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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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May 15, 2022

In episode 73, either all those voices in my head have spilled out onto the podcast, OR this episode is nearly bursting at the seams with INTERVIEWS! Good grief!

We've got the hosts of the new podcast "Unpacking Peanuts": Jimmy Gownley, Michael Cohen and Harold Buchholz. I tried real hard not to let my jealousy over their perfect pod-naming color our conversation.

THEN, for the first time since this pod was in it's 30's (episode numbers, that is), author/illustrator Jason Yungbluth returns. He's got a follow up to his Peanuts-in-a-Dsytopian-Hellscape graphic novel "Weapon Brown" called "Weapon Brown: Aftershock". And YOU can help make it happen by supporting the Kickstarter. 

Exclusive: I'm told MAYBE, just maybe, if the kickstarter meets its stretch goal, I could be immortalized as a (probably gruesomely killed) character in a "Weapon Brown" story. So gather your pennies!

We've also got a "Random Strip of the Month", a review of another "Peanuts by Schulz" and a Snoopy bigger-on-the-inside doghouse of other stuff. 

Unpacking Peanuts

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Support the Weapon Brown: Aftershock Kickstarter here

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "This Month in Peanuts History" theme.

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

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

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for more about IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, my other show ATARI BYTES and books by ME, like "2nd Duck on the Right & Other Very Short Stories".

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