Advent Calendar House

The First Easter Rabbit

Episode Summary

Surprise bonus episode! Not even Easter specials are safe from leaning heavily on Santa. Guest: Brandon Medley.

Episode Notes

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.

On This Episode

  1. Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), meticulous ice wizard who, like the Sith, deals in absolutes.
  2. Brandon Medley (@brandmed), worried talking snowball from Blessed are the Geek.

Topics and 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’ habit of giving bad directions.
  3. They named the talking snowball “Br-r-ruce,” a joke I didn’t notice until JUST NOW.

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