'''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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[[folder: The main characters are: ]]

* 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.
* Matt: Pig-Pen. In the years since ''Peanuts'', he's turned into a germaphobe and a homophobe.
* Beethoven: Schroeder
* Marcy: Marcie
* Tricia: Peppermint Patty
* Van's Sister: Lucy
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!Tropes Include:

* AbusiveParents
* AdaptationalVillainy: Pig-Pen, the lovable mess, becomes Matt, the germo- and homophobic jock.
* 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, 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.]]
* ArcWords: "Find an identity."
** To a lesser extent, "[[TitleDrop Dog sees God]] in his master."
* BerserkButton: NEVER call Matt 'Pigpen' [[spoiler: Beethoven makes this mistake at the end of the play, and his life.]]
* BlackComedy
* BreakTheCutie
* ButtMonkey: C.B., obviously.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Alas, Beethoven! We hardly knew ye!]]
* CatchPhrase: Most of those in ''Peanuts'' are lampshaded.
* ComedicSociopathy: Van's Sister is in an insane asylum [[spoiler:for setting the little red-haired girl's hair on fire]].
* ComingOutStory: [[spoiler:For Beethoven and C.B.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: C.B.'s sister. Three words: "Cocooning into Playtypus."
** Van also fits the mold pretty well.
* CrapsackWorld
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Beethoven]]
* 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."
* EruditeStoner
* {{Fingore}}: When Matt [[spoiler: breaks all of Beethoven's fingers over his piano.]]
* ForcefulKiss
** Also 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.
* FunWithPalindromes: The title, minus the subtitle -- "Dog Sees God".
* GirlinessUpgrade: In-universe, of a sort. Rough and tumble tomboy Peppermint Patty has grown up to be ditzy party girl Tricia.
* IncompatibleOrientation
* 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.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Matt.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Matt.]]
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Beethoven.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Snoopy, Woodstock and Beethoven]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: "Do you ever feel like you're not a real person? That you're the product of someone's imagination and you can't think for yourself because you're really just like some creation and that somewhere there's people laughing every time you fall?"
* MushroomSamba
* NeverMyFault
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: C.B.
* ShoutOut: To ''Peanuts'', obviously.
* StraightGay
* TheirFirstTime
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Matt's compulsive cleanliness.
* WritingAroundTrademarks
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Matt]] is implied to be a closet one for [[spoiler:CB.]]
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