With the epic return of Twin Peaks, one has to discuss the fact that rabbits have played a prominent role in David Lynch’s body of work throughout the years.
The most notable piece of rabbit work is the surrealist sitcom “Rabbits” (2002). It is hard to explain, but it is awesome. The tag line itself is crazy cool: “In a nameless city deluged by a continuous rain… three rabbits live with a fearful mystery”
David Lynch says it is a nine-episode series, but there are only eight . When Lynch accepted his life time achievement award at the Stockholm film festival in 2003, I asked him (in a Q&A) where the final ninth episode was. Lynch, of course, avoided the question.
The Rabbits footage and storyline were also interwoven with Lynch’s 2007 feature film Inland Empire. Pretty cool!
As for Twin Peaks, we have yet to see if the chocolate bunnies will help Hawk to find “what is missing”.