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Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that ... See full summary »

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Dick Beals ...
Ralph Phillips (voice) (uncredited)
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Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that he is a space ace pilot who single-handedly thwarts a Martian invasion. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Ralph Phillips: [Ralph Phillips opens a hut where Africans were in progress of boiling his parents, alive] Boiling parents? I warned you Dackory's.
Ralph's Father: Doctor Living Son, I presume.
[spoof of Henry Stanley's historic quote "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" after locating David Livingstone, in Africa, on Friday, October 27th, 1871]
Ralph Phillips: Ambush me, will you?
[combat of gunfire and spears thrown]
Ralph Phillips: I hated to have to have to kill them all... but they had to be taught a lesson.
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Follows Drafty, Isn't It? (1957) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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Ralphie Phillips vs. Ralphie Parker: Is it real or is it Memorex?
27 December 2006 | by (London, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Perhaps it's just me and I wouldn't want to point fingers, but does anyone notice a remarkable resemblance between Ralphie Phillips and his daydreams in the old WB cartoons, and the Jean Shepherd character, Ralphie Parker, in the 1983 Bob Clark holiday pic, A Christmas Story? Seems to me that the daydream sequences in A Christmas Story may have been suggested or inspired by the cartoon... or was Chuck Jones influenced by Shepherd's writing? What came first?

I was glad to see that the old cartoons had not been lost to the mists of time: I'd almost started to believe that I had concocted these cartoons and amalgamated them with the daydream aspects of Christmas Story.


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