Very Large Rabbits

Easter is upon us and as an aggressively blasphemous non-believer, my one sole takeaway from the Easter holiday is the delicious chocolate bunnies (extra long ears are my favorite). With images of bunnies and rabbits poking their heads out this week, it is time to honor the best of the fictitious very large rabbits.


1. The king of them all–Harvey. The 1944 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Mary Chase was adapted into a film starring Jimmy Stewart. This is such a stunning example of classic film and very large rabbits.

Wilson: Who’s Harvey?
Miss Kelly: A white rabbit, six feet tall.
Wilson: Six feet?
Elwood P. Dowd: Six feet three and a half inches. Now let’s stick to the facts.

donnie darko

2. I recently rewatched Donnie Darko after many years and I have to say, I still quite like it. I hope you’re reading the rest of this post while listening to Echo and the Bunnymen’s “Killing Moon.” Amongst other strange occurrences, titled teenager Donnie Darko seems to be followed by a rather tall rabbit by the name of Frank.

Donnie: Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?
Frank: Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?

roger rabbit

3. Perhaps, not as “very large” as the two preceding rabbits, Roger is still bigger than your average Easter bunny. For those who do not like Who Framed Roger Rabbit you are dead to me.

Eddie Valiant: Hey, Judge. Doesn’t a dying rabbit deserve a last request?
Roger Rabbit: Yeah, nose plugs would be nice.


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  1. Hey, it’s a Pagan Fertility holiday, after all…bunnies are a perfect fit. Love Harvey. Can you imagine what would happen if an adult male acted like that today? How many drugs would he be on? How many institutions would he be in and out of, one after another? LOL Fun post. 🙂

  2. Thank you for the best Easter post this season. We have made it a family tradition to watch “Die Hard” for Christmas, so…

    Regardless of faith, many of the symbols are just silly and it is nice when someone doesn’t take it seriously (note that this is directly after reading a fairly dry article about the history of the etymology of the word “Easter.”)

  3. Harvey is a particular favorite of mine. I have not only seen the movie, but I saw the Broadway stage revival starring James Stewart and Helen Hayes. Harvey was a Pooka and I named my first horse Pooka. 🙂 I think I’ll have to pop the DVD in the player this weekend and rewatch it. Thanks for reminding me. BTW, I love Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

  4. Nice post. Witty & irreverent. 🙂 I was thinking when I read the title – before scrolling down – “how long a list could this be??” I’ll contribute one more: the white rabbit in the StarTrek (original series) episode, “Shore Leave,” which is of course from Alice in Wonderland, but I don’t remember if The rabbit inLewis Carroll’s story was “very large” or not. 🙂

    1. “I’ve got a personal grudge against that rabbit, Jim.”
      I forgot all about that very large rabbit. If memory serves, I think the original white rabbit, though, was of ordinary size even though he was wearing a waistcoat and armed with a pocket watch.

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