Gabriella Goat Sues Peppa Pig

Ever heard of Peppa Pig?  Apparently he’s a charming little swine on European TV.  He may be the Euro version of Stewie Griffin for all we know.  What we do know is that nearly every Peppa Pig video on Youtube is at least an hour long.  Some are 4 hours.  What kind of abominable Euro parent is putting their kid in front of a laptop for 4 hours to watch this British pig do whatever it is he does?  I just wanted to find a 30 second clip in which he maybe swears or something, but no such luck.  With that in mind, here’s 4 hours of Peppa Pig.  I dare you to watch it.

So why should you care about Peppa?  He’s being sued for €100,000 by an Italian lady whose name is Gabriella Capra.  Why is she suing? Capra is Italian for goat, and when Peppa introduced the new character Gabriella Goat, Ms. Capra became the subject of ridicule from friends and coworkers.

There are so many things wrong with this story it’s hard to pick a place to begin.  This woman is 40 and Capra has always meant goat.  Only now do people make fun of her for having a cartoon name?  Her name is Gabriella Goat, the cartoon didn’t do that to her, her parents did.  And what kind of people does she work with (her profession is listed as businesswoman) that they are aware of this cartoon character but also see the need to mock their 40 year old coworker because of it?  And why is any of it the fault of the producers of the show?

If this sounds familiar to you, it may be because this exact thing happened on The Simpsons back in season 10.  The show Police Cops had a character named Homer Simpson who was at first a cool bad ass but then was rewritten as this guy;

The result of this was Homer changing his name to Max Power, which is exactly what Gabriella Goat should be doing instead of suing a cartoon pig for ruining her life.  Her name sucks independent of the cartoon, this is a great opportunity to try to make things better.  Some appropriately European sounding names she could go with include;

  • Fatima LaVag
  • Chanterelle Boxmaster
  • Esmerelda LaCooch
  • Bonnie Lass
  • Tits MacGee
  • Maria Conchita Alonso
  • Benedictina Cumberbatch

There are clearly many solutions to this problem that don’t involve suing a children’s show.  Hopefully she makes the right choice before she gets made fun of again in court for filing a stupid lawsuit.