Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Rabbit Rabbit Yap Yap Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit....



A rabbit walks into a pub and says to the barman "Can I have a pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie?". The barman is amazed but gives the rabbit a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie. The rabbit drinks the beer, eats the toastie and leaves.

The following night the rabbit returns and again asks for a Pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie. The barman, now intrigued by the rabbit and excited by the extra drinkers in the pub (because word gets round) gives the rabbit the pint and the toastie. The rabbit consumes them and leaves.

The next night, the pub is packed, in walks the rabbit and says "A pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, please barman". The crowd is hushed as the barman gives the rabbit his pint and toastie and then burst into applause as the rabbit wolfs them down.

The next night there is standing room only in the pub, coaches have been laid on for the crowds attending and the barman is making more money in one week than he did all last year. In walks the rabbit and says "A Pint of Beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, please barman" whilst smiling and acknowledging the tributes of the masses.

The barman says, "I'm sorry rabbit, me old mate, old mucker but we are right out of them Ham and Cheese Toasties".

The rabbit looks aghast, the crowd goes silent as the the barman clears his throat nervously and says, "We do have a very nice Cheese and Onion Toastie".

The rabbit looks him in the eye and says "Are you sure I will like it?"

The masses await in stunned silence. The barman, with a roguish smile says "Do you think that I would let down one of my best friends, I know you'll love it".

"Ok" says the rabbit," I'll have a Pint of Beer and a Cheese and Onion Toastie".

The pub erupts with cheers as the rabbit quaffs the beer and guzzles the toastie, waves to the crowd and leaves....


...NEVER TO RETURN!!!!!!


One year later in the now impoverished public house, the barman (who had only served 4 drinks that night, 3 of which were his) calls time. As he is cleaning down the empty pub, he sees a small white form floating above the bar "Who are you" he queries

"I am the ghost of the rabbit that used to frequent your public house" comes the reply.

The barman says, "I remember you, you made me famous, you would come in every night and have a Pint of Beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie. Crowds came to see you and this place was famous"

The rabbit says, "Yes I know".

The barman says "On your last night we didn't have any Ham and Cheese Toasties, you had a Cheese and Onion one instead"

The rabbit said "Yes, you promised me that I would love it".

The barman said "You never returned - what happened?"

"I DIED", said the Rabbit.

"OH NO!" said the barman,"what from?"

After a short pause. The rabbit said...

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"MIXIN-ME-TOASTIES"

I apologise, it's an old joke but I'm a sucker for "Blah walks into a Bar" jokes, I have a whole raft of them that I promise not to bore you with (I'm sure you all have your favourites!). This particular wabbit is from a project Ian Culbard and I developed together, and proved to be a springboard for BOTH of our animation careers as creators/directors. We collaborated on it after leaving college and it's still very much our baby. It's still potentially an animated series, although it's transmogrified a little from it's earliest conception. A strong concept like (hopefully) the rest of our work. Still, hope you like these sketches of Rocky, our lead. I'd put more stuff up on here if I felt it was safe to do so.

20 comments:

Ann said...

Groan at wabbit joke. Rocky looks good, maybe it's just me (very likely) but the larger googly eyes look quite Rex the Runt-esque, esp with the ears. Not that there's 'owt wrong with RTR...

Jo Bling said...

Hi Ann

Couple of variations on eyeballs and pupils there so we had something to play with. REX was quite a groovy little show, just the BBC didn't know what to do with it! :-D Top hatstand stuff!

Belfry said...

Joke: oh dear, that's bad!

Drawings: oh my, they're great!

Hope you are keeping well. I am still homeless in London, dossing on floors. Two day's work under me belt tho.

All the best

M.

dragonhead said...

Once again... awesome stuff! :D

Goobeetsablog said...

nice rabbit designs.
-brian

Alina Chau said...

Oh my, these bunny drawings are too cute, and awesome!! THEY ROCK!! SOOO COOOOL!!

DanO said...

A rabbit walks into a bar, and asks the bartender, “You got any cabbage?”

The bartender is amazed by this but informs him "No, I don't" and the rabbit runs off.

The next evening the rabbit arrives again and asks, "You got any cabbage?"
The bartender tells him, "No, i still don't have any cabbage." and the rabbit scurries away.

The very next night the rabbit sticks his head in and asks for cabbage yet again.
The bartender says, “Rabbit, that’s the third time you’ve stuck your head in here asking for cabbage, and the answer is still no. If you ask me one more time, I’m going to nail your ears to the floor.”

The rabbit leaves, but comes back a few minutes later. He sticks his head into the bar again and asks, “Got any nails?”

The bartender says, “Why no, I haven’t got any nails!”

“Oh,” says the rabbit, “got any cabbage?”

paulhd said...

That's a purdy rabbit, but not in a backwoods stylee:)

Jo Bling said...

Morning all! Thanks for all the kind words on the rabbit designs. Always been a big fan of funny-lookin' floppy eared rodents. I blame Bugs Bunny myself...

Belfry- good to hear from you sir- how you getting on with that Robot Vs Wrestler image I sent you? Any tasty model to show here yet?

Dano- and I thought my rabbit joke was bad!

Paul- if I have to speak with the RSPCA I will, you know... don't make me phone 'em....

I. N. J. Culbard said...

WABBIT!!!

Belf said...

No CJ, not got a place to live yet, let alone a computer to work on! I'm expecting some word today on living arrangements, hopefully I can move at the weekend and start work, on the Robot Wrestling and Tabby also. Looking forward to getting started as soon as I can.

All the best, you wascal.

Josh Parpan said...

Nice designs Curtis!

Jo Bling said...

INJun- we really should get this out there. Feature?

Belf- sorry to hear you're still squatting, matey! Lemme know how you get on with Tabby development, and see if you can get Jamie on board.

Heya Josh- thankingyoukindly, squire ;-)

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Which one's Chaz and which one's Dave ??

Jay D Smith said...

great stuff!!!

jesus chambrot said...

I look at those rabbit drawings and feel like punching them all in the face. In a warm affectionate manner, mind you.

jesus chambrot said...

I feel like puching that rabbit in the face. A warm affectionate punch though.

dianofit said...

well my english is a little poor about trying to explain what i want but i think you could understand hehe
that little blue illustration in your display i love it, looks funny and interesant, and your drawing wow i wish i could draw in that way, but like everythin is experience...
great blog =:)

ps: by the way cute bunny hehe

belf said...

Yeah I mentioned it to Jamie when I saw him at a gig in London on sunday. I'll see him again at another gig this sunday so I'll have another word about it then.

I've found a nice flat with two musician-types, one of whom owns two studios! It's quite cheap too. Moving in on sunday, so work will begin next week!

All the best, speak soon.

Jo Bling said...

Jay- nice to meetcha, sir, do make yourself at home, fellow Brit and all that :-)

Jesus- is there any sound sweeter than that made when a clenched fist impacts with the soft and fluffy underbelly of a cuddly rodent? Me? Work in pre-school kids TV? Well... er... *ahem*...

Dianofit- thanks for calling in! If you like the blue image so much, RON GO BONGO MONDO MADNESS, you can check it out further on this old blog post:

Bongo Fun!

Belf- Sounds like things are beginning to work out, fella. I love it when a plan comes together *chews on cigar*