If you can remember the TV show called "A Close Shave" with those loveable
characters called "Wallace and Gromit".
Well that's when "Shawn the
Sheep" made his first appearance. Shawn is a leader of his flock and he
like to explore and to be adventurous.
Shawn gets into trouble due to
some of his mischief but he is also smart and resourceful and he usually
finds a solution to correct the troublesome problems that he causes.
Hey, Shawn is almost like us Sandpiper Owners,
who trailer their Sandpiper Sailboats all over the
countryside, and also to Sandpiper
Rendezvous to raise the sail and explore the abundance of lakes and
rivers in the back country. With our shallow draft
Sandpipers, can sail in places where many cannot even
Each journey becomes a new adventure to discover and enjoy and
thus becomes stories to be told to others, including any encountered
problems and how they found solutions to overcome them.
Sandpiper Owners, when purchasing their first
Sandpipers, (some have had multiple owners over the years)
sometimes need to make them shipshape again and then add some upgrades.
Well surprisingly in "Shawn
The Sheep" - "THE BOAT" Season 2 Episode 21, (time length
minutes) is a classic case of the Farmer of Mossy Bottom Farm doing the
same thing as us
But as the story unfolds, Shawn, once again, does it with allot more fun and flare.
The Farmer who wants to become a captain,
purchases a trailerable sailboat, and with his best friend,
his trusty Dog named Bitizer, starts to clean it up to make it all
shipshape but the farmer gets all dirty in the process and goes inside
to clean up.
In the meantime, Shawn's buddies also try to help out,
but they also become far too adventurous and explore everything onboard. But
then, oh no, somebody, accidentally raises the sails, and then
the boat sails all over the Mossy Bottom Farm still attached on the
trailer for a wild ride only later throwing out the anchor stops them.
Watching this are those dastardly mischief farm pigs, who are jealous, and
they want to take over the ship and they board it. The show now becomes a
swashbuckling pirate adventure
and up goes the Pirate flag. A fight is on as the sheep crew tries to
protect their ship and then finally Blitzer the dog makes them "Walk The
Plank" jumping overboard in
Later on Blitzer, realizes that the ship is not where it was was parked
and not wanting the farmer to know what has happened, tries to push it to
move it back but its stuck. Discovering the anchor, it is then carried by
Blitzer, but the boat with no one at the helm and with full wind in the
sails, sails right over and into in the farmer's swimming pool. Blitzer
falls and the swinging anchor then hits the boat so hard the boat that is now holed, and
the boat begins to take on
water, sinking in the swimming pool.
Then the farmer comes out of the house
and discovers it and roars out loud and then tries to bail out the water. Oh
Shawn's animated adventure is quite funny and unique, but yes,
Sandpiper Sailboat Owners, can relate to many parts and incidents in the
show, and although all
the characters portrayed are clay puppets, filmed frame by frame, overall it
is amazing how the show is created. So well done, that the episodes are
viewed by both children and yes, us adults. With hardly any words ever spoken
(just grunts and groans) and it has now been viewed in over 170 counties.
This webpage is also dedicated to my daughter Rebekah
as she also loves the shows. (Dad!, DAD! Oh Dad!, no not again, Baaaaa Dad!,
You tube, has
lots of episodes online and they are easy to find, by using the You Tube