The category of “Children’s TV” doesn’t usually involve giant male genitalia.
John Dillermand, a new TV show airing in Denmark, seems to have different ideas about whether or not children’s television can or should involve such content.
Some controversy in Denmark: there is a new children's TV show where the main character, John Dillermand, solves problems using his enormous dick.
— Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0) January 6, 2021
The stop-motion show follows the titular John Dillermand as he navigates strange situations caused by his extremely large penis.
It also seems that Mr. Dillermand’s member can also serve as a pogo stick, a lasso of sorts, and a tool (no pun intended) for all occasions.
denmark created a children’s claymation show about a guy with a MASSIVE d*ck called ‘John Dillermand’ and these are just a few of moments from the show pic.twitter.com/ibr1HUOwKY
— Millennial Grandma🎄Black Lives Matter (@MillennialGran7) January 7, 2021
this is actually so funny (yes that's supposed to be his dick and yes this is john dillermand) pic.twitter.com/Dslr4HSyFi
— Kris⁹¹ carrd byf !! (@91ORCHID) January 11, 2021
US public broadcasting kids TV: We are not ready to have gay characters. Pull the funding!
Denmark: Join John Dillermand, the man with the world’s longest penis as he overcomes hardships and challenges with his record-breaking genitals.https://t.co/6sN55TF4yn
— A Donald Not Booted from this Website (@donmoyn) January 6, 2021
At first, I was utterly horrified by John Dillermand, a Danish kids show about a man with an enormous, prehensile penis with a mind of its own. Then I was… no, still mostly horrified. https://t.co/xphhns8rRe
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) January 6, 2021
Danish kids have just had the 1st episode of a TV show about a guy with a giant superhuman penis. Called ‘John Dillermand’ it follows the exploits of an ordinary man with an extraordinarily versatile appendage. Kind of a Swiss Army Penis I guess.
Another unrealistic role model.. pic.twitter.com/dNFELubXJE
— Mothra P.I. (@Hardywolf359) January 10, 2021
Dillermand is very popular throughout Denmark, with over 200,000 Danish folks tuning into episode 1. The show has been met with “hilarity” throughout the nation for the most part.
However, not everybody is thrilled about the central conceit of the show.
“As a parent, I am mildly shaken and shocked by the line you are currently choosing,” wrote a concerned parent on Facebook to Ramasjang, the subset of the public broadcast network airing the show.
“I am deeply outraged and think it is SO perverse and inappropriate television for young children. This is the last time I let my children see Ramasjang!”
This show would make me so confused about what Male Genitalia could do
— Bethany Quitral (@BQuitral) January 8, 2021
The country that brought children Lego has an update
— Ok (@jeremyvipond) January 8, 2021
I'm glad English speakers finally found out about it. Welcome to Denmark; Leave your maturity at the border. 😂🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰
It doesn't help that the main guy is named what equates to "John Weiner".
— Ocfos – 🔞 (@Ocfos) January 6, 2021
Nice problems to have
— Gavin cashmere (@cashmere_gavin) January 10, 2021
This indeed seems very Denmark.
— Adelle (@AdelleActually) January 6, 2021
Conservative members of the right-wing Denmark People’s Party have also spoken up to criticize the show.
“I don’t believe that looking at adult men’s genitals should be made into something common for children,” wrote Morten Messerschmidt.
But creators of the show say they just want to make kids laugh, and due to the number of inane situations we see Mr. John Dillermand get into in the trailer alone, it seems to succeed in that regard.
I may actually have died. Basically, his penis is a monkey tail. OMGhttps://t.co/6JWDcqdBPZ
— Serema Storm (@SeremaStorm) January 10, 2021
John Dillermand pic.twitter.com/wLqejgTRgD
— たろー (@hanpa64) January 10, 2021
OMG I’m dying. 🤣🤣🤣
— Holly Hoye 🇨🇦 (@hollyhoye) January 8, 2021
So I actually watched the first episode of this the other day and the sheer ridiculousness makes it reasonably entertaining.
— Bluesheep (@bluesheep100) January 10, 2021
Denmark i know we're going through some stuff but you guys okay over there?
— Hi I'm Lamb (@HiImHex2) January 10, 2021
The show will continue airing on Denmark’s public broadcasting company, known as DR.
If nothing else, the future jokes coming out of this generation of Denmark’s children will be absolutely hilarious.