Peppa Pig is a British animated television series starring an anthropomorphic female pig named Peppa, her pig family and her friends of various different animal species.
On May 31st, 2004, the first Peppa Pig episode premiered on Britain's Channel 5. On August 22nd, 2005, the American version of the show premiered on Cartoon Network's preschool television programming block. As of April 2017, a total of four seasons containing 52 episodes each, along with two additional special episodes, have been released.\
In September 2014, the Peppa Pig Wiki was created, garnering upwards of 3,300 pages over the next several years. On January 4th, 2015, YouTuber Two Beardy Dorks uploaded a Peppa Pig-themed Thug Life video (shown below, left). On July 22nd, 2016, YouTube Jeff MyName uploaded a "montage parody": featuring Peppa Pig footage (shown below, right).
Peppa Pig's "My First Album"
On July 15th, 2019, Peppa Pig's Twitter account announced that "Peppa Pig My First Album" will be available to stream on July 19th (shown below). The tweet gained over 16,500 likes in four days.
The next day, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea retweeted Peppa Pig saying, "It’s over for me now" as her own album was due to be released on the same day (shown below, left). The tweet garnered 62,200 likes and 11,800 retweets in three days. Peppa Pig responded that day with a GIF of Peppa Pig playing dress up and quoting Iggy Azalea's lyrics (shown below, center). The tweet gained over 7,600 likes in three days. Finally, Iggy Azalea responded by tweeting, "Collab with me now or you’ll end up a breakfast special peppa" (shown below, right). The tweet accumulated over 77,100 likes and 14,400 retweets.
On July 18th, In anticipation of the Peppa Pig's new album, Peppa Pig began trending on Twitter. On July 19th, the Peppa Pig twitter account announced that "Peppa Pig My First Album has finally dropped" (shown below). The tweet garnered over 3,400 likes and 1,200 retweets in a day.
On November 15th, 2014, YouTuber Stephen Rattigan uploaded a video titled "Peppa for Adults episode 1," featuring Peppa Pig footage dubbed with expletive-ridden dialogue (shown below, left). In 2016, YouTuber Baby Funny TV uploaded a fan-made video titled "#Peppa pig #Dental #Cry #Afraid #Story #Nursery Rhymes Lyrics #Kids," in which Peppa visits a dentist who uses a variety of frightening tools on her, causing her to cry. The original YouTube channel has since been removed, but mirrored versions of the video have been reuploaded (shown below, right).
On March 16th, 2017, the news site The Outline published an article titled "YouTube Has a Fake Peppa Pig Problem," in which the author complained about her child discovering the Baby Funny TV video. On March 27th, the BBC Trending YouTube channel uploaded a video titled "The disturbing YouTube videos that are tricking children" (shown below).
On March 31st, The Sun published an interview with YouTuber Stephen Rattigan, who blamed parents giving their children access to iPhones and iPads for exposing their kids to upsetting content. On April 16th, 2017, Redditor trueBlue1074 submitted a post asking about the YouTube videos to /r/OutOfTheLoop.
In February 2019, rumors began circulating that the character Momo was being maliciously edited into in Peppa Pig videos on YouTube. On February 27th, The Daily Dot published an statement from YouTube, in which they denied receiving any "recent evidence" or videos promoting the suicide game on the platform:
"Contrary to press reports, we’ve not received any recent evidence of videos showing or promoting the Momo challenge on YouTube. Content of this kind would be in violation of our policies and removed immediately."
Peppa Pig Hanging Up
Peppa Pig Hanging Up, also known as Peppa Hangs Up the Phone, is a scene from the Peppa Pig episode "Whistling", which is often used online as a reaction image.
Peppa Pig "Grown Up Music" Parodies
Peppa Pig “Grown Up Music” Videos are edited versions of a clip from the children’s show Peppa Pig, in which music played over a radio in the cartoon is replaced with other music, usually of a coarse or bizarre nature.