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Quentin Tarantino Reckons Peppa Pig Is The ‘Greatest British Export Of This Decade’

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Quentin Tarantino Reckons Peppa Pig Is The ‘Greatest British Export Of This Decade’

Quentin Tarantino believes Peppa Pig is the 'greatest British export' that has crossed the pond this decade.

The legendary director knows how to create an incredible piece of entertainment, so you know he has a taste for the finer things in the industry.

While you might think he would turn his nose up at children's programming, he actually has undeniable praise for one show in particular.

He was introduced to the friendly pig and her family thanks to his young son.

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Peppa Pig and George. Credit: Instagram/@officialpeppa
Peppa Pig and George. Credit: Instagram/@officialpeppa

Speaking to Empire magazine, the Django Unchained star said: “I actually do like Peppa Pig; I watch it a lot. I’ll say it – Peppa Pig is the greatest British import of this decade.” 

Tarantino says he really enjoys watching it, and, look, he's not wrong. That show is lit.

He added that watching Peppa Pig was far less consuming than when he was roped into watching another animated program with his son.

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The director told the entertainment outlet about the time when he thought he was just watching the Despicable Me sequel.

 “I thought I was hitting a Minions cartoon, and I realise it’s Despicable Me Part 2," Tarantino recalled.

"And [my son] seemed to be interested in the opening credits, so I go, ‘Okay, I guess we’re watching Despicable Me Part 2. He gets up and he walks behind the couch, but he’s still watching the TV.

"We watched it for 20 minutes, until it was time for him to go to the park, and then the next day we watched another 15 minutes of it."

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Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

He said it took him around a week to finally finish the movie. To this day, it's the only film that the two-year-old has seen.

Hopefully Quentin will wait a few more years before showing his son any of the movies that he's brought to life over the years because they are...not exactly child-friendly.

If you thought it was ridiculous for Tarantino to claim that Peppa Pig is a great export from the UK, you don't have to look too far to see its influence.

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American kids have lapped up the show so much that their accents have slowly warped into British.

According to the study, the colourful series became the second most popular cartoon in the United States in 2020, just behind SpongeBob SquarePants.

And, as a result of prolonged exposure, it's led to them using phrases such as 'telly' and 'ready, steady, go'.

According to reports, some even went as far as ditching the traditional US pronunciation of 'mommy' and swapping it for the more British counterpart 'mummy'.

Featured Image Credit: London Entertainment / Alamy Stock Photo. Peppa Pig

Topics: Quentin Tarantino, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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