Why was the spider episode of Peppa Pig banned in Australia?

Why was the spider episode of Peppa Pig banned in Australia?

If you’re the parent of a young child or have been one in the past 10 to 15 years, you’re likely familiar with the British animated TV show Peppa Pig.

What is the spider’s name in Peppa Pig?

Mister Skinnylegs
Mister Skinnylegs is a black spider with a round smiley face, with black pupils too, and eight long and very skinny legs, as his name applies.

When did Peppa Pig start in Australia?

The show originally aired on 31 May 2004. The seventh season began broadcasting on 5 March 2021. Peppa Pig has been broadcast in over 180 countries.

Is Peppa Pig Australian or British?

Peppa Pig is a British preschool animated television series by Astley Baker Davies. The show revolves around Peppa, an anthropomorphic female pig and her family and peers.

Why isn’t Peppa Pig’s ‘spiders’ showed in Australia?

An episode of the British animated kids’ show ” Peppa Pig ” won’t be shown any more in Australia because it presents spiders as creatures children can befriend, whereas Down Under, that isn’t always true. In the episode, Peppa’s brother George finds a spider in the family’s sink.

Can spiders hurt you Peppa Pig?

‘Peppa Pig’ says ‘spiders can’t hurt you,’ Australia laughs. An episode of the kids’ show claiming spiders are harmless gets pulled Down Under, where numerous species can put you in the hospital with their bites.

Why did the mother turn off Peppa Pig?

According to Australian website Essential Baby, a Sydney mother watching Peppa Pig with her daughter switched the episode off and complained to pay TV provider Foxtel about the programme. Nick Jr originally defended the decision to air the episode, saying the episode is “light-hearted, friendly and very mild in impact”.

What happened to Mr Skinny leg on Peppa Pig?

The cartoon pig picks the spider up and tucks it into bed before Peppa says: “We are all going to have tea with Mister Skinny Leg.” The ABC banned the show but it was aired again on Nickelodeon channel Nick Jr on August 25 this year, although they have since agreed to remove the show.

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