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Linus van Pelt
Peanuts character
Image:GreatPumpkin.jpg
Age 7
Gender Male
Family Rerun van Pelt (brother),
Lucy van Pelt (sister),
Blanket-hating grandmother, and Unnamed Parents
Original voice actor Christopher Shea
Other voice actors Jeremy Miller
Stephen Shea
Birthday October

Linus van Pelt is one of the characters in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. Probably the best friend of Charlie Brown, Linus is also the younger brother of Lucy Van Pelt and older brother of Rerun van Pelt. He first appeared on September 19, 1952; however, he was not mentioned by name until three days later. He was first referenced two months earlier, on July 14. For other uses, see Peanut (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Greatpumpkin. ... Rerun on the back of his mothers bicycle. ... Book cover Lucy van Pelt is a character in the syndicated comic strip Peanuts, written and drawn by Charles Schulz. ... Jeremy Miller in an interview for A&Es Biography of former co-star Tracey Gold Jeremy James Miller (born October 21, 1976) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Ben Seaver on Growing Pains and its two reunion movies. ... Stephen Shea was a child actor most noted for voicing the character of Linus van Pelt (inherited from his older brother, Christopher) from the Peanuts musical, Snoopy Come Home. ... Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922[1] – February 12, 2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known worldwide for his Peanuts comic strip. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... For other uses, see Peanut (disambiguation). ... This article is about the character from Peanuts. ... Book cover Lucy van Pelt is a character in the syndicated comic strip Peanuts, written and drawn by Charles Schulz. ... Rerun on the back of his mothers bicycle. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On the various specials, Christopher Shea first voiced Linus Van Pelt in 1965. His younger brother, Stephen, voiced Linus from 1971 until 1975. Various actors (among them Jeremy Miller of Growing Pains fame) have played Linus since then. For other uses, see Growing Pains (disambiguation). ...


Though young, Linus is unusually smart, and he acts as the strip's philosopher and theologian, often quoting the Gospels. He also invented his own quasi-religious being, who (like Santa Claus) mysteriously appears every year, bringing presents. The Great Pumpkin, however, appears on Halloween and only at the most sincere pumpkin patch, which Linus invariably believes is his own. Linus is the only one who believes in the Great Pumpkin. Though he occasionally convinces other characters the Great Pumpkin is real, they always lose faith, while Linus keeps his. A philosopher is a person who thinks deeply regarding people, society, the world, and/or the universe. ... Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... For the genre of Christian-themed music, see gospel music. ... A typical depiction of Santa Claus. ... Linus awaits the Great Pumpkin. ... This article is about the holiday. ...


Perhaps paradoxically, given his advanced intellect, Linus is almost never without his blue blanket (or one of several), which he holds over his shoulder while sucking his thumb. It was in fact he who coined the term "security blanket." Ridicule of the habit is not a major concern for him as shown when one friend warned him at summer camp that he would be viciously teased for it. In response, Linus uses his blanket like a whip and shears off a tree branch with intimidating power and notes "They never tease me more than once." The blanket, it turns out, has something of a personality of its own (albeit, a nonverbal one), and it once engaged Lucy in a knock-down drag-out fight. Possession of the blanket is often sought after by Snoopy, who has used many tricks and subterfuges to relieve Linus of it. In later strips, he is shown with it less and less, and Charles Schulz admitted in 1989 that Linus had outgrown the blanket, and it was only in the strip when the humor of a strip was dependent on it's presence. In one comic, he suddenly stops sucking his thumb and says "It's a good thumb, but not a great thumb." Thumb sucking is the act of putting your thumb in your mouth for a prolonged duration. ... A security blanket is any familiar object whose presence provides comfort or security to its owner, such as the literal blankets often favored by small children. ... For other uses, see Whip (disambiguation). ... Snoopy is a fictional character in the long-running comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ...


Upon her introduction into the strip, Linus had the desire to marry Charlie Brown's little sister, Sally Brown. However, as the strip progressed, he outgrew this idea, while Sally on the other hand fell in love with Linus and calls him her "sweet babboo." Linus in turn has an innocent crush on his school teacher, Miss Othmar (later Mrs. Hagemeyer). In some of the later 90s strips he developed some kind of interest in Lydia, the girl who sits behind him, keeps changing her name and, as Linus is 2 months older than her, asks him, "Aren't you kind of old for me?" (although she keeps changing her name, her name is confirmed to be Lydia, according to the book, Peanuts: A Golden Celebration and the Peanuts Collectors Club website, on the Character Debuts list). He also fell for several different girls in various animated television specials. He also had a crush on a girl called Truffles, who he and Snoopy met whilst looking for the fungi bearing her name. Sally Brown is the younger sister of Charlie Brown in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz. ... Unrequited love is love that is not reciprocated, even though reciprocation is usually deeply desired. ... Miss Othmar is an unseen character in Charles M. Schulzs Peanuts comic strip. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... A television special is a television program, typically a short film or television movie, which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally scheduled for a given time slot. ...

Linus looks for opening to knock out Lucy in boxing match.
Linus looks for opening to knock out Lucy in boxing match.
Linus gets knocked out, losing his boxing match against Lucy.
Linus gets knocked out, losing his boxing match against Lucy.

Linus meekly submits to domination by his older sister Lucy, who has been known to attack him at the drop of a hat. Linus did finally challenge her to a fight when he thought he could beat her in a boxing match, only to get knocked out. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


However, Linus often defuses Lucy's temper through passive resistance and clever use of his intellect, either logically talking Lucy out of hitting him or confusing her into submission. Later in the strip, the pair got a younger brother, Rerun, who looks nearly identical to Linus, though smaller. Coincidentally, this occurred at the same time Lucy kicked Linus out of the house, leading her to cry "A new baby brother? But I just got rid of the old one!" Nonviolent resistance (or nonviolent action) is the practice of achieving socio-political goals through symbolic protests, civil disobedience, economic or political noncooperation, and other methods, without using violence. ...


Linus generally plays second base on Charlie Brown's Little League team; Linus inappropriately stands on top of second base when taking his position. Sometimes, when for some reason Charlie Brown can't pitch, Linus takes the mound and is unhittable to the opposition. Charlie Brown's team always wins games when Linus pitches. Part of the reason is that Linus uses his blanket to sling a fastball at unhittable speeds. The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ...


Trivia

  • The character said his first words in 1954, and was shown with a security blanket for the first time on June 1, 1954.[1]
  • On one occasion his birthday was stated to be November 22, but in another strip he stated he was born in October.
  • An Italian magazine, publishing Peanuts and many other comics starting from the 1960s, is named after Linus.
  • In 1962, Linus became the first Peanuts character to don eyeglasses, although he later stopped using them.
  • The term "security blanket" originated from the strip, which insurance companies - including MetLife, whom Peanuts became the spokescartoon for - used to describe complete coverage.[2]
  • Linus is an INTP[3][4][5]

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References

  1. ^ Official Linus Bio, <http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/peanuts/meet_the_gang/meet_linus.html>. Retrieved on 17 October 2007
  2. ^ Algeo, John (1991). Fifty Years Among the New Words: A Dictionary of Neologisms, 1941-1991. Cambridge University Press, 181. ISBN 0521449715. 
  3. ^ http://personality-tests.eu/famous/famous-intp.php
  4. ^ http://www.fortunecity.com/bennyhills/hardy/441/personality/intp.html
  5. ^ http://www.murraystate.edu/secsv/fye/INTP.htm

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