Rabbit Marks the Spot
|Season 2, Episode 2a|
September 16, 1989
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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. Late at night, Rabbit was excited that his plan might succeed. However, when he fell asleep, he began to have a nightmare with Pooh and his friends appeared from the ground as stone monsters, doubting he's a genius and telling Rabbit that wasn't a very nice thing to do. Because, he built up their hopes and got them all excited. But, then get mad with Rabbit for giving them a bunch of rocks. Rabbit apologizes and saying it was just a joke. 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|
- Rabbit (after getting run over by a ship in his garden) I am not going to get mad. (shouts) I AM GOING TO TEACH THEM A LESSON!!!!
- 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.