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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: October, 2019
Oct 15, 2019

This month, much like the Pied Piper himself, episode 42 of the podcast will lure you away from all those other shows with a mesmerizing spell of Peanuts goodness. Wait, in that metaphor, that makes you all a bunch of rats. Never mind. *ahem*

Anyway, we're watching IT'S THE PIED PIPER, CHARLIE BROWN, a year 2000 (!) direct-to-video release; the first after Schulz died. We also say goodbye to THE CHARLIE BROWN & SNOOPY SHOW by reviewing episode 18, the final one, from 1985! This month's "Peanuts by Schulz" review is "Show Dog".

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

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

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

You can find show info, social media, and links to show notes and episdes for IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN and my other weekly, short story podcast ATARI BYTES on the website www.carnivalofgleecreations.com

I'm a writer too. Find out about my books MISERY BANANA: VERY SHORT STORIES INSPIRED BY OLD GAMES AND ODD THOUGHTS and IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME on the website www.carnivalofgleecreations.com. You'll also find links to just some of the places you can order the books!

Pick up "Greetings, Fellow Blockheads" mugs and shirts in the Zazzle.com store AB_Pos_Store here.

Please consider becoming a Patreon subscriber at the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here.

Charlie Brown themed pumpkin patch at Dallas Arboretum.

Snoopy in Space on Apple TV+: Everything to Know About Apple's Peanuts TV Show - decider.com

The "Snoopy in Space" trailer

"The Far Side" coming to the Internet

The Peanuts 70th Anniverary Holiday Collection Limited Edition

The Debt that all Cartoonists owe to Peanuts

 

 

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