Lamb Chop's Play-Along
Lamb Chop's Play-Along is a children's television series that was shown on PBS in the United States from 1992 until 1997, as well as on YTV in Canada. It was created and hosted by puppeteer Shari Lewis, and featured her puppet character Lamb Chop. Appropriately, Lamb Chop was a sheep; other characters were puppets of other farm animals, including Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy.
- Edutainment Show
- Every Episode Ending: "This is the song that doesn't end...yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because" (repeat!)
- Friendly Tickle Torture: One song on Lamb Chop's Play-Along is about how, while you can't tickle yourself (which is true), it is very possible for others to tickle you, as is demonstrated.
- Knock-Knock Joke: Regularly featured as a segment, and honored with a song to boot.
Give me a Knock Knock Joke
That was a Knock Knock Joke
This is the song that doesn't end,
- Made Myself Sad: Hush Puppy.
- Playground Song: "The Song That Never Ends".
- Punny Name / Theme Naming: Food, in this case. Lamb Chop is, of course, named after lamb chops, and Hush Puppy is named after a cornmeal-and-catfish snack made to keep dogs happy and quiet. However, Charlie Horse is the odd man out--a "charley horse" is a slang term for a pulled muscle.
- Shaggy Dog Story: During the song "It's Not Fair!", Shari buys a bag of jellybeans for Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse, divides the jellybeans so the two of them get the exact same number, then (at Lamb Chop's request) makes sure they also have the same number of red jellybeans. Near the end of the song, Lamb Chop and Charlie admit to Shari that they don't even like eating jellybeans.
- What Do You Mean It's Phlebotinum?: In one episode, the alien Zarc needs "zappelmeis"* to fuel his rocketship and get back home to Yzarc. As it turns out, "zappelmeis" is apple juice.