Peppa Pig seems pretty sweet and kind, right? She has that smile pasted on her pink face 24/7, after all, possibly leading viewers to assume she's all goodness and light. But, similarly to other truly brilliant charmers, young Peppa has a lot more going on behind that smile than what meets the surface. Case in point: These
Peppa Pig quotes are a master class in sass, despite the fact they're geared towards teaching your children valuable life lessons. I wonder if the sass was added for the benefit of parents? Either way, her one-liners are pretty hilarious... and brutally honest.
As many parents are probably well aware,
Peppa Pig is a Nick Jr. show starring Peppa, her family, and various animal friends who speak in charming British accents, which makes everything sound a tad better. The show has been on television since 2004 (it had a small hiatus from 2013 to 2015), but in recent years, among the under-4 set. The show is watched in 180 countries all over the world, with little American fans becoming so enamored with the series that some parents have reported their Peppa Pig has found epic popularity children taking on a British accent when they talk. Ha!
Without any further ado, here are 15
Peppa Pig quotes that showcase her sassy side. Laugh At The Ones You Love
Body shaming isn't Peppa's only
raison d'etre. When someone is in a tight spot, say, Daddy Pig gets stuck on the slide because he's too big, she really likes to rub it in. As the poor man sits there wedged on the slide, gently telling Peppa it's not funny (as she scrambled up behind him to revel in his misery), the little pig calls down, "It looks very funny Daddy!" Kids Have No Filter
Presumably Peppa Pig loves Daddy Pig, but she is not exactly gently nudging him to make healthier choices. In several episodes
Peppa full-on body shames Daddy Pig for having a "big tummy," like the time when he jumped in the pool to cool down and she reminded him, "Silly Daddy, your tummy is too big." Sometimes She's A Sore Loser
Peppa's best friend is Suzy Sheep, who is apparently amazing at playing cards. So amazing, in fact, that she won two games in a row during a playdate with Peppa in an
episode called "The Quarrel." Unfortunately, however, Peppa accused her of cheating. But instead of offering up a genuine "I'm sorry" when she decided to apologize, she doubled down and said on the phone... "But you did cheat." Oy. Going After Grandpa Pig
Peppa Pig is an equal-opportunity shamer, I guess. Want some proof? In an episode called "Grandma and Grandpa Pig's Attic," Peppa visits her grandparents, a visit that didn't go to smoothy. When her grandfather shows her the attic, here's what goes down:
Peppa: "What's an attic?"
Grandpa Pig: "It's where we keep all our old things."
Peppa: "Like YOU Grandpa?"
Stay strong, Granda Pig.
No Time For Adult Talk
Honestly, I might not blame Peppa for this one. It all started when Peppa's father and uncle got together for a chat, during which she got bored. Like immediately bored, so much so that she says to them, "Blah, blah, blah that's how daddies talk!" When her aunt points out that her baby cousin,
Alexander Pig, likes when she talks, she says, "That's because I'm very interesting."
That's what you call staggering confidence, folks.
Silence Is Golden
So, this is not a quote, per se, but just one of the most hilarious moments on
Peppa Pig. She and her pal, Suzie Sheep, are both learning how to whistle. Suzie nails it and shows off her new skill to Peppa over the phone. But instead of reveling in her friend's new trick, a shattered looking Peppa slowly hangs up on her friend. Poor George
Throughout Season 1 of
Peppa Pig, she was pretty busy letting her little brother George have it, to the point where "George you've done it all wrong!" became something of a catchphrase. As someone with little brothers, however, I side with Peppa on this one. He probably was doing it all wrong. All About The Balloons
"In the world there are two kind of balloons. Up balloons and down balloons." — from the episode, "
Peppa Pig and George Pig Chasing Dinosaur Balloons." If this isn't a divinely simple way to encourage your kids to be positive and cheerful, I don't know what is. Apparently, Peppa can get pretty esoteric when she wants to. Follow The Rules
If you're worried Peppa is just a wild and crazy pig, relax. She knows when to
follow the rules when it's important. Let's not forget when she said, "If you are jumping up and down in muddy puddles you must wear rain boots." And that girl loves a muddy puddle so she knows what she's talking about. There When You Need Her
Mandy Mouse, a new character who uses a wheelchair, was first introduced on P eppa Pig she was instantly brought into the fold. Peppa exclaimed "Mandy, you're good!" when she played basketball, which is rather unusual for the competitive young pig.
In the end, Peppa is a complicated character with deep feelings and flaws. Just like the rest of us. So perhaps that's what your kids can learn from her. You can make mistakes and keep trying, it's going to be okay.
Why Does Daddy Pig Keep Trying?
Peppa roasts Daddy Pig again.
Peppa had a school project to make a castle. It was
her school project, I might add. Not Daddy Pig’s. And yet there he sat at the breakfast table with George and Mommy Pig and Peppa, throwing his idea hat into the ring. He pulled a cereal box and two yogurt cartons together and made a makeshift castle.
“What have you got?” he asked Peppa. “A box with pots on it,” she replied. Then added, “No Daddy, it has to be good.” There’s no pleasing her.
George Should Have Known Better
Peppa and George play in the snow.
episode called “Snow,” George is convinced by Peppa to play snowballs after he laughs when she got snow on herself. Her immediate response was a frown and to tell her baby brother, “That’s not funny, George.” She basically hits him with an avalanche after chasing him down. I’m sorry but it’s pretty funny. Until George cries. To be fair, he should have known better by this point. Suzie Sheep, Playing A Risky Game
Suzie Sheep gets attacked again.
Suzie Sheep really takes her licks from Peppa over the years, and in an episode called “Chatterbox,” she decided to give as good as she got. She told Peppa she talked too much, and Peppa did not take it well. At all.
She did a rough impression of Suzie walking around and saying, “Ooh, look at me, I’m Suzie Sheep, and you say this. ‘Micky, macky, boo, baa, boo.” Harsh. Daddy Pig Cannot Catch A Break
Daddy Pig really gets it from Peppa.
episode called “Mirrors,” Daddy Pig dares to stand in front of a funhouse mirror and gently joke that the “mirror looks normal to me.” With a cruel little smile on her face, Peppa says, “Daddy, where’s your big tummy gone?” And they all laugh and laugh. Finally, Mommy Pig Gets A Taste Of Sassy Peppa
Peppa Pig hassles her mom.
Daddy Pig is forever getting hassled by Peppa, but it’s rare for Mommy Pig to get it. Except that one episode called
“Cleaning The Car,” when Mommy Pig drives through a puddle and Peppa tells her “Mommy, now you’ve made the car all muddy again.” Can you blame Daddy Pig for getting excited and jumping in by saying, “Ha ha, naughty, Mommy,” knowing that Peppa will add, “Naughty, messy Mommy.”
That pig doesn’t give anyone a break.