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15th Apr '16 1:43:27 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenaged Blockhead''' is a 2004 fanfiction play by Bert V. Royal. A {{darker and edgier}} take on the ''{{Peanuts}}'' universe, the show ''starts'' with the death of Snoopy and Woodstock, and somehow only manages to get more depressing from there. Due to copyright and trademark issues, none of the characters go by their official Peanuts-verse names.

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'''Dog ''Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenaged Blockhead''' Blockhead'' is a 2004 fanfiction play by Bert V. Royal. A {{darker and edgier}} take on the ''{{Peanuts}}'' universe, the show ''starts'' with the death of Snoopy and Woodstock, and somehow only manages to get more depressing from there. Due to copyright and trademark issues, none of the characters go by their official Peanuts-verse names.



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12th Jan '16 1:52:15 AM LancelotG
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* LoveDodecahedron: As is typical of a ''Peanuts''-inspired story. CB and Beethoven develop an interest in each other, even though CB was dating Van's sister until she was [[spoiler: arrested for arson.]] Meanwhile, Van likes CB's sister, who likes Beethoven. Tricia and Marcie initially like Matt and CB, respectively, although Marcie grows more attracted to Matt after they sleep together. And finally, as is revealed as the play goes on, [[spoiler: Matt is in love with CB, and is intensely jealous of the attention CB is receiving from Beethoven.]]

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* LoveDodecahedron: As is typical of a ''Peanuts''-inspired story. CB and Beethoven develop an interest in each other, even though CB was dating Van's sister (who ''herself'' was briefly in love with Beethoven when they were kids) until she was [[spoiler: arrested for arson.]] Meanwhile, Van likes CB's sister, who likes Beethoven. Tricia and Marcie initially like Matt and CB, respectively, although Marcie grows more attracted to Matt after they sleep together. And finally, as is revealed as the play goes on, [[spoiler: Matt is in love with CB, and is intensely jealous of the attention CB is receiving from Beethoven.]]
12th Jan '16 1:50:39 AM LancelotG
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* SiblingTriangle
12th Jan '16 1:28:16 AM LancelotG
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* ForcefulKiss: CB is fond to give this to Beethoven. Also counts as a ShutUpKiss.

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* ForcefulKiss: CB is fond to give of giving this to Beethoven. Also counts as a ShutUpKiss.
12th Jan '16 1:22:59 AM LancelotG
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* IllBeYourBestFriend: Van's sister offers to be CB's best friend forever if he sneaks her a book of matches next time he visits. [[spoiler:According to him, though, [[FriendshipMoment she already is.]]]]
16th Dec '15 7:57:14 PM Snowsky
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* BerserkButton: NEVER call Matt 'Pigpen' [[spoiler: Beethoven makes this mistake at the end of the play, and it costs him his life.]]

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* BerserkButton: NEVER call Matt 'Pigpen' "Pigpen". [[spoiler: Beethoven makes this mistake at the end of the play, and it costs him his life.]]



* GirlinessUpgrade: In-universe, of a sort. Rough and tumble tomboy Peppermint Patty has grown up to be ditzy party girl Tricia.
* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler: Matt's love for CB is ultimately what drives him to threaten Beethoven.]]

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* GirlinessUpgrade: In-universe, of a sort. Rough and tumble tomboy Peppermint Patty has grown up to be ditzy party girl Tricia.
* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler: Matt's love for CB is ultimately what drives him to threaten and injure Beethoven.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Snoopy, Woodstock and Beethoven.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Snoopy, Woodstock Woodstock, and Beethoven.]]



* NoBisexuals: CB once had a relationship with Van's sister, and his love for the Little Redheaded Girl is also acknowledged. However, after he kisses Beethoven, it's assumed by everyone (including Van's sister herself) that he was gay all along.

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* NoBisexuals: CB once had a relationship with Van's sister, and his love for the Little Redheaded Red-Headed Girl is also acknowledged. However, after he kisses Beethoven, it's assumed by everyone (including Van's sister herself) that he was gay all along.
15th Nov '15 5:58:55 PM beack7
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* AffectionateParody: Just about every single cliché from various earlier "DarkerAndEdgier" parodies of the comic show up here in some form, from Snoopy getting rabies to Peppermint Patty and Marcie having a huge lesbian subtext going on, Linus becoming a pot addict, to Schroeder being a closet gay, and everyone is generally foul-mouthed, drug-abusing and sex-obsessed -- but despite all this, the comic's ideals and themes are upheld and honored (if stretched a little), and [[spoiler: the final scene, with the letter from C.S. (aka Charles Schulz) is full of heartfelt words of encouragement to CB, telling him that he ''is'' a good man when all is said and done... and, depending on your interpetation, that his friend, dog and bird are happy in the afterlife.]]

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* AffectionateParody: Just about every Every single cliché from various earlier "DarkerAndEdgier" parodies of the comic show up here in some form, from Snoopy getting rabies to Peppermint Patty and Marcie having a huge lesbian subtext going on, Linus becoming a pot addict, to Schroeder being a closet gay, and everyone is generally foul-mouthed, drug-abusing and sex-obsessed -- but despite all this, the comic's ideals and themes are upheld and honored (if stretched a little), and [[spoiler: the final scene, with the letter from C.S. (aka Charles Schulz) is full of heartfelt words of encouragement to CB, telling him that he ''is'' a good man when all is said and done... and, depending on your interpetation, that his friend, dog and bird are happy in the afterlife.]]
4th Sep '15 6:35:39 AM CamrocG
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* C.B.: Charlie Brown. Probably the most well-adjusted character (until the plot happens).
* C.B.'s Sister: Sally
* Van: Linus gone pothead. When C.B. and Van's sister burnt his security blanket, his response was to mix it with weed and smoke it.

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* C.B.: CB: Charlie Brown. Probably the most well-adjusted character (until the plot happens).
* C.B.'s CB's Sister: Sally
* Van: Linus gone pothead. When C.B. CB and Van's sister burnt his security blanket, his response was to mix it with weed and smoke it.



* AffectionateParody: Just about every single cliché from various earlier "DarkerAndEdgier" parodies of the comic show up here in some form, from Snoopy getting rabies to Peppermint Patty and Marcie having a huge lesbian subtext going on, Linus becoming a pot addict, to Schroeder being a closet gay, and everyone is generally foul-mouthed, drug-abusing and sex-obsessed -- but despite all this, the comic's ideals and themes are upheld and honored (if stretched a little), and [[spoiler: the final scene, with the letter from C.S. (aka Charles Schulz) is full of heartfelt words of encouragement to C.B., telling him that he ''is'' a good man when all is said and done... and, depending on your interpetation, that his friend, dog and bird are happy in the afterlife.]]

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* AffectionateParody: Just about every single cliché from various earlier "DarkerAndEdgier" parodies of the comic show up here in some form, from Snoopy getting rabies to Peppermint Patty and Marcie having a huge lesbian subtext going on, Linus becoming a pot addict, to Schroeder being a closet gay, and everyone is generally foul-mouthed, drug-abusing and sex-obsessed -- but despite all this, the comic's ideals and themes are upheld and honored (if stretched a little), and [[spoiler: the final scene, with the letter from C.S. (aka Charles Schulz) is full of heartfelt words of encouragement to C.B., CB, telling him that he ''is'' a good man when all is said and done... and, depending on your interpetation, that his friend, dog and bird are happy in the afterlife.]]
* AllGaysLoveTheatre:
-->'''Van's Sister''': No offence, CB, but I don't think you're cool enough to be gay. Don't get me wrong, I love you to death, but if I had to imagine you giving a shit about home decoration or musical theatre, I just don't see it.
-->'''[[StraightGay CB]]''': [[LampshadeHanging Now you're just using stereotypes.
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* ArmoredClosetGay: [[spoiler: Matt. While his sexuality is never confirmed, it's clear by the play's end that he has a strong interest in C.B.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Beethoven became this after everyone found out his dad went to prison for molesting him so everyone stopped being his friend, replacing C.B. as the ChewToy.

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* ArmoredClosetGay: [[spoiler: Matt. While his sexuality is never confirmed, it's clear by the play's end that he has a strong interest in C.B.]]
CB]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Beethoven became this after everyone found out his dad went to prison for molesting him so everyone stopped being his friend, replacing C.B. CB as the ChewToy.



* BreakTheCutie: The entire play can be seen as this for C.B. It starts with him losing his dog and come circle with him [[spoiler: losing his lover at the end.]]
* ButtMonkey: C.B., obviously.

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* BreadMilkEggsSquick:
-->'''CB''': Just because I did something that I wanted to do doesn't make me a homo. I've smoked pot. Doesn't mean I'm a pothead. I've drank plenty of beer. Doesn't make me a drunk. [[spoiler: You set that little redheaded girl's hair on fire. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} Doesn't make you a pyromaniac.]]]]
-->'''Van's Sister''': Well, actually, technically it does.
-->'''CB''': Okay. Bad example.
* BreakTheCutie: The entire play can be seen as this for C.B.CB. It starts with him losing his dog and come circle with him [[spoiler: losing his lover at the end.]]
* ButtMonkey: C.B., CB, obviously.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: CB and Beethoven, although they had been distant for years before they got together.
** This also applies to the relation between CB and Van's sister before she was incarcerated.



* ComingOutStory: [[spoiler:For Beethoven and C.B.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: C.B.'s sister. Three words: "Cocooning into Playtypus."

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* ComingOutStory: [[spoiler:For Beethoven and C.B.CB.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: C.B.'s CB's sister. Three words: "Cocooning into Playtypus.Platypus."



* DumbassHasAPoint: Ditzy Tricia is the one to point out [[spoiler: the fact that Matt has a homoerotic obsession with C.B.]] She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it: "I'm the dumb one and I figured it out."

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* DumbassHasAPoint: Ditzy Tricia is the one to point out [[spoiler: the fact that Matt has a homoerotic obsession with C.B.CB.]] She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it: "I'm the dumb one and I figured it out."



* ForcefulKiss: C.B. is fond to give this to Beethoven. Also counts as a ShutUpKiss.
* FullNameBasis: Averted: even though C.B. ''is'' Charlie Brown, he is never called by his full name. Though his sister does refer to him as "Charles", and Van "Chuck B.". Only one production used his full name at any point in the production and they were sued because of it.

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* ForcefulKiss: C.B. CB is fond to give this to Beethoven. Also counts as a ShutUpKiss.
* FullNameBasis: Averted: even though C.B. CB ''is'' Charlie Brown, he is never called by his full name. Though his sister does refer to him as "Charles", and Van "Chuck B.". Only one production used his full name at any point in the production and they were sued because of it.



* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler: Matt's love for C.B. is ultimately what drives him to threaten Beethoven.]]
* IncompatibleOrientation
* IronicEcho: "I can't keep up with you. Find an identity!" The first time said out of frustration from C.B. to his sister, who has a new obsession every week. The second time, said half-mockingly, half-lovingly from C.B.'s sister to C.B., remarking on [[spoiler:his sudden coming out.]]

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* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler: Matt's love for C.B. CB is ultimately what drives him to threaten Beethoven.]]
* IncompatibleOrientation
HeroicBSOD: Both CB and his sister experience this trope after [[spoiler: Beethoven's death]].
* IncompatibleOrientation: CB's sister and Beethoven.
* IronicEcho: "I can't keep up with you. Find an identity!" The first time said out of frustration from C.B. CB to his sister, who has a new obsession every week. The second time, said half-mockingly, half-lovingly from C.B.'s CB's sister to C.B., CB, remarking on [[spoiler:his sudden coming out.]]



* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler:At the end of the original play, Matt gets off with just a one-day suspension for breaking Beethoven's fingers. In the sequel, he is shown to be in the insane asylum as well.]]

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler:At the end of the original play, Matt gets off with just a one-day one-week suspension for breaking Beethoven's fingers. In the sequel, he is shown to be in the insane asylum as well.]]



* LargeHam: CB's sister is one in-universe, judging by her original performance of her "Cocooning Into Platypus" play. Although it's later subverted by her final performance after [[spoiler: Beethoven's death]].
** Van's sister also qualifies. Partly justified in that she's drugged up on lithium during her [[OneSceneWonder only appearance]].



* LoveDodecahedron: As is typical of a ''Peanuts''-inspired story. C.B. and Beethoven develop an interest in each other, even though C.B. was dating Van's sister until she was [[spoiler: arrested for arson.]] Meanwhile, Van likes C.B.'s sister, who likes Beethoven. Tricia and Marcie initially like Matt and C.B., respectively, although Marcie grows more attracted to Matt after they sleep together. And finally, as is revealed as the play goes on, [[spoiler: Matt is in love with C.B., and is intensely jealous of the attention C.B. is receiving from Beethoven.]]

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* LoveDodecahedron: As is typical of a ''Peanuts''-inspired story. C.B. CB and Beethoven develop an interest in each other, even though C.B. CB was dating Van's sister until she was [[spoiler: arrested for arson.]] Meanwhile, Van likes C.B.'s CB's sister, who likes Beethoven. Tricia and Marcie initially like Matt and C.B., CB, respectively, although Marcie grows more attracted to Matt after they sleep together. And finally, as is revealed as the play goes on, [[spoiler: Matt is in love with C.B., CB, and is intensely jealous of the attention C.B. CB is receiving from Beethoven.]]



* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: C.B. This is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Van's sister.

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* NoBisexuals: CB once had a relationship with Van's sister, and his love for the Little Redheaded Girl is also acknowledged. However, after he kisses Beethoven, it's assumed by everyone (including Van's sister herself) that he was gay all along.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: C.B.CB. This is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Van's sister.



* TheirFirstTime: [[spoiler: C.B admits to Van's sister that he and Beethoven had sex after leaving the party.]]
* WildTeenParty: Marcie throws one of these while her parents are away. [[spoiler: While sex-crazed teen antics are expected, it's C.B.'s kissing of Beethoven that truly shocks the other party-goers.]]

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* StraightGay: CB
* TheirFirstTime: [[spoiler: C.B CB admits to Van's sister that he and Beethoven had sex after leaving the party.party. Although it's implied by their dialogue that she and CB have had sex before, while they were dating.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: CB and Van's sister.
* WildTeenParty: Marcie throws one of these while her parents are away. [[spoiler: While sex-crazed teen antics are expected, it's C.B.'s CB's kissing of Beethoven that truly shocks the other party-goers.]]



* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Matt]] is implied to be a closet one for [[spoiler:C.B.]]
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* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Matt]] is implied to be a closet one for [[spoiler:C.B.[[spoiler:CB.]]
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16th Aug '15 3:11:49 PM CamrocG
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* AdultsAreUseless: Lampshaded, specifically the traditional muffled-trumpet ''Peanuts'' voices.
* AffectionateParody: Just about every single cliché from various earlier "DarkerAndEdgier" parodies of the comic show up here in some form, from Snoopy getting rabies to Peppermint Patty and Marcie having a huge lesbian subtext going on, Linus becoming a pot addict, to Schroeder being a closet gay, and everyone is generally foul-mouthed, drug-abusing and sex-obsessed -- but despite all this, the comic's ideals and themes are upheld and honored (if stretched a little), and [[spoiler: the final scene, with the letter from C.S. (aka Charles Schulz) is full of heartfelt words of encouragement to C. B., telling him that he ''is'' a good man when all is said and done... and, depending on your interpetation, that his friend, dog and bird are happy in the afterlife.]]

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* AdultsAreUseless: Lampshaded, specifically the traditional muffled-trumpet muffled-trombone ''Peanuts'' voices.
* AffectionateParody: Just about every single cliché from various earlier "DarkerAndEdgier" parodies of the comic show up here in some form, from Snoopy getting rabies to Peppermint Patty and Marcie having a huge lesbian subtext going on, Linus becoming a pot addict, to Schroeder being a closet gay, and everyone is generally foul-mouthed, drug-abusing and sex-obsessed -- but despite all this, the comic's ideals and themes are upheld and honored (if stretched a little), and [[spoiler: the final scene, with the letter from C.S. (aka Charles Schulz) is full of heartfelt words of encouragement to C. B., telling him that he ''is'' a good man when all is said and done... and, depending on your interpetation, that his friend, dog and bird are happy in the afterlife.]]



* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Beethoven became this after everyone found out his dad went to prison for molesting him so everyone stopped being his friend, replacing CB as the ChewToy.
* AmicableExes: Apparently, CB and Van's sister dated before she was put into the insane asylum.

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* ArmoredClosetGay: [[spoiler: Matt. While his sexuality is never confirmed, it's clear by the play's end that he has a strong interest in C.B.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Beethoven became this after everyone found out his dad went to prison for molesting him so everyone stopped being his friend, replacing CB C.B. as the ChewToy.
* AmicableExes: Apparently, CB C.B and Van's sister dated before she was put into the insane asylum.



* CatsAreSuperior: Referenced in the quote the title is taken from:
-->'''Beethoven''': You know, they saw a dog sees God in his master. A cat just looks in the mirror.



* ForcefulKiss: CB is fond to give this to Beethoven. Also counts as a ShutUpKiss.

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* ForcefulKiss: CB C.B. is fond to give this to Beethoven. Also counts as a ShutUpKiss.



* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler: Matt's love for C.B. is ultimately what drives him to threaten Beethoven.]]



* IronicEcho: "I can't keep up with you. Find an identity!" The first time said out of frustration from CB to his sister, who has a new obsession every week. The second time, said half-mockingly, half-lovingly from CB's sister to CB, remarking on [[spoiler:his sudden coming out.]]

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* IronicEcho: "I can't keep up with you. Find an identity!" The first time said out of frustration from CB C.B. to his sister, who has a new obsession every week. The second time, said half-mockingly, half-lovingly from CB's C.B.'s sister to CB, C.B., remarking on [[spoiler:his sudden coming out.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Snoopy, Woodstock and Beethoven]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Snoopy, Woodstock and Beethoven]]Beethoven.]]



* LoveDodecahedron: As is typical of a ''Peanuts''-inspired story. C.B. and Beethoven develop an interest in each other, even though C.B. was dating Van's sister until she was [[spoiler: arrested for arson.]] Meanwhile, Van likes C.B.'s sister, who likes Beethoven. Tricia and Marcie initially like Matt and C.B., respectively, although Marcie grows more attracted to Matt after they sleep together. And finally, as is revealed as the play goes on, [[spoiler: Matt is in love with C.B., and is intensely jealous of the attention C.B. is receiving from Beethoven.]]



* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: C.B.

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* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: C.B. This is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Van's sister.



-->[[spoiler:'''Beethoven:''' I said no. Pigpen.]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Beethoven:''' I said no. Pigpen.[[BerserkButton Pigpen]].]]


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* WildTeenParty: Marcie throws one of these while her parents are away. [[spoiler: While sex-crazed teen antics are expected, it's C.B.'s kissing of Beethoven that truly shocks the other party-goers.]]
21st Jun '15 9:30:54 AM 9thOutworldsMan
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'''Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenaged Blockhead''' is a 2004 play by Bert V. Royal. A {{darker and edgier}} take on the ''{{Peanuts}}'' universe, the show ''starts'' with the death of Snoopy and Woodstock, and somehow only manages to get more depressing from there. Due to copyright and trademark issues, none of the characters go by their official Peanuts-verse names.

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'''Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenaged Blockhead''' is a 2004 fanfiction play by Bert V. Royal. A {{darker and edgier}} take on the ''{{Peanuts}}'' universe, the show ''starts'' with the death of Snoopy and Woodstock, and somehow only manages to get more depressing from there. Due to copyright and trademark issues, none of the characters go by their official Peanuts-verse names.
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