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/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 shot down 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.
- Schroeder plays some WWI songs for Snoopy. Snoopy dances to the music, but when Schroeder plays a couple of sad songs, poor Snoopy starts crying so hard that he leaves the party. It just makes you want to give Snoopy a hug.