Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Pinocchio: "White Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit." Where did that come from?
Rabbit B: It came from a Puppet Wabbit. Long time ago. He told kids, you say “White Wabbit” three times soon as you wake up on the first day of a new month, you get good luck for the west of the month.
Pinocchio: My family had natural good fortune. We bent the truth a little at times, it is true, but we were all lucky. Our master Gepetto told us.
Rabbit B: An ancestor puppet wabbit was told by his master you have to make your luck happen. Saying “White Wabbit” every first day of the month is an affirmation.
Pinocchio: If you don’t my asking, why do you puppet rabbits call yourselves “wabbits”?
Rabbit B: That was my Uncle Bugs. He started it. He was a glider.
We might add that it was Uncle Bugs’ puppeteer Elmer’s voice-over that began this. Gliding the “r” into a “w” may be a little condescending to kids, but if it were a genuine disorder, perhaps a palatologist could have sorted him out.