Re: Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog -- a very funny cartoon.



On Oct 25, 4:16 pm, LloydB <bogart.l...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Oct 25, 2:42 pm, Jack Linthicum <jacklinthi...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:



On Oct 25, 3:32 pm, Tom McDonald <kilt...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Oct 25, 1:12 pm, Jack Linthicum <jacklinthi...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

On Oct 24, 2:29 pm, Tom McDonald <kilt...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Every day, Ralph and Sam punch the timeclock in the meadow where Sam
protects the sheep, and Ralph tries to steal the sheep. It's just a
job for them, but they are equally dedicated to their craft.

At the end of the day, they punch out and go home.

Nothing has changed; nothing is really better or worse because of
their work. But they do it day after day, week after week, year after
year, ad infinitum. It's as though they don't have anything better to
do, or any control over their actions.

It's funny, in the cartoon.

You know who Ralph became later?

Meep Meep?

No, Wiley Coyote

http://toolooney.goldenagecartoons.com/ralphwolfclipart.gif

http://toolooney.goldenagecartoons.com/wileclip1.jpg

Ah, but which one bit the drawing board first?

(And aren't they both lineal descendants of Anubis?)

Discuss quietly among yourselves.


Wiki, if you believe


"Original appearances

Inspired by the Friz Freleng cartoon The Sheepish Wolf of a decade
earlier (October 17, 1942) 1/, Chuck Jones created Sam and Ralph for a
series of shorts. The first of these was Don't Give Up the Sheep,
released on January 3, 1953.

The cartoon proved a success, prompting Jones to repeat the formula
five more times between 1953 and 1962. In 1963, ex-Jones animators
Phil Monroe and Richard Thompson also starred the duo in their cartoon
Woolen Under Where.

Most of the cartoons begin at the beginning of the workday, in which
Ralph and Sam go to a sheep-grazing meadow, exchange chitchat, and
punch into the same time clock. Work having officially begun, Ralph
repeatedly tries to abduct the helpless sheep and invariably fails,
either through his own ineptitude or the minimal efforts of Sam (who
always brutally punishes Ralph for the attempt). At the end-of-the-day
whistle, Sam and Ralph punch out their time cards, chat amiably, and
leave, presumably only to come back the next day and do it all again.
Both Sam and Ralph are performed by voice actor Mel Blanc. In at least
one instance, the workday is interrupted by a lunch break which they
conduct amiably. The operation seems to run 24 hours a day or at least
into another shift, as when Ralph and Sam "punch out" they may also
run into their replacements for the rest of the day, probably named
Fred and George, respectively (see Sheep Ahoy: Inconsistency in
Naming) 2/. In some of their earlier appearances Sam and Ralph are
named inconsistently: in particular the Sheepdog's shift replacement
sometimes addresses him as "Ralph".

1/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENaR4tqNqNA

same dog, but dumber, wolf closer to Three Little Pigs

2/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVC0_CRW9tA
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