History Trivia / Peanuts

19th Feb '17 11:49:54 AM smalltime
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** The obscure educational specials on dental hygiene, ''Tooth Brushing with Charlie Brown'' and its sequel ''It's Dental Flossophy, Charlie Brown''.
28th Jan '17 8:42:37 AM Jeduthun
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* CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown, indirectly.
17th Jan '17 5:58:42 PM Ezclee4050
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** [[http://www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/samegag.html A few punchlines]] got re-used over the years. Some seem accidental, others seem deliberate (especially "Am I buttering too loud for you", as a tribute to Amy Schulz).

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** For the first couple years of ''Peanuts'', Schulz re-used a bunch of gags from his earlier local newspaper feature ''Li'l Folks''.
** [[http://www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/samegag.html A few punchlines]] got re-used in the strip over the years. Some seem accidental, others seem deliberate (especially "Am I buttering too loud for you", as a tribute to Amy Schulz).



** For the first couple years of ''Peanuts'', Schulz re-used a bunch of gags from his earlier local newspaper feature ''Li'l Folks''.
16th Jan '17 2:21:45 PM Ezclee4050
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*** One worth noting: Schroeder and Charlie Brown discussing pitching signals in ''Film/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' ("One finger will mean the high straight ball, two fingers will mean the low straight ball") actually dates all the way back to a 1948 gag cartoon Schulz drew for ''The Saturday Evening Post''.
11th Jan '17 9:53:19 AM mlsmithca
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11th Jan '17 9:52:25 AM mlsmithca
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** Some of the animated specials come off as this, especially during TheSeventies. Two examples are "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown", where Sally wants to buy platform shoes, and "There's No Time For Love, Charlie Brown", where Peppermint Patty comments that the metric system will probably be official by the time she reaches high school[[labelnote:]] (like the rest of the English-speaking world, the United States was on track to switch to metric by the early 1980s; ''unlike'' everywhere else, however, the process went completely off the rails by the end of the 70s major industries were split on the issue [some supported it, but the economically-vital housing sector {construction, engineering, surveying, etc.} was dead-set against], the public was overwhelmingly opposed [this was also true in other countries, but their governments forced it through anyway], and the cost of changing millions of road signs and other official stuff during the era of Stagflation was deemed "not worth it"; so Congress gave up partway through, leaving the weird mix of Customary & Metric that's still in use in the USA today)[[/labelnote]]. There's also ''It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown'', which could not more obviously be tied to the 1983 film ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.

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** Some of the animated specials come off as this, especially during TheSeventies. Two examples are "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown", where Sally wants to buy platform shoes, and "There's No Time For Love, Charlie Brown", where Peppermint Patty comments that the metric system will probably be official by the time she reaches high school[[labelnote:]] (like school.[[note]] Like the rest of the English-speaking world, the United States was on track to switch to metric by the early 1980s; ''unlike'' 1980s. ''Unlike'' everywhere else, however, the process went completely off the rails by the end of the 70s major industries were split on the issue [some (some supported it, but the economically-vital housing sector {construction, - construction, engineering, surveying, etc.} etc. - was dead-set against], against), the public was overwhelmingly opposed [this (this was also true in other countries, but their governments forced it through anyway], anyway), and the cost of changing millions of road signs and other official stuff during the era of Stagflation was deemed "not worth it"; so it". So, Congress gave up partway through, leaving the weird mix of Customary & Metric that's still in use in the USA today)[[/labelnote]]. today.[[/note]] There's also ''It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown'', which could not more obviously be tied to the 1983 film ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.



9th Jan '17 9:22:00 AM SilverSupernova
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* TakeThat: The strip took a handful of potshots at Disney, allegedly because he was turned down from a potential job there.
2nd Jan '17 5:22:43 PM Twentington
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Some specials have still not received a DVD release, notably the live-action/animation blend, ''It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown''. Ironic, the "Girl In the Red Truck" is regularly shown (and in heavy rotation at that!) in the Charles Schulz Museum in Sana Rosa California, which has a mini-theater for visitors to watch all of the various Peanutes specials and documentaries and such.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Some specials have still not received a DVD release, notably the live-action/animation blend, ''It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown''. Ironic, the "Girl In the Red Truck" is regularly shown (and in heavy rotation at that!) in the Charles Schulz Museum in Sana Rosa California, which has a mini-theater for visitors to watch all of the various Peanutes Peanuts specials and documentaries and such.
2nd Jan '17 5:19:00 PM Twentington
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* PublisherChosenTitle: "Peanuts" was chosen by the publisher, in spite of Schulz's dislike of the name.
1st Jan '17 9:20:49 PM gjjones
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* TheOtherDarrin: Since the specials and movies used actual children to voice the characters, there was of necessity a great deal of cast turnover through the years. Averted with Bill Melendez, who continued to voice Snoopy and Woodstock through the years (and even appeared, posthumously, in 2015's ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'').

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* TheOtherDarrin: Since the specials and movies used actual children to voice the characters, there was of necessity a great deal of cast turnover through the years. Averted with Bill Melendez, who continued to voice Snoopy and Woodstock through the years (and even appeared, posthumously, in 2015's ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'').''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'') until 2016 when Daniel Thornton took over the role of Snoopy.
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