In Praise of Dark Bunnies…

  
With Easter upon us, it’s easy to think of rabbits as all sweetness and light, cuteness incarnate, the Easter Bunny thing.  I prefer my rabbits to have a dark side, however, with a bit of muscularity and the potential for the unpredictable thrown in.  That’s right…I like my bunnies bad!  

Bad bunnies can play havoc with our expectations of them, like The Rabbit as portrayed by Joey Fatone on Season 1 of The Masked Singer.  He had a wonderful, “fresh from the asylum” vibe to him, and I’ll never hear Livin’ La Vida Loca the same way again after seeing Rabbit’s electrifying stage performance of it.  

  

If you search, you can find rabbits who don’t fit the passive, submissive mold, like Hugh Jackman’s Aussie E. Aster Bunnymund in the Rise of the Guardians movie.  That was an Easter Bunny who was great with children, but could also kick some serious…ahem, tail.

  

The 2001 science fiction/psychological thriller film Donnie Darko featured a disturbing, nightmarish rabbit, Frank, who could certainly haunt your dreams…

  

So with many more examples possible from medieval manuscripts (below) onwards, just remember that rabbits are not all the timid, wimpy, sanitized creatures that we see paraded around at this season, but rather a strong, adaptable, successful, and resilient species…and a Happy Easter, y’all…or else!    

  
   

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7 Comments on “In Praise of Dark Bunnies…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    You should see Bugs Bunny in the classic cartoon short EASTER RABBIT. If that doesn’t permanently answer his rhetorical question (“Ain’t I a stinker?”), nothing will.

    But, you’ll still laugh! 🙂

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    • vulpesffb Says:

      I always preferred Bugs to the more sanitized and predictable Disney creations…and Daffy Duck added a maniacal note of refreshing madness to the cast, although he’d always finish second in a battle of wits with Bugs…

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