Don't Give Up the Sheep

Don't Give Up the Sheep

Don't Give Up the Sheep is a 1953 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. The short was released on January 3, 1953, and stars Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog.


Ralph's tries to trick Sam into going home early, by turning the time on the punch clock forward and setting the whistle off. Sam is initially tricked into thinking that the whistle indicated lunch and then quitting time, punches out, and heads home. However, he sees the clock of a church and hurries back to see Ralph carrying a large pile of sheep. Sam Sheepdog suddenly appears behind a tree and breaks a tree branch over Ralph's head, driving Ralph into the ground (although this all happens off-screen, and the viewer is left to figure out what happened after seeing the aftereffects).