Clever! This is the No.1 reason your child is obsessed with Peppa Pig 1 month ago

Clever! This is the No.1 reason your child is obsessed with Peppa Pig

Fair, we guess.

Chances are if you've got a little one at home, you're pretty familiar with Peppa Pig and have definitely seen at least one episode of the animated series.

Or 1,001 episodes, depending how much of a fan your toddler is.

The beloved animated series has been broadcast in more than 180 territories and in over 40 languages.

The animated pig character, along with her brother George, are hugely popular in most houses.

Not only can you get them on TV, but also DVDs and on YouTube, so there is no end to the supply of episodes. Not to mention the books and merchandise to go along with it.

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It turns out, though, that there's actually a pretty logical reason behind your little one's obsession with Peppa Pig.

Producer Phil Davies revealed in an interview with The Guardian's Ben Beaumont-Thomas that using a child to voice Peppa made the character relatable for young viewers.

Peppa Pig

Mark Baker, the series' co-creator, added:

"When Peppa came out, there were a lot of children’s characters that didn’t really have a family, or parents.

"Our experience was that children don’t like laughing at themselves, but do like laughing at their parents. By having a Mummy and Daddy Pig, we could get humour in without having to laugh at the child character.

Yep, makes sense to us.