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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: April, 2021
Apr 15, 2021

I am on record as saying Woodstock is one of my favorite characters, so I was thrilled to have voice actor Rob Tinkler on episode 60 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN. We talk about how he gets inside the head of a little yellow bird who doesn't talk to voice Woodstock on "The Snoopy Show" and "Snoopy in Space". We also talk about other things he's worked on and the craft of voice acting.

Also on this episode: a discussion of "The Snoopy Show", season 1, episode 4; another "Peanuts by Schulz", titled "Have a Nice Day, Linus", and we find out Rob's favorite "Random Strip of the Month"!

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

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

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The website also has info about books I've written, like HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES, and links to some places to order them. 

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