History NightmareFuel / Peanuts

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* A minor one but any of the VolumetricMouth moments can come off as this to those who aren't used to it.
25th Aug '17 5:53:34 PM CorahsUncle
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* In one strip, Charlie Brown, not having a kite to fly, attaches some string to Snoopy's collar and uses ''him'' as a kite, who uses his ears to create the lift needed to fly. But it doesn't work for long, and Snoopy plummets to the ground and ''SHATTERS into a hundred pieces!!'' Luckily it was just Snoopy having a nightmare from eating too much before sleeping, but still, that image of him shattering in front of his master must've upset a LOT of kids at the time! [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1965/06/06 Here's the link]] for those who want it.

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\n* In one strip, Charlie Brown, not having a kite to fly, attaches some string to Snoopy's collar and uses ''him'' as a kite, who uses his ears to create the lift needed to fly. But it doesn't work for long, and Snoopy plummets to the ground and ''SHATTERS into a hundred pieces!!'' Luckily it was just Snoopy having a nightmare from eating too much pizza before sleeping, but still, that image of him shattering in front of his master must've upset a LOT of kids at the time! [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1965/06/06 Here's the link]] for those who want it.



* In one very old series of strips set in winter back in February of 1960, Snoopy wakes up to find an icicle the size of a sword dangling over his doghouse, and was too terrified to budge an inch, lest it crash down and kill him. Eventually, Charlie Brown convinced him to make a dash for it by placing a freshly-baked pizza several hundred yards away; when he caught a whiff of his favorite food, he charged for it and escaped, ''just in time'', as true to his fear, the icicle crashed down and destroyed the doghouse. What was terrifying was how much TruthInTelevision this is – icicles ''can'' and ''have'' killed people. To be fair though, it does end with a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Line of Funny]]:
--> '''Charlie Brown and Lucy''': Saved by a Pizza!
--> '''Snoopy''': Oh, Good Grief!

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* In one very old series of strips set in winter back in February of 1960, Snoopy wakes up to find an icicle the size of a sword dangling over his doghouse, and was too terrified to budge an inch, lest it crash down and kill him. Eventually, Charlie Brown convinced him to make a dash for it by placing a freshly-baked freshly baked pizza several hundred yards away; when he caught a whiff of his favorite food, he charged for it and escaped, ''just in time'', as true to his fear, the icicle crashed down and destroyed the doghouse. What was terrifying was how much TruthInTelevision this is – icicles ''can'' and ''have'' killed people. To be fair fair, though, it does end with a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Line of Funny]]:
--> '''Charlie -->'''Charlie Brown and Lucy''': Lucy:''' Saved by a Pizza!
--> '''Snoopy''': Oh, -->'''Snoopy:''' Good Grief! grief!



* The strip from October 21, 1984 features Snoopy and the Beagle Scouts sitting around a campfire at night. Snoopy tells them that there's a full moon out, and that they had better be careful, because when the full moon is out, he turns into a "Werebeagle". Snoopy is briefly shown as a Werebeagle for a single panel, which scares the Beagle Scouts.
* one December 1952 strip showed Lucy showing Linus to sit up close to the television, after the third panel of that strip, well, [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/0/0d/Pe521211.gif/revision/latest?cb=20130526153201 take a look what happened in the final panel of the strip]].

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* The strip from October 21, 1984 1984, features Snoopy and the Beagle Scouts sitting around a campfire at night. Snoopy tells them that there's a full moon out, and that they had better be careful, because when the full moon is out, he turns into a "Werebeagle". Snoopy is briefly shown as a Werebeagle for a single panel, which scares the Beagle Scouts.
* one One December 1952 strip showed Lucy showing Linus to sit up close to the television, after the third panel of that strip, well, [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/0/0d/Pe521211.gif/revision/latest?cb=20130526153201 take a look what happened in the final panel of the strip]]. \n



* ''WesternAnimation/WhatANightmareCharlieBrown!'': Snoopy is abused and starved, becomes ''feral,'' and then dies getting pulled into a frozen lake, screaming and clawing for his life. Even if the whole special ''was'' [[AllJustADream just a nightmare]], one could argue that this was inappropriate for the ''Peanuts'' specials' target audience.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' we get a DisneyAcidSequence to the tune of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8. Not only does it [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment totally come out of nowhere,]] but those foreboding church paintings and that....[[NightmareFace face ]] thing at the end floating around on a pure [[NothingIsScarier black background]] can look VERY unsettling to you as a child.
* In the TV special ''A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'', we get the sight of Snoopy and Woodstock enjoying a Thanksgiving feast. A cooked turkey is on the table as we watch Snoopy and Woodstock thoroughly enjoying their meal. Everyone knows that a turkey is a bird...''and so is Woodstock''...

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* ''WesternAnimation/WhatANightmareCharlieBrown!'': Snoopy is abused and starved, becomes ''feral,'' and then dies getting pulled into a frozen lake, screaming and clawing for his life. Even if the whole special ''was'' [[AllJustADream just a nightmare]], an AcidRefluxNightmare, one could argue that this was inappropriate for the ''Peanuts'' specials' target audience.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' we get a DisneyAcidSequence to the tune of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8. Not only does it [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment totally come out of nowhere,]] but those foreboding church paintings and that....[[NightmareFace face ]] face]] thing at the end floating around on a pure [[NothingIsScarier black background]] can look VERY unsettling to you as a child.
* In the TV special ''A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'', we get the sight of Snoopy and Woodstock enjoying a Thanksgiving feast. A cooked turkey is on the table as we watch Snoopy and Woodstock thoroughly enjoying their meal. Everyone knows that a turkey is a bird...''and so is Woodstock''...



* At the beginning of the "Suppertime" segment in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown!", Snoopy imagines himself starving to death and we see his skeleton.
* From WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown:

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* At the beginning of the "Suppertime" segment in "You're A a Good Man, Charlie Brown!", Snoopy imagines himself starving to death and we see his skeleton.
* From WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown:''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'':















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25th Aug '17 5:45:51 PM CaptainColdCutCliche
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* From WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPunpkinCharlieBrown:

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* From WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPunpkinCharlieBrown:WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown:
25th Aug '17 5:41:07 PM CaptainColdCutCliche
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** Not to mention the opening title sequence, especially the OminousOwl at the very end.

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** Not to mention the opening title sequence, especially which shows the kids in their costumes running around, clearly terrified, from Halloween monsters like skeletons, witches, and big black cats. They eventually hide in a pumpkin patch, but it ends with an OminousOwl flying at the very end.screen. The whole thing is a DisneyAcidSequence and BigLippedAlligatorMoment, to boot.


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* ''WesternAnimation/WhatANightmareCharlieBrown!'': Snoopy is abused and starved, becomes ''feral,'' and then dies getting pulled into a frozen lake, screaming and clawing for his life. Even if the whole special ''was'' [[AllJustADream just a nightmare]], one could argue that this was inappropriate for the ''Peanuts'' specials' target audience.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WhatANightmareCharlieBrown!'': Snoopy is abused and starved, becomes ''feral,'' and then dies getting pulled into a frozen lake, screaming and clawing for his life. Even if the whole special ''was'' [[AllJustADream just a nightmare]], one could argue that this was inappropriate for the ''Peanuts'' specials' target audience.[[folder:Strips]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' we get a DisneyAcidSequence to the tune of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8. Not only does it [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment totally come out of nowhere,]] but those foreboding church paintings and that....[[NightmareFace face ]] thing at the end floating around on a pure [[NothingIsScarier black background]] can look VERY unsettling to you as a child.
* In the TV special ''A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'', we get the sight of Snoopy and Woodstock enjoying a Thanksgiving feast. A cooked turkey is on the table as we watch Snoopy and Woodstock thoroughly enjoying their meal. Everyone knows that a turkey is a bird...''and so is Woodstock''...
* In ''It's a Mystery Charlie Brown!'', Snoopy and Woodstock sneak into the school's science fair to reclaim Woodstock's nest but also play around with some of the exhibits. When one of them gives Snoopy an electrical shock, not only does he scream, but he also briefly ''[[XRaySparks turns into a skeleton!]]'' Incredibly freaky for a ''Peanuts'' cartoon.



* The art style for Creator/BlueSkyStudios' [[WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}} movie adaptation]] can have an UncannyValley effect on some viewers.
* The way Lucy was originally depicted in the strip can have a potentially UncannyValley feel as well. Just [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/7/77/19520330.gif/revision/latest?cb=20130329165655 look at her]].
* At the beginning of the "Suppertime" segment in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown!", Snoopy imagines himself starving to death and we see his skeleton.

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* The art style for Creator/BlueSkyStudios' [[WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}} movie adaptation]] can have an UncannyValley effect on some viewers.
* The way Lucy was originally depicted in the strip can have a potentially UncannyValley feel as well.feel. Just [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/7/77/19520330.gif/revision/latest?cb=20130329165655 look at her]].
* At the beginning of the "Suppertime" segment in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown!", Snoopy imagines himself starving to death and we see his skeleton.
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* Though it's not official, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OTqvbh8Hko WITS did a sketch]] of an "unpublished lost strip", with Creator/PagetBrewster as Lucy, regarding the ol' classic football gag. Except that she insists that she never pulled the football away, and he's just imagining it. Like the kite-eating tree, or [[spoiler:Snoopy being alive.]] It's not clear which is worse; the idea that Charlie's been hallucinating ''everything'' we just chalked up to "comic strip weirdness", or that a little girl is ''that'' good at {{gaslighting}} someone.
* A meta example: Early runs of the strip featured a minor character named Charlotte Braun, who was not very well-liked by fans due to her one-note personality. A young fan wrote to Schulz to complain about her, and his reply was that he would eventually take Charlotte Braun out of the strip, but he warned her that she would have “the death of an innocent child” on her conscience, and asked her if she was prepared to accept such a responsibility. At the bottom of the letter was a drawing of Charlotte Braun ''with an axe planted in her head.'' Yikes.


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* ''WesternAnimation/WhatANightmareCharlieBrown!'': Snoopy is abused and starved, becomes ''feral,'' and then dies getting pulled into a frozen lake, screaming and clawing for his life. Even if the whole special ''was'' [[AllJustADream just a nightmare]], one could argue that this was inappropriate for the ''Peanuts'' specials' target audience.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' we get a DisneyAcidSequence to the tune of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8. Not only does it [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment totally come out of nowhere,]] but those foreboding church paintings and that....[[NightmareFace face ]] thing at the end floating around on a pure [[NothingIsScarier black background]] can look VERY unsettling to you as a child.
* In the TV special ''A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'', we get the sight of Snoopy and Woodstock enjoying a Thanksgiving feast. A cooked turkey is on the table as we watch Snoopy and Woodstock thoroughly enjoying their meal. Everyone knows that a turkey is a bird...''and so is Woodstock''...
* In ''It's a Mystery Charlie Brown!'', Snoopy and Woodstock sneak into the school's science fair to reclaim Woodstock's nest but also play around with some of the exhibits. When one of them gives Snoopy an electrical shock, not only does he scream, but he also briefly ''[[XRaySparks turns into a skeleton!]]'' Incredibly freaky for a ''Peanuts'' cartoon.
* The art style for Creator/BlueSkyStudios' [[WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}} movie adaptation]] can have an UncannyValley effect on some viewers.
* At the beginning of the "Suppertime" segment in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown!", Snoopy imagines himself starving to death and we see his skeleton.
* From WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPunpkinCharlieBrown:
** The whole "Snoopy shot down behind enemy lines" sequence. That eerie flute music (coupled with the distant gunfire and air-raid siren) doesn't help.
** Not to mention the opening title sequence, especially the OminousOwl at the very end.
** Completely justified, of course, since this ''is'' a HalloweenSpecial we're talking about.

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* Though it's not official, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OTqvbh8Hko WITS did a sketch]] of an "unpublished lost strip", with Creator/PagetBrewster as Lucy, regarding the ol' classic football gag. Except that she insists that she never pulled the football away, and he's just imagining it. Like the kite-eating tree, or [[spoiler:Snoopy being alive.]] It's not clear which is worse; the idea that Charlie's been hallucinating ''everything'' we just chalked up to "comic strip weirdness", or that a little girl is ''that'' good at {{gaslighting}} someone.
* A meta example: Early runs of the strip featured a minor character named Charlotte Braun, who was not very well-liked by fans due to her one-note personality. A young fan wrote to Schulz to complain about her, and his reply was that he would eventually take Charlotte Braun out of the strip, but he warned her that she would have “the death of an innocent child” on her conscience, and asked her if she was prepared to accept such a responsibility. At the bottom of the letter was a drawing of Charlotte Braun ''with an axe planted in her head.'' Yikes.

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28th Jun '17 2:03:46 PM PeanutsFan1
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* one December 1952 strip showed Lucy showing Linus to sit up close to the television, after the third panel of that strip, well, [[ https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/0/0d/Pe521211.gif/revision/latest?cb=20130526153201 take a look what happened in the final panel of the strip]].

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* one December 1952 strip showed Lucy showing Linus to sit up close to the television, after the third panel of that strip, well, [[ https://vignette1.[[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/0/0d/Pe521211.gif/revision/latest?cb=20130526153201 take a look what happened in the final panel of the strip]].
28th Jun '17 2:03:26 PM PeanutsFan1
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* one December 1952 strip showed Lucy showing Linus to sit up close to the television, after the third panel of that strip, well, [[ https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/0/0d/Pe521211.gif/revision/latest?cb=20130526153201 take a look what happened in the final panel of the strip]].
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* A meta example: Early runs of the strip featured a minor character named Charlotte Braun, who was not very well-liked by fans due to her one-note personality. A young fan wrote to Schulz to complain about her, and his reply was that he would eventually take Charlotte Braun out of the strip, but he warned her that she would have “the death of an innocent child” on her conscience, and asked her if she was prepared to accept such a responsibility. At the bottom of the letter was a drawing of Charlotte Braun ''with an axe planted in her head.'' Yikes.
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