YMMV / A Close Shave

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Shaun the Sheep. So much so, that he got his own spinoff series, a spinoff of the spinoff and, eventually, a movie!
  • Fridge Brilliance: Wallace's Parrot Expo-what? to Wendoline when she says Preston is malfunctioning actually works in two different ways.
    • On the one hand, you'd expect an inventor like Wallace to know what the word "malfunction" means, until you remember that he's an ammeter and most likely has no engineering experience more formal than tinkering in his basement.
    • On the other hand, he might not have been unfamiliar with the word, so much as just confused as to why Wendoline was using it to refer to her dog.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The morning after Shaun first enters the house, Wallace and Gromit discover the various things he's chewed and/or eaten. Mistaking the cause for mice, Wallace wonders if he should get the pest control people in.
  • It Was His Sled: Preston is a robot.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Preston crossed it when Wendolene revealed he was going to kill the sheep (and her) and process them into dog meat in the replica he built of Wallace's machine.
  • Nausea Fuel: Wallace getting covered form head-to-toe in machine-gun porridge. For some, it looks less like porridge and more like vomit.
  • Tear Jerker: The montage of Wallace and the sheep tearfully reading the papers documenting Gromit's trial and eventual incarceration.
    • Gromit crying and pounding his fist on the table when he receives the jigsaw puzzle (later revealed to be a secret message from Wallace).
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