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Brer Rabbit Quotes:

  • Brer Rabbit: [to the Tar Baby] What's the matter with you? I said, "Howdy!" Is you hard of hearing?


    Brer Rabbit: I said, "HOWDY!"

  • Brer Rabbit: Please don't throw me in that briar patch!

  • [while singing "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", Uncle Remus is interrupted by the sound of a hammer pounding nails. He goes to investigate; he sees Brer Rabbit nailing boards to the door to his Briar Patch home]

    Brer Rabbit: Doggone ol' Briar Patch! Doggone place like this. Doggone...

    Uncle Remus: Hmm. Uh, howdy, Brer Rabbit.

    Brer Rabbit: [stops hammering; stammering] Who's that callin' my name?

    [He sees Remus]

    Brer Rabbit: Oh, uh, uh, hello, Uncle Remus.

    Uncle Remus: Appears to me that you's in a powerful bad mood to go to the party.

    Brer Rabbit: [trying to board up his door] But I ain't goin' to no party, 'cause I ain't gonna be here. I'm gonna leave this ol' place.

    Uncle Remus: You mean you's leavin' your old Briar Patch?

    Brer Rabbit: [nailing board] That I is.

    Uncle Remus: The place where you was born and raised?

    Brer Rabbit: [nailing another board] That I is.

    Uncle Remus: You mean you's leavin' for good?

    Brer Rabbit: [nailing a third board] That I...

    [He accidentally hits his thumb with his hammer and drops it]

    Brer Rabbit: Ow! Now see there? That ol' Briar Patch ain't brought me nothin' but trouble...

    [He kicks the hammer, only to hurt his foot]

    Brer Rabbit: Ow! And more trouble. This is where my trouble is and this is the place I belongs away from.

    Uncle Remus: Don't you know you can't run away from trouble?

    Brer Rabbit: [chuckling; picks up knapsack] Where I'm goin', there ain't gonna be no trouble.

    Uncle Remus: There ain't no place that far.

    Brer Rabbit: Well... just the same I done made up my mind. And I never comin' back again.

    [sadly; holds out hand]

    Brer Rabbit: Well, so long, Uncle Remus.

    Uncle Remus: [shaking Brer Rabbit's hand] I sure hope you knows what you's doin'.

    Brer Rabbit: [chuckling] Don't worry 'bout me. I can take care of myself.

    [Brer Rabbit hops away, whistling "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"]

  • Uncle Remus: [singing] The weather's good; the fishin's fine / Now what do you do with all your time?

    Brer Rabbit: [singing] Ohhh, I zigs and I zags, I tos and I fros / That's what you ask me, and that's what you know.

  • [Br'er Rabbit had tricked Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear into taking him to his Laughing Place, which is actually a tree full of bees]

    Br'er Bear: You said this was a Laughing Place. And I ain't laughing.

    Brer Rabbit: I didn't say it was your Laughing Place, I said it was *my* Laughing Place, Br'er Bear.

  • [Brer Rabbit has been trying repeatedly to get the Tar Baby to greet him back, but it doesn't. So Brer Rabbit threatens it]

    Brer Rabbit: Look! If you don't say "howdy" time I counts three, I'm might bust you wide open!

    Uncle Remus: [narrating] But the Tar Baby, he don't say nothin'.

    [Brer Fox and Brer Bear watch from the brush on the other side of the road]

    Uncle Remus: [narrating] And Brer Fox, he lay low.

    [Back to Brer Rabbit]

    Uncle Remus: So, Brer Rabbit, he start countin'.

    Brer Rabbit: One!

    Uncle Remus: [narrating] But the Tar Baby, he don't say nothin'.

    [Brer Fox watches eagerly]

    Uncle Remus: [narrating] And Brer Fox, he lay low with a chuckle in his stomach.

    Brer Rabbit: Two.

    Uncle Remus: [narrating] But still the Tar Baby don't say nothin'.

    [Brer Fox watches eagerly]

    Uncle Remus: Brer Fox, he lay low with the fidgets.

    [Brer Fox watches ever more eagerly]

    Brer Rabbit: Two and a half.

    [Brer Fox slaps himself]

    Brer Rabbit: Three!

    [Brer Rabbit punches the Tar Baby, only to get his fist caught in it]

  • Brer Rabbit: I was born and bred in the briar patch!

  • Brer Rabbit: Don't worry about me! I can take care of myself!

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