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* AuthorAppeal: Biblical and literary references (especially to Russian literature) and baseball, tennis and golf trivia.

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* AuthorAppeal: Biblical and literary references (especially to Russian literature) and baseball, tennis and golf trivia. Schultz is also a Francophile from being a soldier in France during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and often has Snoopy as his AuthorAvatar for the dog's fantasies.


** And it's just as well they aren't seen, because the rare situations where the main characters had to interact with them portrayed them as ''incompetent''. In one story arc, Charlie Brown went to talk to his pediatrician to find out why the school board (which the doctor was a member of) had banned a book called ''The Three Bunny Wunnies Freak Out'' from the school library. The doctor fainted. The nurse later told Charlie Brown that little kids made him nervous. (Remember, this was a ''pediatrician''.) Later, Charlie Brown told Linus that the doctor admitted that he only reads medical journals, but the pictures upset him.

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** And it's just as well they aren't seen, because the rare situations where the main characters had to interact with them portrayed them as ''incompetent''. In one story arc, Charlie Brown went to talk to his pediatrician to find out why the school board (which the doctor was a member of) had banned a book called ''The Three Bunny Wunnies Six Bunny-Wunnies Freak Out'' from the school library. The doctor fainted. The nurse later told Charlie Brown that little kids made him nervous. (Remember, this was a ''pediatrician''.) Later, Charlie Brown told Linus that the doctor admitted that he only reads medical journals, but the pictures upset him.



* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: Snoopy's beloved Bunny-Wunny books are generally titled ''The Six Bunny-Wunnies and [X]'', though a few (like the controversial ''The Six Bunny-Wunnies Freak Out'') avert this.

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* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: Snoopy's beloved Bunny-Wunny Bunny-Wunnie books are generally titled ''The Six Bunny-Wunnies and [X]'', though a few (like the controversial ''The Six Bunny-Wunnies Freak Out'') avert this.

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* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: Snoopy's beloved Bunny-Wunny books are generally titled ''The Six Bunny-Wunnies and [X]'', though a few (like the controversial ''The Six Bunny-Wunnies Freak Out'') avert this.


* SuddenlyVoiced: In most of the animated specials and films, Snoopy was TheSpeechless (though his thoughts could be read in the comic strip). However, in the adaptations of the two Broadway musicals and during some segments of ''The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show'', he actually gained a voice for his internal monologues. This, however, had a blacklash effect to fans who felt it didn't fit him. Thus subsequent animated adaptions left Snoopy voiceless once again.

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* SuddenlyVoiced: In most of the animated specials and films, Snoopy was TheSpeechless (though his thoughts could be read in the comic strip). However, in the adaptations of the two Broadway musicals and during some segments of ''The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show'', he actually gained a voice for his internal monologues. This, however, had a blacklash backlash effect to fans who felt it didn't fit him. Thus subsequent animated adaptions left Snoopy voiceless once again.



** The strip fired a good amount of shots at Creator/{{Disney}}, allegedly because Charles Schultz was turned down from a potential job there.

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** The strip fired a good amount of shots at Creator/{{Disney}}, allegedly because Charles Schultz Schulz was turned down from a potential job there.


* {{Metaphorgotten]}: [[https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1990/03/11 March 11, 1990]]:

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* {{Metaphorgotten]}: {{Metaphorgotten}}: [[https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1990/03/11 March 11, 1990]]:

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* {{Metaphorgotten]}: [[https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1990/03/11 March 11, 1990]]:
-->'''Peppermint Patty''': Yes, ma'am... well, that might be hard to answer. I mean, it would be comparing apples and eggs.
-->'''Marcie''': Oranges.
-->'''Peppermint Patty''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Yes, oranges and eggs.]]
-->'''Marcie''': Apples and oranges.
-->'''Peppermint Patty''': Or eggs and pumpkins!
-->'''Marcie''': Pumpkins and celery!
-->'''Peppermint Patty''': Carrots and coconuts!
-->'''Marcie''': Grapes and cucumbers!
-->'''Peppermint Patty''': Bananas and radishes!

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* LotsOfLuggage: Occurs on [[https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1990/01/15 January 15, 1990]]:
-->'''Linus''': Here comes the school bus now.
-->'''Lucy''': (''surrounded by suitcases'') Yes, sir, I have two pieces of carry-on, and five other pieces here which I'll be checking through...
-->(''bus leaves without her'')


* ITakeOffenseToThisLastOne: Occurs in [[https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1990/01/13 January 3, 1990]]:

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* ITakeOffenseToThisLastOne: ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Occurs in [[https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1990/01/13 January 3, 1990]]:

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* ITakeOffenseToThisLastOne: Occurs in [[https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1990/01/13 January 3, 1990]]:
-->'''Message in a bottle''': Help! Am stranded in some stupid dog's water dish! A bug.
-->'''Snoopy''': (''after freeing the bug'') You're welcome... but I didn't care for the part about the stupid dog!


* DenserAndWackier: Whilst the strip evolved from its more lighthearted roots into a grittier and more brutally honest commentary on American childhood/society by the mid-[[TheFifties Fifties]], the increasing popularity and merchandise (much of which involved cuter and more cuddly depictions of the cast than the strip itself initially displayed) surrounding the strip ultimately both forced Shultz to [[LighterAndSofter tone down]] the strip to fit a wider reading demographic whilst simultaneously finding his incentive to write darker plotlines eventually reduced (thanks to the [[RealitySubtext comfortable lifestyle]] the strip's major success had afforded him), which led to a return to a more lighthearted and gag-driven approach by the early [[TheSeventies Seventies]] with the addition of previously unseen surrealistic elements such as the [[WhenTreesAttack Kite-Eating Tree]] (to the extent where it was drawn with a [[ManEatingPlant mouth]] in later appearances), a [[SapientHouse sentient school building]] (complete with thought bubbles) and a heavier focus on an [[AnthropomorphicShift increasingly]] humanoid Snoopy (whose {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies were exaggerated while shedding their darker and more realistic underhangings from [[TheFifties the Fifties]] and [[TheSixties early Sixties]]).

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* DenserAndWackier: Whilst the strip evolved from its more lighthearted roots into a grittier and more brutally honest commentary on American childhood/society by the mid-[[TheFifties Fifties]], the increasing popularity and merchandise (much of which involved cuter and more cuddly depictions of the cast than the strip itself initially displayed) surrounding the strip ultimately both forced Shultz Schulz to [[LighterAndSofter tone down]] the strip to fit a wider reading demographic whilst simultaneously finding his incentive to write darker plotlines eventually reduced (thanks to the [[RealitySubtext comfortable lifestyle]] the strip's major success had afforded him), which him). This led to a return to a more lighthearted and gag-driven approach by the early [[TheSeventies Seventies]] with the addition of previously unseen surrealistic elements such as the [[WhenTreesAttack Kite-Eating Tree]] (to the extent where it was drawn with a [[ManEatingPlant mouth]] in later appearances), a [[SapientHouse sentient school building]] (complete with thought bubbles) bubbles), and a heavier focus on an [[AnthropomorphicShift increasingly]] humanoid Snoopy (whose {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies were exaggerated while shedding their darker and more realistic underhangings from [[TheFifties the Fifties]] and [[TheSixties early Sixties]]).days).

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** In the late 1950s, the strip had a heavy focus on Lucy and Linus; they both tended to appear in more strips than Charlie Brown, along with Snoopy. It could be because for much of the first decade of the strip, Lucy and Linus were the only kids to be siblings, [[OnlyChildSyndrome while the rest of the kids were only children]], prior to Charlie Brown's sister Sally being born in 1959.

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** Schroeder did one in Mar 16 1997, talking about the Carnegie Hall concert with Lucy.


** The art was slicker (to the extent of resembling typical early '50s newspaper illustrations), and actually used
a range of different perspectives (particularly three-quarter shots, which the strip virtually abandoned following the end of [[TheFifties the Fifties]].

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** The art was slicker (to the extent of resembling typical early '50s newspaper illustrations), and actually used
used a range of different perspectives (particularly three-quarter shots, which the strip virtually abandoned following the end of [[TheFifties the Fifties]].TheFifties.

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** Two decades later, Lucy sends chain letters to everyone on Charlie Brown's baseball team, thinking they'll have good luck (and maybe win a game) if no one breaks the chain. When they lose anyway, she blames Charlie Brown for breaking the chain.

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