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Photo Gallery - Tell Us About the Rabbits: 15 Brilliant Pop Culture Bunnies
ew ^ | Apr 11, 2009 | Kathleen McGaheran

Posted on 04/11/2009 2:27:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Easter's rolling around -- what better time to honor hare-raising movies, TV, and books? Count us lucky to have seen the feats of Bugs Bunny, the Energizer Bunny, the House Bunny, and more

(Excerpt) Read more at ew.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: rabbits
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JESSICA RABBIT

Long before Holly, Bridget and Kendra moved in to the Playboy Mansion, this patty-cake playing sexy cartoon bunny voiced by Kathleen Turner not only had Roger Rabbit falling at her paws, but humans, too.

LESSON: Men will drool over almost anything, including cartoon rabbits.

HARVEY

Okay, fine. His best friend is an invisible six-foot-three-and-a-half-inch rabbit, but is that any reason to try to put Jimmy Stewart's beloved Elwood P. Dodd character away? In this 1950 crowd-pleasing film, Harvey the Rabbit may be invisible, but he's also thoughtful and giving. Together, this lovable pair teach us that it's better to be pleasant than smart.

LESSON: Hallucinations are good.

EDDIE RABBIT

Step by step, this fuzzy-faced soft rocker hopped up the charts in the early '80s. Oh, he loved a rainy night, oh, yes he do. He loved a rainy night, and loved us, too. And we loved him because — showers washed all our cares away...we woke up to a sunny day!

LESSON: Rainy nights can make you high. Ooh. Ooh.

WHITE RABBIT

Before Flavor Flav lifted the idea, it was White Rabbit who wore an oversized clock and led women astray. Whether it's Lewis Carroll or Grace Slick telling the story, it seems that it's best not to follow in the footsteps of a tardy, waist-coated rabbit down the rabbit hole. It can get pretty trippy. Go ask Alice. I think she'll know.

LESSON: Just say no.

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

This rabbit may have been stuffed, but the love he felt for the boy was real. Still, that didn't stop the boy from abandoning him. The rabbit cried real tears and the magical Nursery Fairy (!) turned it into a real, live bunny. One day the boy spots the former Velveteen Rabbit in the forest and, with longing, remembers his old friend. The rabbit, still harboring resentment, decides that it's too little, too late, snubs the boy and hops off into the forest.

LESSON: Rabbits are vindictive

THE HOUSE BUNNY

Ousted from the Playboy Mansion, Anna Faris' Miss November wannabe finds herself in a college sorority with a bunch of girls (including Rumer Willis) who are desperately in need of slutty makeovers, only to find out that she actually needs a smarty makeover to win the heart of Colin Hanks.

LESSON: Hot isn't enough. Smart isn't enough. Now you have to be both.

THE ENERGIZER BUNNY

This rabbit has been annoying us since 1989.

LESSON: Rabbits are not always cute. Sometimes they're just annoying.

RABBIT FROM WINNIE THE POOH

The Tao of Pooh uses A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh characters to explain the principles of Taoism using Rabbit as an example. Rabbit's overly practical ways illustrate that busy and unnecessary exertion can interfere with the flow of happiness.

LESSON: You're not lazy, you're a Taoist.

BUGS BUNNY

The best-loved and most recognizable rabbit of them all, Bugs Bunny continuously outwits his opponents — Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, and Daffy Duck — with the greatest of ease. How does he do it? Good, old-fashioned trickery and deceit, topped off with a dollop of sarcasm.

LESSON: Being a smart aleck is more rewarding than being smart.

1 posted on 04/11/2009 2:27:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 04/11/2009 2:29:59 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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LOL!


3 posted on 04/11/2009 2:35:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
No meme? Geez! What a list!


4 posted on 04/11/2009 2:41:44 PM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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To: JoeProBono

Here’s the chicken clucking Cadbury Bunny, but I liked the lion roar bunny best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw_gEyg7Nt8&feature=related


5 posted on 04/11/2009 2:44:13 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Daffynition
A Christmas Story.


6 posted on 04/11/2009 2:47:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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7 posted on 04/11/2009 2:50:43 PM PDT by wolf24 ("Reality is putting The Onion out of business...")
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8 posted on 04/11/2009 2:55:15 PM PDT by wolf24 ("Reality is putting The Onion out of business...")
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9 posted on 04/11/2009 2:56:26 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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10 posted on 04/11/2009 2:56:42 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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11 posted on 04/11/2009 2:58:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Can’t forget The Killer Rabbit from Monty Python and The Holy Grail


12 posted on 04/11/2009 3:00:20 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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Holy Grail - Killer Bunny:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg


13 posted on 04/11/2009 3:00:40 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Technically, I think Harvey is a Pookah (spelling?).

Fantastic movie btw.


14 posted on 04/11/2009 3:01:45 PM PDT by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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15 posted on 04/11/2009 3:16:03 PM PDT by mcar
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Puca


16 posted on 04/11/2009 3:16:44 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mcar
Good find! Great Book


17 posted on 04/11/2009 3:27:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Better list than the one I saw on Digg yesterday. That one was lame, missing some good cultural rabbits (like Jessica) — but it included the VW Rabbit. (No, seriously!)


18 posted on 04/11/2009 3:28:42 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: JoeProBono; mcar

One of my all-time favorites.


19 posted on 04/11/2009 3:31:42 PM PDT by wolf24 ("Reality is putting The Onion out of business...")
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20 posted on 04/11/2009 3:34:33 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obamanation: an imploding administration headed by a clueless schmuck, with McCain as his Kowakian)
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RELY?
21 posted on 04/11/2009 3:39:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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22 posted on 04/11/2009 3:39:18 PM PDT by plymaniac (2010=1994)
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To: ETL
Love that picture! I found two babies last spring huddled together in the corner of my neighbor's back patio. I suspected their nest was upturned when the landscaping company came thru on their first cut of the spring.

Hating grown rabbits but a sucker for all baby animals, I took them over to another neighbor's house and set them on their way under the deck where I think the parents came from...........

23 posted on 04/11/2009 3:39:30 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: JoeProBono

I had a pair of Miniature Boxing Kangaroos. They make great pets!


24 posted on 04/11/2009 3:45:43 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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25 posted on 04/11/2009 3:47:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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Happy Easter

26 posted on 04/11/2009 3:48:47 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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You did a good thing there. :)


27 posted on 04/11/2009 3:49:25 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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28 posted on 04/11/2009 3:52:58 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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29 posted on 04/11/2009 3:54:44 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: wolf24

One of mine too.


30 posted on 04/11/2009 4:11:02 PM PDT by mcar
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31 posted on 04/11/2009 4:11:30 PM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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32 posted on 04/11/2009 4:25:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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33 posted on 04/11/2009 4:30:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Just stop it!!!


34 posted on 04/11/2009 4:51:11 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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35 posted on 04/11/2009 4:53:09 PM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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Badass Texas Rabbit.
36 posted on 04/11/2009 4:55:45 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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Whatever are you talking about...


37 posted on 04/11/2009 4:55:45 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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That must be some good weed that bunny’s smoking. Look how wide his/her pupils are dilated.


38 posted on 04/11/2009 4:57:33 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Psst - not a rabbit - just married to one.

39 posted on 04/11/2009 4:59:06 PM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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40 posted on 04/11/2009 4:59:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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have you ever tried to raise a wild baby rabbit? The ones I found weren't even afraid of me when I walked up on them and in actuality, they were smaller than the one that is in your hand.

I guess they survived because periodically I would flush a young one out of some ground cover I was cutting but they never turned to wave HI at me or say thanks.......LOL!

41 posted on 04/11/2009 4:59:19 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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Whatever are you talking about...

What is that? is that a baby bunny?

42 posted on 04/11/2009 5:01:00 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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43 posted on 04/11/2009 5:02:36 PM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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What is that? is that a baby bunny?

I guess so.

44 posted on 04/11/2009 5:05:44 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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45 posted on 04/11/2009 5:07:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Good find! Great Book

Also film

Yep that looks like something nice and safe to take pre-schoolers to

Trivia question: What is the only U rated movie with "PISS OFF" in the dialogue?

46 posted on 04/11/2009 5:16:19 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Obama decision of the week. To order in Pizza)
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U rated?


47 posted on 04/11/2009 5:20:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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have you ever tried to raise a wild baby rabbit?

I once took in what I thought at first was a wild rabbit that some neighborhood idiots (kids in their 20s) had chased into my backyard. The yard was thick with weeds and I was looking for it, when all of a sudden, I felt a slight pressure on my leg. It was the rabbit standing up on his/her hind legs against me. A day or so later I made him/her a little house in the basement with access to the yard through a flap I made in the basement window.

48 posted on 04/11/2009 5:25:20 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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U rated?

British Board of Film Classification

Universal All ages admitted, there is nothing unsuitable for children. (If they like seeing bunnies strangled and suffocated)


49 posted on 04/11/2009 5:36:24 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Obama decision of the week. To order in Pizza)
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>What is that?
>Is that a baby bunny?

Believe it or not, that long thing below is actually the url for the Yahoo search page where I found the photo.

http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%3Fei%3DUTF-8%26p%3Dbaby%2Brabbits&w=500&h=289&imgurl=static.flickr.com%2F170%2F371209967_c484dac385.jpg&size=107.6kB&name=371209967_c484dac385.jpg&rcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fmossboss%2F371209967%2F&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fmossboss%2F371209967%2F&p=baby+rabbits&type=jpeg&no=2&tt=16%2C037&oid=19520c3e9ada7e64&fusr=1ManWithACamera&hurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fmossboss%2F&tit=The+Bank+and+the+brown+baby+bunnies.&sigr=11gco9btr&sigi=11eqlgnni&sigb=11mtuk33u&sigh=116v61u9h#FCar=c2db43912dcddd80


50 posted on 04/11/2009 5:36:59 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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