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YMMV: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • Awesome Music: Vince Guaraldi's score (again), highlighted by the "Great Pumpkin Waltz". Also, the reprise of "Linus and Lucy" from A Charlie Brown Christmas is even better with that little flute bit added.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: You bet. Although the notion of the Great Pumpkin as a religious metaphor was apparently Jossed by Schulz himself.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: That dang line below.
  • Memetic Mutation: "I got a rock."
  • Narm Charm: Some of the children providing the voices were too young to understand their lines, resulting in the classic awkward delivery that later became a staple of all Peanuts specials (the lines you hear are often a composite patched together from several different takes).
  • Nightmare Fuel: The whole "Snoopy behind enemy lines" sequence. That eerie flute music (coupled with the air-raid siren) doesn't help.
  • The Woobie: Charlie Brown, as always; Linus, when he is still freezing in the pumpkin patch at 4 a.m.
    • Probably the most extreme example for Charlie Brown. Apparently this child is even deeply hated by adults, so much so that they would all give him a rock as opposed to candy.

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