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A Close Shave (1995)

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Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.

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When Wallace and Gromit go over to wash windows, Wallace falls in love with a wool store owner named Wendolene. Meanwhile, Gromit is framed for killing sheep and is put in jail. So with help from the sheep and Wendolene, Wallace must get him out of prison. Written by Mike-2000

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When Gromit is sitting in jail, "Feathers was 'ere" is written on the cell wall behind him. Feathers was the villain of The Wrong Trousers (1993). See more »

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For the split second you see the reverse side of the first door Gromit flies through, the circle to be cut out by his propeller is clearly visible. See more »

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[to Gromit, after he escapes from jail with the help of Wallace and the sheep]
Wallace: I suppose you'll have to skip the country, now. A fugitive, ay? You'll be hunted down like... well, a dog.
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After the credits and the Aardman logo is shown, we hear sheep bleating. See more »

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Followed by The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) See more »

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Wallace and Gromit Theme
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Not quite as funny as Wrong Trousers, but I loved it!
6 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Wallace and Gromit has proved that over the years, they can still entertain. This episode is not quite as funny as Wrong Trousers, but there was never a dull moment. I loved the love subplot with Wendolene and Wallace, and it never distracted from the story, otherwise it would have gone downhill. Shaun the Sheep is so cute as himself, and Gromit proves his facial expressions are still funny. I loved Wendolene and Preston, but my favourite in this episode were the sheep. That scene with the motorcycle pursuing the van, and the sheep on the ladder, was priceless. Another funny scene was the jailbreak, when Wallace slips on the soap, and the sheep come crashing down on him. There is a touch of heartbreak here also, as you feel so sorry for Gromit. In conclusion, a brilliant short and a must see! 10/10 Bethany Cox


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