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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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Nov 15, 2021

You, dear listener, are even luckier than Woodstock soaring across the Browns' backyard with that wishbone. YOU get to listen to episode 67 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN!

This month, Luke Epplin, author of the new book "Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball", drops by to chat about baseball, the intersection of "Peanuts" and baseball, and whether "Peanuts" is "art".

We've also got a review of "The Snoopy Show" episode 10, the "Peanuts by Schulz" episode "A Little Nap" and another "Random Strip of the Month". 

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 his song "25% Off"

Thanks to Henry Pope for the use of his "Linus & Lucy" remix.

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com has info, links, social media for this podcast IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and for my other show ATARI BYTES here. 

The website also has information and links to some of the places you can get my books, like the new collection 2nd DUCK ON THE RIGHT AND OTHER VERY SHORT STORIES here. 

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