Ralph
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Full Name Ralph Theodore Guard
Segment Yakko, Wakko, and Dot
First Episode De-Zanitized
Voice Actor Frank Welker
Catchphrases "Dah..."

Ralph is surprised

Ralph Theodore Guard or Ralph the Guard is the main antagonist of the Animaniacs series. He is the dim-witted security guard at Warner Bros. Studios who is the archenemy of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Warner. He always tries to capture theme by putting them back into the water tower, but always fails in his duty. In A Christmas Plotz, he was revealed to have a wife (who looks and sounds like him) and an adopted son who is smarter than both of them. He often is seen eating donuts and is quite fat. The Warners outsmart and out run him easily. A running gag is that he chases the Warners in the backgrounds of other segments.

Ralph originates from Tiny Toons Adventures, where he guarded the Warner Bros. Studios, and was often at odds with the Tiny Toons, usually Plucky Duck. In that show however he was a far more capable guard. In Tiny Toons, he was known as "the fat guard that come around". In one episode, Ralph is shown working with Scratchansniff and Hello Nurse to help catch the Warners.

Based his appearance in "Newsreel of the Stars," it seems that Ralph (or a relative or lookalike) worked at the studio in the 1930s.

Ralph will be returning for the Animaniacs reboot, with Frank Welker reprising his role.

Trivia

  • Ralph was named after one of series creator Tom Ruegger’s best childhood friends, Ralph Mayo.
  • Ralph was visually modeled after Bob the Guard, the real life head-guard at Hanna-Barbera for many years.
  • The evolution of Ralph goes as follows:
    • Ralph the Guard (aka Ralph Dimwittie)- The New Scooby Doo Mysteries Episode 12a- A Scary Duel with a Cartoon Ghoul.
    • Ralph the Guard/Ralph T. Guard- Tiny Toon Adventures Episode 7- Hollywood Plucky.
    • Ralph the Guard/Ralph Theodore Guard- Animaniacs Episode 1- De-Zanitized.[1]

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Episodes

Tiny Toon Adventures

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Other

Animaniacs

Season 1

Ralph in the Rugrats parody


Ep89

References

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