We know she's beautiful, with the petticoats, and the
bonnet, and the cute crook, and all. But it's no excuse. Apparently
she fell asleep on the job, and now she has lost her sheep and doesn't
know where to find them.
How does she propose handling this disaster? By leaving
them alone! She says they'll come home. Excuse us? These are sheep we're
talking about. Lassie might come home. A ladybug might fly away home,
if her house was on fire and her children were gone. But a sheep? A
sheep couldn't find home if you gave it a big lead off third base.
And how's this for a clue to their whereabouts? Bo Peep's
sheep left all their tails behind them. Bo found them hanging on a tree
to dry. What are we supposed to make of this strangeness? Some kind
of phenomenon for "The X-Files," if you ask us ... brought to you by the
same alien life forms who leave crop circles.
Word has it that the crisis is getting to Bo. She spends
day and night wandering over hill and dale with those tails. When she
finds a sheep without a tail, she tries to tack -- yes, tack! -- the
tail back on it. The sheep, according to local observers, don't like
it one bit. Bo's parents, Mo and Flo Peep, as well as her sister, Jo,
a television weather reporter in New Zealand, are reportedly quite concerned.
Bo Peep's voice belongs to Annie Potts.