Sam Sheepdog

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Mostly silent co-worker of Ralph Wolf who enjoys a symbiotic relationshp with the canid. He guards the sheep, Ralph tries to catch them, Sam pummels Ralph, they punch out on the timeclock, and go home. Jones claims to have borrowed the concept from a Lewis Browne book about there being no judges, only people judging. Jones took this logic one step further, coming to the conclusion that there are no sheepdogs, only dogs guarding sheep. And there you have it. Unlike the somewhat similar Road Runner series, Sam moves very little if at all, but of course magically appears wherever necessary to foil Ralph Wolf.

    Filmography, all directed by Jones:

        Don’t Give Up the Sheep (1953)
        Sheep Ahoy (1954)
        Double or Mutton (1955)
        Steal Wool (1957)
        Ready Woolen and Able (1960)
        A Sheep in the Deep (1962)
        Woolen Under Where (1963)

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