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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a critically-acclaimed and very popular 1966 Peanuts TV special. It was the third Peanuts special. In it, Linus Van Pelt, Charlie Brown's security blanket-toting best friend, sitting in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night, waiting for the Great Pumpkin, who Linus believes rises out of the pumpkin patch on Halloween night and gives toys to all the good little children, just like Santa Claus does on December 24th every year.-1... Peanuts book cover Peanuts was a syndicated comic strip written and drawn by American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. ... Linus van Pelt is Charlie Browns younger best friend in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Charles Charlie Brown is the principal character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. ... A jack-o-lantern Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31, usually by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy. ... A common portrayal of Santa Claus. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ...


The first broadcast of the special took place on Thursday, October 27, 1966, at 8:30PM. From that year until 2000, it was broadcast annually on CBS. In 2001, however, ABC picked up the rights and the annual tradition on that network. October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... -1... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ...


The program was nominated for an Emmy award. The special was released in 1985 on video by Media Home Entertainment, in 1990 on video by Hi-Tops Video, and in 1994 and 2000 on video and DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment. An Emmy Award. ...

As Linus and Charlie Brown's little sister, Sally Brown, sit in the pumpkin patch, the gang of Charlie Brown, Lucy Van Pelt, Schroeder, Pigpen, Patty and Violet go trick-or-treating. Everyone gets candy (except for Charlie Brown, who for some reason always gets a rock in his bag). Meanwhile, Snoopy, dressed up as the famous World War I flying ace, goes on his Sopwith Camel (which is his doghouse) to shoot down the infamous Red Baron. Linus, missing out on trick-or-treating, also misses out on the Halloween party at Violet's house. At the pumpkin patch, Linus thinks he finally sees his mysterious hero, but instead he sees a silhouette of Snoopy in his World War I Flying Ace outfit. Sally is shocked, and Linus is shaking on the ground late at night, covered in his blanket, and Lucy sends him into the house. Linus vows to Charlie Brown at the rock wall that the Great Pumpkin will return next year. Sally Brown is the younger sister of Charlie Brown in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz. ... If you really thought I was beautiful, you wouldve spoken right up! Lucy van Pelt is a character in the immensely popular comic strip Peanuts, written and drawn by Charles Schulz. ... Schroeder is a character in the renowned comic strip Peanuts, authored by Charles Schulz. ... A pigpen is a fence used to keep a pig in a farm Pigpen is the name of a character in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Patty is a character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz (not to be confused with Peppermint Patty, who is a totally different character). ... Violet is a character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. ...


Quotes

  • Linus: There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.
  • (Lucy cuts a pumpkin open and begins "gutting" it in order to make it into a Jack-O-Lantern, causing Linus to flinch in horror) Linus: Oh, you didn't tell me you were going to kill it!!!
  • Charlie Brown goes trick or treating in his ghost costume with far too many holes, and after each house, when the kids announce what they got, he utters the famous sad line, "I got a rock."

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The Great Pumpkin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (691 words)
The Great Pumpkin is an unseen character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
The Great Pumpkin is supposed to be a Santa Claus-like being that seems to exist only in the imagination of Linus van Pelt.
In one strip, Linus claims that the Great Pumpkin has in fact been seen by people other than himself in pumpkin patches across the country, if not the world, indicating that if the Great Pumpkin is indeed imaginary, his existence is at least believed in by people other than (and even more suggestible than) Linus.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (644 words)
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a critically-acclaimed and very popular animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was the third Peanuts special to be produced and animated by Bill Melendez.
The song refers to the Great Pumpkin by name, and narrates an encounter between the Snoopy's WWI Flying Ace character and the Red Baron.
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