I enjoyed reading this. Nice font btw - I got myself an Erika 10 lately, because of the typeface, and I think it is the same.
Nothing is sacred! Honestly, there's so much dependent on local stereotypes and history of the US here that I don't know how well the humor translates to another culture.It is quite a delightful typeface, for your own comparison it's about 14cpi. I also bought my Optima (Erika) for the same reason mostly, but it turned out being one of my favorites to use anyway. :)
I don't know why but this reminded me of "The Tin Drum". Interesting character this Peabody!
Perhaps something to watch...