History ComicStrip / Peanuts

16th Oct '17 6:48:25 PM GarrulousTiger
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** In March of 1993, Charlie Brown finally hit the winning home run in a baseball game. (That game's pitcher, Royanne Hobbs, insists she could've struck him out but didn't because she had a crush on him.)

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** In March of 1993, Charlie Brown finally hit the winning home run in a baseball game. (That game's pitcher, Royanne Hobbs, insists later spoils the moment by insisting she could've struck him out but didn't because she had a crush on him.))
*** Twenty years earlier, Charlie Brown's team won their first game of their season, but Charlie Brown was unable to enjoy the moment because he thought about how the other team must have felt and started to feel guilty. It ended up a moot point, as the bone was taken away from him when he was forced to forfeit because of [[spoiler:a gambling scandal involving Snoopy and Rerun]].



** Peppermint Patty is a bit more sweet towards Charlie Brown than she is towards anyone else, but is still prone to blow up at him if things don't go her way

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** Sally is often this with Linus. Early on, she's almost as adamant as Lucy at bugging Linus to give up his blanket, since she regards him as husband material. When Linus gives her the brushoff, she'll retaliate by yanking his blanket away and either forcing him to chase her for it or throwing it up into a tree. She'll also ask her big brother to play "hit man" by slugging or punching her "Sweet 'n' Sour Babboo" in revenge, which Charlie Brown is understandably reluctant to do. (In a 1983 storyline, Charlie Brown suggested that Linus just "walk into his fist" instead, but the one who ended up walking into his fist was Lucy.)
** Peppermint Patty is a bit more sweet towards Charlie Brown than she is towards anyone else, but is still prone to blow up at him if things don't go her wayway.
*** Marcie sometimes shows tendencies of this as well. She once actually ''kicked'' Charlie Brown in the leg when he balked at answering her question of whether he liked her.
16th Oct '17 6:28:02 PM GarrulousTiger
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* The60s: At the peak of the strip's popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, it sometimes got topical, with strips touching on topics ranging from the controversy over public school prayer to the Vietnam War. Also see RippedFromTheHeadlines.

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* The60s: TheSixties: At the peak of the strip's popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, it sometimes got topical, with strips touching on topics ranging from the controversy over public school prayer to the Vietnam War. Also see RippedFromTheHeadlines.



* UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar:

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* UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar: In one of his earliest appearances, Franklin mentions that his father is serving in Vietnam. Also, an anti-war protest interrupts Snoopy's speech at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm.
16th Oct '17 6:25:31 PM GarrulousTiger
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** When Franklin was introduced in 1968, he mentioned that his father was serving in Vietnam.
** Speaking of Franklin, it's hard to imagine that the introduction of the strip's first African-American character wasn't inspired by the civil rights movement. Indeed, Schulz received some hate mail from segregationists when Franklin, a black boy, was depicted in the same class at school with Peppermint Patty, a white girl.
** Snoopy's speech at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm in a 1970 storyline being interrupted by an anti-war protest - complete with tear gas - over "dogs being sent off to Vietnam and not getting back."


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* The60s: At the peak of the strip's popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, it sometimes got topical, with strips touching on topics ranging from the controversy over public school prayer to the Vietnam War. Also see RippedFromTheHeadlines.


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* UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar:
13th Oct '17 2:49:13 PM Ezclee4050
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* NowWhichOneWasThatVoice: With some exceptions, the animated shows usually didn't identify the roles the voice actors played.



** A 1966 storyline, involving Snoopy's doghouse catching fire and burning to the ground, was inspired by a fire at Schulz's studio in Sebastopol, CA earlier that year.

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** A 1966 storyline, involving Snoopy's doghouse catching fire and burning to the ground, was inspired by a fire at Schulz's studio in Sebastopol, CA earlier that year. (This sequence became HarsherInHindsight in 2017 when the house Schulz lived in up until his death got destroyed in the California wildfires).
25th Sep '17 5:04:58 PM Thande
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* AuthorAppeal: Biblical and literary references (especially to Russian literature) and baseball, tennis and golf trivia.
25th Sep '17 4:55:30 PM Thande
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* NoEnding: The last true strip (the actual last strip is just a letter from Schulz to his fans accompanied by recycled artwork) has Charlie Brown explaining his vast knowledge of love letters to Sally; when she notes his expertise, the punchline has him saying "If I ever got one, I don't know what I'd do." A very poignant kind of NoEnding.

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* NoEnding: The last true strip (the actual last strip is just a letter from Schulz to his fans accompanied by recycled artwork) has Charlie Brown explaining his vast knowledge of love letters to Sally; when she notes his expertise, the punchline has him saying "If I ever got one, I don't know what I'd do." A very poignant kind of NoEnding.
25th Sep '17 4:03:09 PM ILoveDogs
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* WhenItRainsItPours: Rain in the comics is truly a black line-y torrential downpour.

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* WhenItRainsItPours: Rain in the comics is truly a black line-y torrential downpour. Schulz himself wrote that his taste for drawing this kind of rain originated from a pen test cartoonists used; one very thin line, one in-between line, and a thicker line. These three lines in droves represents rain in the comic strip.
20th Sep '17 2:57:32 PM GarrulousTiger
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*** That retort was originally attributed to Peppermint Patty in the mid-1970s, when she got a "Z-minus" on a test and was so angry that she went to the principal to try to get the grade changed. The grade was indeed changed - from a Z-minus to a straight Z.
16th Sep '17 12:02:31 AM GarrulousTiger
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** Schulz often inserted his children's names into the strip whenever a plot point called for a list of names (such as when Snoopy recites the names of all the girls who sent him Valentines).

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** Schulz often inserted his children's names into the strip (as well as his first wife's name, Joyce) whenever a plot point called for a list of names (such as when Snoopy recites the names of all the girls who sent him Valentines).


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*** Still, none of this compares to one 1959 strip in which Charlie Brown's team lost ''600-0''.
*** Nevertheless, Charlie Brown's team has been shown to win some games - mainly the ones in which Charlie Brown does not play. A rare exception to this rule occurred in a 1973 storyline in which Charlie Brown's team managed to eke out a victory because Rerun kept getting "walked" at bat. However, even this ended badly, as the team were forced to forfeit due to a gambling scandal involving Rerun and Snoopy.
15th Sep '17 11:52:06 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Linus reads off part of the Gospel of Luke in the Christmas special. Yes, folks, the ''original'' meaning gets used.

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** Linus reads off part of the Gospel of Luke in the first Christmas special. Yes, folks, the ''original'' meaning gets used.used.
*** In a later Sunday strip which became part of one of the later Christmas specials, Linus tries to explain the True Meaning of Christmas to Sally by quoting the same Scriptural passage, only to give up when Sally, who obviously isn't listening, interrupts him with complaints about how much she hates Christmas shopping.
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