Wreck It (King) Ralph


The other day, Erik said DtheT reminded him of that old movie, King Ralph. That’s the one that starred John Goodman as the inapt/inept king of the United Kingdom, brought to that position through a freak accident involving the making of media. That made me think about the cartoon character, Wreck-It Ralph, voiced by the adoreable John C. Reilly, generally cast as the sidekick but with a voice that just works with a cartoon – or a cartoonish character (see Talladega Nights). Wreck-It Ralph is tired of being the bad guy in the video game, and sets out to become the good guy. Lots of controversy follows in his wake. But the quotes from the film are really on-point. Which quotes are those?

Well, let’s start with this one.

Wreck-It Ralph: I know, I know. I’m an idiot.
Vanellope von Schweetz: And?
Wreck-It Ralph: And a real numbskull.
Wreck-It Ralph: A selfish Diaper baby.
Wreck-It Ralph: A stinkbrain?
Vanellope von Schweetz: The stinkiest brain ever.

I think this one is particularly on point with the analogy:

Sonic the Hedgehog: Stay alert, because if you die outside of your own game, you don’t regenerate, ever, game over.

Then there’s the ‘ultimate’ quote that answers the question: “Why did DtheT even want to be president?” This comes courtesy of King Ralph.

The first question every car buyer asks themselves is ‘Will this car get me laid?’

So DtheT is the numbskull, selfish diaper baby, asking himself if buying the job of president will get him laid, and then realizing he must stay alert, because he’s outside his own game…and he’s beginning to understand Sonic the Hedgehog’s guidance.

So we need a Cedric Willingham or a Princess Vanellope to save us. Unfortunately, O’Toole otooleis dead, so Sarah: you’re up!sarah* Oh Geez, not THAT SARAH! This one!


*Palin never really said those words. She did once confuse which of the two Koreas was our ally, but hey, potato, potato..

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