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It's a Podcast, Charlie Brown

As a kid, it was a good Saturday afternoon if I had a bowl of Cheetos and a collection of Peanuts comic strips in front of me. Charlie Brown and the gang were friends to me. (I especially identified with Linus.) I really liked the week-long story arcs and the brilliant mix of humor, frustration and perseverance of these lil' folks. And, honestly, I'm a little sad Shermie never took off as a main character. Animated Peanuts was great too. The airing of a Peanuts TV special was a big event in my house. I was pretty young, but I remember seeing RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN in 1977 in a movie theater. I know I watched A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN over and over on cable. BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (And Don't Come Back!) is a wonderful movie, animated or otherwise. And I don't think a year has gone by that I haven't watched the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas specials. I pretty much have the dialogue memorized, much to the chagrin of my wife and kids. To date, Charlie Brown and the gang have appeared in five feature films and dozens of TV specials, including the series "This is America, Charlie Brown" and "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show". And on this podcast, we're going to watch them all. We'll discover what we liked and what we didn't. What worked and what didn't. There are many layers to a Peanuts special. Even in two dimensions, these characters are fully fleshed-out humans - and one beagle - with all the fears, anxieties, joys and laughs we all experience. Let's explore those together.
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Aug 16, 2018

What do designer jeans, ducks, crosswalks and World War II soldiers have in common? 

They're all here in episode 28 of the podcast!

We've got Emmy nominated WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED, CHARLIE BROWN?, which originally aired May 30, 1983 and another CHARLIE BROWN & SNOOPY SHOW from November 26, 1983.

We've also got a Peanuts by Schulz called  "A Little Love" and another Random Strip of the Month.

Enjoy! 

Here's the link to Sean's Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center Facebook photo album

That Funny or Die article about the "dirty kid" from Peanuts

Thanks, Henry Pope for the use of your "Linus & Lucy" remix. Go to Soundcloud for more of his music here.

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs "Mining by Moonlight" and "Bass Walker".

It's a Podcast, Charlie Brown show notes and more

Atari Bytes - come to this show to hear stories (usually funny, sometimes not) made up by me and inspired by classic video games. 

Go here to the It's a Podcast, Charlie Brown Patreon page to support the show financially if you are able. Thanks.

 

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