Welcome to every Chinese kid’s favorite cartoon: Pleasant Goat and the Big Big Wolf. ( 喜羊羊与灰太狼 Xǐ Yáng Yáng yǔ Huī Tài Láng)
The plot is about goats living on the Green-Green Grassland (青青草原) and their comical interactions with a silly wolf who wants to hunt them.
Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf had only 40 episodes when it premiered. After it became moderately successful, created the next 480 episodes, including 60 exclusive Olympics episodes.
Episodes to date: 520
One was enough for me.
I’m definitely in the minority on this one. Pleasant Goat is POPULAR.
Because inquiring minds want to know, here’s a detailed description from Wikipedia:
In the year 3131, the goats live in the Qingqing Grasslands happily, while “Grey Wolf” and his wife “Red Wolf” move to Qingqing Grasslands to try and capture them. But goats in this time are intelligent and powered with technology. Every time Grey Wolf appears at the School of Goats, he thinks up a sneaky plan to catch the goats. Among the goat students, a smart young boy goat named “Pleasant” always finds a way to ruin “Grey Wolf’s” plans and save the goats. With the effort of “Pleasant” and his friends, Grey Wolf never captures any goats. In the end of each episode, “Grey Wolf” always promises to come back.
The conflict between Grey Wolf and “Pleasant” never ends. Although Grey Wolf fails all the time, he never gives up. Although he is mean to the goats, he is a nice and timid husband to Red Wolf. Red Wolf is somewhat impatient and enjoys making her husband do all the work. She never tries to catch the goats herself, but always yells at his husband and pushes him to do the job. She likes fashion and behaves like a modern female adult (though sometime her thoughts are a bit childish). “Pleasant” and his friends are portrayed as playful elementary school kids, each of whom has his/her own unique feature. “Beauty” is a pretty girl goat who is “Pleasant”‘s sister. “Fit” is a boy goat who likes to work out. “Lazy” is a cute boy goat who likes to relax. There are many other child goats, as well as their teacher – an old goat named “Slow”, who is a scientist and develops machines to protect their school.