History Film / KingRalph

18th Jul '17 1:24:08 PM fruitstripegum
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* HiddenBackupPrince: Ralph, and then later on [[spoiler:Cedric.]]



* HiddenBackupPrince: Ralph, and then later on [[spoiler:Cedric.]]
7th Jul '17 6:03:51 AM fruitstripegum
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* AllThereInTheManual: During the closing credits, [[spoiler:Ralph and Miranda are happily married, and are watching their young son playing a toy piano. The son]] is listed in the credits as "Ralph II".



*** Also, Ralph [[spoiler: and Cedric]] wouldn't be referred to as "the first"-there can't be a "first" monarch until there's been a second monarch with the same name (which is why UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria is just "Victoria", not "Victoria the First"). However, see "All There In The Manual" below.
* AllThereInTheManual: During the closing credits, [[spoiler:Ralph and Miranda are happily married, and are watching their young son playing a toy piano. The son]] is listed in the credits as "Ralph II".

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*** Also, Ralph [[spoiler: and Cedric]] wouldn't be referred to as "the first"-there can't be a "first" monarch until there's been a second monarch with the same name (which is why UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria is just "Victoria", not "Victoria the First"). However, see "All There In The Manual" below.
* AllThereInTheManual: During the closing credits, [[spoiler:Ralph and Miranda are happily married, and are watching their young son playing a toy piano. The son]] is listed in the credits as "Ralph II".
Manual".
25th Jun '17 6:37:30 AM Gouken20xx
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* DisasterDominoes: At the banquet with Finland's royal family, Ralph's attempt to cut into a roasted miniature chicken causes it to shoot off his plate, knocking over his drinking glass. The chicken and glass set off a chain reaction that topples all the other glasses from one end of the very long table to the other.
** If just one of the snooty toffs had grabbed their glass out of the way instead of squealing, it wouldn't have gone as far.

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* DisasterDominoes: DisasterDominoes:
** The whole electrocution sequence. Just one thing done differently would have probably saved most, if not all the people there.
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At the banquet with Finland's royal family, Ralph's attempt to cut into a roasted miniature chicken causes it to shoot off his plate, knocking over his drinking glass. The chicken and glass set off a chain reaction that topples all the other glasses from one end of the very long table to the other.
** *** If just one of the snooty toffs had grabbed their glass out of the way instead of squealing, it wouldn't have gone as far.



** Notably, they don't even try to be accurate with the depictions of the various royals, with only their outfits even able to tell you who each actor is meant to be representing.



** Which ''is'' shown, with an absurdly long funeral parade through the streets, it's just largely glossed over.
* NoOSHACompliance: Totally played for laughs and purely as a plot device-in reality, the photographers would never have been so lackadaisical about having their electrics in several inches of water, and if so, they would need beheading on the spot!

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** Which ''is'' shown, with an absurdly long funeral parade through the streets, it's just largely glossed over.
over by the fact, during the entire period they're trying to find someone who WASN'T at the photography session.
* NoOSHACompliance: Totally played for laughs and purely as a plot device-in reality, the photographers would never have been so lackadaisical about having their electrics in several inches of water, and if so, they would need beheading on the spot!spot![[note]]It has to be noted that the photographers do not actually appear again in the film...[[/note]]
10th Jun '17 1:35:48 AM NightShade96
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* LessonsInSophistication: An American schlub becomes King of England when the entire Royal family is killed in a photography accident. (He is the bastard grandson of a duke.) After he becomes king he is given lessons in acting royally by Sir Cedric.
31st Dec '16 10:43:52 AM Wyldchyld
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->'''Sir Cedric Willingham''': [[OhCrap Quickly, Duncan!]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The strengths!]]

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->'''Sir Cedric Willingham''': [[OhCrap Quickly, Duncan!]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Duncan! The strengths!]]
strengths!
20th Nov '16 5:52:14 PM bjshipley1
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->'''Phipps''': Sir Cedric! Sir Cedric! Good news. We've finally found an heir!
->'''Sir Cedric Willingham''': That's wonderful, Duncan. Who is he?

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->'''Phipps''': Sir Cedric! Sir Cedric! Good news. We've finally I do believe we've found an heir!
->'''Sir Cedric Willingham''': That's wonderful, Duncan. Who is he? it?



->'''Sir Cedric Willingham''': A good man?
->'''Phipps''': Well. He has his strengths and his weaknesses. You see, he's ... American.

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->'''Sir Cedric Willingham''': A good man?
Ralph Jones... Is he everything we might've hoped?
->'''Phipps''': Well. He has his strengths and his weaknesses. You see, he's ... see... he's an American.
20th Nov '16 5:44:17 PM bjshipley1
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* BadAssGrandpa: Inspector Thomas McGuire - despite being about sixty years old, he effortlessly judo-throws the bouncer at Miranda's club when he threatens Ralph.

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* BadAssGrandpa: Inspector Thomas McGuire [=McGuire=] - despite being about sixty years old, he effortlessly judo-throws the bouncer at Miranda's club when he threatens Ralph.
14th May '16 1:10:24 PM nombretomado
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* KnightFever : John Hurt's character is called 'Lord Percival Graves', but is a member of the House of Lords so is a peer. British peers are never called 'Lord Firstname Surname'; this style is only used by a younger son of a duke or marquess.
31st Dec '15 2:05:24 PM Dancedom
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After a freak accident wipes out most of the British royal family, [[HiddenBackupPrince the only heir that can be found]] is American lounge singer Ralph Jones. Accepting the job assuming he won't really have to do anything, Ralph soon learns there's more expected of him. He struggles to become a good king with the help of his chief advisor, Sir Cedric Willingham. A burgeoning romance with Miranda Greene causes problems. She is from a working-class family and is not considered an acceptable match for a king. He also has to deal with the machinations of Lord Percival Graves, who is certain he could become king himself if only he could get Ralph to abdicate, and hopes to use Miranda to do so.

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After a freak accident wipes out most of the British royal family, [[HiddenBackupPrince the only heir that can be found]] is American lounge singer Ralph Jones.Jones (Creator/JohnGoodman). Accepting the job assuming he won't really have to do anything, Ralph soon learns there's more expected of him. He struggles to become a good king with the help of his chief advisor, Sir Cedric Willingham.Willingham (Creator/PeterOToole). A burgeoning romance with Miranda Greene causes problems. She is from a working-class family and is not considered an acceptable match for a king. He also has to deal with the machinations of Lord Percival Graves, Graves (Film/JohnHurt), who is certain he could become king himself if only he could get Ralph to abdicate, and hopes to use Miranda to do so.
24th Dec '15 3:11:35 AM DaRatBastid
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*** Also, Ralph [[spoiler: and Cedric]] wouldn't be referred to as "the first"-there can't be a "first" monarch until there's been a second monarch with the same name (which is why UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria is just "Victoria", not "Victoria the First").

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*** Also, Ralph [[spoiler: and Cedric]] wouldn't be referred to as "the first"-there can't be a "first" monarch until there's been a second monarch with the same name (which is why UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria is just "Victoria", not "Victoria the First"). However, see "All There In The Manual" below.
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