Br'er Rabbit
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Br'er Rabbit (Character)
from Song of the South (1946)

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Song of the South (1946)
Brer Rabbit: Please don't throw me in that briar patch!

[while singing "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", Uncle Remus is interrupted by the sound of a hammer pounding nails. He goes to investigate; he sees Brer Rabbit nailing boards to the door to his Briar Patch home]
Brer Rabbit: Doggone ol' Briar Patch! Doggone place like this. Doggone...
Uncle Remus: Hmm. Uh, howdy, Brer Rabbit.
Brer Rabbit: [stops hammering; stammering] Who's that callin' my name?
[He sees Remus]
Brer Rabbit: Oh, uh, uh, hello, Uncle Remus.
Uncle Remus: Appears to me that you's in a powerful bad mood to go to the party.
Brer Rabbit: [trying to board up his door] But I ain't goin' to no party, 'cause I ain't gonna be here. I'm gonna leave this ol' place.
Uncle Remus: You mean you's leavin' your old Briar Patch?
Brer Rabbit: [nailing board] That I is.
Uncle Remus: The place where you was born and raised?
Brer Rabbit: [nailing another board] That I is.
Uncle Remus: You mean you's leavin' for good?
Brer Rabbit: [nailing a third board] That I...
[He accidentally hits his thumb with his hammer and drops it]
Brer Rabbit: Ow! Now see there? That ol' Briar Patch ain't brought me nothin' but trouble...
[He kicks the hammer, only to hurt his foot]
Brer Rabbit: Ow! And more trouble. This is where my trouble is and this is the place I belongs away from.
Uncle Remus: Don't you know you can't run away from trouble?
Brer Rabbit: [chuckling; picks up knapsack] Where I'm goin', there ain't gonna be no trouble.
Uncle Remus: There ain't no place that far.
Brer Rabbit: Well... just the same I done made up my mind. And I never comin' back again.
[sadly; holds out hand]
Brer Rabbit: Well, so long, Uncle Remus.
Uncle Remus: [shaking Brer Rabbit's hand] I sure hope you knows what you's doin'.
Brer Rabbit: [chuckling] Don't worry 'bout me. I can take care of myself.
[Brer Rabbit hops away, whistling "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"]

Uncle Remus: [singing] The weather's good; the fishin's fine / Now what do you do with all your time?
Brer Rabbit: [singing] Oh, I zigs and I zags; I tos and I fros / That's what you ask me, and that's what you know.

Brer Rabbit: Don't worry about me! I can take care of myself!

[Brer Rabbit has been trying repeatedly to get the Tar Baby to greet him back, but it doesn't. So Brer Rabbit threatens it]
Brer Rabbit: Look! If you don't say "howdy" time I counts three, I'm might bust you wide open!
Uncle Remus: [narrating] But the Tar Baby, he don't say nothin'.
[Brer Fox and Brer Bear watch from the brush on the other side of the road]
Uncle Remus: [narrating] And Brer Fox, he lay low.
[Back to Brer Rabbit]
Uncle Remus: So, Brer Rabbit, he start countin'.
Brer Rabbit: One!
Uncle Remus: [narrating] But the Tar Baby, he don't say nothin'.
[Brer Fox watches eagerly]
Uncle Remus: [narrating] And Brer Fox, he lay low with a chuckle in his stomach.
Brer Rabbit: Two.
Uncle Remus: [narrating] But still the Tar Baby don't say nothin'.
[Brer Fox watches eagerly]
Uncle Remus: Brer Fox, he lay low with the fidgets.
[Brer Fox watches ever more eagerly]
Brer Rabbit: Two and a half.
[Brer Fox slaps himself]
Brer Rabbit: Three!
[Brer Rabbit punches the Tar Baby, only to get his fist caught in it]

[Br'er Rabbit had tricked Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear into taking him to his Laughing Place, which is actually a tree full of bees]
Br'er Bear: You said this was a Laughing Place. And I ain't laughing.
Brer Rabbit: I didn't say it was your Laughing Place, I said it was *my* Laughing Place, Br'er Bear.

Brer Rabbit: [to the Tar Baby] What's the matter with you? I said, "Howdy!" Is you hard of hearing?
Brer Rabbit: I said, "HOWDY!"

Brer Rabbit: I was born and bred in the briar patch!

Coonskin (1975)
Brother Rabbit: I'm tired of trying to segregate, integrate, and masturbate anymore!