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Trying to figure out the title of an old Easter special from HBO...
April 21, 2011 4:42 PM   Subscribe

Is anyone familiar with an Easter puppet special that was on (I think) HBO in the early '80s? I remember that it involved a bunch of bunnies working in an Easter egg factory, and that the Easter Bunny ("E.B.") was fairly nervous and might've had a Woody Allen-esque delivery. It definitely isn't "Tale Of The Bunny Picnic" (though that looks pretty cute, too). Bonus points if there's a streaming version anywhere online - I'd love to show this special to my bunny-obsessed niece. Thanks, all.
posted by mintcake! to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I remember this! There was a Valentine special, too. The only thing I can find is this yahoo answers thread (which is clearly about the same things--I remember the Cupid in a trench coat from the V-day movie vividly). :(
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 5:00 PM on April 21, 2011


"A Chucklewood Easter"?

"Buttons and Rusty sneak into a place they don't belong: the Easter Bunny's secret egg factory!" (link)
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:06 PM on April 21, 2011


"Chucklewood Easter," part 1 and part 2. Via.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:09 PM on April 21, 2011


Looks cool, but the one I have in mind is definitely puppets and not animation. Thanks, though!
posted by mintcake! at 5:29 PM on April 21, 2011


Here's someone else searching for it.

This is insanely maddening. I know that this existed, dammit!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 5:37 PM on April 21, 2011


Here's a lead! Paul Fusco was a puppeteer who worked on both Easter and Valentine's specials on HBO. The V-day special is on youtube, but no sign of the Easter special




yet!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 5:43 PM on April 21, 2011


The voice acting in the Valentine's special is ringing serious bells. It has to be Paul Fusco, which would make the title "An Easter Story" according to Wikipedia. He was ALF! Holy cow!

PhoB, you rock.
posted by mintcake! at 5:56 PM on April 21, 2011


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