History Trivia / ACharlieBrownChristmas

13th Apr '16 4:57:59 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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*** Interestingly enough, Coca-Cola offered to restore the cut sponsor tags when the special was [[{{Remaster}} remastered]], but Schulz Studios turned them down, believing ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'' to be perfectly fine without them.

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*** Interestingly enough, Coca-Cola offered to restore the cut sponsor tags when the special was [[{{Remaster}} remastered]], but Schulz Studios turned them down, believing ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'' to be perfectly fine without them. To be fair, they would undermine the anti-commercialism message of the story.
13th Apr '16 4:49:52 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** The slam against commercialism and the Bible recitation were only two of what the suits perceived as a laundry list of "issues" with the show. Others were the lack of a laugh track of all things [[note]](many cartoons in the 1960's had laugh tracks, for example see pretty much the entire Creator/HannaBarbera library prior to 1973)[[/note]], the use of actual children for the voice acting instead of adults, and the Music/VinceGuaraldi jazz score. (The tune [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6zypc_LhnM "Linus and Lucy"]] became an icon of the franchise, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Guaraldi#Compositions_for_Charles_Schulz.27s_Peanuts Vince scored 17 other ''Peanuts'' specials and the feature film ''A Boy Named Charlie Brown'']] before his death). Thank goodness Schulz and Melendez stood their ground.

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** The slam against commercialism and the Bible recitation were only two of what the suits perceived as a laundry list of "issues" with the show. Others were the lack of a laugh track LaughTrack of all things [[note]](many [[note]]the laugh track was standard equipment for comedy shows and cartoons in (such as Creator/HannaBarbera's) at the 1960's had laugh tracks, for example see pretty much the entire Creator/HannaBarbera library prior to 1973)[[/note]], time[[/note]], the use of actual children for the voice acting instead of adults, and the Music/VinceGuaraldi jazz score. (The tune [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6zypc_LhnM "Linus and Lucy"]] became an icon of the franchise, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Guaraldi#Compositions_for_Charles_Schulz.27s_Peanuts Vince scored 17 other ''Peanuts'' specials and the feature film ''A Boy Named Charlie Brown'']] before his death). Thank goodness Schulz and Melendez stood their ground.
21st Dec '15 8:54:17 PM Superfield
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** Sally trips over the line "All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share."

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** Sally trips over the line "All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share."" This is due to the fact that the girl who voiced her was so young that she hadn't learned how to read yet and had to be fed her lines word by word, and in some cases, syllable by syllable.
19th Dec '15 10:03:32 AM bowserbros
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* ChristmasRushed: Schulz was given six months to complete the special in time for the holiday season, and animating didn't start until the third month in; the results are quite conspicuous.



** Coca-Cola was the special's original sponsor, and a brief scene mentioning this was animated for the broadcast. Once their sponsorship ended, that scene had to be excised and was thought lost for decades until a film reel containing it was discovered, digitized, and uploaded onto the internet (rights issues prevent it from being on the DVD cut, though every other scene cut over the decades is restored.)

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** Coca-Cola was the special's original sponsor, and a brief scene mentioning this was animated for the broadcast. Once their sponsorship ended, that scene had to be excised and was thought lost for decades until a film reel containing it was discovered, digitized, and uploaded onto the internet (rights issues prevent it from being on the DVD cut, though every other scene cut over the decades is restored.)restored).
*** Interestingly enough, Coca-Cola offered to restore the cut sponsor tags when the special was [[{{Remaster}} remastered]], but Schulz Studios turned them down, believing ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'' to be perfectly fine without them.
16th Dec '15 6:52:15 PM Brandon
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** "Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales" seems to fit the idea of what CBS expected. So in a way, ABC got what CBS originally wanted.
16th Dec '15 6:49:59 PM Brandon
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** Replicas of the little flimsy tree Charle Brown gets are now being sold.
30th Nov '15 10:07:23 PM C2
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** The recent showings on ABC have taken further cuts, removing such iconic moments as Lucy pestering Schroeder over the proper playing of "Jingle Bells," to even cutting poor Shermy's only line.

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** The recent showings on ABC (which generally broadcasts both a cut version and the uncut version over a given holiday season) have taken further cuts, removing such iconic moments as Lucy pestering Schroeder over the proper playing of "Jingle Bells," to even cutting poor Shermy's only line.
13th Oct '15 9:13:44 AM dsneybuf
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** In other words, nearly ''everything'' that makes this program a timeless classic. Fortunately, Creator/CharlesMSchulz and Creator/BillMelendez stuck by their guns and were vindicated the moment it aired.
* MagnumOpusDissonance: '''Nobody''' behind the project thought it was any good when they finished; Creator/LeeMendelson and the rest of the team felt they "ruined Charlie Brown" when they looked at the final cut before it aired.

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** In other words, nearly ''everything'' that makes this program a timeless classic. Fortunately, Creator/CharlesMSchulz Charles M. Schulz and Creator/BillMelendez Bill Melendez stuck by their guns and were vindicated the moment it aired.
* MagnumOpusDissonance: '''Nobody''' behind the project thought it was any good when they finished; Creator/LeeMendelson Lee Mendelson and the rest of the team felt they "ruined Charlie Brown" when they looked at the final cut before it aired.
20th Sep '15 5:43:25 PM kchishol
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* TheRedStapler: The trope was reversed for this special considering that it ''destroyed'' the market for AluminiumChristmasTrees so completely that later generations have to be reminded that such Christmas decorations actually existed.
27th Jan '15 6:46:30 PM spirasen
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** The slam against commercialism and the Bible recitation were only two of what the suits perceived as a laundry list of "issues" with the show. Others were the lack of a laugh track of all things [[note]](many cartoons in the 1960's had laugh tracks, for example see pretty much the entire Creator/HannaBarbera library prior to 1973)[[/note]], the use of actual children for the voice acting instead of adults, and the Music/VinceGuaraldi jazz score. (The tune [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6zypc_LhnM "Linus and Lucy"]] became an icon of the franchise, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Guaraldi#Compositions_for_Charles_Schulz.27s_Peanuts Vince scored 17 other ''Peanuts'' specials and the feature film ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'']] before his death). Thank goodness Schulz and Melendez stood their ground.

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** The slam against commercialism and the Bible recitation were only two of what the suits perceived as a laundry list of "issues" with the show. Others were the lack of a laugh track of all things [[note]](many cartoons in the 1960's had laugh tracks, for example see pretty much the entire Creator/HannaBarbera library prior to 1973)[[/note]], the use of actual children for the voice acting instead of adults, and the Music/VinceGuaraldi jazz score. (The tune [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6zypc_LhnM "Linus and Lucy"]] became an icon of the franchise, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Guaraldi#Compositions_for_Charles_Schulz.27s_Peanuts Vince scored 17 other ''Peanuts'' specials and the feature film ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'']] ''A Boy Named Charlie Brown'']] before his death). Thank goodness Schulz and Melendez stood their ground.
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