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  • Accidental Innuendo: A Running Gag in the show has Rebecca Rabbit (and sometimes her mother) blushing whenever they state they like carrots, giving off the interpretation that they use carrots to pleasure themselves with.
  • Americans Hate Tingle:
    • Apparently, Italian parents were not pleased with the show, pointing out the titular character's bratty nature. What certainly doesn't help was the Italian Holiday arc having several Take Thats against Italy.
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    • It's also very popular to mock in Russia. It has a share of fans there, but it is mostly hated.
  • Archive Panic: As of 2019, the show suffered this (aside with the following facts: being a Cash Cow Franchise and a Long Runner), it'll take more like ten to twenty barns to put everything in the franchise released so far. With the original programme confirmed to continue through at least 2027, the franchise is well on the way to Massive Archive Panic, if not already there. Fortunately, there's YouTube, as well as home video releases.
  • Ass Pull: In "International Day", all the kids break out into an argument. Just then, their parents arrive to listen to their song about world peace. They suddenly stop arguing and perform the song perfectly with no rhyme or reason why.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Peppa can be either funny, or a whiny, obnoxious Bratty Half-Pint.
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    • George is either seen as an innocent child who tends to get unfairly teased by his sister, or a Bratty Half-Pint who's tendency to sob is annoying.
  • Broken Base: Peppa and Mummy Pig joking about Daddy Pig having a "big tummy". Some see this as overly mean, hypocritical since all Peppa Pig characters have round tummies, or even "body shaming". Others, however, see the humour in it and think of it as just familial ribbing.
  • "Common Knowledge": It is assumed by the public that Peppa Pig was Banned in China by the government for the popular "gangster" interpretation of her. Actually, Douyin (the Chinese version of Tik Tok) was the one who did the banning, and only of adult content featuring her, not wanting What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids? reactions.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The infants cried so many times in almost every episode of the series is enough to tickle the viewer's funny bone, mostly the teen audience.
  • Critical Research Failure:
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    • The infamous episode "Mr. Skinnylegs" tells us that spiders are harmless, without drawing any distinction between the various species note . Needless to say, their venom can be very harmful and even deadly to humans.
    • The "Car Wash" episode features a car wash breaking down, with a robotic female voice announcing such. Problem is, car washes aren't powered by computers as the episode makes it seem, thus making it slightly confusing for those who have gone to actual car washes in Real Life.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Gabriela Goat has a pretty sizable fandom.
    • A random background frog became insanely popular in 2020.
  • Fandom Rivalry: For some reason, Peppa Pig fans dislike Fire Emblem, specifically Lucina, as the Peppa Pig fanon wiki appoints her as the antagonist for whatever reason. It's one-sided, as Fire Emblem fans get a kick out of this, which had gone to memetic levels.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • The show is a gigantic phenomenon in Latin America, especially in Mexico, despite being almost completely unknown before 2013note . There, it's so popular among small kids and even older people that Peppa cuddly toys are sold even by street vendors, and that in 2015, an official Peppa Pig live-show tour was sold out several months before it even began. Discovery Kids, the channel that airs the series in the region, runs about four daily hours of episodes.
    • China has a humongous fanbase. You'll see Peppa Pig merchandise being sold in many places in China, and it's the second most-popular show on its Chinese channel, YoYo TV, only being beaten by Yo-Kai Watch. It also seems to have influenced the Chinese cartoon Our Friend Xiong Xiao Mi, whose art style greatly resembles that of Peppa Pig. This to the point China received a full-length movie Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year made just for that country, and will have two Peppa Pig theme parks opening in 2019.
    • It's big in Canada, taking the crown from Dora the Explorer as Treehouse TV's most aired non-Canadian program.
    • The show's been a pretty big success among children in the United States ever since Nick Jr. got the broadcasting rights. And it's only grown larger since then, as the official Peppa Pig YouTube channel often uploads full episodes for free with billions of views. The merchandise is just as popular as it is in the UK and they even got the live show.
      • And in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns and other disruptions, some American parents now claim that their kids have picked up British accents from binge-watching the show.
    • The show is somewhat beloved in Asian territories such as Japan.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Angela Anaconda. Back in 2014, there were multiple Peppa Pig fanfics that were word-for-word copies of Angela Anaconda episodes, with Peppa being Angela, Danny being Johnny, Suzy being Gina, Pedro being Gordy, and Emily being Nanette. This also resulted in the odd spectacle of Danny's family owning a pizza parlor, Suzy being a Big Eater, and Emily being an Alpha Bitch.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The favourite song of Peppa's playgroup is called "The Bing Bong Song". It didn't get much attention drawn to it until YouTube visitors were looking for another Bing Bong Song... "Who's your friend who likes to play? Bing Bong, Bing Bong!"
  • Memetic Badass: Daddy Pig apparently, mainly because some feel sick and tired of the show's endless Butt-Monkey treatment of him.
  • Memetic Mutation: Now has its own page.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Peppa's "WEE!" and by an extent, her "YIPEE!" shout is adorable.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Yes, even Peppa Pig of all shows has a Nightmare Fuel moment. In "The Carnival", Mr. Potato almost ending up getting killed by Ms. Rabbit's helicopter's blades is a very intense moment, at least to the target audience. Even then, it's rather disturbing that someone almost died in such a horrific way in a preschool show.
  • Ron the Death Eater:
    • There are multiple fanfics that depict Emily Elephant as a rich, snobby Alpha Bitch who hates Peppa, Danny, Suzy, and Pedro, when Emily is actually very nice and friendly in canon.
    • Mr. Potato is this in the Piggy game on Roblox. Mr. Potato is a Friend to All Children in canon, often encouraging them to eat their vegetables. But in Piggy he is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who caused the apocalypse that takes place in the game. Though it was unintentional, as he was trying to save his dying wife from a disease
  • The Scrappy:
    • Even those who like the series or watch it ironically tend to hate the narrator, since he's the textbook example of Narrating the Obvious. He supports the ill belief that Viewers Are Morons.
    • Mr. Potato is disliked by a lot of people too, due to his annoying theme music and jingle every time he appears, his design being out of place, his omnipresence in the entire series and his voice.
    • Out of the kids in Peppa's playgroup, Pedro Pony is the most hated. This is because of him being annoying, absent-minded, his voice, and the Baked Beans Song he sings in an episode further added to his hatedom.
    • The Queen is also hated, due to being an offensive stereotype of Queen Elizabeth II. Even The Queen herself hated how she was portrayed in the show.
    • Delphine Donkey and her family are hated by some people too, due to being offensive French stereotypes.
  • Toy Ship:
    • Because of the Roblox game Piggy, which is based on the show, people have been shipping Pedro Pony and Zoe Zebra, even though they don't interact much on the show. In fact, Pedro and Peppa have more ship tease.
    • Aside from Pedro/Peppa, Danny/Suzy is a minor one.
  • Uncanny Valley: The designs don't translate well to three-dimensional models like the toys or character costumes. Most of the other characters have rodent-like faces.
  • Unfortunate Character Design: Many jokes have been made about Peppa's head looking like a hairblower. Or phallic. Alternatively her eyes and mouth are drawn on the side of her head on both sides, meaning that technically, she should have four eyes and two mouths.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Downplayed. Those who dislike Peppa (or the show itself) tend to feel sorry for Daddy Pig who is usually the Butt-Monkey of the show, including whenever Peppa comments about his tummy. Granted, this is usually played for laughs and is in no way meant to be malicious.
  • Watch It for the Meme: Let's face it, anyone outside of the target demographic only watches the show for the memes.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Minnie Driver as Baby Alexander, whose only vocal effects are baby sounds.

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