Easter is almost here and that means pretty soon the Easter Bunny will be coming. I thought this would be a good time to pay homage to all of those fictional floppy eared, bushy tailed rabbits we’ve grown to love over the years. Oh and if you’re a child and you are reading this then the word fictional means definitely, totally, absolutely real.
Of course the Easter Bunny is on the list. The Easter Bunny not only brings us candy to enjoy every year but he also entertains us by playing a game with us. The Easter Bunny hides his eggs and we have to find them! Fun! What other fictional rabbit besides the Easter Bunny comes complete with candy and a game? I always wondered why the Easter Bunny used eggs though and where did the Easter Bunny get the eggs and what connection does the Easter Bunny have to Jesus’ crucifixion?
Bugs Bunny was not my favorite Looney Tune. I’m more of a Daffy Duck man myself. You can’t leave Bugs Bunny off the list though, he is the iconic rabbit. Even though Bugs Bunny is pretty smug and full of himself, there are some times when you can’t help but laugh at the things he does. Also Bugs Bunny teaches us to eat our vegetables. There are so many classic things Bugs Bunny has given us like his “What’s up Doc” catch phrase. Bugs Bunny also perfected the anvil dropping, sign switching and the give-Taz-the-item-with-the-bomb-attached tricks.
Yes, I like the movie Bambi, so what? The main reason I like the movie Bambi is just because of Thumper. He’s cute. Yes I’m ok with saying that a bunny rabbit is cute. Oh, I also like Bambi because that deer gets shot. Mmm..deer meat is yummy.
I first saw Usagi Yojimbo on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and ever since then he has been my favorite rabbit of all time. For those of you who don’t know, Usagi Yojimbo is not only a rabbit, he’s also a samurai. That makes Usagi Yojimbo even cooler than the Ninja Turtles because rabbits are so much cooler than turtles and samurais have more honor than ninjas.
If there is one thing I enjoy doing it’s tricking dumb people. There have been several incarnations of Brer rabbit but all of them have been tricksters. Much like Bugs Bunny, Brer Rabbit is always tricking people and making them look like fools. Sometimes it comes off as being the spunky underdog, sometimes it comes off as being mean. For Brer Rabbit I choose, totally awesome!