Friday, February 27, 2009

Shawn the Sheep Back in the Ba-a-ath

Shaun is back, with some new tricks up his, er, wool? This disc is the second release of episodes that revolve around a mischievous sheep and his pack of loyal followers. It's blatantly obvious that these spring directly from the minds of the Academy Award winning creators of Wallace & Gromit. The show is incredibly clever and completely entertaining.

Bath Time: When the hot water for the barnyard bath runs dry, the sheep devise a devious plan to funnel hot water directly from the farmer's bath. One of the very best bits is the way the sheep form their huddle, each standing on two legs with their arms about the others' shoulders. As usual, Bitzer the guard dog tries to deter the sheep from their plot, but winds up coming to their aid instead.

Stick With Me
: Bitzer uses some strong glue to fix the Farmer’s broken glasses. Unluckily for Bitzer, the flock gets its hooves on the tube of glue and things get very sticky! Glue is oozing about and wool is getting glued tight. Each time a sheep steps in to help, they get caught up in the mess, until it's a giant ball of sheep rolling about the farm. Hilariously, Bitzer ends up with a baby sheep glued tightly to his back. He can hear bleating, but just can't figure out the source of the baa.

In addition to these, there are six others: Shape Up With Shaun – Shaun gets Shirley the (chubby) Sheep on an exercise regime. Fetching has Bitzer so distracted by a female dog that he misses the flock’s rampage through the farmhouse. In Take Away, the sheep rendezvous to the local pizzeria disguised as a human being. The Farmer takes up oil painting in Still Life, with some intervention from the flock. Scrumping - an apple war breaks out between the sheep and the Naughty Pigs next door. Shawn and the others discover a stranded kite in The Kite, and put their sheep power working to get it free.

If you haven't seen Shaun the Sheep, you must give it a try!

Shaun the Sheep - Bath Time

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