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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: November, 2022
Nov 20, 2022

In episode 81, our celebration of Charles Schulz's 100th birthday continues. This time, we're walking through the strip's 25th anniverary book PEANUTS JUBILEE. What was Schulz in his 50s thinking about as compared to Schulz in his 60s last month? I have thoughts. 

Friend and Peanuts historian Nat Gertler also drops by with a "Random Strip of the Month". 

We've got a surprise birthday message for Schulz. (You'll have to listen to find out.)

And much more!

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative comomons use of his songs "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".

Support the show on patreon here. 

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com has all your needs for this show, as well as my other show ATARI BYTES, which features an original short story by me every episode. You can also get info about books by me, which can be owned by you!

Nov 10, 2022

In episode 80, Peanuts historian Nat Gertler drops by to discuss the new book he coauthored, "Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects" and many other things. Some of which actually relate to Peanuts!

We've also got This Month in Peanuts History, a "Peanuts by Schulz" review called "Get Lucky" and so much more.

Happy birthday, Charles Schulz!

So pile your plate high with pretzel sticks, popcorn and jelly beans and enjoy the show!

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 "This Month in Peanuts History" theme.

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

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for all your IT'S A PDOCAST, CHARLIE BROWN needs, along with info about my other show ATARI BYTES, my books and so much more!

Help keep the lights on in the doghouse at patreon.com here. 

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