History Comicstrip / Peanuts

11th Aug '17 7:47:36 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Also, The Coasters' 1959 hit song "Charlie Brown" has nothing to do with ''Peanuts'' (despite the signature line "Why is everybody always pickin' on me?" being something the ''Peanuts'' character likely would have wondered or said). Songwriter Jerry Leiber said he just chose the name "Charlie Brown" because of its simplicity.

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** Also, The Coasters' 1959 hit song "Charlie Brown" has nothing to do with ''Peanuts'' (despite the growing popularity of the comic strip at that time and the signature line "Why is everybody always pickin' on me?" being something the ''Peanuts'' character likely would have wondered or said). Songwriter Jerry Leiber said he just chose the name "Charlie Brown" because of its simplicity.
11th Aug '17 7:46:45 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Also, The Coasters' 1959 hit song "Charlie Brown" has nothing to do with ''Peanuts'' (despite the signature line "Why is everybody always pickin' on me?" being something the ''Peanuts'' character likely would have wondered or said). Songwriter Jerry Leiber said he just chose the name "Charlie Brown" because of its simplicity.
11th Aug '17 7:41:25 PM GarrulousTiger
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** In another 1969 strip, Lucy delivered one to Charlie Brown using a variety of sports analogies in one session at her psychiatric booth. Fortunately, Charlie Brown had the perfect comeback ready.
--> '''Lucy:''' You, Charlie Brown, are a foul ball in the line drive of life! You're in the shadow of your own goal posts... You are a miscue... You are three puts on the eighteenth green... You are a seven-ten split in the tenth frame... A love set! You have dropped a rod and reel in the lake of life... You are a missed free throw, a shanked nine iron and a called third strike! Do you understand? Have I made myself clear?
--> '''Charlie Brown:''' ''[knocking Lucy off her chair]'' JUST WAIT 'TIL NEXT YEAR!
11th Aug '17 7:34:49 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Also, Sally when drawing a picture of a horse: "I'm having trouble with the hoofseses."
--> '''Charlie Brown:''' Not "hoofseses." "Hooves." Like in "behooves."
--> '''Sally:''' Bees don't have hooves! Bees have feet! WHO YOU TRYIN' TO KID?!
11th Aug '17 7:27:26 PM GarrulousTiger
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* AnxietyDreams: Snoopy blames his on [[AcidRefluxNightmare eating pizza before bed]].

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* AnxietyDreams: Snoopy blames his and Charlie Brown blame theirs on [[AcidRefluxNightmare eating pizza before bed]].



-->'''Peppermint Patty:''' Here's one that advertises "adventure, fellowship and creativity." And here's one that has an indoor riding ring and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Here's one that has field trips to Norway and Holland...\\

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-->'''Peppermint Patty:''' Here's one that advertises "adventure, fellowship and creativity." And here's one that has an indoor riding ring and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Here's one that has field trips to Norway and Holland...\\



* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Charlie Brown is seen feeding chocolate to Snoopy in some strips. Dog owners can tell you this is a ''big'' no-no.

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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Charlie Brown is seen feeding chocolate to Snoopy in some strips. Dog owners can tell you this is a ''big'' no-no. (In one later strip, he gets it right, telling Snoopy that he made him a chocolate sundae for dessert but then had to eat it himself because he heard on the radio that chocolate wasn't good for dogs.)
-->'''Snoopy:''' Disappointment isn't good for dogs, either.



** Peppermint Patty is always falling asleep in class. Marcie, who sits behind her, will either try to wake her up or play tricks on her while Peppermint Patty is asleep.

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** Peppermint Patty is always falling asleep in class. It's been suggested in the strip that the reason for this is she stays up too late at night (possibly out of fear, since her father is often away from home on business). Marcie, who sits behind her, will either try to wake her up or play tricks on her while Peppermint Patty is asleep.



** The first character depicted as falling asleep in class may actually have been Linus (March 14, 1970 strip). He explained, once awakened, that although he'd had a good night's sleep, "sleeping is like eating" and the nap was "my dessert."



** If it isn't Charlie, then it's Peppermint Patty, especially in class. The only real difference between them is that at least Patty is TheAce at baseball.

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** If it isn't Charlie, then it's his sister Sally, or Peppermint Patty, especially in class. The only real difference between them is that at least Patty is TheAce at baseball.



** Clara and Sophie re-appeared in 1987, 19 years after their original appearance, in another summer camp storyline. The new Clara had the same Marcie-like hairstyle albeit with a [[HairDecorations ribbon]] added, and no glasses. The new Sophie, however, looked somewhat different, as she still wore her hair in pigtails but did not have freckles. She also had a habit of impulsively rushing into things ("HERE I GO!!!").



** 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).



*** Although it's possible she put it over her face on purpose to protect her face from the ball, since Marcie is so inept at anything sports-related.



** Sally did once as well. Charlie Brown, irritated with his sister for laughing at his inability to draw a circle using a compass without smudging it, told her to see if she could do better - and she did: "It's all in the wrist."



* TheMovingExperience: In a 1966 storyline, Linus and Lucy moved away when their father accepted a new job in another city... only to move ''back'' after less than a week because their father decided he didn't like the new job.
10th Aug '17 3:22:40 PM GarrulousTiger
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* AnimalJingoism: Snoopy had a deep hatred for cats, especially the Cat Next Door and Frieda's cat Faron. He also claims to have the world's largest collection of anti-cat jokes.

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* AnimalJingoism: Snoopy had a deep hatred for cats, especially the Cat Next Door and Frieda's cat Faron. He also claims to have the world's largest collection of anti-cat jokes. On the other hand, he never misses a chance to boost dogs, especially beagles.



** Some others include: suggesting Linus should get rid of his security blanket; calling Snoopy "Banana Nose"; insulting Beethoven in front of Schroeder.

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** Some others include: suggesting Linus should get rid of his security blanket; calling Snoopy "Banana Nose"; insulting Beethoven in front of Schroeder.Schroeder; daring to criticize Lucy for anything she does. (Although in one 1978 storyline, Lucy was simply stunned speechless when Charlie Brown told her she wasn't perfect, and later on regretted not having hit him for that.)



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one strip when Lucy asks Charlie Brown if he thinks her eyes are beautiful, and he replies, "Yes, they look like little round dots of India ink!" Lucy was actually an aversion for much of the '50s, when she was depicted as a toddler with prominent SphereEyes. Even later on, she (and Linus, and Rerun) were usually shown with small lines on the sides of their eyes to give them a distinctive look from the other characters.

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one strip when Lucy asks Charlie Brown if he thinks her eyes are beautiful, and he replies, "Yes, they look like little round dots of India ink!" Lucy was actually an aversion for much of the '50s, in her earliest appearances, when she was depicted as a toddler with prominent SphereEyes. Even later on, Eventually, she (and Linus, and Rerun) were usually shown with small lines on the sides of their eyes to give them a distinctive look from the other characters.



** Spike is another aversion, having also been depicted with SphereEyes in his earliest appearances, which soon changed to his more iconic "sad/drooping" eyes look.



** Interestingly, it was Sophie, not Marcie, who was the first to call Peppermint Patty "sir." Unlike with Marcie, however, Patty didn't respond to this with exasperation.



** A series of strips from May 1971 has Charlie Brown attending summer camp and futilely attempting to befriend an unnamed kid who's always shown with his face turned toward the wall and never says anything other than, "Shut up and leave me alone!"

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** A series of strips from May 1971 has Charlie Brown attending summer camp and futilely attempting to befriend an unnamed kid who's always shown with his face turned toward the wall and never says anything other than, "Shut up up, and leave me alone!" When Charlie Brown tried to write him a letter later on, the kid even ''wrote back'', "Shut up, and leave me alone!"



** In one strip she tried wearing ribbons in her hair, thinking that her teacher wouldn't dare give a girl with ribbons in her hair a bad grade. It didn't work.



* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: Sally asks Charlie Brown if she can have his room, should something happen to him while he's away at summer camp.

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* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: Sally asks Charlie Brown if she can have his room, should something happen to him while he's away at summer camp. Sometimes she doesn't even wait for him to go to camp - once she started moving her things into his room while he was ''out shopping''.


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* TheMovingExperience: In a 1966 storyline, Linus and Lucy moved away when their father accepted a new job in another city... only to move ''back'' after less than a week because their father decided he didn't like the new job.


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** Charlie Brown had this reaction in a Sunday strip after Lucy goaded him into fighting and he ended up hitting her on the nose. Lucy got her revenge when he went to her psychiatric booth for advice on dealing with his guilt and the first thing she did was to slug him.
** Charlie Brown also dealt with this after yelling at Sally (then still a baby) for messing up his picture puzzle (1959) and trading Snoopy to Peppermint Patty's baseball team in exchange for some new players (1967). In the latter storyline, Charlie Brown decided to call off the deal, which turned out to be a moot point because the players Patty would have traded to him steadfastly refused to join Charlie Brown's team anyway.
10th Aug '17 2:57:10 PM GarrulousTiger
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** In a 1959 storyline, Linus threw rocks into a vacant lot as a "release for [his] pent-up emotions."
--> '''Linus:''' This is for all the nasty things they said about George Washington! THIS is for people who hate little kids! And THIS is for people who kick dogs! THIS IS FOR HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! AND THIS IS FOR COLD WINTER MORNINGS! AND THIS IS FOR LIES AND BROKEN PROMISES! ''[to Charlie Brown]'' Do you have any requests? ''(August 19, 1959 strip)''
*** Even Schroeder got in on the action, adding, as Linus was about to throw another rock: "THIS is for people who don't like Beethoven!" Linus repeated, "YEAH! THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIKE BEETHOVEN!" as he threw the rock, then paused in amazement at what he had just said.


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** When Peppermint Patty is considering enrolling in a private school and is looking through brochures:
-->'''Peppermint Patty:''' Here's one that advertises "adventure, fellowship and creativity." And here's one that has an indoor riding ring and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Here's one that has field trips to Norway and Holland...\\
-->'''Marcie:''' Here's one, sir, that emphasizes remedial reading.
-->'''Peppermint Patty:''' Are you trying to bring me back down to earth, Marcie?
10th Aug '17 2:46:50 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Interestingly, in a c. 1960 storyline, it was mentioned that Miss Othmar was quitting her job to get married, leading one to surmise that the marriage may have not worked out (since she is using her maiden name again when she returns to teaching).
10th Aug '17 2:43:38 PM GarrulousTiger
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* FiredTeacher: Miss Othmar was fired in a 1968 storyline as a consequence of a teachers' strike, devastating Linus. At some point, however, she was apparently reinstated, as she is shown teaching again in future comic strips and TV specials.



** Charlie Brown, obviously, to everyone except Peppermint Patty (who calls him "Chuck"), Marcie ("Charles"), and Snoopy ("the round-headed kid", because he doesn't remember Charlie Brown's name). Since you don't call your own family members by by your own last name, Sally calls him "big brother."

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** Charlie Brown, obviously, to everyone except Peppermint Patty (who calls him "Chuck"), Marcie ("Charles"), and Snoopy ("the round-headed kid", because he doesn't remember Charlie Brown's name). Since you don't call your own family members by by your own last name, Sally calls him "big brother."" Although Sally did refer to her own brother as "Charlie Brown" in some early strips after she first began talking, and Peppermint Patty also called him Charlie Brown in some of her early appearances.
29th Jul '17 7:48:53 PM Ezclee4050
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* KnockingOnHeathensDoor: In the last two decades of the strip, Linus started going door-to-door around Halloween to spread the message of the Great Pumpkin.
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