Ralf the Record Rat is a series of one-minute shorts, based on the syndicated strip format. The stories consist of our hero, Ralf, attempting to break world records – any world record – and, in the true spirit of the saying “close but no cigar,” failing. Ralf is the ultimate kind, jolly and good natured character, so his lack of success never brings him down. His motto is “better luck next time,” as he merrily moves along to his next attempt at breaking a world record. Somehow, Ralf always comes out on top!