History Comicstrip / Peanuts

11th Nov '17 11:13:14 PM GarrulousTiger
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** While Patty and especially Violet subjected poor Charlie Brown to this on various occasions, it was Lucy who turned this trope into an art form in regard to Charlie Brown. Lucy never misses a chance to list off all of Charlie Brown's faults: in a 1964 storyline (later adapted into the script of ''A Boy Named Charlie Brown'' in 1969), she not only forced him to sit through a ''slide show presentation'' of all of his faults, but then got mad when he refused to reimburse her $143 for renting the projector, making up the slides, and so on (not to mention $100 of that sum was Lucy's "personal fee").
*** In one Sunday strip from 1969, Lucy delivered a Reason You Suck Speech to Charlie Brown using a variety of sports analogies in one session at her psychiatric booth. Fortunately, this time 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!



** 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!
30th Oct '17 5:39:06 PM GarrulousTiger
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* NoodieIncident: A 1965 storyline involved Snoopy being invited back to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to give a speech, but apparently chickening out along the way and hiding out in a tree (until the falling leaves of autumn exposed his hiding place). A few days later, Charlie Brown asked Snoopy to tell him what had happened on the way to the puppy farm to give Snoopy "cold paws," and Snoopy responded by screaming "AAUGH!" and fleeing. The incident was never discussed again.
29th Oct '17 3:46:16 AM Ezclee4050
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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: Used several times, with Charlie Brown as the punchline.
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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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.
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