Ralph is an imaginative boy who likes to daydream about all kinds of things he sees around him. He has red hair and blue eyes. As a boy he always wore a light blue shirt.
He first appeared in From A to Z-Z-Z in 1953, and then Boyhood Daze in 1957. The former was nominated for an Academy Award. He also appeared in the TV Pilot Adventures of the Road-Runner, and one of the shorts cut from it, Zip Zip Hooray!. He appeared as an older Army Recruit in two special cartoons created for the Army, 90 Day Wondering and Drafty, Isn't It? He also has made numerous appearances in the Looney Tunes Comics.