Lost Media Archive

Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends was an independently produced puppet show that has been cablecast weekly on cable TV in New York Citysince February 21, 1983. The show ran on public-access television cable TV channels on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Queens Public TV and aired online every Sunday afternoon over Pawpet Broadcasting Network.

The show is based in Rapid's home of New York City, and follows him and his friends both in town and around the country. In recent years the show has expanded to include Rapid as a mascot. Throughout the years, he has attended many events such as the Ocean City, New Jersey Doo-Dah Parade, the Long Island Ducks Mascot Day, 10 Cheesevention events for Chuck E. Cheese's and ShowBiz Pizzafans (from 2004 until 2013), and the New York City Easter Parade.

Richard Concepcion, the producer and puppeteer of Rapid T. Rabbit, died on August 1, 2017 in his apartment of natural causes.

Rapid T. Rabbit Live/Studio Episodes

# Episode Title Status
1 Casual Introductions Found
2 Famous Cartoon Characters Lost
3 Central Park Dairy Carousel Exhibit Lost
4 Rabbit Humor, National Children & TV Week Lost
5 More Rabbit Facts & Puns Lost
6 Easter Monday Lost
7 Collector's Corner Lost
8 Spring Fever Lost
9 Guest: Chester Chimp and Tony Blanco Partially Found
10 VIC=20 Four Across Game Lost
11 NYC Spring Update Lost
12 Brooklyn Bridge Celebration Update & Library Bulletin Lost
13 Regional Transit Information Lost
14 Summer In Preview Lost
15 VIC=20 Super Hangman Game Lost
16 Independence Day Lost
17 Story: "A Roundabout Turn" Lost
18 Guest: Patricia Weiss "Tio Pepe En Espanol" Lost
54 The Unbirthday Party with Chuck E. Cheese Found
141 Radio New York International RNI, Guest: Josh Gaffin Found
145 Song:"You Needed Me", Story:"Rabbit Finds A Way" Lost
212 Bugs Bunny's 50th Birthday Party at Six Flags Great Adventure Found
591 Coney Island Rezoning Plan Information Session, Chinese New Year of the Rat with Chuck E. Cheese Partially Found
672 2013 DooDah Parade in Ocean City NJ Lost
673 Interviews: KO Kangaroo of Brockton Rox & Annie Whatno Partially Found
674 Guest: Binky Bunny Found
675 Toonseum, Story “The Rabbit's Carnival” Found
690 Lake Compounce CT Holiday Lights Lost
691 Guest: Paddington Bear Found
692 Fake Times Square Cartoon Characters, NCA 2014 Convention Appearance, Snuggle Bunny & Keenora Lost
693 Returning Guest Again: Tenderheart Bear Found
719 Happy New Cups 2017 Lost
720 Three Kings Day Parade in East Harlem Lost
721 Tom Stathes Cartoon Carnival Puppet Party Lost
722 The 34th Anniversary Show Lost
723 2017 Easter Parade on 5th Ave. Lost

Rapid T. Rabbit Pre-recorded/Standalone/Special Episodes

Show # Title/Contents Status
PTT Surprise Birthday Party at Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theater Found