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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: September, 2021
Sep 15, 2021

Before "Peanuts", there was "Li'l Folks"! In episode 65 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, we chat a little about Sparky's single-panel comic that he did before "Peanuts". How different would our world be had he syndicated that one instead of "Peanuts"? Artist Robert Pope returns to the podcast to discuss that very question...and many others.

We've also got S1, ep 8 of AppleTV's "The Snoopy Show", another "Random Strip of the Month" (Send us an Mp3 of your own!) and a "Peanuts by Schulz" review for the episode "Frieda".

So. Much. Stuff. Start listening!

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.

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

https://www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you should go for episodes, info and more for this show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and for my other show ATARI BYTES here.

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

Support the show on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here. 

 

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