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This article is from the Firesign Theatre: Lexicon FAQ, by Niles D. Ritter ritter@earthlink.net with numerous contributions by others.

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RALPH SPOILSPORT: A used-car salesman, based on Ralph William's ads
in Los Angeles. Also refers to a kind of mantra, which when recited
sounds like a used-car ad: "Hiya friend, Ralph Spoilsport, Ralph
Spoilsport motors, the largest new-used and used-new dealership...". He
appears in {TWO PLACES}. See {BABE} for a comparison between Ralph and
Hermes, messenger of the gods.

RANCHO MALARIO: A set of Clowndominiums build at a former indian
reservation. Includes the famous "Trail of Tears" golf course. Mentioned
in {TWO PLACES}, and also {EYKIW}, when Bob Hind was interviewing Buz
and Bunny Krumhunger about their visit with the aliens.

RAT: Rats are featured prominently in FT plays, notably, in
{HEMLOCK STONES} "Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra", in the song
"Rat in a Box" (in the {NICK DANGER} video, {YOLKS}), and in their
play "The Year of the Rat".

"The Giant Rat of Sumatra" is "a tale for which the world is not yet
ready", which is a line attributed the the "real" Dr. Watson in "The
Adventure of the Sussex Vampire" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

REGNAD KCIN: See {NICK DANGER}, the other way around (on the other
side of the record/door!). See also {ANCHOVIES}, {TWO PLACES}.

RESPONSIBLE: See {PARK}.

ROACH: See {DWARF}.

ROCOCO: See {ROCKY ROCOCO}.

ROCKY ROCOCO: {NICK DANGER}'s nemesis. Rococo is an extended
impression
of Peter Lorre playing Joel Cairo in the film "The Maltese Falcon. His
name is an apparent play on the Beatle's "Rocky Racoon".

Rocky Rococo is known to be a {DWARF}, wear terrible perfumes, like
"pyramid patchuli", and "pickle on a rope". He is also thought to be
responsible for everything bad that happens in {OXNARD}. His main
offensive tactic appears to be to put people on installment plans, and
then pressure them when they can't keep up the payments.

His Japanese counterpart may be Rocky Rocomoto, whose TV series,
"Million-Dollar Monster Crasic" (on the {NOT INSANE} album), featured
the Shake-a-speare play "Anythinge you want to", in addition to
{YOUNG GUY}, Motor Detective.

In Minneapolis and maybe nationwide, there is a pizzeria chain called
"Rocky Rococco", with a Middle-Eastern looking guy in a white suit on
the logo.

 

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