Eight Films That Failed To Be Peppa Pig

The Toddler has been watching new films. Mostly grudgingly, when Silly Mummy puts her foot down regarding the current Peppa Pig obsession.

Silly Mummy objects to Peppa Pig on a number of grounds. Firstly, There is only one season on Netflix. We are watching the same thirteen episodes repeatedly. Silly Mummy now suspects that this is where the superstitions surrounding the number thirteen actually originated: thirteen is unlucky if you are a parent with only one season of Peppa Pig.

Secondly, the theme tune. Oh, the theme tune! It haunts Silly Mummy’s dreams.

Thirdly, Peppa Pig sets a bad example. Splashing around in puddles constantly. Okay, probably not constantly. Constantly in this house (see complaint number one). Silly Mummy blames Peppa’s splashing for this demand from The Toddler during recent torrential rain: ‘Wellies on! Jump in puddle pool! Splash in puddle pool! Please, Mummy!’
Silly Mummy’s hair got wet, Peppa. Mummy Pig doesn’t have hair, does she, Peppa? Think you’d still be running about in the rain if she did, Peppa? No, you wouldn’t, Peppa.

Anyway, as Silly Mummy was saying, some films have also been watched. Therefore, welcome to the second edition of ‘guess what film The Toddler is talking about‘: the game you didn’t know you were playing. To keep things interesting/make things interesting/no, things are still not interesting, this time each clue is to a different film.

On with the game. Below are The Toddler’s insightful film reviews. Can you guess all the films? There will be a special commendation for anyone who can get number three. (Tip: You may want to think about the second half of films. The Toddler missed the first half of most of the films doing this: ‘No, don’t want this one! Want more Peppa Pig! More Peppa Pig, please! No, not watch this one! Turn it off! Want watch more Peppa Pig! Not this one!’)

1. ‘Yes, watch poo stinky.’

2. (The Toddler is dancing) Silly Mummy asks, ‘Are you being a monkey?’
‘No, not being a monkey…Look a mess! Make a mess!’

3. ‘Calm down, calm down.’

4. ‘Broomstick! Witch! Witch! The Toddler fly away! Ready steady go! Fly away! The Toddler can do it. The Toddler witch. Look: The Toddler has got a rabbit! Now The Toddler is doing something!’

5. ‘Wants to wear dressings. Wants to go to ball. Dance…[Name Removed]’s dress gone. Look! What’s wrong with [Name Removed]? Sad…Bib dob Bob dob doo!’

6. ‘Roar!’

7. ‘No, not racing. Not doing racing. Doing circles.’

8. ‘No can’t watch doggy woof woof. Turn it off! Want watch more Peppa Pig!’

With such obvious descriptions, Silly Mummy is sure no one needs them, but here are the answers.

1. Winnie The Pooh
The Toddler apparently got the wrong end of the stick when Silly Mummy said, ‘Are you watching Winnie the Pooh?’

2. The Jungle Book
The Toddler tried to copy Louie’s dancing during I Wanna Be Like You, but she was not being a monkey, okay? The Toddler was also apparently concerned about all the mess Louie was making. Who’s going to clean that up? Baloo?

3. Tangled
Rapunzel was crying. Obviously. What do you mean you didn’t get it?

4. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Yes, the broomstick fishing rod came out. No, The Toddler did not magic any rabbits. But she was doing something.

5. Cinderella
Silly Mummy thought this one was quite a good description – and a fair rendition of Bibidi Babadi Bu – actually.

6. Monsters Inc
Because, you know, monsters roar.

7. Cars 2
They were not racing, they were just going in circles. Someone should employ The Toddler to commentate on Formula 1.

8. 101 Dalmatians
The Toddler only saw the first two minutes. She didn’t like it. It wasn’t Peppa Pig.

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  1. haha my toddler is just as obsessed with Peppa, but I have found that he will quite happily watch Home, Cars or Despicable Me just as much. So at least we have broadened our horizons a bit. #thelist

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Yes, I don’t know if mine will fight about it in future, as only Toddler decides currently. The Baby likes watching the baby signing, but she doesn’t care if it gets changed! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Berg says:

    Ha ha. I personally love Peppa Pig. However I do get called Daddy Pig now, which did leave me with a complex about my weight ha. I do also like this game. I will be playing this with my imaginative 4 year old tonight. Thank you, very funny well written post. #picknmix

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Thank you! I think I probably would not be so irritated by Peppa if the theme tune was better (or I heard it less bloody often)! I do keep expecting that we will start to be called Mummy and Daddy Pig at some point. Thanks for reading!

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Good thinking! But should I be considering the (slim) chance that she will get bored of the same episodes & I can convince her there’s no more & we should stop watching?? Devious, I know! Thanks for reading!

  3. Morna says:

    i actually kind of miss the peppa pig years- the girls don’t watch it so much now- we’re well into barbie and my little pony instead- I miss Daddy Pigs wry humour! One of our best ever purchases was a bundle of 9 peppa DVD s on eBay!

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Actually, I take your point – I will probably much prefer Peppa when Barbie is a potential alternative! Thanks for popping by!

  4. Emma's Mamma says:

    Emma loves Peppa Pig too! We’ve got season 8 and 9 but I think I’ve still seen all the episodes a million times (at least it feels that way). And she’s started singing the theme song so there’s no escaping it! Luckily she’s still young enough to just be happy the TV is on which means I don’t have to have Peppa on repeat so we mix it up with Ben and Holly’s little kingdom 🙂 #bigfatlinky

    • Silly Mummy says:

      We’ve actually never watched that, but there is a Ben & Holly ride in our local shopping mall & The Toddler is terrified of Ben & Holly! Thanks for popping by!

  5. alice says:

    The two scariest words in the English language: on demand. Do children not make enough demands already? When they realise that you have the power to make programmes of their choice appear, it’s game over!
    x Alice

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Yes, I think Cinderella was definitely the easiest. I think Bedknobs & Broomsticks wasn’t too bad if you have seen it recently, but not many people have, I’m sure! Thanks for reading!

  6. Rob says:

    Funny post that hits close to home. We went through the Dora phase where I think I started dreaming about being The Map and humming the tunes in the office. It will pass. #BigFatLinky

  7. What is it with that pink pig? My two went through the same obsession, which went on and on. To be honest they’d still watch her now, if she was on! They will now happily watch all sorts of films but of course FROZEN is the favourite. Thank you so much for linking up to #SundayStars xx

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Oh no – I’m not pleased that this can go on & on! I dared to let Toddler watch Frozen again the other week, having watched it ages ago with no interest…still no interest! So that’s nice! She quite likes Tangled, which I think is better! Thanks for hosting!

  8. martyn says:

    Great post. I can’t stand Peppa pig. And the boys kind of liked it. But I quickly drew them away from it. I’m lucky that the only bug programme for me is Mr tumble. Which I feel a rant post in him is due soon. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Well done on getting them away from Peppa! Ah, Mr Tumble – one of The Toddler’s first loves! He grew on me actually. He’s quite annoying, but I think the use of Makaton in TV programmes is really good, as it can be so helpful for kids with communication problems. Toddler has moved from Mr Tumble to Justin’s House now – I’m starting to think that Justin Fletcher will just be there throughout our kids growing up, with a slightly more grown up programme each time, until eventually they are obsessed with watching Justin’s Coronation Street! Thanks for popping by!

  9. Ahh yes the theme tune of peppa pig, who knew when we became parents that such musical joys would greet us!?
    These are great, I love a good game and failed on almost all of them! With poo a big part of a toddler’s life I think pooh is a bit confusing. My son has a pooh potty…his poo chair. Or is it his pooh chair? Even I don’t know. Given that we haven’t even got the semantics sorted, I think potty training could take years.
    Great post x

  10. Sarah says:

    My little girl is now Peppa obsessed. And the theme does haunt me in my dreams, literally! She calls it Bobby Pig and she’ll scream the house down when we change the channel!

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