlindWithoutEm: Daddy Pig & Pedro Pony. When both lose their glasses in separate episodes, they have a hard time telling what's what and who's who.
* BumblingDad: Daddy Pig can be this when he doesn't exactly know what he's doing.
* CaptainObvious: TheNarrator normally makes unneeded comments on what's happening. Justified as the show is aimed at young children.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: 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.
* ChildProdigy: "Edmond Elephant is a clever clogs."
* ChristmasEpisode: "Santa's Grotto" and the follow-up "Santa's Visit" are about Christmas (and Santa).
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Grampy Rabbit.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: Related: Pedro's father is an optometrist, but Pedro is the only child that needs glasses.
* CoolOldLady: Madame Gazelle is old enough to have taught the parents, plays a mean guitar, used to be in a band, and was a world champion skiier.
* CuteButCacophonic:
** In the Spain Dub, When Richard cries, he sounds like he's shrieking.
** Baby Alexander's wailing is loud enough to be heard from quite a while away. Although it's justified, since he ''is'' a baby.
* DisappearedDad:
** Danny Dog's father has been sailing around the world.
** Suzy Sheep's father is never seen or heard of.
%%* TheDitz: (Sorta) Pedro.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Often laughing so hard that they are all on their backs.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Madam Gazelle taught Peppa's parents and those everyone else in the class as well. Peppa and her friends get to see the time capsule their parents made, after burying one of their own.
%%* FarSideIsland: In the episode 'Desert Island'.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: 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.
* FatAndProud: Daddy Pig. He doesn't see the point in being fit and is fond of his fat belly (though he believes it to be pure muscle).
* FawltyTowersPlot: In ''Daddy Pig Puts Up A Picture'', Daddy Pig accidentally breaks the wall when trying to put up a photo of Peppa and George. He manages to mend it before Mummy Pig returns and notices it, and he and the children pretend nothing's happened when she ends up putting up the photo herself.
%%* ForgetfulJones: Pedro.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Grandpa Pig got away with saying "stupid" in at least one episode, which isn't ideal for little kids (the target audience) to hear.
* HaveYouTriedRebooting: It almost always works. In one episode, Grandpa Pig does this to his broken computer, which announces that it is now even more broken.
* InsistentTerminology: 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.)
* KidsPreferBoxes: 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.
* LargeHam: Grampy Rabbit, who is overly eager and over-the-top at anything he does. Helps he's also played by [[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]], who is quite a hammy actor himself.
* LeavingFoodForSanta: In "Santa's Grotto", Grandpa Pig leaves Santa a mince pie and [[FrothyMugsOfWater an unspecified drink]]. Given British tradition, it was probably sherry. A carrot is also left for Santa's reindeer.
%%* LittleMissSnarker: Peppa occasionally.
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: There are at least two humans in Peppa's world: Santa Claus and Queen Elizabeth II.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: The Narrator:
--> "[Character] likes [what is currently happening]. ''Everybody'' likes [what is currently happening]."
* TheMountainsOfIllinois:
** 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.
* OcularGushers: The infants (most often George) cry a shower of tears a lot in the show.
* ParentalBonus: There's quite a few jokes which are too subtle to be picked up by children, but an adult can find it mildly humorous, mostly delivered by Daddy Pig and [[BrianBlessed Grampy Rabbit]].
* PlutoIsExpendable: Pluto is excluded when the planets are mentioned at the museum. {{Justified|Trope}} in that Pluto had been denounced as a planet when the episode was made. Most schools don't teach Pluto is a planet anymore and many, if not most, museums removed it from planetariums.
* RecycledSoundtrack: JustifiedTrope. Richard Rabbit and George are both two years old. They don't have much of a vocabulary.
* RunningGag
** George's obsession with dinosaurs. "George, you always say 'dinosaur'!"
** Jumping up and down in muddy puddles because "everybody loves jumping up and down in muddy puddles." Even the adults.
* SantaClaus: In "Peppa's Christmas," both Peppa and George get to meet Santa. The episode seems to imply that the only reason Santa goes up and down the chimney is because he never thought of simply using the door. The vocal credits for the episode list "Father Christmas as himself."
* SchoolPlay: Peppa's class acts out Little Red Riding Hood for the parents. Then Pedro develops PerformanceAnxiety; Madame Gazelle joins him on stage.
* ShoutOut:
** The trip to Grandpa Pig's Dinosaur park has Grandpa Pig welcoming everyone in the manner of Richard Attenborough in Franchise/JurassicPark.
** An extremely bizarre one: in "Peppa's Christmas", a bunch of cards hanging near the ceiling can be seen occasionally - and [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140316020419/fantendo/images/7/78/Otaku_Peppa.png one of the cards]] blatantly has a picture of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', a Japanese character from the popular light novel and anime series with the same name.
* SpeciesSurname: All the characters' surname are their species, such as Peppa Pig [[CaptainObvious who is a pig]].
* SickEpisode: Three of them. One is a episode where the doctor has to keep going to the school to give medicine because a child keeps getting sick. And then he gets sick himself.
* SuddenlyBilingual: In "Pen Pal" it suddenly becomes known for no particular reason that Mummy Pig can speak and understand French, and she uses her knowledge to help Peppa talk to her French pen pal Delphine. Her knowing French isn't mentioned again after the episode.
* SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage: In "Pen Pal", Peppa gets a French pen pal who she also talks with on the phone and later meets. It transpires that Mommy Pig is fairly fluent in French. Daddy Pig claims to be, but is actually awful.
* TakeThat: 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?"
* TemptingFate: Daddy Pig gives Mummy Pig a hard time about flipping pancakes too low. When he gets his chance, [[CeilingCling it gets stuck to the ceiling]].
* ThemeTuneCameo: 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.
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: Rebecca Rabbit's face goes really red when blushing despite her fur, and she does it all the time.
* UnnamedParent: All of Peppa's adult relatives are like this. So '''everyone''' calls Peppa's father "Daddy Pig", even his wife, his coworkers and his own father-in-law.
* VerbalTic: Everyone. The Pigs snort after every other sentence, while friends of other species sometimes emit their best known sound.
%%* VitriolicBestBuds: Grandpa Pig and Grandad Dog.
* WhatAreRecords: Averted. When Peppa and George find a record player in Granny and Grandpa's attic, both seem to immediately recognize what it's for and Peppa asks them to play the record that they found with it.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: 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. [[spoiler: 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.]]
* YesVirginia: "Peppa’s Christmas" has Peppa and George meeting Santa. The others believe in Santa but they initially don't believe that the two got to see him.
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