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I am a GIGANTIC fan of the Peanuts series, both the comic strip and the specials, but ESPECIALLY the specials. I grew up watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown...there's really too many to name right here.

I also LOVED The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show wub.png :


I should also mention that one of my favorite characters is actually Frieda (the one with the naturally curly hair), even though she was phased out over time:


She even had her own theme song!


This music was actually used in The Great Pumpkin when Linus jumped into a pile of leaves ("Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker" laugh.png ).

I'll post more stuff soon.

I should warn you guys, though: I'm a total Peanuts nerd, so--watch out! tongue.png

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I'm not gonna lie--I love this song. Flashbeagle FOREVER! wub.png

From the special "You're in Love, Charlie Brown" (1967). It was recently released on DVD under the new "Peanuts Friends Forever" series (and yes, I do have it):


This special dealt entirely with Charlie Brown's crush on the Little Red-Haired Girl.

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I think a lot of the later specials were vastly subpar, but the earlier ones are classic. I was obsessed with Peanuts as a kid. I'm glad so many are getting proper DVD releases now, but I wish they would finally issue my favorite 80s special, Snoopy the Musical. I prefer it to the earlier one also based on a live stage musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (though I'm glad that's finally on DVD). With the comics, I think by the 70s they started to get a bit tired, the collections from the 60s are my favorite (the 50s ones are fun too partly just because they looked so different with the bigger heads etc--sorta like the comic Shultz did before with some of the same characters called, I think, Lil' Folks).

It is all on youtube though biggrin.png (God, I can still sing all these songs... I think I wore out my video as a kid)


Speaking of musicals, I still always associate Kristen Chenowith as Sally since the first time I ever saw her was the song she did from the Good Man Charlie Brown Broadway revival on the Tony Awards:


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I've always liked A Boy Named Charlie Brown, but this song always makes me a bit sad. Not just for Charlie Brown, but because it reminds me of the girls who teased me throughout middle school sad.png .


Speaking of which, there were actually four full length feature Peanuts films:

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

Snoopy Come Home (1972)

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)

Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown! (And Don't Come Back!) (1980)


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I do have a preference for the earlier voices. Peter Robbins was the original Charlie Brown--he did the voice until A Boy Named Charlie Brown in 1969. Tracy Seaford was the original Lucy, but Sally Dryer did her voice for the rest of the 60s (most of the time--I think she was also Violet or (not Peppermint) Patty (of the orange checkered dress) voice in a few of them), but my favorite is probably Pamelyn Ferdin, who was in A Boy Named Charlie Brown and a favorite special of mine, Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971).

Fun Fact: Sydney Penny was the voice of Lucy in It's Magic, Charlie Brown (1981).

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