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Ralph S. Mouse 

Living in the Mountain View inn, Ralph S Mouse and his friend Ryan comes up with a plan to help Matt, the bellboy who was forced to leave.


Thomas G. Smith


Beverly Cleary (novel), Joe S. Landon (teleplay)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Oliveri ... Ryan
Britt Leach ... Richard Costa
Lou Cutell ... Mr. Minch
Jacob Kenner Jacob Kenner ... Brad
Kimmy Robertson ... Emma Spritz
Austin Kelly Austin Kelly ... William Spritz
Karen Black ... Miss Kuchenbacker
Ray Walston ... Matt
John Clark Matthews John Clark Matthews ... Ralph the Mouse (voice)
Sharon Batts Sharon Batts ... Melissa
J.J. Anderson J.J. Anderson ... Gordon (as J.J. Anderson II)
Mary Grady Mary Grady ... Inez Pierce
Susie Duff Susie Duff ... Mrs. Bramble
Jimmy Bridges ... Rod (as Jimi Bridges Jr.)
June Foray ... Mouse (voice)


Living in the Mountain View inn, Ralph S Mouse and his friend Ryan comes up with a plan to help Matt, the bellboy who was forced to leave.

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16 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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Churchill Films See more »
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There had to be a catch...
26 June 2002 | by ztonusSee all my reviews

"The Mouse and The Motorcycle" was the coolest ABC Weekend Special. If it was on, I'd watch it, regardless of how many times I had seen it.

If that wasn't good enough, "Runaway Ralph", the sequel, came out. This was a pretty good story for a sequel with even better villians (the bad guy Catso creeped me out!!) It also co-starred Fred Savage, which is good, too. However, with more sequels, there was still the chance there would be a bad sequel.

That chance came with "Ralph S. Mouse"

While the book was as good as the first two, this special didn't compare with "Runaway Ralph" or even "M&M". The story focuses on Bellboy Matt's possible departure because the hotel's overrun with mice, coming to get out of the cold and to ride Ralph's Motorcycle. To help his friend, Ralph asks his friend Ryan to take him to school. While there, Ralph is discovered and is forced to participate in a school project.

The biggest problem in this movie came from Ralph himself. The former shows made the mice look real. This show made Ralph and the other mice more like cartoons than real mice that can talk. Ralph himself sounds totally different, which made him sound like a whining New Yorker.

The kids that can talk to Ralph are also more stuck up than Keith from "M&M" and Garf from "RR". Ralph's Motorcycle is also destroyed in this show (A Real Downer)

This show is okay for a way to spend a lazy sick day, but don't waste your weekend on it

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