Mornin GPOers! Time to make the music and put out the animals!
Most of the cartoons begin at the beginning of the workday, in which Ralph and Sam go to a meadow where sheep graze, exchange chitchat, and punch into the same time clock. Work having officially begun, Ralph repeatedly tries to abduct the helpless sheep and invariably fails, either through his own ineptitude or the minimal efforts of Sam. (While Sam is always in the right place at the right time to thwart any of Ralph's schemes that don't manage to thwart themselves, he is never shown moving quickly to get there, as if he either knew in advance where he would be needed, or has the power to teleport himself at will.) At the end-of-the-day whistle, Sam and Ralph punch out their time cards, chat amiably, and leave, presumably only to come back the next day and do it all again. Both Sam and Ralph are performed by voice actor Mel Blanc. In at least one instance, the workday is interrupted by a lunch break, which they conducted amiably.