If you’re a parent of a toddler or a kid between the ages of a few months and 10, you might know of this adorable cartoon Peppa pig. It’s about a young female pig named Peppa who has a simple ordinary life with her young brother George and her friends. But, you might have noticed some odd things about the seemingly innocent cartoon show. First, all of the walking talking sentient animals are mammals, the reptiles and birds aren’t. Secondly, why does Miss Rabbit literally do every job in the town? The answers to these may suggest that Peppa Pig may reveal something dark about the show. So, let’s dive in! Apologies in advance for ruining the innocent image associated with Peppa Pig.
A blogger Jef Rouner once wrote an elaborate explanation on how Peppa Pig is a scary reality of a post-apocalyptic world. It’s one where humanity has been wiped out and mammals are now at the top of food chain. You must have realized that all the talking animals are pigs, cats, dogs, zebras, cows, gazelles and sheep. Guess who isn’t talking? All of the reptiles and birds in the show. In fact they’re just a source of food and being pets for these mammals. Moreover, the main animals are primarily ones that have been domesticated by us humans in the current world. So, it having fascist undertones is not far-fetched. George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a famous depiction of how fascism and authoritarian government system in classical literature.
And guess who was running the whole town? Pigs. And the show is called Peppa pig. Coincidence? I think not.
The story revolves around how a few pigs overthrow the humans and give freedom to all the animals, ultimately to become the same authoritarian rulers that the humans were. No wonder Peppa Pig revolves around the pig protagonists.
What About Miss Rabbit?
All right, this is a personal theory I have on Miss Rabbit. Everyone who has seen at least an episode or two of Peppa Pig always wonders why is Miss Rabbit doing literally every job in the town? She’s the person you call when you need to rescue something, the shopkeeper, the librarian, owner of the Ice-Cream stall, the taxi driver, the bus driver, carnival ticket keeper to name just a few. Miss Rabbit is practically running the whole town!
But hypothetically, if there is an authoritarian government in place that’s controlling everything then they obviously have a system to keep an eye on everything. That’s where the innocent Miss Rabbit comes in. There is not one but multiple of Miss Rabbits running around ensuring everything runs smoothly and no one tries to question the government. Maybe Peppa and her innocent friends are not aware of this. Of course Miss Rabbit’s sinister motives are hidden under a guise of warmth and friendliness.
Or maybe, we’re overthinking this a bit. But, it’s just a compelling theory. Let us know what you think about this whole Peppa Pig situation.