1 Plot 2 Synopsis 2.1 Chapter 1: Wool Ewe Ever Change? 2 comments. Too bad we have so few episodes of this. I'm no Ranting Swede, I'll admit. 873k members in the nostalgia community. Always cracked me up. Sheep in the Big City (2000) Sheep in the Big City is an American animated television series which ran on Cartoon Network for two seasons, from November 17, 2000, to April 7, 2002. There’s not much plot to speak of within the show, on the whole or even within episodes themselves. Directed by Tom Warburton. However, General Specific of the Secret Military Organization had an evil plan to use Sheep in his new invention, the Sheep-Powered Ray Gun (which oddly had had a sheep-shaped hole in it). I remember disliking this show because of the animation style. He has brown shoes also. Anime, Gaming, Comics and everything inbetween! At the very least, CN’s increasingly kid-friendly image definitely made it feel like an anomaly when it came out. If you haven't sought out the show yet, please do. With Kevin Seal, James Godwin, Ken Schatz, Stephanie D'Abruzzo. Created by Mo Willems, who later made a name for himself in writing children’s books, this decidedly well-beyond-the-child-demographic children’s show made its official series premiere on 17 November 2000, well after its pilot had been aired since August of the same year. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Public: Operation...KT...STWNFTR...GAMST...HDG...AAS? Despite this, the show didn’t last long, running only two seasons before disappearing into obscurity. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events Nostalgia is often triggered by something reminding you of a happier time. from Jeff Brown Plus . report. It’s not designed in the same way as other comedies to be broadly entertaining to just about anyone who gets the joke, regardless of how on-point the execution is. He also has a dark green hat along with an army uniform that shows badges that prove his rank. Take this exchange from the pilot episode, where General Specific and Private Public are discussing a strategy to capture Sheep while walking through a repeating background cycle (see the cleaning lady in the back): General Specific: Take this. Specific: You could always use the acronym. Then Sheep decided to live in the big city. When sheep was born he apperently looked like a sheep acording to his formor owner farmer John. That joke I described above is, like the rest of the show, hysterical; however, it’s not usually the kind of thing that would make sense to children. Actually can't remember any episodes, but remember that such show existed. Especially the Ranting Swede at the end of some episodes? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Then there’s the fact that at the end of “chapters” of the episode, skits pop up that may come in the form of commercials (the Oxymoron company--”power of an ox!”--is a recurring sponsor), and every episode ends with a Ranting Swede. Hi there! At the time, Cartoon Network was evolving well beyond their nostalgic Turner based image into a more child-oriented network (regarding primetime material, anyway, since [adult swim] was just around the corner). Tomar & Sheep in the Big City: A strategic alliance. The entire show is like this (though there is a distinct difference between the two seasons, in that in S2 everyone talks at normal speed--before, most characters spoke quite slowly), and that’s what makes it so lovable. 100 votes, 15 comments. "We want to … Clifford: The Big Red Dog. es:Going Off the Sheep End Going Off the Sheep End is the fourth episode of Sheep in the Big City. (Reportedly, [adult swim] themselves didn’t like the show.) Even within such episodes, there isn’t much plot to go around: stuff happens, yes, but the fun of the show comes with how the plot and the padding come together. Watch Sheep in the Big City - Season 2, Episode 6 - The Wool of the People: General Specific can't capture Sheep because of the new law put up by the mayor of the Big City… By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Cartoon Network Shows No One Talks About (2019) (TV Episode) Sheep in the Big City gets an honorable mention. General Specific is short and plump compared to the other soldiers. Close. Quick Jump Gaming Forum Aside from the pilot, the series isn’t officially in release. We get it, ads suck, but they do help keep small sites like ours alive. (Kevin Seal is especially remarkable as both Sheep and General Specific.) And the militery will stop at nothing to catch him for the sheep ray. In other words, it was basically an adult cartoon--except it wasn’t, because it had a kid-friendly rating and didn’t really contain much in the way of “dirty humour”. Great write up on this weird short lived show :). Here we can take pleasure in reminiscing about the good ol' days... times we shared with loved ones, both humorous and sad. I too came in here to remark about the Ranting Swede! Little does he know that from now on he will be chased by a secret military organization. Private Public and General Specific. Created by Mo Willems. If "Sheep" Season 1 sells close to as well, don't be surprised if one of the first things you guys hear after the new year is that CN is putting it on DVD as well. So grab your Pogs, Surge cans and Thriller cassettes, and we'll see you in /r/nostalgia! Sheep In The Big City season 1 episode 1 In The Baa-ginning : Sheep decides to leave Farmer Brown in pursuit of a happy life in the Big City. Sheep is the main protagonist in Sheep in the big city. The art is simplistically pleasing (taking influence from Picasso paintings), but the animation is too weak to hold the show entirely--so the show refers to its writing for its hilarity. No one ever talks about Sheep, or Robot Jones or Time Squad, but I love them all! Sheep in the Big City. It’s not just great because of the writing (and there is much, much more where that came from) but also because of the characters’ delivery. Wow, it brings some memories back. SO happy to see someone talk about this. I wouldn't be inclined to end a discussion with a rant. Whether it's an old commercial or a book from your past, it belongs in /r/nostalgia. That, and it was pretty niche overall. Owners of The Black Sheep have set out to make some changes at their restaurant, in order to accommodate more people during the pandemic. The scene is remarkably effective, both visually (in which it pokes fun at the means of limited animation) and especially verbally. Cow & Chicken. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course, but with those shows around at the time, SitBC feels like a relic from well before its time. Now that fast, wonky art style is all over tv, especially Cartoon Network. I am an angry scientist. He has a big nose and a square face and green eyes. Farmer John wears a red hat along with a yellow shirt and blue overals. It’s basically an alternative comedy, deriving from all kinds of wordplay and observational humour and numerous inspired fourth-wall breaking gags and general deconstruction of TV programming--and it’s executed with a distinct charm. The appeal of the show comes from, above all, its sense of humour. But whereas something like, say, Johnny Bravo ends up appealing to a broad audience for its inspired slapstick execution of an otherwise mature premise, SitBC never really goes for a style of humour that’s on the same level as the kiddies. 9. Your best bet for finding episodes is to look on the Internet for recordings. It’s rather midbrow in its humour, and it’s not a particularly mainstream style either. Where the ten-year rule seems to apply, in my opinion, is the fact that it’s ten years too late for its time--and I think that’s why the show didn’t have the kind of novel staying power beyond its premiere the way it did. Angry!!! Sheep in the Big City is an American animated television series created by Mo Willems for Cartoon Network, and the 9th of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.The series' pilot first premiered as part of Cartoon Network's "Cartoon Cartoon Summer" on August … There was also a DVD release of a few episodes somewhere in the UK. The titular Sheep fled to the titular Big City in order to escape the sinister Secret Military Organization, who were seeking him to use in their sheep-powered ray gun. We noticed you have adblock installed. I love it! The premiere marked the highest rated of CN’s original programming, beating out previous record-holder Courage the Cowardly Dog and holding the record for four years until Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends took the name. 8 years ago. Basically, this could be the best chance ya'll are ever gonna get to get "Sheep" on DVD. Whether … Pepper Ann. (Think Rocky and Bullwinkle turned up to 11.) With James Godwin, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Joey Mazzarino, Ken Schatz. The rest of the show focuses on the mishaps that occur around being a sheep living in the big city and struggling to fit in while also escaping from that military team. The jokes aren’t particularly easy to pull off and aren’t necessarily cheap. Sheep in the Big City is #9. Press J to jump to the feed. Hopefully you'll enjoy it. God I love Sheep in the Big City. All within the span of a half-hour (this was also CN’s first original show to have all episodes running at half-hour length, preceding the more popular Samurai Jack). Oxymorons abound (even the name of the show has it) and plenty of puns to spare, so this show definitely stocks itself up for your amusement. The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. share. 2.2 Chapter 2: Angora Get You, Sucker! 22 images of the Sheep in the Big City cast of characters. It got dubbed twice to Arabic! TELETOON Sheep in the Big City Promo. Sheep(voiced by Kevin Seal) is an anthropomorphic sheep, who is the main protagonist of the series. Watch Sheep in the Big City - Season 1, Episode 3 - To Bleat or Not To Bleat: A girl called Lisa Rental saves Sheep from General Specific so that she can keep him as a pet. Farmer John becomes a football player, while Sheep gets amnesia from a hit on the head. Created by illustrator Mo Willems, Sheep in the Big City (2000-2002) was one of the last shows aired as part of Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoons.. Photos of the Sheep in the Big City (Show) voice actors. I remember watching this really late when I was 13. I’m very much in the former camp personally: it was an especially interesting show on all accounts and feels so effortlessly charming. CN did release the first season on iTunes in the mid-2000’s but soon took it down and that was about as far as it got. So allow me to simply say: for any English-language lover and city familiar, this show is a real keeper and worthy of being a classic of sorts.. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Private Public: Isn’t that...a little long for a code name? Evil Con Carne. Posted by 2 hours ago. It’s one thing to bill your show on a premise that isn’t exactly one most children are expected to grasp. I really enjoyed watching this and some Ben 10 back in the day when CN mena wasn't about listening to lazy ass parents and cutting off loads of $h!t. Nostalgia is often triggered by something reminding you of a happier time. It wasn’t the shows with the most adult humour that felt out of place--it was the shows with the least kid-friendly appeal. Such beautiful visuals, such hilarious quick witted writing, such a weird ass premise overall. Every episode begins with something Sheep is watching before cutting to the theme song. I am Weasel. I honestly thought this was the result of a fever dream. Had the show come out in, say, 1990, it likely would have been seen as a bigger deal; the relevance of the material and its mature sense of humour seems more in-place before the years cartoons ended up more like actual adult cartoons with their hip attitude towards mature humour and simplistic animation. Hamtaro. The original subreddit, now archived. Reboot. hide. The pilot revolves around a sheep named Sheep that is forced to go on the lam from Far Mer Brown’s farm (and yes, that is how you spell his name) when a unique military agency led by General Specific and Private Public (with special assistance from the Angry Scientist, voiced by Willems himself, and you better make sure you get that name right) target him for being the key to powering their sheep-powered raygun. In this fellow’s humble opinion, though, the show was a truly special something that deserved better. Classic shows were transitioning to the newly-fledged Boomerang network, and CN was focusing on making their own in-house productions that went beyond nostalgia for the grownups. Sure, the other shows were appealing to adults, but they weren’t this restrictive with their appeal. In other words, it’s about as relevant now as it was when it premiered in 2000. Batman Beyond. Sheep goes to the city to get away from General Specific, and his minion Private Public to avoid being tested on weaponry, and military related subjects at the Secret Military Organization. As for me, I'm trying to find shows that exist in a similar vein, even looking beyond the English language as means of such entertainment. It’s great, too, because the show is essentially pitched at a satirical level without being too narrow in scope so as to sustain a strong sense of longevity. Here's a promo I wrote and produced for one our many unique Cartoon Network imports. See, the show has a narrator, Ben Plotz, that narrates the events of the show. The brand of humour, with the power of an ox! 874k members in the reddit.com community. Loved this show as a little girl when it first aired and have always considered it to be wildly underrated. I'm not mad!! Good old days. Donkey Kong Country. KaBlam. A military base builds a ray gun to take over and/or destory the world. Sheep in the Big City was about a Sheep fed up with living the farm-life and wanted to reside in the Big City. save. Cartoon Network’s “Sheep in the Big City” turns 20: niche, novel, and truly one-of-a-kind—not to mention hilarious. I’d say he’s wrong on both fronts (even if he argued that “kids would enjoy it for the chase”), as the show felt geared towards a much older audience and had a stronger longevity in terms of its enjoyment value (it doesn’t contain its relevant material in an overly specific mold to the turn of the century). I was born in 95 and have a great love for cartoon Network shows that came out around that time. Sheep gets to interact with such colourful townsfolk such as Lady Virginia Richington, her poodle Swanky, and the bratty Lisa Rental. Even later CN shows that played to older audiences like Adventure Time and Regular Show had a broader level of appeal to keep themselves popular. This was great, thank you for writing it. (Is Excel Saga worth it?). 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