The concept of the Crusader Rabbit was that of a crusading Don Quixote. The Crusader Rabbit pilot was about Crusader and Rags (Ragland T. Tiger) journeying to Texas where hunters were making life miserable for the Texas jack rabbits. See more »
Jay Ward's undeservedly neglected opus (opii?). I loved the word play, like the villain "Dudley Nightshade" - and the frantic search for the "Kurwood Derby" - If you don't get the references, ask your parents (or grandparents... :-) I'd love to see some show up on DVD. In Boston it played on Channel 7 at 1:10PM weekdays, tucked away in between segments of the "Louise Morgan Show" - She was billed as "Boston's First Lady of Television." Her's was a coffee-table show targeting stay-at-home Mom's, and I suspect 'the rabbit' interlude was aimed at keeping the little ones from becoming too bored with the rest of the show, so Mom could spend more time with the tube. Fortunately, the humor of the 'toons worked on two levels (sort of like Big Bird's lines on Sesame Street "Ooooh, I think I strained a giblet.") So Mom (mine, anyway) enjoyed the cartoons, too.
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