A DINNER party where the majority of guests are parents was dominated by an in-depth analysis of animated rescue dog show Paw Patrol.
Friends at the long-awaited get-together devoted several hours to a vigorous deconstruction of the ubiquitous kids’ show and accompanying toy line.
Stay-at-home father Joseph Turner said: “It’s subtlely satirising capitalist power structures. The proletariat pups do all the work but still have to sleep outside, while ruling-class Ryder commands them to protect the status quo lead from his tower.
“The lack of any parental figure, despite the fact that Ryder is only 10, is an obvious nod to the immature, unchecked power of the elite.”
Fellow literature graduate Susan Traherne agreed: “It reinforces the values of the patriarchy, which is why Skye, the only girl pup, wears pink and has a passive, observing role.”
Other talking points included the parallels between idiotic Mayor Goodway and Donald Trump, and whether bumbling marine biologist Cap’n Turbot represents the demise of academia.
The dinner party’s two childless gave up trying to follow the conversation after 10 minutes and enjoyed a spirited discussion about gigs, drugs and the best sexting emojis.