Pippa has watched so much Peppa, the cartoon now registers in my ear as white noise. I can sit on the couch, with Pippa on my lap, and happily read a book - even a difficult book with lots of big words and tricky grammar. But some part of my brain must be interested in the show, because I have memorized all the damn episodes.
I'm not bragging. Anyone can memorize the Peppa Pig canon, because there are only a dozen or so themes that keep getting repeated. Once you know the themes, then you can write a Peppa Pig episode yourself. Just pick two or three, mush them together, and bazinga, you have a hit show on your hands. In case you are looking to script your own episode, here are the themes:
- Daddy Pig's big tummy
- vehicular trouble (choose at least one: car; boat; or train)
- Mr. Dinosaur issues
- Muddy puddles
- Peppa getting frustrated that she lacks a natural talent like whistling
- Madame Gazelle performing mind experiments on the children
- the school roof needs fixing
- tortoise in a tree
- Mummy Pig has some amazing secret talent like playing the violin or archery
- Grandpa Pig's hobbies - the more eccentric and expensive, the better - I can't decide which is more ridiculous, the million dollar telescope in his attic or Gertrude the miniature locomotive
- Miss Rabbit's jobs
- Pirates! Alas, this is just Danny Dog playing. No pirates are yet to plunder and pillage the school.
- George is a genius.
- Daddy Pig is an expert at _____ (diving, accordion, jumping in muddle puddles, etc.)
- Daddy Pig claims to be an expert but is not, in fact, an expert (e.g. French and basic carpentry)
- Pedro Pony is lame and needs to stop calling everything "super"
- I am really lame and should probably watch the news once in awhile