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  • Adaptation Displacement: Few children nowadays are intriduced to Pippi by reading the books. More often, they watch the movies first and might read the books later.
  • Critical Research Failure: Except from useless pirates that is 300 years late to a country which never even practised pirating, do the useless polices in the live action series and movies paradoxically have the police uniforms of 1979, while there appears to only be two polices in the town, despite Sweden since 1973 have been divided into police districts. Also, no governmental organization has had the authority to take a child into custody of the Child- and Carity-organization, if the child resides in a house that either belongs to a legal guardian or a legal guardian have given to the child. The 1989 movie takes this Up to Eleven.
    • Concerning the child-service laws, it has to be taken to account that Pippi's father is originally presumed dead, and later, if Pippi were to be a normal child, his actions would constitute abusive neglect. Also, there has been plenty of piracy in the Baltic Sea, though not in the 20th century.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The 1969 TV opening song has gone memetic. Just about every child in Sweden knows it. It's especially popular in Germany, to the point that it's been covered by punk bands, remixed by techno DJs, and even big crowds at soccer games will spontaneously sing it.
  • Ear Worm: Along with being a song just about every kid in Sweden can sing, the opening to the 1969 series is this. Big time. "Här kommer Pippi Långstrump, tjolla hopp, tjolla hej, tjolla hoppsan-sa..."
  • Escapist Character: Pippi is essentially a power fantasy for children.
  • Rule-Abiding Rebel: You'd think a child with superhuman strength and a complete disregard for rules would be indiscriminately violent or even murderous, but she only gets into relatively innocent mischief. She was more rebellious in the original version of the book, which was published after Astrid Lindgren's death. It was given the title Ur-Pippi.
  • Values Dissonance: Pippi's father, titled "Negro King of the South Sea", or "Cannibal King."
    • The Animated Adaptation from 1997 tried to get rid of the Unfortunate Implications by changing it to "Rear Admiral of the Kingdom of Kurrekurredutt."
    • In modern Norwegian adaptations and translations, he's referred to only as a "King of The South Sea"
      • Actually, that's only in the audio version.
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