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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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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Christmastime is here! Happiness and cheer! Fun for all that children call... IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN ep. 44!

This month, Samantha Claus (you'll have to listen to understand) brings "Sparky" playwright Jack McManus back to the show. We'll be discussing the 2002 TV episode "Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales".

Also, unlike poor Sally's dollhouse bicycle, you'll also find under your podcast tree a Random Strip of the Month and a review of the "Peanuts by Schulz" short "Doing it Right".

Happy holidays!

Support graphic artist and friend of the show Jason Yungbluth, author of "Weapon Brown" and many other things by going to his Death Ray 2020 kickstarter here.

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

Thanks to Nick Jones for the use of "25% Off".

Thanks to Saul Solano Jr. for the "A Christmas Story"/podcast mashup bumper thingy.

Thanks to Henry Pope for the use of his "Linus & Lucy" remix. Find that and more of his music on Soundcloud here.

Find episodes, social media and info about IT'S  A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here  and about the weekly ATARI BYTES podcast featuring an original short story by me every week here at www.carnivalofgleecreations.com.

Consider supporting the show by becoming a subscriber on the IT'S  A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on Patreon.com. Get episodes early! Get bonus episodes! Good grief!

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