I remember being a jealous 10-year-old boy in my small Indiana neighborhood. While I was at home playing with my boring Etch A Sketch, the kid down the street was pulling the eyeball on his Rude Ralph. And no, that’s not code for something else. He was literally pulling the eyeball on a toy named Rude Ralph and hearing it make gross and disgusting noises. Oh the envy I had of him and his newfound ugly toy friend. I wanted to hear something make gross and disgusting noises other than my sister.
So what exactly was Rude Ralph? Think of it like a Madball on steroids that belched and farted. And if you don’t know what a Madball is, then please take your eyes elsewhere. Rude Ralph came out in 1986 and didn’t last very long due to the complaints of snooty parents. Hence why you have to shell out a decent amount of dough on eBay to snag one now. If you’re still curious and a bit in the dark of what Rude Ralph was, please take a look at the old commercial below. Oh – and it has a special bonus appearance from the Breath Blasters!