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As the most widespread comic strip of all time — in its heyday it appeared in more than 2,500 newspapers across the world — Peanuts has had its fair share of shout-outs, references, spoofs, parodies and homages over the decades. Together with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Tintin it may be the most referenced comic strip of all time.

Typical shout-outs will occur of having Charlie Brown and/or Snoopy make a cameo, a character sleeping on the top of his roof à la Snoopy, someone saying "Good grief!" in a world-weary tone, Snoopy's bizarre dance or references to the animated Peanuts cartoons.



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  • Nickelodeon:
    • In the early 2000s Nickelodeon had a series of "Nickmas" commercials they would air in December featuring contemporary Nicktoon characters parodying familiar Christmas specials. One of them parodied A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Rugrats characters. It involves Chuckie being confused about the true meaning of Christmas-Hannukah-Kwanzaa-Winter Solstice. Tommy gives a speech about how its about diversity and good will, but Angelica butts in and insists its about presents, which the babies buy. It ends with a message that the "Chuckie Finster Christmas-Hannukah-Kwanzaa-Winter Solstice special" is sponsored by Dork KrabbyMint Patty.
    • Also from Nickelodeon, the 2000 "Nick Takes Over Your School Sweepstakes" commercial began with black-and-white footage of a stereotypical "boring" classroom, and the sound of the teacher's voice is replaced with a "wah wah wah" track, referencing the unseen teachers' "dialogue" in many Peanuts cartoons.
  • All Detergent brought Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and Pig-Pen to life for a 2016 ad.
  • In 1992, commercials for the Regina Steamer Carpet Cleaner featured an animated Pig-Pen in a live-action house setting, trying unsuccessfully to evade the titular Regina.
  • A Charlie Brown balloon appears at the end of a 2008 Coca-Cola commercial, where it succeeds in catching the balloon of a Coke bottle that balloons of Stewie Griffin and Underdog fought over.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Kaori from Your Lie in April quotes Peanuts several times. She even says Snoopy said one of the quotes:
    • In episode 6: She quotes "It takes courage to sail through uncharted waters" by Snoopy.
    • In episode 7: She quotes "When you're depressed, it always helps to lean your head on your arms. Arms like to feel useful" by Charlie Brown.
    • In episode 11: She quotes "You know, I'm not always going to be around to help you" by Charlie Brown again.
    • In episode 21: She quotes "We all need someone to kiss us goodbye" by Marcie.
  • In a Freeze-Frame Bonus during Bakemonogatari, specifically Hanamonogatari episode 4, Araragi has a frame where he responds to mocking of "the roundness of his car" with his design combined with the likeness of Charlie Brown.
  • In Episode 21 of Kaguya-sama: Love is War, there's a brief Art Shift that turns Iino and Osaragi into Peppermint Patty and Marcie in their iconic conversations in their classroom. The comparison not only fits their interpersonal dynamics as a bossy Cloudcuckoolander and her Opaque Nerd Glasses-wearing minder to a T, but it doubles as a Genius Bonus-level example of Foreshadowing if you happen to know P.P. and Marcie are best friends crushing on the same Classical Anti-Hero Butt-Monkey Determinator who has a hopeless crush of his own on someone else.

    Comic Books 
  • Tintin: In Tintin and the Picaros, the carnival parade features people wearing masks of many famous cartoon characters, among them Snoopy.
  • Urbanus: In Nabuko Donosor Loopt Voor De Voeten, César tries to get rid of the family dog Nabuko Donosor by leaving him behind in the woods. There, tied to several trees, many famous comic strip dogs can be seen, including Snoopy.
  • Boule et Bill: Bill the dog was inspired by Snoopy. So it comes as no surprise that Charlie Brown and Snoopy actually had a cameo in the album Globe-Trotters, when Boule and Bill travel in the USA. It's a Lawyer-Friendly Cameo in the sense that author Jean Roba included a small caption at the end of the page that read: Thank you, Charles M. Schulz. In another gag, Bill is upset about Boule laughing to tears on a Peanuts comic book. To attract Boule's attention, Bill covers himself with flour and executes Snoopy's dance! Another one has Bill sleep on the roof of the house.
  • Gaston Lagaffe: Some of the background drawings in this Belgian comic have Snoopy's face on them.
  • In the third story arc of the comic book version of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Zen and the Art of the Gazebo, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon set up a Psychiatric Help booth in the festival which Big Mac comes across in his quest, though of course the help they offer is just berating how he looks. Likewise they're even drawn in the Charlie Brown-style when they get into an argument.
  • De Kiekeboes:
    • The plastic surgeon in Album 26 is such a comic strip fanatic that he molds the heads of his patients into those of comic book characters, one of them being Snoopy.
    • Charlie Brown and Snoopy are among the characters from rival series to appear at Kiekeboe's funeral in Afgelast Wegens Ziekte.
  • The Young Heroes In Love contribution to DC One Million is an extended Peanuts shout-out featuring pre-teen 1M versions of the Young Heroes, entitled "Happiness is a Warm Nanite". Thunderhead is Charlie Brown, Junior is Linus (and his blanket is the original Superman's cape), Monstergirl is Lucy (with a "continuity advice" booth), and Zip Kid is Sally. There are also versions of Bonfire and Hard Drive, but they don't really map directly (Hard Drive, as the adventurous kid from another neighbourhood, is kind of a Gender Flipped Peppermint Patty).
  • During Lobo's Infanticide miniseries, Lil'Lobo tries to kick a ball and an ugly girl removes it, making him fall. Lil'Lobo shoots her.
  • Hawkeye has the Show Within a Show Winter Friends (with its full title being The mbc Wintertime Winter Friends Winter Fun Special). It starts with Peanuts looking children before suddenly switching to a group of superpowered animals (and a Token Human) and then switching again to a talking (but non-anthropomorphic) group of dogs.
  • Tim's tale in Robin Annual #7 is titled "The Great Pumpkin" and he calls the villain he fights within the same to her chagrin. She tries to convince him to call her "Scary Mary" instead but he's not interested, she debuted on Halloween so he's gonna name her after the best known Halloween Special.
  • In Finder, major character Marcie Grosvenor looks very much like a more realistically drawn version of Marcie.
  • The cover of Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen (2019) #7, which opens with Jimmy in therapy, shows him manning Lucy's psychiatric booth while surrounded by his other identities. The "L'il Olsens" flashback in this and subsequent issues are drawn in a loose version of the Peanuts style, with #9 even showing Jimmy's money-obsessed brother running an "investment advice" booth.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • Jingle All the Way: There is a scene near the end of the film with a large parade of famous cartoon characters and mascots. Snoopy can be seen marching in the parade in a few shots.
  • In Kill Bill, a bald man wearing a yellow kimono with black stripes is compared to Charlie Brown.
  • Rush Hour 2: When Carter tries to tell Lee he's not as good-looking as him, he counters that women find him cute like Snoopy.
  • The Shining: At the beginning of the film, a Snoopy sticker can be seen on the Torrances' refrigerator.
  • Keep Off My Grass!: At the Talbots' shop, Doc picks up a greeting card with two Peanuts characters on it.

  • Discworld:
    • In Interesting Times, HEX, Unseen University's Magitek supercomputer, draws, for no particular reason, "a calendar for the year surmounted by a rather angular picture of a beagle, standing on its hind legs". This is a reference to a 1970s mainframe program that would generate a Snoopy calender in ASCII.
    • In Men at Arms, Lord Vetinari admires Leonard of Quirm's cartoons (Leonardo da Vinci used the term "cartoon" where we might say "sketch" or "draft") saying, "This is a good one of the little boy with his kite stuck in a tree." (Changed to "the little boy with the stuffed tiger" in the Stephen Briggs playscript.)
  • Also by Terry Pratchett, the short story "50 Pence, With Envelope and Seasonal Greeting" involves a group of Victorian carol singers from the front on a Christmas card who escape onto other Christmas cards. Mention is made of "the monstrous Beagle".
  • In the Anno Dracula novel The Bloody Red Baron, Baron von Richthofen has an inexplicable hatred toward a small white beagle.
  • A Running Gag in Dork Diaries is Nikki reacting at something by doing the "Snoopy happiness dance" once in every book.
  • The Dresden Files: In the short "It's My Birthday, Too" Harry's .44 is useless as a weapon against Black Court vampires but he notes it does boost his confidence like Linus's security blanket.
  • Ben from Dogs Don't Talk is nicknamed Charlie Brown because of his round head.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Arrested Development has a number of references to both the comic strip and the animated specials, especially in the episode "Good Grief", in which some of the characters imitated Charlie Brown's slumped-over dejected walk. There's even one scene where George Michael dejectedly walks by a red doghouse with a beagle laying on top of it.
  • In the How I Met Your Mother episode, "Garbage Island", Barney ignores women whenever they talk and in his head, their voices are heard sounding like the teachers and parents from Peanuts.
  • MADtv has an animated sketch from 1998 titled "South Parknuts", a mixture of Peanuts and South Park.
  • A Modern Family episode is titled "It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Willow likes to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas with Xander every year. She normally has to sneak out of her house to do so, since her Jewish parents would be upset that she is watching a Christmas show. Willow says it is Worth It to see Xander do his Snoopy dance.
    • In the fifth-season episode "The Replacement", Xander does the Snoopy dance for Willow to prove to her that he is not his Evil Twin.
  • Schooled has a teacher named "Charlie Brown" and as you can guess, he gets plenty of jokes because of this.
  • On The West Wing, in the second season episode "The Drop In", President Bartlet compares the Department of Defense trying to get Leo to get funding from President Bartlet for a missile shield that has never worked to Lucy promising to hold the football for Charlie Brown so he can kick it, only to pull it away from him at the last second. Leo doesn't get the reference.
    President Bartlett: (after the missile shield test fails yet again) By the way, the words you're looking for are, "Oh, good grief".
  • The Christmas Episode of Just Shoot Me!, "How Finch Stole Christmas", parodies several Christmas specials. Elliot's plot spoofs A Charlie Brown Christmas, with him being depressed about the commercialization of Christmas and buying a sad looking tree like the one in the special. At one point he even wears Charlie Brown's zigzag sweater.
  • In the Good Luck Charlie episode "Kwikki Chick", when Amy introduces Elaine to Charlie, Elaine asks her if she named Charlie after Charlie Brown, to which Amy tells her that Charlie is short for Charlotte.
  • In the Malcolm in the Middle episode "Grandma Sues", the cold opener has Malcolm reading the newspaper, and learning that Reese does not read the comic strips, and has never even read Peanuts. Malcolm then gets an idea, and outside he holds a football and has Reese run up to kick it...
  • In The Flash (2014), "H.R." Wells hails from an alternate Earth and occasionally references things that are different from our Earth. In one instance, he references the "Schroeder's Cat" experiment, to which Cisco counters that Schrödinger had the cat; Schroeder was the kid with the piano from Peanuts. In the ensuing argument, H.R. explains that on his Earth, Charlie Brown was the one who had a regular gag of trying to play the piano, with about as much success as he does flying a kite/pitching a baseball/kicking a football in our version.
  • Shining Time Station: In "Mr. Conductor's Movie", Felix states that he played Linus in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
  • One episode of That '70s Show sees Eric try to get a tattoo of Donna's name to impress her, only because it was done by Leo, he thinks it actually says "Debbie". When he shows it to Donna, she informs him it's actually a drawing of Woodstock.
  • MAD Magazine: Mad frequently referenced Peanuts in its pages. One article depicted the children as adults. Schulz wrote back a friendly letter, which wrote: "Why don't I retire and let you guys take over?" It was signed with a sketch of Snoopy saying, "What, me worry?" Schulz also referred to Mad by having Alfred E. Neuman make a cameo in one of his 1973 strips. Another Mad magazine cartoonist who frequently had Charlie Brown or Linus appear in his panels was Mort Q Drucker.

  • Charlie Brown by The Coasters.
  • Snoopy vs. The Red Baron and Snoopy's Christmas, both by The Royal Guardsmen.
  • An American weapon magazine used the headline Happiness Is a Warm Gun, in reference to the Peanuts book Happiness Is a Warm Puppy. John Lennon, not knowing the origin of the phrase, used the headline as the title of the song Happiness Is a Warm Gun on The White Album (1968).
  • Helloween's "Halloween song. "Someone's sitting in a field, Never giving yield, Sitting there with gleaming eyes. Waiting for big pumpkin to arise. Bad luck if you get a stone, Like the good old Charlie Brown. You think Linus could be right. The kids will say it's just a stupid lie. But watch out, beware, Listen, take care. In the streets on Halloween there's something going on. No way to escape the power unknown. In the streets on Halloween the spirits will arise. Make your choice, it's hell or paradise. Ah it's Halloween. Ah it's Halloween tonight"


    Tabletop Games 
  • In the Mystara setting for Dungeons & Dragons, the lupins are canine humanoids. A Dragon magazine article on the different breeds of lupin, equivalent to different dog breeds, includes the Greater Beagle, which is described as adventurous, and one notable Greater Beagle joined with the skygnomes of Serraine and flies one of their Magitek biplanes.

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    Web Original 
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd:
    • In Part 3 of his Ghostbusters review, the Nerd says that the ghost enemies in the driving stage of the Ghostbusters II Licensed Game look like Charlie Brown's halloween costume.
    • In his Dick Tracy review, the Nerd shows a video of his ten-year-old self trick-or-treating on Halloween. He mentions that he got a rock, just like Charlie Brown.
    • In his Metal Gear review, the Nerd mentions that he dislikes the NES port of the game, and if his fans want to rip him a new asshole, it's fine by him. He then mentions that he has twelve assholes, or as he likes to call it, "Charlie Brown ghost ass".
    • In Part One of his "Wish List" video, one of the items that can be seen the Nerd's collection of Sears and JC Penney's catalogues is a Peanuts snow cone maker.
    • In the review for Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, as Zub-Zero repeatedly falls to his doom, a montage of said falls ensues, including a clip from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown of Charlie Brown screaming as he falls on his back after failing to kick a football. The screams sound quite similar to each other.
    • As part of the 8th Annual NES Marathon Benefiting Hurricane Relief, the Nerd has reviewed Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular for the NES.
  • On The Funday Pawpet Show, cast member Forrest, a small branch from an evergreen tree, was first introduced as the 'actor' who portrayed Charlie's tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas.
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • In his "Top 11 Saddest Moments" video, Snoopy's going-away party from Snoopy, Come Home is placed in the #6 spot.
    • In his review of Casper, the Critic believes Casper to be the ghost of Charlie Brown, due to both characters having round heads and big mouths. He also believes that Charlie Brown died of cancer, hence his lack of hair.
    • In his review of The Thief and the Cobbler, upon getting fed up with the lazy song lyrics, the Critic declares, "It's like if Homer Simpson, Garfield, Snoopy, and Al Bundy all procrastinated until the last minute and finally came up with these lyrics!".
    • In his review of Gordy, the "wah-wah-wah" sound effect is used when the Critic is informed that the titular film came out before Babe, rather than the other way around as he originally believed.
    • In his review of Barney's Great Adventure, the Critic shows clips from Why, Charlie Brown, Why? when he compares characters with more emotions, like Charlie Brown and Linus, to Barney.
  • SuperMarioLogan:
    • When Joseph was still able to play Call of Dutynote , his gamer tag was "CharlieBrown678".
    • In "Black Yoshi the Assistant!", when Black Yoshi agrees to be Bowser Junior's personal assistant for 24 hours in exchange for the Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare game, at one point, Junior makes Black Yoshi pour the milk for his Frosted Flakes. When Black Yoshi tries to do so, Junior pulls the bowl away, saying he wanted to do to him what Lucy does to Charlie Brown whenever he tries to kick the football.

    Western Animation 
  • The Simpsons:
    • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire": Bart tells Homer that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas, saying "it happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to the Smurfs and it's gonna happen to us."
    • "Treehouse of Horror II": A group of children in Halloween outfits (including a Bedsheet Ghost with holes in the sheet) pass by the Simpsons' house, in reference to It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
    • "The Boy Who Knew Too Much": Bart tries to divert his family's attention by quickly taking a newspaper: "Hey, look at this: Charlie Brown says, 'Good grief.' Hahaha, I didn't see THAT one coming."
    • "El Misterioso Viaje de Nuestro Homer": Under the effect of "insanity peppers", Homer hallucinates that Ms. Krabbapel is speaking like a muted trombone, as adults do on the Peanuts specials.
    • "Treehouse of Horror IV": The ending has the family mimic the end of the A Charlie Brown Christmas, complete with Milhouse playing piano à la Schroeder and Santa's Little Helper doing the Snoopy dance. It also changes the Halloween atmosphere into a Christmas one, with the characters humming "Hark the Angels Sing", while it starts snowing outside.
    • "Marge Be Not Proud": The famous Charlie Brown tree makes an appearance in Bart's Imagine Spot where he's in juvenile hall.
    • "Miracle at Evergreen Terrace": the old folks in Springfield's rest home dance just like the children in A Charlie Brown Christmas.
    • "Burns Baby Burns": Homer makes a Snoopy jigsaw puzzle, though the piece with Snoopy's face is missing (most likely to avoid copyright infringement).
    • "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday": Dolly Parton's outfit for the Super Bowl half-time show consists of her riding a jet pack wearing a huge Snoopy mask with white ears.
    • Santa's Little Helper imitates Snoopy in his Flying Ace outfit in "The Seven-Beer Snitch" and again in the title sequence of "The Scorpion's Tale". He dances like Snoopy in the couch gag of "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes".
    • "Hungry Hungry Homer": Homer sleeps on top of the doghouse, to which Bart mutters "Good grief!"
    • "Treehouse of Horror XIV": The opening has Bart and Lisa dress up like Charlie Brown and Lucy for Halloween.
    • "The Monkey Suit": Marge remarks that Snoopy is her favorite Peanuts character, and shows a picture of her with a costumed Snoopy in an advertisement for MetLife.
    • "Please Homer, Don't Hammer Em'": When Marge finds out that someone at Springfield Elementary (later revealed to be Principal Skinner) has a life-threatening peanut allergy and all peanut products are no longer allowed on school property, she makes Bart empty his lunchbox of all peanut products. After removing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a bag of trail mix, she exclaims, "Good Grief, More Peanuts!" as she takes out a copy of the book of the same name.
    • "The Boys of Bummer": Bart is hit with a baseball and his clothes fly off, much like Charlie Brown.
    • "Treehouse of Horror XIX": The final segment is a parody of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Parts include Bart in Charlie Brown's role (naturally), Lisa as Sally, Milhouse as Linus, and Santa's Little Helper as Snoopy (though Homer also references him as well, banging on the door of the house with a dog dish in his mouth.) And the Great Pumpkin - or, more accurately, the Grand Pumpkin - himself shows up on screen for a gigantic jack-o'-lantern version of Alabama governor George Wallace (no, seriously).
    Grand Pumpkin: Pumpkin segregation forever!
    • "The Fight Before Christmas": Schroeder makes a cameo.
    • "No Loan Again, Naturally": Lisa names Peppermint Patty and Marcie as two of her personal lesbian heroes, though Lisa adds that she suspects that only Patty is lesbian.
    • "The Yellow Badge of Cowardage": During the Fourth of July celebration, a non-speaking Charlie Brown shows up in his infamous ghost costume from the Halloween special. To which Nelson remarks, "Wrong holiday, Charlie Brown" and he walks off dejectedly.
    • "Grade School Confidential": Skinner has dinner with Edna at her apartment. A Charlie Brown candle can be seen on her table.
  • In the Steven Universe episode "Storm in the Room", Steven and Cloud!Rose recreate the famous football gag.
  • South Park:
    • "Something You Can Do with Your Finger": Schroeder auditions to appear in the boys' band.
    • "A Very Crappy Christmas": A Charlie Brown Christmas is playing on a TV in the background. It all goes normally at first, until another shot of the TV shows Snoopy beating a naked Charlie Brown with a 2×4.
    • "Imaginationland": Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy appear as good imaginary characters. During the terrorist attack Charlie is blown up and his leg is hurt.
  • Family Guy:
    • "Brian in Love": During a dream sequence parodying Logan's Run, Brian is chased when he turns 30 and points to Snoopy, saying, "What about him? He's got to be in his 50s!"
    • "E. Peterbus Unum": When Cleveland, Joe, and Quagmire compare their tax refunds, Charlie Brown appears in his halloween costume and says, "I got a rock."
    • "Lethal Weapons": In Lois' karate class, Lucy pulls away a football as Lois tries to kick it. Lois then kicks her in the face, and she cries.
    • "Ready, Willing and Disabled": When the money clip is picked up by its owner, Stewie shouts "AAUGH!" in a parody of the comic's Volumetric Mouth gag.
    • "Stuck Together, Torn Apart": Peter is searching for a date from his old black book, one of whom is Peppermint Patty, who now lives with her lover Marcie.
    • "Road to Europe": During their song, Brian says that Stewie looks like Charlie Brown, to which Stewie responds "Bite me, Snoopy."
    • "Brian Goes Back to College": One gag had Brian getting kicked out of The New Yorker, followed by a "No Dogs Allowed" sign hung on the main entrance accompanied by a deep voice singing out the writing on the sign, a reference to Snoopy, Come Home. Brian then completes the allusion by lying on top of a red doghouse ala Snoopy.
    • "Mother Tucker": A Cutaway Gag involves a reunion of the now-adult Peanuts gang, with Charlie Brown as a tattooed punk who tearfully says that Snoopy and Woodstock died from drugs he gave them.
    • "Love, Blactually": Brian dresses up like Snoopy, and Peter forces him to do the dance. At first Brian refuses, but eventually he does do Snoopy's dance, complete with the music from the animated TV specials.
    • "Brian's Got a Brand New Bag": Peter roundhouse-kicks Lucy and makes her let Charlie Brown kick the football. He then kicks her again because she doesn't have a real psychiatrist's license.
    • "Play It Again, Brian": Two separate references come just a few minutes apart; Herbert (who is watching the kids while the others are in Massachusetts) says a very Charlie Brownish "Oh rats!" when Meg bathes him instead of Chris, followed a few minutes later with a sketch artist drawing Brian and Lois as Snoopy and Jane Jetson.
    • "Papa Has a Rollin' Son": When Joe is crying because he never told his ableist father he is handicapped, Peter starts to cry with a Volumetric Mouth while shouting "I cry like Snoopy!".
    • In "Married... with Cancer", Brian says dating a terminally ill woman has brought him more attention since he saw The Peanuts Movie, leading to a cutaway where moviegoers recognized him as the dog... who peed in his soda cup, causing him to cry like Snoopy. At the end, he cries again when Jess comes back to life.
  • With the titular character and his family's last name being "Brown", The Cleveland Show, seizes the opportunity to name episodes after famous Charlie Brown titles, such as "A Cleveland Brown Christmas", "You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown", and "It's the Great Pancake, Junior Brown".
  • In the Crossover between Paradise PD and Brickleberry, cleverly titled "Paradise PD Meets Brickleberry", Bullet asks to do weed with Denzel and the latter obliges and cues a cutaway gag to the last time he smoked weed with a dog. The cutaway shows Denzel getting high with Snoopy and Woodstock from Peanuts.
  • The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, "The Beauty of Kootie": When Kootie Pie discovers that Casanova Koopa is really Luigi in disguise, she screams, "AAUGH! I'VE BEEN KISSED BY A PLUMBER!"
  • Dexter's Laboratory:
    • "Sports a Poppin'": One scene had Dexter and Dee Dee pull the classic football gag. To which Dee Dee says "I've ALWAYS wanted to do that," and their dad briefly speaks in a "wah-wah" voice due to his mouth being full of taffy.
      • Dee Dee is also seen sleeping on a doghouse like Snoopy in the setup scene.
    • "Dexter vs. Santa's Claws": Amid the destruction of the house after Dexter's bout with Santa, the family's Christmas tree is reduced to a parody of the famous Charlie Brown tree.
  • The Fairly OddParents: The movie Channel Chasers has Timmy and his fairies go into the TV special ''It's the Great Menorah, Chuckie Black", starring the "Walnuts" gang.
    • In "Foul Balled," during the big game of Timmy's little-league baseball team against the New York Bankees, bad player Chester is pitching, and is hit with a baseball and his clothes fly off, much like Charlie Brown. Right after that, Chester is in the outfield and manages to catch the ball, only to have it fall from his mitt, again like Charlie Brown.
    • Near the end of "Bad Heir Day", as Mr. Crocker walks sadly down the sidewalk, lookalikes of Charlie Brown and Lucy van Pelt recreate the iconic football gag, with a Snoopy lookalike resting on a nearby doghouse.
  • Robot Chicken:
    • "Vegetable Funfest": One sketch has Linus summoning the Great Pumpkin via a Satanic ritual.
    • "1987": One sketch has Snoopy visiting his doctor about his back problem from sleeping on his doghouse.
    • "Robot Chicken's Half-Assed Christmas Special": One sketch has Sally kidnapping Linus à la Misery.
    • "But Not in That Way": One sketch has the Peanuts gang get assigned countries for Geography Day. Charlie Brown laments "I got Iraq."
    • "Saving Private Gigli": One sketch has Charlie Brown ask his mom if he and Lucy can have a snack, which results in her saying "wah-wah". It is then revealed that Charlie Brown's parents are deaf.
    • "Beastmaster & Commander:" One sketch has Ren McCormack visit Charlie Brown's school, only to move back to Bomont when he sees just how bad Charlie Brown's friends' dancing is.
    • "Mr. Mozzarella's Hamburger Skateboard Depot": One sketch has a boy get an allergy shot. The man who gave him the shot asks, "All right, who brought the Peanuts?", then the camera moves to Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and Snoopy sitting at the table across from the boy.
    • "Garfield Stockman in: A Voice Like Wet Ham": One sketch has Lucy pull the football gag on her grandfather with his heart pills as he suffers from a heart attack.
  • American Dad!: The ending to "American Fung" has the Smiths doing the Snoopy dance in a Chinese rice paddy.
  • One of the characters in Clarence is a parody of Charlie Brown.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The episode "Made in Manehattan" features several shout-outs, including Rarity setting up a "Friendship Advice" stand similar to Lucy's Psychiatric Help stand, Rarity saying Charlie Brown's catchphrase ("Good grief"), and even a pony that walks past the stand has a similar zig-zag sweater and single hair curl on its head like Charlie Brown (his cutie mark is even a football, which Lucy tends to pull away from him). The music also shifts briefly to a Vince Guaraldi-inspired ditty when the booth is first revealed.
  • Wander over Yonder: In "The Birthday Boy", Wander, after taming a monster, says that "Happiness is a warm puppy." Later, Sylvia is seen doing the Snoopy dance.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:
    • In the episode, "Her Wacky Highness", as Buster climbs to the top of Old Smokey to look for Babs, a beagle riding a flying doghouse passes by him.
    • In the short, "It's All Relatives" (part of "Pledge Week"), when Babs Bunny spends the day doing impressions for her mother and visiting grandmother, one of her many impressions is Charlie Brown, specifically his lines from A Charlie Brown Christmas.
    • In "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special", during the closing song, the lyrics, "If your Christmas tree's pathetic" has Charlie Brown's Christmas tree, as well as visuals of Buster and Babs as Charlie Brown and Lucy Van Pelt, respectively.
  • In the Muppet Babies (1984) episode, "Comic Capers", Kermit attempts to read a Peanuts comic strip to his friends, but has a hard time deciphering Charlie Brown's dialogue, and his friends pester him so much that he screams "AAUGH!". They laugh, and Kermit shrugs, "Good grief." Later in the same episode, a Peanuts-esque Imagine Spot is shown, featuring Kermit as Charlie Brown, Rowlf as Schroeder, Skeeter as "Butterscotch Skeeter" (Peppermint Patty), and Piggy as Lucy Van Pelt. Clips from the various Peanuts animated specials were also used in this episode.
  • In the Halloween Episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Billy gets a rock from one of the houses. He then proceeds to try and eat it.
  • The Loud House:
    • In "Toads and Tiaras", when Lana is told of the prize for the beauty pageant Lincoln sends her to in Lola's place, one of the angels floating by her looks a lot like Charlie Brown.
    • In "The Loudest Yard", when Lynn helps Lincoln train for football, Lincoln suffers Charlie Brown's football gag. It helps that Lucy (Loud, not Van Pelt) pulled the ball away.
    • In "Snow Bored", Lincoln's winter attire looks very much like Charlie Brown's.
    • In "Homespun", in the flashback to Dad's attempt to fix the TV antenna, one of the TV pictures is based on a scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas. In another flashback in the same episode, Lincoln wears the same winter attire he did in the aforementioned "Snow Bored" episode.
    • In "No Such Luck", when Lincoln attends Lynn's baseball game disguised as her team's mascot, Lynn gets hit with a baseball and her clothes fly off, much like Charlie Brown.
    • In "Scales Of Justice", whenever someone rambles about something towards Lana, their talking transforms into a playing trumpet, similar to how the adults talk in Peanuts. It is later revealed to be Luna playing a trumpet.
    • In "Home of the Fave", a depressed Lynn, Sr. lies on top of Charles' doghouse with Walt the canary perched on his nose.(à la Snoopy and Woodstock).
  • In the Codename: Kids Next Door episode, "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E.", when Numbuh 1 is tuned into a girl by Madame Margaret's girlify ray, he bears a striking resemblance to Lucy Van Pelt.
  • In Garfield and Friends, In "Maine Course", Jon tries to disguise Garfield as a human child to get him into an airplane and later a hotel without any extra trouble. The disguise includes Charlie Brown's iconic shirt, causing Garfield to remark, "Good grief!"
  • One of the Three Stooges episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Movies has this exchange:
    Shaggy: I thought the Red Baron was a beagle.
    Daphne: That's Snoopy, dummy!
  • In the Sonic Boom episode, "Chain Letter", Sonic plays a game of soccer with his friends. At one point, when he is about to kick the soccer ball, Dr. Eggman snatches it from him the way Lucy does to Charlie Brown, causing the hedgehog to fall on his back and say "Good grief!".
  • Summer Camp Island has a scene where the kids dance like in A Charlie Brown Christmas.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • During the closing credits of "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!" the cast dance the same way the children do in A Charlie Brown Christmas.
    • The episode, "Oh, There You Are, Perry" shares many similarities with Snoopy, Come Home. When both Perry and Snoopy leave their homes, they seem unhappy about it, and they both take their supper dishes along with them. Also, at the end, everybody sings before the pet comes home, and when the pet returns, everybody runs up to hug him.
    • In "Bully Bromance Breakup", during the song, "Hole in My Heart", while Buford and Baljeet are remembering all the good times they had together, an image of Buford pulling a football away from Baljeet is shown.
  • Ready Jet Go!:
    • The character of Sunspot is intended to be an Expy of Snoopy due to them both having rich inner life, Hidden Depths, and more intelligence than their owners.
    • In the episode "Sean Has A Cold", the kids' kites get stuck in a tree. Jet then calls the tree a "Kite-Eating Tree".
  • The Christmas Special of The Boondocks is one Whole Plot Reference to A Charlie Brown Christmas:
    • The episode is themed around Huey directing a Christmas play.
    • Grandpa zones out when Huey talks and starts hearing Peanuts-style Blah Blah Blah.
    • Riley writes Santa a Christmas letter similarly to Sally.
    • Huey gets mad at the other kids and asks them "Do I look like Charlie Brown?".
  • An episode of The Critic had Jay talking about how one time he was beat up by Snoop Dogg, which he then corrects himself by remembering that it was actually Snoopy The Dog at The Ice Capades.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends:
    • In "The Bloo Superdude and the Magic Potato of Power!", Eduardo and the other imaginary friends dance the same way the children do in A Charlie Brown Christmas.
    • An episode from the show's sixth season is entitled "Race For Your Life Mac and Bloo".
    • In "Fools and Regulation", Frankie and Mr. Herriman make the imaginary friends stay outside the house during a party they host for important guests. During one of the attempts to get back inside, Mac tries to kick Bloo into the window, only to have Wilt pull him away, causing Mac to scream, "AHH!" when he misses, fling himself into the air and land on his back. Mac even says "Good Grief" just like Charlie Brown, and the same running sound effect is also used.


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