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  • Ear Worm:
    • The theme song. It's Shaun the Sheep, it's Shaun the Sheep...
    • The theme song for the spinoff, Timmy Time, is even worse.
    • The whistling version that plays at the end of every show might be the ultimate example.
    • The hip-hop version of the theme performed by Rizzle Kicks for The Movie is pretty great, too.
    • "Feels Like Summer" from the movie, especially the a capella rendition sung to Timmy.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Timmy (who, just like Shaun himself, earned a spinoff for it), and sometimes Shirley (she's so fat it's hard not to miss her!)
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  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Like Wallace & Gromit, Shaun is very popular in Japan. So popular that it often makes the weekly top 10 anime list despite being neither anime nor animesque. There were also plans for an anime adaptation which got scrapped, as well as crossover statues made to promote the movie of the franchise with Japanese properties such as Hello Kitty, Sugar Sugar Rune, and even Neon Genesis Evangelion. Shaun even appears in Super Mario Maker, playable as one of the Mystery Mushroom costumes.
  • Moment of Awesome: From The Movie, The Farmer catching Shaun mid-air after Trumper attempts to toss Shaun into the ravine.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • While Trumper from The Movie might have been a slightly pathetic villain at first, he eventually crosses the line either with the abusive conditions he keeps his captives in, or when he outright attempts to murder the farmer plus all the animals in the climax.
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    • Similar the llamas from "The Farmer's Llamas" go from merely hooligans and petty bullies to chasing and threatening violence on Shaun for stopping them.
  • Nightmare Fuel: From The Movie, Trumper trying to outright kill the animals and the farmer by pushing their caravan into a gorge. It doesn't help that he's grabbed a scythe and has an uncanny resemblance to the Grim Reaper.
    • Some of the expressions of The Llamas from The Farmer's Llamas are quite scary to look at.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Timmy.
  • Sowmus is a Girl: In "Karma Farmer", one pig wears a bra. The pigs being the pigs (and party animals), the evidence is inconclusive.
  • Spiritual Licensee: The film, to an extent, is one for Sheep in the Big City.
  • Squick: "Shaun the Farmer", has the farmer's face literally turn green and then he throws up in a bucket. Twice.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The happy flashback from The Movie, after it cuts to the drabness of the present day.
    • When Shaun gets stuck in the animal "shelter", you see just how badly the animals are treated.
    • When the sheep finally track down The Farmer, he's still suffering from memory loss, and shoos them away, leaving them heartbroken and homeless.
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    • The farmer's memory coming back to him just as he and the other animals think they're about to die. They all embrace and just... wait for the inevitable.
    • In "Fireside Favorite", Bitzer gets taken in from the cold to take a nap by the fire, but Pidsley gets mad because he was previously napping there and tries to throw him back outside. It's even implied that Bitzer has a cold as he has a runny nose and the farmer puts a thermometer in his mouth. Thankfully, the episode ends with Bitzer doing a "thumbs up", indicating he's fine.
  • Ugly Cute: Shaun and the flock's new friend Slip is supposedly a dog (at least she barks and wags her tail) but looks more like a mangy mix of a rat a wombat and a dog. She's pretty cute nonetheless, although prospective owners seem to disagree. Until the end.
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