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15th Apr '17 2:56:27 PM mlsmithca
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** Charlie Brown's struggles include getting Cs in every class and describing himself to Linus as "a straight-'blah' student"; trying to tell his teacher that he hasn't done his report on Africa and dissolving into a cry of "I THROW MYSELF ON THE MERCY OF THE COURT!"; telling Linus that he worries about school ''and'' about worrying about school; and reeling after Linus tells him about the importance of getting good grades to advance from grammar school to high school to college to graduate school to the workforce, and then their kids can then get good grades to advance from grammar school to high school to college to...

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** Charlie Brown's struggles include getting Cs in every class and describing himself to Linus as "a straight-'blah' student"; trying to tell his teacher that he hasn't done his report on Africa and dissolving into a cry of "I THROW MYSELF ON UPON THE MERCY OF THE COURT!"; telling Linus that he worries about school ''and'' about worrying about school; and reeling after Linus tells him about the importance of getting good grades to advance from grammar school to high school to college to graduate school to the workforce, and then their kids can then get good grades to advance from grammar school to high school to college to...
21st Jan '17 10:42:39 PM mlsmithca
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* The montage of comic vignettes in the first act of ''There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown'' showing Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and Franklin's collective academic struggles is full of hilarious moments.
** Charlie Brown's struggles include getting Cs in every class and describing himself to Linus as "a straight-'blah' student"; trying to tell his teacher that he hasn't done his report on Africa and dissolving into a cry of "I THROW MYSELF ON THE MERCY OF THE COURT!"; telling Linus that he worries about school ''and'' about worrying about school; and reeling after Linus tells him about the importance of getting good grades to advance from grammar school to high school to college to graduate school to the workforce, and then their kids can then get good grades to advance from grammar school to high school to college to...
** Sally's struggles include writing a report about agriculture in which she says melons must be planted between 15 May and 5 June and wonders what happens if you are out of town during those weeks; being cut off halfway through a "show and tell" presentation after declaring the box she has brought has things in it to fill her classmates with fear, terror, and horror; attempting to answer a mathematics question and soon resorting to guessing random numbers; melting down as she reads the list of set theory topics in her "new math" book, as all she wants to know is "how much is two and two";[[note]] In this respect, Sally is in good company; the main opposition to "new math" stemmed from the fact that it dove straight into abstract topics without bothering to connect them to anything familiar to the students... or to their teachers (who had no idea how to teach the topics) or parents (who were completely unable to help their children with their homework).[[/note]] and immediately regretting telling her teacher that she could not possibly care less who Henry IV's father was, describing it as a "gut reaction".
** Peppermint Patty's struggles include a science project (Franklin says he'll do his on metals in the earth and how they have influenced mankind's development; Patty's reaction to the project inspires her to do one on stomachaches); advising Franklin that any book on psychology that can be understood cannot possibly be any good; prompting Franklin to swear off measuring for the rest of his life rather than face learning the metric system;[[note]] Luckily, he didn't have to bother; opposition from the public and the construction industry led to the plans to adopt the metric system in the United States being shelved indefinitely within a few years of this special's air date in 1973.[[/note]] asking Charlie Brown if he'd put her high school graduation photo on his piano and being told the Brown family doesn't have a piano; assuring Franklin that in algebra problems, ''x'' is nearly always 11 and ''y'' is nearly always 9; answering a mathematics question incorrectly and instructing "the jury" to "please disregard that last statement"; and declaring after reading another mathematics question that it's finally happened: her education has ground to a halt.
** Linus and Lucy's struggles include a complicated mathematics problem that reduces Lucy to pretending to be a phone operator unable to complete Linus' call and telling him to dial again; and Linus saying that there's no way to do "new math" problems with an "old math" mind.
** Even Snoopy gets in on things, donning his Joe Cool costume and winking at Violet - who slaps him across the face so hard his sunglasses break.



* The song ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxzg_iM-T4E Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron]]''. Mixed with CrowningMomentOfAwesome because [[spoiler: ''Snoopy wins'': when challenged again the Red Baron starts laughing, [[OhCrap only to stop when he sees that]] [[CombatPragmatist Snoopy got in position while he was laughing]]. Then "Snoopy fired once, and he fired [=twice/And=] that Bloody Red Baron went spinning out of sight".]]

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* The song ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxzg_iM-T4E Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron]]''. Mixed with CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because [[spoiler: ''Snoopy wins'': when challenged again the Red Baron starts laughing, [[OhCrap only to stop when he sees that]] [[CombatPragmatist Snoopy got in position while he was laughing]]. Then "Snoopy fired once, and he fired [=twice/And=] that Bloody Red Baron went spinning out of sight".]]
16th Jan '17 8:57:25 PM mlsmithca
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* Charlie Brown surprises everyone, himself included, by actually doing well in the decathlon in ''You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown'', but no-one is more surprised than Lucy, and her reactions to his success are some of the funniest moments of the special. When Charlie Brown places first in the discus, Lucy yells, "Stop the world, I want to get off!" And when he takes an early lead in the 1500m, she says, "Charlie Brown has the lead! I may faint!" [[spoiler:Of course, balance is restored when he closes his eyes, misses the first turn in the track, and runs out of the stadium and out of contention...]]
14th Jan '17 12:06:32 PM mlsmithca
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[[AC:1978]]
* A series of strips from December has Lucy talking to Schroeder about a book she's writing about Beethoven, involving multiple scenes of women kicking Beethoven's piano, which Lucy helpfully illustrates by kicking Schroeder's piano. The artwork, where the piano flies into the air, causing Schroeder to be knocked upside-down, really sells the premise. (She also decides to update his life by changing him from a pianist with chronic stomach pains to an electric guitarist with tennis elbow, and at one point has him sit down to dinner with sportscaster Phyllis George.)



* Charlie Brown refuses to try and kick Lucy's football again. As he walks away, he remarks that at least no one else considers him stupid enough to fall for that trick again. He then comes across Snoopy, Woodstock, Sally, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie all holding footballs for him to try to kick.



[[AC:Later years]]
* Charlie Brown refuses to try and kick Lucy's football again. As he walks away, he remarks that at least no one else considers him stupid enough to fall for that trick again. He then comes across Snoopy, Woodstock, Sally, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie all holding footballs for him to try to kick.
* A series of strips had Lucy talking to Schroeder about this play she's writing, with every scene ending with the female protagonist kicking the male love interest's piano. The artwork, where the piano flies into the air, causing Schroeder to be knocked upside-down, really sell the premise.
12th Jan '17 9:35:59 AM mlsmithca
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* 5/30/1975: Marcie: "Since when are pancakes served standing on end?"

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* 5/30/1975: Marcie: "Since Charlie Brown delivers Snoopy a stack of pancakes wedged on their side into his supper dish.
-->'''Snoopy:''' Since
when are pancakes served standing on end?"
end?
9th Jan '17 6:42:43 PM mlsmithca
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* ''It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown'' is just full of them, including some taken directly from the comics. Case in point:
-->'''Sally:''' ''(to Snoopy dressed as Santa Claus)'' If you're the real Santa Claus, where are your helpers?
-->''(three Woodstock clones walk by, wearing Santa hats and holding "HELP" signs)''
-->'''Sally:''' That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen!
** "I am Gabriel, Mary, and I couldn't hear you because of the sheep."

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* ''It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown'' is just full of them, including some taken directly from the comics. comics.
**
Case in point:
-->'''Sally:'''
point (based on the 23 December 1989 comic):
--->'''Sally:'''
''(to Snoopy dressed as Santa Claus)'' If you're the real Santa Claus, where are your helpers?
-->''(three
helpers?\\
''(three
Woodstock clones walk by, wearing Santa hats and holding "HELP" signs)''
-->'''Sally:'''
signs)''\\
'''Sally:'''
That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen!
** "I Based on the 22 December 1984 comic, Peppermint Patty is cast as a sheep in the school Christmas play opposite Marcie as Mary and Franklin as the archangel Gabriel. Unfortunately for Marcie and Franklin, Peppermint Patty bleats over their dialogue:[[note]] The same play includes Peppermint Patty panicking and blurting out random animal noises as seen in the comics from December 1988, and Sally saying "Hockey stick!" instead of "Hark!" as seen in the comics from December 1983.[[/note]]
--->'''Franklin:''' I
am Gabriel, Mary, and I couldn't hear you because of the sheep."
9th Jan '17 2:02:40 PM mlsmithca
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[[AC:Later years]]
* Charlie Brown refuses to try and kick Lucy's football again. As he walks away, he remarks that at least no one else considers him stupid enough to fall for that trick again. He then comes across Snoopy, Woodstock, Sally, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie all holding footballs for him to try to kick.
** What ended up being the final kick-the-football strip in 1999. Lucy has to leave and tells Rerun hold the ball in her place. Charlie Brown gets ready to kick it. Cut to later. Lucy asks Rerun if he pulled the ball away or let Charlie Brown kick it. Rerun smugly replies "you'll never know."
* A series of strips had Lucy talking to Schroeder about this play she's writing, with every scene ending with the female protagonist kicking the male love interest's piano. The artwork, where the piano flies into the air, causing Schroeder to be knocked upside-down, really sell the premise.

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[[AC:Later years]]
* Charlie Brown refuses to try and kick Lucy's football again. As he walks away, he remarks that at least no one else considers him stupid enough to fall for that trick again. He then comes across Snoopy, Woodstock, Sally, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie all holding footballs for him to try to kick.
** What ended up being the final kick-the-football strip in 1999. Lucy has to leave and tells Rerun hold the ball in her place. Charlie Brown gets ready to kick it. Cut to later. Lucy asks Rerun if he pulled the ball away or let Charlie Brown kick it. Rerun smugly replies "you'll never know."
* A series of strips had Lucy talking to Schroeder about this play she's writing, with every scene ending with the female protagonist kicking the male love interest's piano. The artwork, where the piano flies into the air, causing Schroeder to be knocked upside-down, really sell the premise.
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[[AC:1999]]
* What ended up being the final kick-the-football strip. Lucy has to leave and tells Rerun hold the ball in her place. Charlie Brown gets ready to kick it. Cut to later. Lucy asks Rerun if he pulled the ball away or let Charlie Brown kick it. Rerun smugly replies "you'll never know."

[[AC:Later years]]
* Charlie Brown refuses to try and kick Lucy's football again. As he walks away, he remarks that at least no one else considers him stupid enough to fall for that trick again. He then comes across Snoopy, Woodstock, Sally, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie all holding footballs for him to try to kick.
* A series of strips had Lucy talking to Schroeder about this play she's writing, with every scene ending with the female protagonist kicking the male love interest's piano. The artwork, where the piano flies into the air, causing Schroeder to be knocked upside-down, really sell the premise.
9th Jan '17 1:58:20 PM mlsmithca
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[[AC:1983]]
* Sally spends several days practicing her one line for the Christmas play: "Hark!" When she finally goes on stage, [[spoiler: she blurts out, "Hockey stick!"]] That night, Sally berates herself, and exclaims that she must have invoked the scorn of Moses, Luke, and [[ArtisticLicenseReligion "all 50" apostles]].
* An excellent BrickJoke is also set up and pays off during this storyline. When explaining her part to Charlie Brown, Sally says that after she says "Hark," Harold Angel starts to sing. Charlie Brown goes with this, assuming that this is Sally confusing "Herald Angel" (as in ''Hark The Herald Angels Sing'') for a person. However, at the end of the storyline, Charlie Brown answers the door, to meet a boy who introduces himself as "Harold Angel." Charlie Brown is left dumbfounded.



* Sally spends several days practicing her one line for the Christmas play: "Hark!" When she finally goes on stage, [[spoiler: she blurts out, "Hockey stick!"]] That night, Sally berates herself, and exclaims that she must have invoked the scorn of Moses, Luke, and [[ArtisticLicenseReligion "all 50" apostles]].
* An excellent BrickJoke is also set up and pays off during this storyline. When explaining her part to Charlie Brown, Sally says that after she says "Hark," Harold Angel starts to sing. Charlie Brown goes with this, assuming that this is Sally confusing "Herald Angel" (as in ''Hark The Herald Angels Sing'') for a person. However, at the end of the storyline, Charlie Brown answers the door, to meet a boy who introduces himself as "Harold Angel." Charlie Brown is left dumbfounded.
9th Jan '17 12:59:31 PM mlsmithca
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* When Lucy is [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1960/06/05 putting a dinosaur skeleton together]], Linus and Snoopy begin dancing and raucously singing "Dem Bones", deliberately mixing the lyrics up ("the knee bone's connected to the wrist bone," etc.) until Lucy hurls them out the front door. The crowning moment is [[UnstoppableRage Lucy's face]] in the panel ''just'' before she does it.
** And just to seal the deal, Charlie Brown's walking by just in time to see it happen.

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* When Lucy is [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1960/06/05 putting a dinosaur skeleton together]], Linus and Snoopy begin dancing and raucously singing "Dem Bones", deliberately mixing the lyrics up ("the knee bone's connected to the wrist bone," etc.) until Lucy hurls them out the front door. The crowning moment is [[UnstoppableRage Lucy's face]] in the panel ''just'' before she does it. \n** And just to seal the deal, Charlie Brown's walking by just in time to see it happen.






























* One story arc had Marcie being cajoled into playing baseball with Peppermint Patty, only to be harassed by a sexist kid named Thibault. She eventually loses her temper:

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* One story arc had Marcie being cajoled into playing baseball with Peppermint Patty, only to be harassed by a sexist kid named Thibault. [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1973/08/03 She eventually loses her temper:temper]]:



** The link to that final page, if anyone wants it: http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1973/08/03















* NOTE: ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' and ''ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'' [[Funny/ACharlieBrownChristmas have their]] [[Funny/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown own pages]].

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* NOTE: ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' and ''ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'' ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'' [[Funny/ACharlieBrownChristmas have their]] [[Funny/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown own pages]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ef9KvEus6zM#t=9s Snoopy does battle with a lawn chair.]] The lawn chair wins... kinda.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ef9KvEus6zM#t=9s com/watch?v=Ef9KvEus6zM#t=9s Snoopy does battle with a lawn chair.]] The lawn chair wins... kinda.
6th Jan '17 5:33:39 PM jccw227
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[[AC:1970]]
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1970/03/15 Charlie Brown starts yelling at the kite-eating tree,]] and Linus, who is watching the whole thing, grabs him by the arm and drags him over to Lucy's psychiatric booth.
-->'''Lucy:''' Now, LetMeGetThisStraight. The person who brought you here said you were talking to a tree. Is that right?
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