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Sam and Ralph (TV, Characters)

"Mornin', Sam."
"Mornin', Ralph."

Sam and Ralph were a sheepdog and wolf, respectively, in the Looney Tunes cartoons of yore. You know, the ones with EXTREME amounts of violence that were considered suitable for children under five? Those were the days. Anyway, Sam's job was to protect the sheep from Ralph, whose job it was to eat the sheep. The key word in that last sentence was job. The cartoons often began with the two characters clocking into work while exchanging pleasantries and and often ended with them clocking out similarly. The idea was that the conflict between them was nothing personal, just business. It's a perfect way to describe the relationship between Veronica and Vinnie, who, though professional adversaries, don't harbor any genuine malice for each other.

2.11 "Donut Run"

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