In this Oscar®-winning animated short, Ralph's day gets off to a bad start when he dismisses his wife's orders to clear the snow from the front walk. When he comes home and finds the mailman dead on his front stairs, Ralph attempts a massive cover-up with disastrous results. One dead mailman leads to a case of mistaken identity, a runaway bride, and a very confused coroner. Life starts looking up for Ralph once he decides to stop worrying about it all.
Ages 15 to 17
Study Guide - Guide 1
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Discuss the meaning of the word, "serendipity." How does it relate to the series of soap opera-like events in this film? Discuss how misinterpreting events colours our decisions about how to handle them. Do the series of events seem plausible? Write a rap song on the theme "serendipity."