Franklin

Having now listened to that BBC 4 Radio drama about the introduction of Franklin into Peanuts, I can say that it is quite well made. I cannot, of course, speak to its accuracy in the depictions of specific conversations, but I believe it is worth the listen. But I know some of you would be disappointed if an AAUGH Blog review didn’t find some pointless point to nitpick, so here goes: in a scene where Schulz and his contact at the syndicate is talking about the week of strips that Schulz had just sent in that included Franklin, reference is made to the content of the Sunday strip, which was indeed the Sunday strip that ran on the Sunday that started that week…. and thus wouldn’t have been sent in as part of the same packet, as Sunday strips were prepared with a longer lead time than daily strips. (I do not know whether at the time Sundays and dailies were even sent in the same packets.)

Perhaps a more obvious nitpick goes to the website listing for the drama, which repeatedly uses “Schultz” instead of “Schulz”… but on the contact page, they mentioned that the BBC is running on a short staff due to the pandemic, and asking that inquiries be kept to essential ones, so I suppose that I’ll let a misspelling slide.

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Fine figures

I don’t collect Peanuts action figures. I have accumulated a few over the years, but I make a point that the only thing I actually¬†collect is Peanuts books; that is a sufficiently large and expensive hobby on its own. Which is not to say that I cannot appreciate the fact …

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Yes, I’m talking about the Franklin radio drama again

  Yes, I’m talking about the Franklin radio drama yet again. I realize that I spoke sloppily last time when I said that I could not vouch for the accuracy of the conversations that took place. That’s acting as if they were supposed to be accurate.   This radio piece …

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Nationally recognized documentary on Franklin

Okay, it’s a middle school documentary, but the fact that a documentary about Harriet Glickman and her efforts to get Peanuts to add a Black character got some recognition makes me happy. And it would’ve made Harriet happy, if she was still around. Which is just another reason for me …