We’re back! This surprise bonus episode covers the 1976 Rankin/Bass special, The First Easter Rabbit, which despite its name and main theme, still relies heavily on Christmas.


🎙 Guest:

Brandon Medley (@brandmed, Blessed Are the Geek).


💬 Topics & Tangents:

1. A very obvious and very uncredited Velveteen Rabbit connection.

2. Easter Valley’s odd location next door to the North Pole, and Rankin/Bass’s habit of giving bad directions.

3. They named the talking snowball “Br-r-ruce,” a joke I didn’t notice until JUST NOW.


“The First Easter Rabbit” © 1974 Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc.

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