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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Sheeps are Wild Event & GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to one half of Wild Sheep fun! We have partnered with 2012 RITA finalist Dani Harper to bring ewe so much sheep trivia and prizes ewe will be shaking with shear pleasure!

To be eligible for the give aways you have to enter at both blogs. So as soon as you are done entering our contest, head over to Dani’s blog and enter her contest too. Double the fun, double the pleasure!

Katie and I are going to educate you on the importance of Sheep/lambs in TV, movies, and books.

Sheep TV:
Today’s generation is probably familiar with Sean the Sheep. It is a British stop-motion animated children's TV show that first aired in the UK in March 2007. The show consists of 80 episodes in 2 seasons. Shaun made his first "official" appearance in Wallace & Gromit's A Close Shave . Sean is the leader of the Farmer’s flock. Sean and his best friend, a sheepdog named Bitzer, spend their days keeping the flock out of trouble. Timmy is Sean’s baby cousin and now he has his own pre schooler’s show called Timmy’s Time. These shows have sparked a revolution in sheeptastic promotion. Think Twilight but with wool.

The older crowd will remember Lamb Chop. Lamb Chop is a sock puppet sheep created by comedian and ventriloquist Shari Lewis in 1957. She is described as a feisty 6 year old ewe. In 1992 Lamb Chop and Shari had their own PBS children's show, Lamb Chop's Play-Along that ran for 5 years. Sadly Shari Lewis died in 1998. Now I have never been a fan of puppets, they kind of freak me out, but Lambchop is a cutie

Sheep Movies:
Sean the Sheep has also been in the movies thrilling people of all ages, but he doesn’t hold a match (never hold a match around a sheep… they would light up like the Christmas tree in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and that would smell really bad) to the sheep in the movie Black Sheep (2006)
Growing up on the family sheep farm was idyllic for smart, sensitive Harry Olfield, except for some knavish mischief from cocky brother Angus, until their dad has a fatal accident. Fifteen years later, Harry has finished sheep-phobia therapy and his ICT schooling and returns. Angus buys him out, all ready to present the genetically engineered Oldfield sheep he bred with a ruthless team. When environmentalist Grant steals a discarded embryo, which has sharp teeth, he gets bitten by it, and thus the first the be infected with predatory hunger and a mechanism that turns any mammal into a werewolf version. Running for the farm men, Grant's mate, student Experience, gets teamed up with Harry and his boorish but gentle pastoral youth friend Tucker. They must survive both the bloodthirsty sheep and their creators, who didn't realize this yet but dispose of an antidote..
Did you read that? WERESHEEP people!!! It doesn’t get any better than this (wipes a tear from my eye).
in case you want to return the favor
Sheep in Books
Well, most sheep and lamb stories are in children’s books. Even though the main character in Babe, The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith isn’t a sheep, it is about a pig that wants to be a sheep hearder. The original title for the book was The Sheep Pig. Most people recognize this story from the movie Babe.

Another Sheep favorite is the rhyming thriller Sheep in a Jeep! "Beep! Beep! Sheep in a jeep on a hill that's steep." 5 sheep set out on road trip.

And how can we forget Living with Sheep: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Flock by Geoff Hansen and Chuck Wooste. 24 5star ratings can’t be wrong!

But where I think sheep truly shine is in the nursery rhymes. Who doesn’t remember singing Mary Had a Little Lamb or Baa Baa Black Sheep or wanted to be Little Bo Peep?
“Baa Baa Black Sheep” is a 250 year old English nursery rhyme, sung to the tune of the 1761 French melody Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman. The same tune is used for "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and the "Alphabet song”
“Mary Had a Little Lamb” The nursery rhyme was first published as an original poem by Sarah Josepha Hale on May 24, 1830, and was inspired by an actual incident. Did you know there are 8 verses to this poem?! Me either…
“Little Bo Peep” The earliest printed version of the whole poem was in a version The Nursery Parnassus in 1810. There are actually 5 stanzas to this poem.
This has nothing to do with sheep, but since I wrote this post he stays!

Wise Sheep words:
“I don't do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you! “Patrick Stewart

“The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year.” Elvis Presley

“We were talking about the kissing in the movie just recently. Clearly, it's pretty challenging material, but Ang said two men herding sheep was far more sexual than two men having sex on screen.” Jake Gyllenhaal


"and so the lion fell in love with the lamb." Edward Cullen

this is for you Katie!

Now for the contest! Don’t forget you must enter here AND over on Dani’s blog to win. So head over and see what fun she has planned for you!


***To enter just leave a comment about the post and your email!***
It's a Wild Sheep prize pack!

59 comments:

  1. That was very interesting entertainmenting sheep information.

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  2. *waving at Katie and Sharon* Loved seeing Shari Lewis and Lambchop again. Lambchop was a favorite of mine as a kid, and I nicknamed one of my daughters Lambchop! BTW, I just mailed a copy of Sheep in a Jeep to my granddaughter -- I learned about this book from I Smell Sheep!

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    1. *waving back at Dani* Awesome I really hope she likes the book! Woot woot!

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  3. Holy balls, weresheep. *shakes head* That's AWESOME!

    We're more of a Timmy Time kinda family around here actually :D

    Jess
    romanceaholic at gmail dot com

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    1. I hope to find a copy of Black Sheep to review soon :) thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Awesome post! Sheep are cool. I so want to watch Black Sheep, and Shaun The Sheep has the catchiest opening theme. Whenever I hear it it gets stuck in my head, even though I haven't seen the show that much, because I'm totally mature and watch adult shows (so not true!). But I do love that it's a spinoff of Wallace and Gromit, I think we still have videos of that somewhere.
    Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to enter if it's open internationally.

    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. thanks! I also want to rent Black Sheep! what a fun review that will be to write :)

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  5. LOL! Loved it, Katie and Sharon! We quite liked the Sheep in a Jeep and related stories (Sheep in a Shop, Sheep out to Eat... ;)) and the kids love Shaun the Sheep! Lambchop was a cutie, I must agree... and I was always partial to the little fuzzy sheep in Sandra Boynton's stories--Moo Baa LaLaLa, for instance :D

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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    1. Sheep in a Jeep is a must read. It is a great one for beginning readers. thanks for stopping by

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  6. Well I am so glad that Optimus and Edward showed up for the party! I was actually surprised at how many of these I knew about - it actually made me feel like a sheeply wonder for a moment there; left me baaaaing out loud and trying to run my fingers through my wooly locks. I have to thank you for all the fun and sheeply sharing today. I do have to mention that I do not understand why the infamous legend of the Kool-aid drinking, moonpie munching sheep has not been told, after all we have the 2012 RITA finalist and the Queen of sheep duo here! Annnnd as memorable as Sean, the Marys, and little Bo are - we (sounds so much for royal than I) will cry out for Dani, Sharon, and Katie to make their mark in the telling of the legend of those who follow I Smell Sheep ;) Then again maybe this one should be put in a time capsule for viewing at a later day when it cannot incriminate any of . . . (you know who you are)
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. hmmm, not sure if the world is ready for the legend of moonpies and kool-aid. What happens in the Sheep FB group should probably stay in the sheep FB group . Lives could be ruined if it got out!

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  7. Wow, remember quite a few of these, loved watching Lampchop as a kid.

    Thx 4 the chance!!

    ctymice at gmail dot com

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    1. I never watched Lambchop. freaky puppets... thanks for playing

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  8. Ah, I loved Lambchop.

    Pamela Jo
    theresjustlife@gmail.com

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    1. lol, I am more of a weresheep kind of girl ;) thanks!

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  10. Loved the post! It brought back some nice childhood memories of mine. Mary Had a Little Lamb was my favorite nursery rhyme

    beckyqward@gmail.com

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    1. and it is based on a real incident, who knew?!

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  11. What an interesting post. I think my grandkids would love Sheep In A Jeep. And I loved seeing Lamb chop again. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. sheep in a jeep is fabulous! There are a bunch of books that go with it. Sheep doing all sorts of silly things. your local library should have it.

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  12. it got me thinking.. if Shaun is the keeper for his flock.. who's the keeper of our flock? Katie or Sharon? i bet it's Sharon *nod, nod*

    smile_1773@yahoo.com

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    1. you only say that cause I give you moon pies ;) Katie is the official flock leader, I am her right hoof man and enforcer

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    2. well.. a true flock member must always beg for an extra moon-pie, by any means possible :)

      really??? oh, i guess that's why you always wield the whip and threaten us with the dungeon :))

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  13. this post was sheeptastic! Thanks so much for all the info and the great giveaway =) I learned some things: Shaun the Sheep originally came from Wallace & Gromit (cool!) The Elvis quote, and the weresheep bit... (and probably a few other things, but those stuck) pretty awesome =)

    jennifer.wilson529(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Thanks for all the sheep info and for this great giveaway!!

    joellaelbert@gmail.com

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  15. OMG lambchop!!! i had that puppet!! was my fav thing for YEARS!! i loved the show too... this is an awesome post...
    hope this is open to us canadians...

    alainala At hotmail DOT ca

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  16. Awww, I miss Lambchop! She and Sherri were a riot! Thanks for the great information. I'll have to look up the one movie because I don't remember hearing about it. LOL

    Irishwolf @ embarqmail .com

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    1. no one has heard of it It is an austrailian movie I am pretty sure...I plan on getting a copy soon and reviewing it for the site.

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  17. Awww, I miss Lambchop! She and Sherri were a riot! Thanks for the great information. I'll have to look up the one movie because I don't remember hearing about it. LOL

    Irishwolf @ embarqmail .com

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  18. Lol, I remember Lampchop and the song that never ends! Shaun was a favourite of mine from Wallace and Gromit! I wonder if the movie Black Sheep was partially inspired by a couple of the legends Dani dug up on her blog, namely the killer sheep Pysche had to get wool from and the killer sheep from the Irish legend!

    suzi1811 (at) fsmail (dot) net

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    1. hmmm, probably a bunch of sheep hearding men who were high on something came up with the idea thanks for stopping by

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  19. OMG! I totally forgot about LamChop! I loved that show!-----Now I have to go try to find the video i recorded of it in my parents' attic..lol.....My kids will flip when they watch it----and the song is now stuck in my head too :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    kristinaparmenter51(at)gmail9dot)com

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    1. sorry about the ear worm kind of creepy to name a children's puppet after a cut of meat..

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  20. I miss lambchop! I use to have a little Lambchop puppet as a kid.

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    1. opps sorry forgot my email
      savannahm1987@gmail.com

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  21. Lambchop was the sh*$ when I was growing up..I remember Shari fondly!!! Thanks for the fun giveaway!!!!
    iluvmik16(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Awww i loved Lambchop growing up i miss her so much. Thanks for the fun giveaway. butterfli262002@yahoo.com

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  23. I couldn't imagine that sheep could be fun or Edward Cullen could be everywhere!
    Great post and Black Sheep movie seems very good.

    Thank you for the great giveaway,
    Artemis
    artgiote at gmail dot com

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    1. If there's a way to work in my vamp lover Ed then you know it's going to happen! lol

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  24. I don't think I've ever seen that much sheep stuff all in one place before.

    Megblod at yahoo dot com

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  25. While totally fascinated with bloodthirsty sheep, it's Lambchop that rings my chimes, and Shari with the neverending song. I couldn't remember the exact words, so I looked them up:

    This is the song that never ends,
    It just goes on and on my friends,
    Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
    And they'll continue singing it forever just because ... (repeat)

    dakota at dakota-banks dot com, who should be working

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    1. Hey Dakota! Wow you did look then up! Go You! :)

      Now back to work. lol xoxoxo

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  26. There are a couple things I keep forgetting to post on the Sheep facebook group. Do you remember the Christmas light sheep-- I think it was some guys in Scotland? I need to find the video! They were real sheep! Also, did you know there are miniature sheep? They are adorable. I always wanted to raise them. LOL

    Thanks for all the cool sheepness:)
    wayfaringwriter at gmail dot com

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    1. I want a mini sheep to keep in my apt. That would be the bomb! :)

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  27. Great post. I think sheep are very important. I want one in my own home.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  28. I think my earliest sheep experiences were the classic nursery rhymes. And I love Babe! Such a great story. I had never heard of the weresheep, but they are great!!! And I too would love a miniature sheep, along with many other little mini animals.
    Thanks for all the great Sheep-ness!
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I so remember Lambchop!!! This was just too cool. I grew up hearing Mary had a Little lamb. My kids loved Babe and we watched it I think every day for a full year.

    MaryLynn
    MaryLynnBast@Heartofawolf.com
    Mbast06@yahoo.com

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  30. MY six year old would love this one --please pick me Baaaaaa
    audie(at)wickerness(dot)com

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  31. Weresheep? Are you serious? That's awesome! And I love Lambchop. Way better than Barney (*shivers*).

    Sheena-kay Graham
    queendsheena@hotmail.com

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  32. Being married to a Welshman means I know a lot about sheep (jk) however now that I've read this post I know a lot more about them :D

    ilona
    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

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  33. My oldest son loved Lambchop, my grandchildren found the video tapes recently and have been watching them over and over. They love sheep and drag me over to see them at every petting zoo.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. loll weresheep what agreat post lol my mum liked lamb chop nd such my neices probably would love shaun the sheep ty for the chance


    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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  35. This has been brilliant. I will never look at sheep the same way again.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  36. Very fun information. Thanks for sharing.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. Weresheep. Love it! paganwelsh@gmail.com

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  38. My grandma had a sheep when she was little!!!
    I would love to have one! :( They're so cuteee!
    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. Sheep are adorable. I really like the black-face ones and the Merinos. However, I had to clean a sheep barn one summer, only to discover that I was deathly allergic to the adorable creatures. My face swelled up like a melon until I couldn't see! Apparently my body doesn't get along with the lanolin in the wool. :(

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    1. Oh, that's horrible! No more playing in the barn, Dani!! *laughs* Like you were playing right? I've never seen the inside of a sheep barn, I wonder how dirty it was...
      Sebrina

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  40. I've never heard of the movies or tv shows or books...and what the heck, Weresheep?....listed above, I have however, heard of the nursery rhymes, (oh, and Optimus) :) that's about it. Wait, I do know about Patrick, Elvis, Jake, and Edward....*laughs out loud*
    And visiting the sheep at the zoo; my kids always want to pet them, then they get close and decide against it.
    Thanks to you and Dani for this cute sheep trivia and giveaway!
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

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