Sheep in the Big City

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (38)

  • General Specific: You can't do this! I'm the general of a top secret military organisation! Cop: Which one? General Specific: I can't tell! It's a secret!

  • Narrator: Now Sheep is cornered like a sheep in a tree... if that's an expression.

  • Greek Man 1 (upon seeing Sheep): Look, it's the molden fleece! Greek Man 2: Shouldn't it be the golden fleece? Greek Man 1: What, do you think I'm made of money?

  • (Sheep gets a job as a credit card company telemarketer) Person on phone: Hello? Is this somebody trying to sell me a pre-approved credit-card? Sheep: Bahh! Person on phone: I'll take 2!

  • Ranting Swede: It-a makes me so mad! (takes out a meatball) Why do people call these meatballs? (throws the meatball off-screen) They're not balls! (starts bouncing a basketball) A ball, you can play with! A ball is fun, and bouncy, bouncy, bouncy! (takes out the meatball again) This, it just goes to pieces if you try to hit it with a tennis racket! It doesn't even hurt if you kick it! (the meatball splatters on the floor, and he kicks it) These are meat-LUMPS! These are lumps, not balls (a beach ball appears, and he throws them off-screen) I can't understand it! (saddening up) And it's my own people doing this. I hang my head in shame.

  • General Specific (over the phone): We'll be right over! (doorbell rings and Lady Richington answers it) Lady Richington: How did you get here so fast? General Specific: We used the plot device! Plot Device: Hello!

  • Ben Plotz: Suddenly, Sheep hears a voice, a voice that will change his live forever! Random Guy: Peanuts, get your peanuts here. Ben Plotz: Sorry, not that one, the next one, coming up. Lady Richington: Come along, Swanky.

  • General Specific: Private Public, try to find me something for these inexplicable memory lapses I've been having. Private Public: I'll get on it, sir. General Specific: Thank you. Oh yes, and try to find me something for these inexplicable memory lapses I've been having. Private Public: Right away, sir.

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Notes (45)

  • This is the only season 1 episode that is not available in I-Tunes.

  • Chapters: 1. "In the Baaa-ginning" 2. "Sheep on the Lam" 3. "So We Bleat Again"

  • Episode Title Pun: In the Beginning

  • Chapters: 1. "Be Still My Bleat-ing Heart!" 2. "Mutton But Love!" 3. "Wool You Be Mine?"

  • Episode Title Pun: Be Still, my Beating Heart

  • Chapters: 1. "They were the Baaa-st of Times" 2. "To Bleat or Not to Bleat" 3. "I Lamb What I Lamb"

  • Episode Title Pun: To Be or Not To Be

  • Chapters: 1. "It's a Dis-Graze!" 2. "Ewe Fleece in the Sky with Diamonds!" 3. "Belle of the Baaaah!"

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Trivia (29)

  • Ranting Swede's Rant: Meatballs aren't balls.

  • Ranting Swede's Rant: The fact that people always expect him to rant.

  • Ranting Swede's Rant: Plaid

  • At the dinner table at the farm, The Pidgeon from the creator, Mo Willems', book can be seen.

  • Ranting Swede's Rant: The crisper drawers in the refrigerator

  • Ranting Swede's Rant: Juggling his job, his house, and his family.

  • Ranting Swede's Rant: Supermarkets

  • Ranting Swede's Rant: Answering machines

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Allusions (15)

  • Scooby & Shaggy When Private Public and the other soldiers' shadows are seen walking on the wall of the warehouse, the last two shadows look like Scooby and Shaggy's from the Scooby-Doo cartoons.

  • When Sheep is trying to sleep in Lisa Rental's yard, he attempts to rest on a doghouse that resembles Snoopy's doghouse from Charlie Brown.

  • Title: Going off the sheep end The title is a reference to a common phrase, going off the deep end.

  • One of the fake commercials for this episode includes Shrimpola Cola; the soda has a good taste, but it burns people's brains. This might reference the immensely over hyped New Coke introduced in 1985. It tasted great, but very few people wanted to buy it.

  • Back in Time: Baa-ck in Time
    The episode title is from the song 'Back in Time' by Huey Lewis And The News. The song was the main theme song featured in the 1985 movie, Back to the Future.

  • In the end of the show X-Agent stands in a skyscraper at night like Batman the animated series.

  • Title Card: "Baah-dern Times"
    This title is a take-off of Charlie Chaplin's 1936 movie "Modern Times." While the movie itself included real sound, Charlie Chaplin never said a word in that movie.

  • General Public's voice actor, Jerry Nelson, is a well-known veteran Muppeteer whom has worked with the Jim Henson company since the late 1960s. His most well-known characters include Count von Count and Herry Monster from Sesame Street, as well as Floyd Pepper, Robin the Frog, Lew Zealand and Crazy Harry from The Muppet Show, as well as the titular character from Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977), among many others. In the Sesame Street connection, Mo Willems has also created the Suzie Kabloozie animated skits on that show, starting in 1994.

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