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Sheep in the Big City was an American animated television series that ran on Cartoon Network from 2000-2002. The series' pilot first premiered as part of Cartoon Network's "Cartoon Cartoon Summer" on August 18, 2000. The show was greenlit and started airing on November 17, 2000 and ended on April 7, 2002, lasting a total of 26 episodes and 1 pilot. The show was created by Mo Willems, who later worked on Codename: Kids Next Door. Reruns aired from 2002-2003 and 2005-2008.


  • Farmer John- Sheep's owner until Sheep left the farm. His real name is "Fahr Mer John". His first name is Fahr because "his parents wanted him to go far in life".
  • Sheep- The protagonist of the series. Despite his anthropomorphism, he cannot speak English. He only bleats.
  • General Specific- The villain of the series, performing ridiculous attempts at kidnapping sheep. He works in a very clearly indicated secret headquarters. His name is an oxymoron.
  • Private Public- One of Gen. Specific's minions. His name is also an oxymoron.
  • The Angry Scientist- a mad scientist whom Gen. Specific hired. He gets upset when he's called a "mad scientist", preferring the name "angry scientist". He has a mock-German accent, a classic allusion to Einstein.
  • Oxymoron- An ox who acts as the mascot for the fictional sponsor of the show.

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