FOURTH OF JULY SPECIAL: The Adventures of the American Rabbit (1986) w/Consequence of Sound

adventures of the american rabbit

Happy America, everybody! We’re ringing in America’s birthday with returning guest Blake Goble from Consequence of Sound, as we discuss the strange kid’s flick The Adventures of the American Rabbit! Based on an obscure piece of 70s pop art, the film sees a young, wide-eyed rabbit turn into a star-spangled superhero. He defeats thinly veiled Communist stand ins, advocates for American values of kindness and fairness, and… plays piano in a jazz band? The whole thing’s a crazy mess, and we do our best to unpack it, along with our custom cocktail and drinking rules!

(Thanks to our sponsor Cards Against Humanity as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Who Framed Robert Rabbit?

adventures of the american rabbit cocktailThere’s nothing more American than whiskey and beer! We made a rye and beer cocktail mixed with pineapple juice (for the state of Hawaii) and apple juice (just like your mom’s apple pie) to ring in the occasion. 

1 part pineapple juice
2 parts rye whiskey
1 part Golden Delicious apple juice
1 part America* beer

Combine in chilled rocks glass and serve. *America’s just Budweiser. WE SEE THROUGH YOUR RUSE ANHEUSER-BUSCH

DRINKING RULES FOR THE ADVENTURES OF THE AMERICAN RABBIT:

  1. Anytime Robert transforms like a Sentai into the American Rabbit
  2. Characters say obvious American propaganda (i.e. Jingo Unchained)
  3. Every time someone says the name of an animal

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Bunny O’Hare says, “We have an obligation to oppose evil!”

Join us next week as we move from hero bunnies to kidnapped dogs with the Keanu Reeves action film John Wick!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound, Crooked Marquee and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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