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** One cartoon ends with Sam beating up Ralph just as the five o'clock whistle went off. As they leave for work, their substitutes for the night shift clock in... and continue the beating.

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** One cartoon ends with Sam beating up Ralph just as the five o'clock whistle went goes off. As they leave for work, home, their substitutes for the night shift clock in... and continue the beating.

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** Another episode even emphasizes this when Ralph's and Sam's shift ends, and ''another'' sheepdog/wolf pair comes in to replace them, starting ''their'' shift by assuming the same positions Sam and Ralph were in and continuing the shenanigans where they left off.


* NoKillLikeOverKill: Ralph's final attack against Sam in "Woolen Under Where" consisted of a guillotine, cannons, missiles, and a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile]] [[SharkPool pool]] underneath Sam's ledge. Fortunately, before Ralph could fire the DeathTrap, [[NearVillainVictory the quitting time whistle blew]].

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* NoKillLikeOverKill: Ralph's final attack against Sam in "Woolen Under Where" consisted of a guillotine, cannons, missiles, and a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile]] [[SharkPool pool]] underneath Sam's ledge. Fortunately, before Ralph could fire the DeathTrap, [[NearVillainVictory the quitting time whistle blew]]. blew]] ("Oh pshaw.").


* DisguisedInDrag: Ralph Wolf did this in "Double or Mutton," posing as Little Bo Peep. Too bad the "sheep" he stole was really Sam, [[FightFireWithFire also in disguise]].



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Sam and Ralph's names were reversed in the first two cartoons. Also, Ralph wasn't a PunchClockVillain at first.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Sam and Ralph's names were reversed in the first two cartoons. Also, Ralph wasn't a PunchClockVillain at first. Also in the first two shorts, there was a night-shift sheepdog named Sam, and "Sheep Ahoy" also had a night-shift wolf.
* FullBodyDisguise: Quite a few examples...
** Ralph, an unnamed wolf in "Don't Give Up the Sheep," disguises himself this way as Fred Sheepdog at the end, presumably punching into the night shift. It's a perfect disguise, but Sam (called "Ralph" here) doesn't fall for it, and immediately hits "Fred" on the head, and the ensuing CranialEruption stretches and pops the wolf's LatexPerfection mask off.
** In "Double or Mutton," Sam disguises as a sheep this way, to be kidnapped by Ralph DisguisedInDrag as Little Bo Peep.
** In "A Sheep in the Deep," a sheep Ralph snatches unzips his bodysuit to reveal Sam Sheepdog underneath. But then Ralph slips off his wolf suit to reveal a skinny sheep. Sam [[MultiLayerFacade removes his sheepdog disguise]] to reveal another Ralph Wolf. The skinny sheep [[OverlyLongGag then removes his costume]] to reveal a skinny Sam Sheepdog. The second Ralph unzips his wolf disguise to reveal another sheep. The skinny Sam removes his bodysuit to reveal the original Ralph, whom grabs said sheep, only for said sheep's head to fall back and reveal a lit stick of dynamite. Cue the OhCrap face from Ralph, but the 5:00 whistle [[PunchClockVillain prevents the ensuing explosion from happening]]...



* MultiLayerFacade: Seen near the end of "Sheep in the Deep," as described in the FullBodyDisguise examples above.



* PunchClockHero / PunchClockVillain: Literally. Ralph and Sam punch a clock, start their hijinks after the whistle goes off to signal the start of their shift, then punch out and go home after the whistle sounds again. They even get lunch breaks (and in earlier shorts, smoke breaks.)

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* PunchClockHero / PunchClockVillain: Literally. Ralph and Sam punch a clock, start their hijinks after the whistle goes off to signal the start of their shift, then punch out and go home after the whistle sounds again. They even get lunch breaks (and in earlier a couple shorts, smoke breaks.)



** And the nature of the whole ordeal being treated like a job is emphasized when Sam advises Ralph to take some days off because he was working too hard in the episode "Steal Wool" (careful viewers will note most of Ralph's injuries were self-infected via accident like Wile E Coyote rather than being pummeled by Sam.)

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** And the nature of the whole ordeal being treated like a job is emphasized when Sam advises Ralph to take some days off because he was working too hard in the episode "Steal Wool" (careful viewers will note most of Ralph's injuries were self-infected via accident like Wile E E. Coyote rather than being pummeled by Sam.)


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* TheVoiceless: Ralph Wolf, unnamed here, seems like this in "Don't Give Up the Sheep," save for vocally greeting Sam (called "Ralph" here) while perfectly disguised as Fred Sheepdog at the end, and it presumably wasn't even in his real voice.

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* HiredToHuntYourself: At the end of "Steal Wool", Sam suggests a badly battered Ralph he take some time off and offers to cover his shifts for him and "work both jobs". It's left up to the viewer's imagination if he means he can just guard the sheep unopposed or if he will actively try to both hunt the sheep and defend the sheep from himself.


There was a video game based on it, called "''VideoGame/SheepDogNWolf''".

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There was is a licensed video game based on it, these shorts, called "''VideoGame/SheepDogNWolf''".
''VideoGame/SheepDogNWolf'', which features Ralph becoming a game show contestant, as he attempts to steal sheep while avoiding Sam.


* NoKillLikeOverKill: Ralph's final attack against Sam in "Woolen Under Where" consisted of a guillotine, cannons, missiles, and a {{NeverSmileAtA|crocodile}} {{Shark|pool}} underneath Sam's ledge. Fortunately, before Ralph could fire the DeathTrap, [[NearVillainVictory the quitting time whistle blew]].

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* NoKillLikeOverKill: Ralph's final attack against Sam in "Woolen Under Where" consisted of a guillotine, cannons, missiles, and a {{NeverSmileAtA|crocodile}} {{Shark|pool}} [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile]] [[SharkPool pool]] underneath Sam's ledge. Fortunately, before Ralph could fire the DeathTrap, [[NearVillainVictory the quitting time whistle blew]].


* LivingWithTheVillain: Ralph and Sam are neighbors, and get along quite well when they aren't on the job. At the end of "Steal Wool" Sam suggests to a battered Ralph that he has been working too hard and to take some rest (one notes in this episode, Ralph gets injured via mishaps mroe similar to Wile E. Coyote than being actually being pummeled by Sam, so this is presumably what Sam meant by Ralph overworking himself.)

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* LivingWithTheVillain: Ralph and Sam are neighbors, and get along quite well when they aren't on the job. At the end of "Steal Wool" Sam suggests to a battered Ralph that he has been working too hard and to take some rest (one notes in this episode, Ralph gets injured via mishaps mroe more similar to Wile E. Coyote than being actually being pummeled by Sam, so this is presumably what Sam meant by Ralph overworking himself.)


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* NoKillLikeOverKill: Ralph's final attack against Sam in "Woolen Under Where" consisted of a guillotine, cannons, missiles, and a {{NeverSmileAtA|crocodile}} {{Shark|pool}} underneath Sam's ledge. Fortunately, before Ralph could fire the DeathTrap, [[NearVillainVictory the quitting time whistle blew]].

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[[caption-width-right:350:Ralph and Sam punching in for work.]]


* LivingWithTheVillain: Ralph and Sam are neighbors, and get along quite well when they aren't on the job. At the end of "Steal Wool" Sam suggests to a battered Ralph that he should take a couple of days off and let Sam do both jobs.

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* LivingWithTheVillain: Ralph and Sam are neighbors, and get along quite well when they aren't on the job. At the end of "Steal Wool" Sam suggests to a battered Ralph that he should has been working too hard and to take a couple of days off and let some rest (one notes in this episode, Ralph gets injured via mishaps mroe similar to Wile E. Coyote than being actually being pummeled by Sam, so this is presumably what Sam do both jobs.meant by Ralph overworking himself.)



* PunchClockHero / PunchClockVillain: Literally. Ralph and Sam punch a clock, start their hijinks after the whistle goes off to signal the start of their shift, then punch out and go home after the whistle sounds again.

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* PunchClockHero / PunchClockVillain: Literally. Ralph and Sam punch a clock, start their hijinks after the whistle goes off to signal the start of their shift, then punch out and go home after the whistle sounds again. They even get lunch breaks (and in earlier shorts, smoke breaks.)


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** And the nature of the whole ordeal being treated like a job is emphasized when Sam advises Ralph to take some days off because he was working too hard in the episode "Steal Wool" (careful viewers will note most of Ralph's injuries were self-infected via accident like Wile E Coyote rather than being pummeled by Sam.)


* ''TazMania'': Sam appeared in one episode. Ralph didn't appear, as Taz was a temporary replacement (though Sam says that he was a bit hard on "that coyote").

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* ''TazMania'': ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'': Sam appeared in one episode. Ralph didn't appear, as Taz was a temporary replacement (though Sam says that he was a bit hard on "that coyote").


* "Don't Give Up the Sheep" (1953) (in which Sam and Ralph's names are reversed)

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* "Don't Give Up the Sheep" (1953) (in which Sam and Ralph's names are reversed)reversed, though the wolf isn't referred to by name here)



* ''TazMania'': Sam appeared in one episode. Taz was the one trying to steal sheep. Ralph didn't appear.


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* ''TazMania'': Sam appeared in one episode. Taz was the one trying to steal sheep. Ralph didn't appear.

appear, as Taz was a temporary replacement (though Sam says that he was a bit hard on "that coyote").


* YouLookFamiliar: Ralph Wolf looks just like Wile E. Coyote, except Ralph's nose is red (the Coyote's is brown) and Ralph's eyes are white (the Coyote's are yellow).


* YouLookFamiliar: Ralph Wolf looks just like Wile E. Coyote, except Ralph's nose is red (the Coyote's is brown) and Ralph's eyes are white (the Coyote's are yellow).

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* YouLookFamiliar: Ralph Wolf looks just like Wile E. Coyote, except Ralph's nose is red (the Coyote's is brown) and Ralph's eyes are white (the Coyote's are yellow).yellow).
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