Funny: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

  • The first lines of the cartoon, as Lucy's carving the pumpkin:
    Linus: *anguished* "Oh! You didn't tell me you were gonna kill it! AWH!"
  • Lucy's advice on choosing the perfect Halloween costume before donning her witch costume:
  • Sally getting scared by her own bed sheet ghost costume.
  • Charlie Brown's Bedsheet Ghost costume with a surplus of eyeholes. It takes effort to botch something so simple that badly, and is all the funnier for it. "I had a little trouble with the scissors."
  • After Linus tells Sally about the Great Pumpkin:
    Linus:You don't believe the story of the Great Pumpkin? I thought little girls always believed everything that was told to them. I thought little girls were innocent and trusting.
    Sally: Welcome to the 20th century.
  • When Lucy uses her sweetest voice to ask an adult for some candy she can give to "[her] stupid brother".
  • "I Got a Rock."
    • When the kids are going door to door and getting their bags filled, you can actually see the rocks being tossed into Charlie Brown's bag.
  • When Lucy goes bobbing for apples and comes up with one that has Snoopy on the other side and freaks out.
    Blecch! My lips touched dog-lips!
  • When Schroeder plays "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", "There's a Long Long Trail" and "Pack Up Your Troubles" in succession, and Snoopy's responding mood shifts from happy to sad accordingly...
    • Culminating when Schroeder's rendition of "Roses of Picardy" provokes an "OwwwOOOOOOOoooooooOOOOhhhhhhhhh!" from Snoopy.
  • Snoopy rising out of the pumpkin patch and causing Linus to faint; then disappearing immediately after.
  • When the Great Pumpkin fails to appear, Sally gives Linus an epic dressing-down that culminates in her violently shaking him while hollering "YOU OWE ME RESTITUTION!"
  • Charlie Brown trying to console Linus:
    Well, don't take it too hard, Linus. I've done a lot of stupid things in my life, too!
    • He had inadvertently pushed Linus' Berserk Button when he said that. Linus proceeds to berate him all through the credits.
  • Charlie Brown being forced to be a model.
    • ...for a jack-o-lantern.
  • A brief visual gag with Lucy holding a copy of TV Guide with her own picture on it.
  • When Snoopy first sees Linus writing to the Great Pumpkin, the beagle starts laughing hysterically. He walks over to Lucy while laughing...who promptly tosses him away like a rag doll.
  • In the beginning, Linus, eating a huge sucker & is sticky as all get out, jumps in Charlie Brown's leaf pile & ends up with a leaf-covered confection & an adorkable "beard" of leaves. Quoth the leaf-bearded Van Pelt boy, "Never jump into a leaf pile with a wet sucker!"
  • This promo for a 2003 Canadian airing of the special.