History Headscratchers / Peanuts

29th Apr '18 4:52:51 PM danlansdowne
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*** This troper wonders if maybe he's a reformed neighbourhood bully and the rest of the kids aren't quite so quick to forgive.



** If you look at some of the early comics, it paints a picture of Charlie Brown as a huge JerkAss. Maybe he's a reformed neighbourhood bully but the rest of the kids aren't quite so quick to forgive.


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** Schulz did get a little softer on ol' Chuck later in the comic, this being but one example. The specials also tended to zig-zag on how he was treated. Even as early as ''You're In Love, Charlie Brown'' in 1967, he did manage to get the Little Red-Haired Girl's attention, something that never happened in the comic. [[StatusQuoIsGod Not that it was ever mentioned again.]]
29th Apr '18 4:45:21 PM danlansdowne
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* Why does Snoopy stick his nose in Woodstock's birdhouse in the Easter special?

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* Why does Snoopy stick his nose in Woodstock's birdhouse in ''It's the Easter special?Beagle, Charlie Brown''?
* Another ''Easter Beagle'' headscratcher: Peppermint Patty and (especially) Marcie go through three batches of eggs because Marcie doesn't know how to boil them. Why didn't Patty show her what to do after the first batch, or even the second?
4th Mar '18 8:21:06 PM lilac
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*** War and Peace is the standard Thick Russian Novel that everyone assumes is difficult and boring. (And it would be difficult for kids.) Teachers in kid lit tend to want to assign the densest books in existence for the kids to read simply because they can't stand the thought of kids playing and having fun when they could be chained to the desk and laboring over grueling assignments.

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*** War and Peace is the standard Thick Russian Novel that everyone assumes is difficult and boring. (And it would be difficult for kids.) Teachers in kid lit tend to want to assign the densest books in existence for the kids to read read, simply because they can't stand the thought of kids playing and having fun when they could be chained to the desk and laboring over grueling assignments.
4th Mar '18 8:16:56 PM lilac
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*** War and Peace is the standard Thick Russian Novel that everyone assumes is difficult and boring. (And it would be difficult for kids.) Teachers in kid lit tend to want to assign the densest books in existence for the kids to read simply because they can't stand the thought of kids playing and having fun when they could be chained to the desk and laboring over grueling assignments.
15th Dec '17 4:26:34 PM danlansdowne
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** If you look at some of the early comics, it paints a picture of Charlie Brown as a huge JerkAss. Maybe he's a reformed neighbourhood bully but the rest of the kids aren't quite so quick to forgive.
25th Oct '17 7:20:34 PM Ardashir
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** If it's any consolation, it's not canon but at least once [[https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--X9IZ7Oar--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/18loys3jr0e3kjpg.jpg Charlie Brown kicked that football with a little help]].
9th Oct '17 1:04:27 PM SpukiKitty
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** Charlie Brown basically [[https://image.ibb.co/fWYiow/bunglekid.jpg looks like this kid]] from that ''Mr. Bungle'' short so famously spoofed by Pee-Wee Herman. A very short platinum-blond crew-cut where you practically look bald (which makes the boy in ''Mr. Bungle'' come off as a weirdo for combing his hair. Like....''what hair?''"

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** Charlie Brown basically [[https://image.ibb.co/fWYiow/bunglekid.jpg looks like this kid]] from that ''Mr. Bungle'' short so famously spoofed by Pee-Wee Herman. A very short platinum-blond crew-cut where you practically look bald (which makes the boy in ''Mr. Bungle'' come off as a weirdo for combing his hair. Like....''what hair?''"hair?'')
9th Oct '17 1:02:48 PM SpukiKitty
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** Charlie Brown basically [[https://image.ibb.co/fWYiow/bunglekid.jpg looks like this kid]] from that ''Mr. Bungle'' short so famously spoofed by Pee-Wee Herman. A very short platinum-blond crew-cut where you practically look bald (which makes the boy in ''Mr. Bungle'' come off as a weirdo for combing his hair. Like....''what hair?''"
8th Jul '17 8:56:15 AM nombretomado
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* This is the same troper from the above two entries. Anyway, it just bugged me that [[GenericGuy Shermy]] got brother chucked and replaced by Franklin, who was virtually the same, except for the fact [[TokenMinority he was black]]. TheOtherWiki or somewhere else once said that Franklin "proved to be more interesting in the long run". How exactly was he more interesting? Are black people more interesting than white people? Does Franklin have better hair? Why Why Why? (I do not hold anything against Franklin nor am I a Shermy fan or a racist, this is just something that bugged me)

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* This is the same troper from the above two entries. Anyway, it just bugged me that [[GenericGuy Shermy]] got brother chucked and replaced by Franklin, who was virtually the same, except for the fact [[TokenMinority he was black]]. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki or somewhere else once said that Franklin "proved to be more interesting in the long run". How exactly was he more interesting? Are black people more interesting than white people? Does Franklin have better hair? Why Why Why? (I do not hold anything against Franklin nor am I a Shermy fan or a racist, this is just something that bugged me)
15th Apr '17 2:10:16 PM nombretomado
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* Even for Charlie Brown standards, the New Year's special is cruel. Why does Charlie Brown's teacher make him read ''WarAndPeace'' during Christmas vacation ''and'' expect him to write a report on it?! Did he put a tack on her chair or something? When I was in school, my teachers never gave us homework during Christmas vacation, especially not impossible ones like that. It's because of Charlie's teacher being such a [[TheGrinch Grinchette]] that I can't stand that special.

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* Even for Charlie Brown standards, the New Year's special is cruel. Why does Charlie Brown's teacher make him read ''WarAndPeace'' ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' during Christmas vacation ''and'' expect him to write a report on it?! Did he put a tack on her chair or something? When I was in school, my teachers never gave us homework during Christmas vacation, especially not impossible ones like that. It's because of Charlie's teacher being such a [[TheGrinch Grinchette]] that I can't stand that special.



** My fifth-grade teacher pulled that kind of shit, though not with anything as long as ''WarAndPeace''. Every evening, weekend, and school holiday was consumed by reading or writing reports. I strongly suspect that my lasting difficulties with essays are a direct result of this.

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** My fifth-grade teacher pulled that kind of shit, though not with anything as long as ''WarAndPeace''.''Literature/WarAndPeace''. Every evening, weekend, and school holiday was consumed by reading or writing reports. I strongly suspect that my lasting difficulties with essays are a direct result of this.
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