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I Want A Dog airing

This comng Monday, ABC’s primetime lineup will begin wtih this year’s airing of I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, the hour-long 2003 special focusing on Rerun (but with plenty of the rest of the cast.) Of course, this special is available on DVD. (For a moment, I was …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas airs tonight

Leading off tonight’s ABC prime time lineup is A Charlie Brown Christmas, but it’s only slated for a half an hour, which means it’s the edited-down version. Following it on the schedule in most markets is one of those Prep & Landing specials (Disney obviously has a multi-year plan to …

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When it’s Charlie Brown versus Charlie Brown, everybody wins!

I’m looking at the TV ratings for Thursday, when animated Peanuts specials were on two networks at the same time (the A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving/The Mayflower Voyages hour running 8-9 on ABC, while Fox ran Happiness is a Warm Blanket 8:30-9:30). None of them won their time slot. The ABC …

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Happiness is a Warm Blanket – cheap and free

I’ve just noticed that this year’s enjoyable new DVD release Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown has been marked way down to under seven bucks! That’s a good price for a good disk; there’s no second special on it, but remember this is a double-length feature, and there are …

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Discount Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

It’s the Great Big Turkey Bird, Charlie Brown… er,  I mean A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, now under $8.28.

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Warm Blanket coming to TV

The already-out-on-video Peanuts special Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown is heading to US airwaves on Thanksgiving night. There’s a couple interesting things about this: It’s not airing on ABC, who holds current broadcast rights to the “classic” holiday specials, but on Fox. It’s airing at 8:30 (following an …

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Peanuts in (other) popular culture

Just noticed in an ad for next week’s new film Tower Heist, and noticed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Snoopy balloon popping into one scene; I wonder if they do anything good with him, or whether it’s just one of a number of balloons that pass. (The film has a …

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On the distribution of rocks, and justice

I suppose I should wave a SPOILER WARNING for anyone who has not seen It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which I would estimate to be 0% of my readers. If somehow you have not seen that TV special, do One of the most beloved things in this fine special, …

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It’s the IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN night tonight

For those of you in the USA, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown airs tonight at 8 (in most time zones) on ABC, followed by the abridged version of You’re Not Elected, Tim Pawlenty.

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It’s the It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition cover, Charlie Brown!

Here’s the cover to the upcoming deluxe edition of It’s the Easter beagle, Charlie Brown, a design match to the earlier deluxe books of the Christmas and Great Pumpkin Day specials. It’s due out for February.