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Funny movie quotes from Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Funny movie quotes from Here Comes Peter Cottontail, starring Danny Kaye, Casey Kasem, Vincent Price

Funny movie quotes from Here Comes Peter Cottontail – the classic Rankin/Bass TV special. With the voice talents of Danny Kaye (multiple roles), Casey Kasem as Peter, and Vincent Price as the villain.

Seymour S. Sassafras (Danny Kaye): Now of course it’s all very nice here, thanks to Peter Cottontail and… hmm? You’ve never heard of Peter Cottontail? Great chattering chick-chicks! 
[taking his hat off and speaking into it]
Seymour S. Sassafras (Danny Kaye): They’ve never heard of Peter Cottontail! 
Sassafras’s Hat: They’ve never heard of Peter Cottontail? 


Colonel Wellington B. Bunny (Danny Kaye): [seeing a photo of Peter Cottontail while thumbing through other photos of prospective Chief Easter Bunnies] Wait! Peter Cottontail! Just a moment, now here’s a likely candidate. 
Colonel Bunny’s Assistant (Paul Frees): Well, I really don’t think Cottontail’s your man, sir. I mean, he is boastful, he has no sense of responsibility, and sometimes – sometimes, he fibs. 
Colonel Wellington B. Bunny (Danny Kaye): Oh, well, I know he’s not perfect, but he’s got *real* spunk and ingenuity. Reminds me of me when I was his age. 


Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem): But – I-I never dreamed I’d get to be Chief Easter Bunny! 
[his ear droops]
Colonel Wellington B. Bunny (Danny Kaye): Peter, you’re telling a fib. And every time you tell a fib, your left ear droops. 
Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem): Oh… 
[chuckles nervously]
Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem): well, I – guess I did think about the job once or twice. 
[his ear inches halfway back up]
Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem): Uh, lots of times. 
[his ear springs straight up]
Colonel Wellington B. Bunny (Danny Kaye): Peter… good heavens, Peter, my boy, you’ve got to shape up and reform if you want to be Chief Easter Bunny. 


Seymour S. Sassafras (Danny Kaye): [seeing Peter sleeping on his foot] Uh, beg pardon, Peter. 
Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem): [awakening] Huh? 
Seymour S. Sassafras (Danny Kaye): You’re sleeping on my big toe. You really must have been tuckered out to use a big toe as a pillow. 
Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem): Gee… I’m sorry, Mr. Sassafras. 
Seymour S. Sassafras (Danny Kaye): [chuckles] Well, that’s all right. It’s my pleasure, Peter. Rather, my big toe’s pleasure. 


Seymour S. Sassafras (Danny Kaye): I’m a peddler by trade; by trade, and by golly, by golly, by golly, I deal in magic, and moonbeams, and pretty, pretty colors. Ohhhhh, yes. I could sell you the most perfect pink, or the most blissful blue, or a simply euphoric yellow. 


Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem): George Washington always had green eggs. Why, they were traditional at Mount Vernon, when he chopped down the uh – lime tree?
[his ear droops
Woman: George Washington couldn’t tell a fib. I can’t say the same for Georgie bunnies. 


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