The Shappy D.A. is a 1976 comedy about a man who is able to transform into a dog. Wilby Daniels (Dean Jones) leads a happy life with his wife, Betty (Suzanne Pleshette), and his son, Brian (Shane Sinutko). The only secret he keeps from them is the fact that he is able to assume the form of a dog when a special inscription is read on a magical ring that is kept in a nearby museum. After their home is robbed while they are on vacation, Wilby vows to leave his job as a lawyer and run for district attorney so that he can clean up his corrupt town. Things take a turn for the worse, however, when the magical ring is stolen and Wilby is repeatedly transformed into a dog while trying to run for office. Will Wilby be able to get the ring back or is he doomed to living part of his life as a dog?