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YMMV / Sheep in the Big City

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  • Bizarro Episode: The season one finale "To Sheep, Perchance to Dream" definitely qualifies as an episode out of the ordinary even by this show's standards, since most of it consists of toying with the trope of unusual events turning out to be dreams and has a Gainax Ending where Sheep turns out to be Evil All Along and uses the narrator in his narrator-powered ray gun. Absolutely none of this is ever brought up again in the second season.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In X Agent's debut episode, General Specific starts going through letters that he thinks sound mysterious, one of which is L.
    • A certain Disney movie also ends with the innocent, put-upon sheep actually being evil.
  • Ho Yay:
    • There's this, from the pilot, even:
    Private Public: (detects Sheep on device) I think we've got something, sir.
    General Specific: Yes, Private; we have a special something. Let's not lose sight of that.
    • Sheep's interactions with the X Agent can come off as more intimate than just friendship. Notably, Sheep's love interest Swanky is absent in both of the X Agent's episodes.
  • Ugly Cute: Sheep is on the borderline of this and a Ridiculously Cute Critter.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: The Plot Device lacks characteristics indicating gender, but is confirmed to be female in "Party of the Shear".
  • The Woobie:
    • Sheep. He's constantly being harassed by a military orginazation bent on using him to power a ray gun, is always getting harmed by a bratty little girl and a rich old woman who beats him with a stainless steel wig and he can also feel very lonely at times on top of this. Poor thing needs a hug.
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    • Farmer John can also count as a depressingly sympathetic character, given how upset he is over Sheep leaving the farm and his difficulty in accepting that Sheep likes living in the city. It's a lot like a parent missing their fully grown child and wishing they could just stay home.
  • What an Idiot!: There's quite a few examples of very poor judgement exhibited by various characters, but a special mention goes to the two guards of the sultan in "Belle of the Baah", who decide that it would be a great idea to play baseball using sultan's priceless giant diamond. The sultan isn't much better, considering that he agrees to this (even if after a little bit of convincing) instead of berating the two and firing them on the spot. And then at the end of the episode, they decide to do it again.


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