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  • [Question] What is a laughin place?

    So this has been plagueing my mind and my mothers for some time now...I just tried Googling for an answer (I'm usually very good at googling and finding answers) and it's nowhere!

    What is a laughing place? What is the moral/meaning behind the storyline on Splash Mountain?

    We have some assumptions but I'd love to know the actual intentional meaning.

    Anyone know?

    -Kate


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  • #2
    Re: What is a laughin place?

    try this:

    brer rabbit laughing place

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    • #3
      Re: What is a laughin place?

      Originally posted by gary94080 View Post
      try this:

      brer rabbit laughing place
      Yeah, I did, I'm seeing some sort of slight explanations but nothing very detailed.

      I love pointing it out to my friends, if you look at Splash Mountain's story and read it literally it's hilarious because it just doesn't make sense!

      So you decide you're going to leave home forever and go to your laughing place. Along the way you get into some trouble. You find your laughing place and silly things happen. Then mother rabbits sing to their children ominously about being killed by a fox if you too find your laughing place. Then some buzzards make fun of you for being in danger because you are on your way to your laughing place and in trouble too. Then you "escape" into the briar patch and suddenly everything is zip a dee doo dah happily ever after! lol


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      • #4
        Re: What is a laughin place?

        I did a summary once before when someone asked a similar question, but it was too long ago to find.

        There are three main animated Br'er Rabbit stories in Song of the South that are chopped-up and mixed together on Splash Mountain.

        In the 1st, Br'er Rabbit is tired of his home so he decides to leave and gets caught in a trap set by Br'er Fox. He escapes by tricking Br'er Bear into taking his place. This is mostly referenced in the beginning where Br'er Rabbit is singing about leaving and Br'er Bear is hanging in the snare as well as the end where Br'er Rabbit has decided to stay home.

        The second is the story of the Tar Baby where Br'ers Fox and Bear use a figure made of tar to trap Br'er Rabbit. On the ride they have substituted honey for the Tar Baby to avoid racial implications. Br'er Rabbit begs not to be thrown into the briar patch, so that's what Br'ers Fox and Bear do, only to discover that Br'er Rabbit tricked them into throwing him to his home. When you go down the big drop you are being thrown into the briar patch with Br'er Rabbit.

        The third story involves the laughin' place. Once again, Br'er Rabbit is caught and for some reason starts laughing. Br'er Fox wants to know why and Br'er Rabbit tells him that he has just been to his laughin' place. Br'er Fox wants to see this laughin' place and has Br'er Rabbit take him and Br'er Bear there. After wandering around for some time Br'er Rabbit directs them to a bush and says the laughin' place is in there, but they encounter a bee hive and are attacked by the bees. Br'er Rabbit busts out laughing and says something like - I said this was MY laughin' place, not YOURS!
        .

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        • #5
          Re: What is a laughin place?

          Exactly what I was looking for! You rock!


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          • #6
            Re: What is a laughin place?

            The song lyrics explain it. It's that one thing that can make you happy when you are otherwise upset or troubled.

            But I do like what Ron posted.
            It's actually "Cars Land", not "Carsland".

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            • #7
              Re: What is a laughin place?

              have you ever seen happy gillmore? It is your happy place
              Happy Gillmore (Happy place) HD - YouTube

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              • #8
                Re: What is a laughin place?

                Oh, just a secret place, only I know about...
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                • #9
                  Re: What is a laughin place?

                  Just watch this clip from Song of the South. Then you'll get the idea.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What is a laughin place?

                    Originally posted by ghosty4 View Post
                    The song lyrics explain it. It's that one thing that can make you happy when you are otherwise upset or troubled.

                    But I do like what Ron posted.
                    Well sure, that's easy! But then why does going there put you in danger of being killed by Br'er Fox?

                    During the scene where the mama's are singing to their babies all tucked in bed:

                    "What can poor Brer Rabbit do,
                    To keep from becoming Rabbit Stew?
                    Warnin' Brer Rabbit is wastin' my breath!
                    That rabbit is facin' certain death!

                    Don't you go to the Laughin' Place
                    Or the fox will get you too!

                    Stay away from the Laughin' Place!
                    You must beware, the fox is there!
                    Don't go in!

                    That Brer Fox's had his way
                    At the Laughin' Place this very day!"


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                    • #11
                      Re: What is a laughin place?

                      Originally posted by LordVader View Post
                      Oh, just a secret place, only I know about...
                      Will you tell me where it is if I join the Dark Side? :bow:


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                      • #12
                        Re: What is a laughin place?

                        Your all wrong! It's a competing Disney forum!!
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                        • #13
                          Re: What is a laughin place?

                          Originally posted by phruby View Post
                          Your all wrong! It's a competing Disney forum!!
                          Haha That it is. I still get their email updates.

                          Splash Mountain has never made sense to me. Much like Alice in Wonderland has never made much sense to me. I like the quirky unexplainable stuff because it oftentimes needs no explanation and leaves you to use your imagination. And omg those rabbits with their 'saddest eyes in the world' look. I've made fun of those rabbits for years!


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                          • #14
                            Re: What is a laughin place?

                            Aren't they hilarious? They seem so out of place! It reminds me of the Snow White ride. We're all gonna die! But we lived happily ever after, the end!


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                            • #15
                              Re: What is a laughin place?

                              Originally posted by TheGr8K8 View Post
                              Aren't they hilarious? They seem so out of place! It reminds me of the Snow White ride. We're all gonna die! But we lived happily ever after, the end!
                              Precisely. But in Mr. Toad there is no sugar coating it, you do die and end up in hell. haha


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