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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: October, 2022
Oct 20, 2022

NEW EPISODES ON THE 10th AND 20th OF EVERY MONTH.

In episode 79, our ongoing celebration of Charles Schulz's approaching 100th birthday continues as we spend some time getting to know Sparky through his writings in the 1985 book "You Don't Look 35, Charlie Brown".

We also have a "Random Strip of the Month", some news-y bits, and much, much more!

So, find a super sincere pumpkin patch and give this episode a listen while you wait for the Great Pumpkin. 

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 the use of his song "25% Off".

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

Find out more about this podcast, my other podcast ATARI BYTES, and about books I've written - which can be yours! - at www.carnivalofgleecreations.com 

Support the show at patreon.com

Oct 10, 2022

You may be noticing this episode showing up in your feed a bit earlier than usual. Good grief! What's happening?

We're trying something new with the release schedule. Instead of one omnibus episode on the 15th, we're going to cut the fun into two parts and release them separately, on the 10th and 20th of the month. If we like it, we'll keep doing it. If we don't, we won't. 

In episode 78, we've got Schulz Museum Curator Benjamin Clark back on the show to talk about the new book out in November, "Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects". 

We've also got a "Peanuts by Schulz" review of the episode "It's Just No Good".

And much, much more. Enjoy!

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the Storytime Theme.

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

Support the show at patreon.com here. 

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for more info about this podcast, my other show ATARI BYTES, and about things written by ME that YOU can possess!

 

 

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