Rabbit Marks The Spot
|Season 2, Episode 2a|
September 16, 1989
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Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Gopher become a pirate crew called the Pooh pirates and begin to search for buried treasure. First They start to tear up Rabbit's garden in search of buried treasure. Rabbit becomes furious about what they did and decides to teach them a lesson. Rabbit starts by filling a treasure chest with rocks, dumps dirt on it, and marks a letter X on it. Then he draws up a map to help the Pooh pirates find it. Rabbit sends the map to the pirates and claims that the treasure belongs to his great great uncle Long John Cottontail. After following the map’s directions, Captain Piglet and his crew finally find the treasure.
Fearing that someone might try to steal the treasures once they open it outside, Pooh and his friends decide to open the chest inside Piglet’s house. They try all they can to open the treasure chest, but they can’t open it. Rabbit is excited that his plan might succeed, but he begins to have a nightmare. After the dream, Rabbit becomes scared that Pooh and his friends will become angry with him when they find out what’s in the chest. Rabbit tries to retrieve the chest before it is opened. First Rabbit disguises himself as the ghost of Long John Cottontail and tries to scare Pooh and his friends into giving him the chest, but it fails.
Rabbit is sure that Pooh and his friends won’t talk to him anymore and decides to leave the Hundred Acre Woods. But then the Pooh pirates decide to blast the chest open and bring Rabbit to watch the explosion. The pirates see the rocks and Rabbit apologizes to them, but Pooh and his friends actually like the rocks and find a great use for them. Then the real ghost of Long John Cottontail appears and confronts them. Pooh and his friends are terrified of him and run away. After that, a bewildered Long John Cottontail disappears and the episode ends.
|Jim Cummings||Winnie the Pooh|
|Ken Sansom||Rabbit and Long John Cottontail|
- The title of this episode is an allusion of the phrase, “X marks the spot.”
- This was also an episode where Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin, and/or any other Winnie the Pooh character doesn’t appear in besides Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, and Gopher in this episode.
- This episode was also the first and only appearance of Long John Cottontail. (As he would never appear in another episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.)
- First Episode of Rick Finn and only Episode of Lonnie Thompson.