I love Ewe

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From the Frank Tashlin short I GOT PLENTY OF MUTTON (great title). A wolf wants to eat some sheep, but they are protected by a powerful ram.

The wolf dresses up as a sheep, but not just any sheep. A sexy sheep.

Rather than merely pass unobtrusively among the flock, he wants to seduce the ram, then murder him. This doesn’t go well.

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At the sight of a sheep wearing lipstick and a sarong, the ram turns into Charles Boyer — anticipating Pepe le Pew by a year. And the rest of the film turns into a blatant rehearsal for the Parisian skunk’s amours, with an added dose of homosexual panic, as the ram — whose horns uncurl, stand to attention and turn red at the sight of a sheep in a sarong — pursues the dragged-up wolf over hill and dale.

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When the desperate lupine rips off his disguise and declares, “I’m a wolf!” the ram replies “What of it, so am I!” and bays in a lustful (and kinda phallic) manner — anticipating the climactic shrug of SOME LIKE IT HOT.

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2 Responses to “I love Ewe”

  1. The wolf here and Bugs Bunny were really into their drag acts even if their interest in male attention was only tactical. But the strangest has to be “The Big Snooze” by Bob Clampett: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2z3ee7

  2. Christ! At the three minute mark that turns into the Bugs
    Bunny version of Inception.
    Cillian Murphy = Elmer Fudd, folks.

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