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"How Much is That Rabbit in the Window" is the tenth episode of the first season of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh made by Walt Disney Television Animation. It originally aired on March 20, 1988.

Plot

One day, Rabbit is out working in his garden and trying to build a pumpkin vehicle to scare the crows out of his garden, when Piglet comes by asking to borrow a cooking pot to which Rabbit tells Piglet to help himself but when Piglet mutters to himself how Piglet does not offer to help but thanks him for letting him borrow something. Then Tigger comes by and asks to borrow a thingamabob (which is a rope) to which Rabbit tells Tigger to help himself to whatever he wants, but he mutters again how no one will help him. Then Rabbit finishes his pumpkin vehicle and manages to scare the crows away but runs his vehicle off the cliff causing it to fall off into the river and crash! When Rabbit returns to his garden, Pooh shows up and asks to borrow some honey, to which Rabbit tells Pooh to help himself because everyone has.

Inside, Pooh accidentally gets the honey stuck to his paw, and accidentally gets his paw stuck to Rabbit's calendar, and causes many of the dates of the calendars to fall on him, covering his face. When Pooh comes out with all the pieces of the calendar stuck to him, the crows fly away scared, to which Rabbit believes that he did it on his own, and rushes into his house to tell Pooh, but Pooh is already gone. Rabbit looks at his calendar and, not knowing that the date is wrong, believes that it is his birthday, and suspects that his friends are planning a surprise birthday party for him, to which he decides to do a little investigating.

First, Rabbit stops by Piglet's, and sees that Piglet is steering up something in Rabbit's pot that he borrowed, and Rabbit believes it is a giant birthday cake, and is excited about it, but after Rabbit leaves, it is revealed that Piglet was bowling his clothes in the pot to get them clean. Next, Rabbit runs into Tigger, to which he ties up the thingamobob (the rope he borrowed from Rabbit) around a tree, to which Rabbit asks if it is the same one that Tigger borrowed from him, to which Tigger lies for some unknown reason and says, "No." Rabbit then suspects that Tigger has hidden a surprise birthday present for him in the tree, and is really excited. Meanwhile, Owl has found Pooh stuck to the dates of Rabbit's calendar, and tries to help Pooh become unstuck of the dates of the calendar, and when Rabbit sneaks by, he thinks that Owl is decorating Pooh for his birthday party, and goes home all excited.

When Rabbit arrives home, he thinks that his friends are there waiting to surprise him, but they are not, and this saddens Rabbit because he believes that his friends have forgotten his birthday, to which it makes him believe that his friends do not like him anymore, and that they were just using him to borrow his stuff, to which Rabbit decides to leave the Hundred Acre Wood and go somewhere and be special. On the way, Eeyore spots Rabbit, and believes that he is going on vacation, and feels sad for not being invited, and decides to tell others that they were not invited either. Then a man in a truck grabs Rabbit and throws him into the back of his truck, and takes him to a store in town.

Once at the store, the man puts a special sign on Rabbit, hoping to sell Rabbit for a good price, to which Rabbit is so excited to become special. Also in the store, three stuffed animals who look like Pooh, Piglet and Tigger decide to steal Rabbit's sign from him so they can be bought first. Back in the Hundred Acre Wood, Eeyore has found Pooh and Christopher Robin, who are hunting for flutterbies (which are actually fireflies), and he tells them that Rabbit has run away to Town, to which Christopher Robin gathers Pooh, Piglet and Tigger, and takes them to town to find Rabbit. Tigger is the first to spot Rabbit in the shop, and taps on the window, trying to get his attention, but Rabbit tells him that he does not know any Tiggers, Poohs, or Piglets because all they do is borrow from him and do not know how to treat him special.

Tigger then turns his head away, feeling bad for treating Rabbit, but does not notice that the Pooh-Look-Alike, Piglet-Look-Alike, and the Tigger-Look-Alike jump out of nowhere, grab Rabbit and take him with them. When Tigger turns around and finds out that Rabbit is gone, he calls for Christopher Robin, Pooh and Piglet, who come running, and tells them about finding Rabbit in the store, and that Rabbit was wearing a big special sign. Pooh decides that they should go inside and apologize to Rabbit for not treating him like he was special, but Christopher Robin says that they cannot because the store is closed, and that they must come back tomorrow and buy Rabbit back.

After Christopher Robin and the gang leave, the Pooh-Look-Alike, Piglet-Look-Alike, and the Tigger-Look-Alike bring Rabbit out and tell him to hand over the tag, because they have been in the store for a long time, and that no kid has wanted to buy them. Rabbit manages to trick the stuffed animals into believing that there is another tag right behind them, and when they turn their heads around, Rabbit runs away, and the stuffed animals chase him. During the run, Rabbit accidentally trips over a girl doll, to which his tag gets stuck on the doll's hand, and the stuffed animals continue to chase him, not noticing that the tag is on the doll's hand.

Back in the Hundred Acre Wood, Pooh, Tigger and Piglet sleep over at Christopher Robin's house, and wonder if Christopher Robin's piggy bank will have enough money to buy Rabbit back. However, Tigger does not seem to worry about Rabbit, because he believes that Rabbit is having the time of his life. Back at the store, the Stuffed Animals continue to chase Rabbit, to which Rabbit manages to escape them by driving a toy car, but the Stuffed Animals manage to find a toy firetruck and give chase to Rabbit, to which they find Rabbit and crash into him. Rabbit finally tells them that they can have the tag, to which the Stuffed Animals find the tag on the girl doll, and fight over which one of them is gonna be bought by Christopher Robin, ripping the tag into three pieces so Christopher Robin can buy all three of them.

The next day Christopher Robin comes with Pooh, Piglet and Tigger, and takes his piggy bank to the clerk, and asks him how much Rabbit is to, which the clerk says that Rabbit is worth a great deal, and when Christopher Robin hands the clerk his piggy bank, he whispers that he was saving up to buy Rabbit a birthday present, to which Rabbit hears this and realizes that his friends did remember his birthday. The clerk tells Christopher Robin that he does not have enough money to buy Rabbit. Christopher Robin then tries to trade Pooh's honeypot, Piglet's cooking pot and Tigger's watchamahooset, but the Clerk says it is not enough to buy Rabbit. Christopher Robin then starts to leave the store sadly, but Pooh whispers something in Christopher Robin's ear, and Christopher Robin tells the Clerk that he would like to add a whole bunch of love, to which the clerk sells Rabbit to him, and Christopher Robin and Rabbit hug each other when they are reunited together.

On the way out of the store, Rabbit tells the stuffed animals that someday, they will be special and that someone will want to buy them too. The stuffed animals then hold up the ripped sign that says "Special" and await to be sold. Sometime back home, Christopher Robin and the gang appear at Rabbit's house and throw him a birthday party. Rabbit tells them that his birthday was last week, and that they forgot it, but Christopher Robin tells Rabbit that his calendar is missing the whole week. Then there is a knock at the door, and one of the crows flies in and lands in Rabbit's cake. But just as Rabbit is about to shoo him out, the crow graciously hands Rabbit a slice of the cake. Humbled by the acts of kindness and caring from his friends, and even now from his usual foe, Rabbit thanks everyone, finally feeling at home, appreciated and special.

Characters

Cast

Voice actor Character
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh, Ted, and the Clerk
John Fiedler Piglet
Paul Winchell Tigger
Ken Sansom Rabbit and Pinky
Hal Smith Owl
Peter Cullen Eeyore
Frank Welker The Crows
Chuck McCann Vacuum Head

Trivia

  • The title is based on the children's song: "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?".
  • This episode focuses on Rabbit for the second time.
  • This episode takes place on March 7th, which is 3 weeks before Rabbit's birthday.
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Media
Films: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeWinnie the Pooh and the Blustery DayWinnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!The Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohWinnie the Pooh and a Day for EeyorePooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher RobinThe Tigger MovieThe Book of Pooh: Stories from the HeartPiglet's Big MovieWinnie the Pooh: Springtime with RooPooh's Heffalump MoviePooh's Heffalump Halloween MovieWinnie the PoohChristopher Robin

TV Shows: Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohHouse of MouseThe Book of PoohMy Friends Tigger & Pooh
Video Games: Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre WoodTigger's Honey HuntPiglet's Big GameWinnie The Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly AdventureKinect Disneyland AdventuresKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts:Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIAdventures in the Hundred Acre WoodAnimated StoryBook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeAnimated StoryBook: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

Disney Parks
Fantasy GardensGarden of the Twelve FriendsHunny Pot SpinPooh's Hunny HuntPooh's Playful SpotThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Entertainment: Fantasy FestivalIt's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsWinnie the Pooh and Friends, too!
Shops: Pooh Corner
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's WaterWorksTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disneyland ForeverOnce Upon a Time
Halloween: Happy HallowishesMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade

Characters
Winnie the PoohChristopher RobinPigletTiggerEeyoreRabbitKangaRooOwlGopherBeesHeffalumpsWoozlesDexterKessieCrowsBugsPack RatsRabbit's relativesTigger's momPygmy PigletsSquirrelSkippyNasty JackNasty Jack's GangPapa HeffalumpStan and HeffWoosterCrudSmudgeBrunoToy VillainsBirdzillaBalloonLumpyMama HeffalumpDarbyBusterBeaverWoodpeckerOpossum TwinsThe BacksonLong John CottontailChristopher Robin's MomWinifredJagularMr. NarratorSanta ClausSkullasaurus
Episodes
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Season One: "Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures" • "Donkey for a Day/Friend, In Deed" • "There's No Camp Like Home/Balloonatics" • "Find Her, Keep Her" • "The Piglet Who Would Be King" • "Cleanliness is Next to Impossible" • "The Great Honey Pot Robbery" • "Stripes/Monkey See, Monkey Do Better" • "Babysitter Blues" • "How Much is That Rabbit in the Window" • "Gone with the Wind/Nothing But the Tooth" • "Paw and Order" • "Honey for a Bunny/Trap as Trap Can" • "The Masked Offender/Things That Go Piglet in the Night" • "Luck Amok/Magic Earmuffs" • "The Wishing Bear" • "King of the Beasties/The Rats Who Came to Dinner" • "My Hero/Owl Feathers" • "A Very, Very Large Animal/Fish Out of Water" • "Lights Out/Tigger's Shoes" • "The "New" Eeyore/Tigger, Private Ear" • "Party Poohper/The Old Switcheroo"
Season Two: "Me and My Shadow/To Catch a Hiccup" • "Rabbit Marks the Spot/Good-bye, Mr. Pooh" • "Bubble Trouble/Ground Piglet Day" • "All's Well That Ends Wishing Well" • "Un-Valentine's Day" • "No Rabbit's a Fortress/The Monster Frankenpooh" • "Where, Oh Where Has My Piglet Gone?/Up, Up and Awry" • "Eeyore's Tail Tale/Three Little Piglets" • "Prize Piglet/Fast Friends" • "Pooh Moon/Caws and Effect"
Season Three: "Oh, Bottle/Owl in the Family" • "Sham Pooh/Rock-a-Bye Pooh Bear" • "What's the Score, Pooh?/Tigger's Houseguest" • "Rabbit Takes a Holiday/Eeyi Eeyi Eeyore" • "Pooh Skies" • "To Bee or Not to Bee/April Pooh" • "A Knight to Remember" • "Tigger is the Mother of Invention/The Bug Stops Here" • "Easy Come, Easy Gopher/Invasion of the Pooh Snatcher" • "Tigger Got Your Tongue/A Bird in the Hand"
Season Four: "Sorry, Wrong Slusher" • "Grown But Not Forgotten" • "A Pooh Day Afternoon" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigger" • "Home is Where the Home is" • "Shovel, Shovel, Toil and Trouble/The Wise Have It" • "Cloud, Cloud Go Away/To Dream the Impossible Scheme" • "Piglet's Poohetry/Owl's Well That Ends Well"

The Book of Pooh
Season One: "Best Wishes, Winnie the Pooh/Double Time" • "Are You Me?/Rabbit's Happy Birthday Party" • "Circumference Equals Pirate 'Arrr' Squared/Pooh's to Do" • "Pigletry/Dinosnores" • "I Could Have Laughed All Night/X Spots the Mark" • "My Gloomy Valentine/Mr. Narrator" • "Vegetable of Contents/A Welcome to Beat the Band With" • "Owl's Book/The Autobiography of Tigger" • "You Can Lead Eeyore to Books/The Spice of Life" • "The Words Are Out/Brain Drain"
Season Two: "Please and Thank-You's/The Rumor Millstone" • "Over the Hill/Tigger's Replacement" • "The Wood Without Pooh/Friends of a Different Stripe" • "Mothers of Invention/Once Upon a Happy Ending" • "Piglet's Perfect Party/A Wood Divided" • "Bravehat/Scaredy Cat" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny/Under the Pig Top" • "The Book of Boo" • "Could it Be Magic?/Diary of a Mad Gardener" • "The Case of the Disappeared Donkey/The Littlest Dinosnore"

Locations
Hundred Acre WoodPooh's HousePiglet's HouseTigger's HouseRabbit's HouseEeyore's HouseOwl's HouseRabbit's gardenChristopher Robin's roomThe Land of Milk and HoneySkull CaveNorth PoleGopher's TunnelsHeffalump HollowThe Scary Woods
Objects
Winnie the Pooh dollWinnie the Pooh storybookRock Remover • Rabbit's Scarecrow
Songs
Movie Songs

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: "Winnie the Pooh" • "Up, Down, Touch the Ground" • "Rumbly in My Tumbly" • "Little Black Rain Cloud" • "Mind Over Matter"
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day: "A Rather Blustery Day" • "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" • "Heffalumps and Woozles" • "Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down" • "Hip-Hip-Poohray"
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh: "I Am Not Afraid" • "I Wanna Scare Myself"
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: "Forever & Ever" • "Adventure is a Wonderful Thing" • "If It Says So" • "Wherever You Are" • "Everything is Right"
The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh: "It Really Was a Woozle, Yes it Was"
Sing a Song with Pooh Bear: "Kanga Roo Hop" • "You're the One and Only One" • "Harvest What You Grow" • "My Song"
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: "Girls are Like Boys" • "When the Love Bug Bites" • "Places in the Heart"
The Tigger Movie: "Someone Like Me" • "Whoop-de-Dooper Bounce" • "Lull-a-Bee" • "Round My Family Tree" • "How to Be a Tigger"
Piglet's Big Movie: "A Mother's Intuition" • "With a Few Good Friends" • "Sing-Ho (For the Life of a Bear)"
Springtime With Roo: "We're Huntin' Eggs Today" • "Sniffly Sniff" • "Easter Day With You" • "The Way It Must Be Done" • "The Grandest Easter of Them All"
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: "The Horribly Hazardous Heffalumps" • "Little Mr. Roo" • "The Name Game" • "Shoulder to Shoulder" • "In the Name of the Hundred Acre Wood/What Do You Do?"
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: "Trick 'R' Treating With Our Friends" • "Brave Together" • "As Long As I'm Here With You"
Winnie the Pooh: "The Tummy Song" • "A Very Important Thing to Do" • "The Winner Song" • "The Backson Song" • "It's Gonna Be Great" • "Everything is Honey" • "Pooh's Finale"

Television Songs
Welcome to Pooh Corner: "Welcome to Pooh Corner Theme Song" • "Try a Little Something New" • "The Right Side" • "Just Say, 'Yes I Can'" • "You're the Only You" • "I Hum to Myself" • "Please and Thank You" • "Responsible Persons" • "Be a Buddy, Be a Pal" • "Trees" • "A Part of Me" • "Welcome to Pooh Corner Ending Theme"
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: "Pooh Bear" • "'Cause It's Make Believe" • "The Floating Song" • "Nothing's Too Good for a Friend" • "Under the Bed" • "I Don't Have A Name" • "King of the Beasties (song)" • "The End" • "Pirates is What We'll Be" • "Tigger, the Private Ear is Here"
The Book of Pooh: "Everyone Knows He's Winnie the Pooh" • "Your Best Wishes" • "On the Double" • "Who is Me" • "Think, Think, Think" • "A Pirate Has Got to Have Arrr" • "Day in the Life of a Pooh" • "What Piglets Are" • "Dinosnores" • "I Watch for Signs" • "We're Making a Cake" • "A Mystery" • "If I Could Be Big" • "Isn't that Funny?" • "Find the X" • "Everyone Wants a Valentine" • "That's What We Do" • "Keep it Simple" • "Have You Got a Book For Me?" • "Give It a Try" • "The Play's the Thing" • "On Your Way Back Home" • "Nightmare Wranglers" • "We Royaly Request" • "The Sweetest Thing You Are Seeking" • "Carry On" • "The Plumed Protector" • "Flying Up, Up and Away" • "The Bluebird Song" • "Green Thing" • "What's Your Name, River?" • "Thank You, Please" • "When You're a Monster Too" • "Where Do Words Go?" • "Show the Sign" • "Under a Spelling Bee's Spell" • "With Books You Get Carried Away" • "Adventure" • "Mental Altitude" • "I Want to Know Everything Now" • "Happy Tailiversary" • "Get Growin'" • "Tigger's Lullaby" • "A Wood Without Pooh" • "Impossible to Live With" • "Rhyme-a-Bye" • "Friends Until the End" • "Perfect Party" • "If We Were Talkin'" • "Party Animal" • "Bravehat" • "That's All it Was" • "What's a Tigger Without a Bounce?" • "Our Favorite Day" • "Someone New to Meet" • "Every Day is a Song" • "When I Meet a Heffalump" • "Time Stands Still" • "The Who, What, When, Where, Why" • "24 Hours to Save the Day" • "Gardener of the Year" • "The Hundred Acre Circus" • "Into Outer Space" • "Blissful Bossa Nova" • "My Hero\If You Don't Have Friends" • "Talking Tomato" • "Flying" • "I Want To Be Scary" • "Nothin' Much Scares Me" • "The Hundred Acre Halloween" • "Just Ring Your Bell" • "Our Perfect Map of the Wood" • "Broken Friendships" • "Do the Roo" • "The Rabbit Tango" • "The Honey Dance" • "Piglet Ballet" • "Call Me Buck-a-Roo" • "It's Only Magic" • "I Never" • "King of the Heffalumps" • "Pouncing Panther Pledge" • "At Chez Piglet" • "A Perfect Forest" • "That's How You Put on a Show" • "Let it Rain" • "Stripey McSnarl Always Gets His Man" • "The Littlest Dinosnore" • "Nothing Ever Happens" • "Power of the Pencil" • "Too Much Honey" • "Lost in a Book" • "Goodbye for Now"
My Friends Tigger and Pooh: "My Friends Tigger and Pooh Theme Song" • "Bouncin'" • "Just a Few Simple Rules" • "The Password Song" • "Underneath the Same Sky" • "One Big Happy Family" • "Think, Think, Think" • "Ask a Question" • "The Little Things You Do" • "Christmas Comes Tomorrow" • "Time to Go (On a Trek Through the Snow)" • "Snowman Song"
Miscellaneous: "Luv-a-bye"

See Also
Winnie the Pooh Discovers the SeasonsThe Disney AfternoonThe Many Songs of Winnie the PoohSing a Song with Pooh Bear (and Piglet Too)Sing a Song with TiggerWhoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper bounce

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