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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: October, 2021
Oct 15, 2021

Episode 66 offers up a treat better than even the Great Pumpkin could provide. (Kidding! I didn't mean it, Great Pumpkin!)

We've got a discussion of "The Snoopy Show" S1, Ep 9 AND we take a little time to talk about MY MOST FAVORITIST OF ALL THE TIMES AWESOMEST CHARACTER EVER! ...Woodstock! (Now imagine Woodstock's excited chirping.)

We've also got a review of the "Peanuts by Schulz" episode "The School of Hard Knocks" and another "Random Strip of the Month" review. 

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

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

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you need to be for show notes, episodes and more for this podcast IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and for my other show ATARI BYTES here

The website also has info and links to a few places you can order books by me, including HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES. 

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

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