I missed House Husbands this week, so I can’t say whether it lifted its game or not. What I did discover, however, after I published my last post was a great website on Television Tropes (I can’t believe I haven’t come across it before) and I realised that a couple of links to the site would have made a better (and much more concise) post than my actually post.
Why? Because (at least where my post related to the representations of father’s on television) all I was really talking about was the relationship of the Bumbling Dad that you see in almost all sitcoms and dramedies these days to the Standard 50’s Father, the trope that dominated sitcoms and dramedies in the sixties and seventies. Read both links and you’ll see what I mean.
Now, you’ll be devastated to know that kid’s television has also given itself over to the Bumbling Dad trope. A prime example being Peppa Pig, a show about a little pig called Peppa and her family. I couldn’t find an episode on Youtube that really exemplified the way Daddy Pig is represented, but I have inserted an episode below to give you a little bit of an idea.
If you can’t be bothered watching the whole thing, then at least watch the opening credits, because the real reason for writing all of the above, and making you watch an episode of a kid’s show, is to create a context for what I really want to share with you, and that is Tilly’s first venture into the world of vocal stylings.
Tilly and I worked together for a good 15 minutes to create our own version of the Peppa Pig theme song, and I thought it should be shared.
I know, I know…she’s clearly a child prodigy.