Danish public television network DR has premiered , an eyebrow-raising new kids’ show that dares to ask: What if we basically remade Curious George, but it was about a claymation man and his massive penis?
The show’s theme song, even once translated into English, clearly sums up the show by explaining, “John Pee-Pee / He has the world’s longest pee-pee / There’s almost nothing he can’t do with it.” Later lyrics explain that while John does grapple with embarrassment over his anatomy, he can “save the whole world if he’s just allowed,” while imagery whizzes by of the titular hero taming a lion that’s attacking an ice-cream stand, floating over power lines with balloons attached to his member, etc., etc. You get the idea.
The public Danish broadcaster producing the show–which is under fire for every kind of backlash you’re imagining while reading this–is patiently responding to a steady stream of criticism against the show . However, for every comment criticizing the perceived inappropriate content, there are also parents like Maya Schäffer Falster, who praises the show: “Please never stop talking to children as children, the only ones who can get anything sexually out of that program are puritan adults.” DR has also responded by explaining that the show is meant to impart body positivity and to tell stories about the body and genitals–a curiosity that can be both embarrassing and fun.
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