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Jon Hamm saying “Snoopy”

There’s an ad for the streaming service Apple TV+ in which Mad Men star Jon Hamm, complaining about the actors who have Apple TV+ shows when he doesn’t,  says “Snoopy.” Twice. Thing is, I think that the shorter version of the ad that I’ve been running into on TV uses …

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Classic finds

Peanuts for prisoners

Given that it seems to be book-banning season again, I thought I’d double-check that I covered when the Texas prison system had banned a Peanuts book I wrote. I had, and I even covered how they’d banned A Charlie Brown Christmas. But I started to wonder whether there were Peanuts …

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Upcoming releases

Box set box

  We now have an image of the upcoming Happiness Is . . . a Four-Book Classic Box Set, referring to itself in its title. And I cannot help but to be reminded of this book, and its series of titles, which my pal Mark Evanier discusses on his blog. …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Two deaths

Word is going around that Peter Robbins, who provided the voice of Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas and other early specials, died from suicide last week. Robbins had a history of mental struggles, which had played itself out in drug use and earning some time in prison. He was …

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book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Disappointment

So I found a listing on eBay that offered four old issues of Children’s Digest, a magazine that reprinted and excerpted stories for kids. Included in the lot was the December 1970 issue. Well, I glommed on to that one, because with the cover announcement of “Peanuts” Feature: A CHARLIE …

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Upcoming releases

Collectible cards

Penguin Workship has announced the Happiness Is a Four-Book Classic Box Set, an October release which will contain their reprints of I Need All the Friends I Can Get, Happiness Is a Warm Puppy, Security Is a Thumb and a Blanket, and Love Is Walking Hand in Hand, all for …

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Product

Peanuts things to put together

My family gave me two Peanuts gifts for the holidays, both from Japan. One is this glow-in-the-dark jigsaw puzzle, That will be assembled on some Sunday morning at a breakfast table with bagels. The other was a full set of six blind-box weather-themed Peanuts dioramas, the Snoopy Weather Terrarium set. …

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book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

There will be a Christmas in 2022!

It’s the new year, and with a new year comes, of course a new Christmas, waiting just around the corner. Well, not around the near corner, but it’s somewhere around the far corner of the year, so we might as well be working toward it. Will this year bring us …

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Classic finds

Mission Unaccomplished

In response to my earlier post about the two “It’s Only a Game” pamphlets, Schulz Museum curator Benjamin Clark dropped me a line. Did he have information about the where, the when, the how, and the why these were published? No, but he did have one devastating fact to give …

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Classic finds

It’s Only A… Wait, What Is It?

Today, I finally obtained an item that I’d sought for  a decade, something that I had once let slip through my hands when it went for three figures at an auction, but hadn’t seen available since. And now it’s in my hands… but I still can’t tell you what it …

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