TV Network Defends New Children’s TV Show About A Man With A Giant, Out Of Control Penis

TV Network Defends New Children’s TV Show About A Man With A Giant, Out Of Control Penis

A Danish TV network has defended its launch of an animated series that features a man with a giant, uncontrollably long penis. The show, called John Dillermand, is aimed at four- to eight-year-olds and focuses on a man with the “world’s longest willy” and how he uses it to save the world. While many believe the show is inappropriate for such a young audience, DR, the country’s biggest public broadcasting channel, is standing firmly behind it.

  1. Is there anything John Dillermand’s “dillermand” can’t do? Apparently, “dillermand” is danish slang for penis, which makes the title of the program all too apt. The show sees him using it to lift flags, rescue people in danger, and even steal some ice cream when the mood strikes. Well, that’s pretty naughty!
  2. It doesn’t necessarily look like a penis. While it’s very clear what this extremely long appendage exiting John’s nether regions is meant to be, it’s not too graphic in its detail, thank goodness. Instead, it just looks like an extension of his red and white striped outfit. It’s really rather humorous to see.
  3. The network thinks there’s no issue with kids seeing the show. In fact, they believe it sends positive messages about body image and makes kids realize their bodies are natural and nothing to be ashamed of. “We think it’s important to be able to tell stories about bodies,” DR said in a Facebook post. “In the series, we recognize (young children’s) growing curiosity about their bodies and genitals, as well as embarrassment and pleasure in the body.”
  4. This is pretty much the norm in Denmark. Attitudes about sexuality and the human body are much more relaxed, so John Dillermand is kinda no big deal. “It’s a very Danish show. We have a tradition to push the limits and use humor and we think it’s totally normal,” education expert Sophie Munster told AFP.
  5. The first episode of the show, which debuted earlier this month, has been a massive hit. Since it premiered on January 2, the first episode has been watched hundreds of thousands of times. Looks like they’ve got a success on their hands!

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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