"The Tale of Dr. Rabbit" and "Play a Game with Dr. Rabbit" (found audio of educational health cassette; 1996)
The side of the cassette for The Tale of Dr. Rabbit
Date found: 16 Oct '16/03 Aug '18
Found by: Tamincog and 5dollarfootslong
In 1994, Colgate-Palmolive introduced the character "Dr. Rabbit" as the mascot for the Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program. The character was used in many materials associated with BSBF, and is still used to this day.
In 1996, coinciding with the release of Dr. Rabbit's World Tour came an audio tape with a new "Dr. Rabbit" story called The Tale of Dr. Rabbit, and a song, called Play a Game with Dr. Rabbit.
Play a Game with Dr. Rabbit
The first side of the cassette contains Play a Game with Dr. Rabbit. It is a song about counting from one to ten, associating each number with a healthy dental habit (i.e. one is for your dentist, two is for toothpaste, three is for toothbrushes, etc.).
The Tale of Dr. Rabbit
The second side of the cassette contains The Tale of Dr. Rabbit. It describes a young boy who refuses to brush his teeth. As a result, evil "plaque monsters" appear. To combat the "plaque monsters," the child brushes his teeth. Throughout the rest of his life, the boy continues to brush his teeth and the monsters never bothered him again.
On October 16, 2016, YouTube user Tamincog uploaded the complete audio from both sides of the cassette; however, his hosted YouTube account was deleted, and the audio became lost once again. On August 3, 2018, YouTube user 5dollarfootslong re-uploaded the videos containing the audio. They have since been stitched together and added to the Internet Archive.