Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Way Back Wednesday - A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is the 10th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Originally airing in 1973, it won an Emmy Award the following year.

This special opens with the iconic scene of Lucy enticing Charlie Brown to kick the football she is holding. We all know where this leads ...

Charlie Brown and Sally are preparing to go to their grandmother's place for Thanksgiving dinner when, in classic Charlie Brown fashion, things go terribly wrong. Peppermint Patty manages to invite herself - and several of her friends - to Charlie's house for Thanksgiving. Leave it to good old Linus to come up with a sensible solution - 2 Thanksgiving meals.

This Charlie Brown special has been a traditional viewing in our home since my children were little. I don't remember watching this one regularly as a child, but since 1984, we've watched it at least once a year. Of course, since VCR and DVD technology, now anyone can watch this classic whenever they want.

Here's to Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang - Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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