The Cat, the Weasel and the Little Rabbit
The Cat, the Weasel and the Little Rabbit. Aesop's Fable. Introduced by Bill Cosby as Aesop. Plus a Sing-A-Long Cartoon. About 30 minutes. #40006. Freehold, NJ: ©1990 Trans Atlantic Video. Anaheim: ©1991 Diamond Entertainment Corporation. Gift of John Carlson, Christmas, '91. Extra copy for $2.50 at Nebraska City Mall, Nov., '92. Extra copy for $2.50 at Nebraska Crossing, Nov., '93.
This series uses the same Cosby framework as the earlier Lorimar tape but presents only one interrupted fable and adds a cartoon at the end. A viewer watches for a long time in this story before recognizing a fable. The pre-fable section involves extensive conflict between the rabbit and the mouse. Ultimately the weasel takes the rabbit's house and argues that possession is nine points of the law. The cat arbitrator claims bad hearing, draws the litigants closer, and eats them both. Incongruously, the Cosby kids talk after the fable about the characters living happily ever after!