ABC Weekend Specials: Season 10, Episode 4

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (8 Nov. 1986)

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A lonely boy befriends a talking mouse who falls in love with his toy motorcycle.



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Episode cast overview:
Philip Waller ...
Thom Sharp ...
Frank Gridley
Guest with Dog
Kindergarten Teacher
Ralph (voice)
Ralph's Mother (voice) (as Zelda Rubenstein)
Uncle Lester (voice)
Keri Houlihan ...
Susie (voice)
The Maid


It looks like young Keith Gridley will have a lonely summer, until he meets a talking mouse named Ralph. Ralph takes an immediate liking to Keith's toy motorcycle and can ride it just by making a motor noise. Ralph even acts heroically when Keith comes down with a nasty fever, while dodging cats, owls and a guest's noisy dog. Written by Dylan Self <>

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Followed by ABC Weekend Specials: Ralph S. Mouse (1991) See more »

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mondo cute!
26 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

OK...I have a weird fascination for movies with talking mice and this little TV movie started it all. Ralph has the cutest voice I've ever heard and because of that, I fell in love with this movie as a child and I still love it today.'s effects aren't up to today's standards, but I think that adds to its charm. This movie is a pleasant way to pass the time. And if you also like talking mice movies (am I the only one?) I suggest "The Witches" as well, but do NOT see "Mousehunt". The mouse doesn't even talk and it's still the best actor in the movie.

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