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Encyclopedia > Marcie (Peanuts)
Marcie Johnson
Peanuts character
Age 7-8
Gender Female
Family unnamed parents
Original voice actor James Ahrens
Birthday

Marcie is a bespectacled fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. Marcie is a feminine name. ... For other uses, see Peanut (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Marcie. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – 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). ...

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History of the character

Marcie probably first made her appearance on the strip on June 18, 1968, even though she was not mentioned by name until October 11, 1971. Schulz refers to a bespectacled girl who was introduced on the earlier date as Clara, but she bore so much similarity with Marcie that it is believed he later merged the two personalities together. (However, Clara re-appeared in the strip in 1987, this time without glasses.) is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


Marcie's animated debut was on the 1973 special There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Theres No Time for Love, Charlie Brown is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ...


In the animated special You're In the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown, Marcie's surname is given as "Johnson", but Schulz never gave her a surname in the comic strip; therefore, Johnson is not considered to be her official name.[1] Youre In the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown is an animated television special based on the Peanuts comic strip. ...


Originally, Marcie was portrayed as a bit dim-headed. For example, in It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown she makes several unsuccessful attempts at boiling eggs to make Easter eggs and then eats one without removing the shell first, to Peppermint Patty's great consternation. Later, she was portrayed as an overachiever (she once quipped that she had already chosen her college and enrolled her three children in preschool) and academically the brightest of the Peanuts cast. Even so, she is possibly the most believing and naïve of the gang. She apparently is under a great deal of pressure from her parents to excel in school, and in a story in 1990 sought refuge from her demanding parents at Charlie Brown's house and fell asleep on his couch. Its the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ... For the hidden and often humorous features included in computer programs, DVDs, books, CDs, etc. ... Patricia Peppermint Patty Reichardt is a fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


Marcie may have been "aged" over the course of the strip. She first appeared as a named character in a sequence with Peppermint Patty at sleepaway camp; in that sequence, she first calls Peppermint Patty "sir" as a mark of respect for Patty's age and life experience. However, as Marcie joined the regular cast, she often appeared in the same class as Peppermint Patty, sitting in the desk behind her. This isn't necessarily a sign of Marcie's age -- Charlie Brown also appeared in the same class as Linus, who is clearly younger. Marcie is smart, and she may have skipped a grade -- or the academically troubled Peppermint Patty may have been left back a grade. Socially, she appears to be consistently younger than the more confident Peppermint Patty. Patricia Peppermint Patty Reichardt is a fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Charles Charlie Brown is a character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. ... Linus is a common name for people or things. ...


The first actor to do Marcie's voice in the TV specials was a boy, James Ahrens (son of lyricist Lynn Ahrens), from 1973 to 1977. Various others have played Marcie ever since. Lynn Ahrens (born October 1, 1948) is an American musical theatre lyricist who most-frequently works with Stephen Flaherty. ...


Relationships with other characters

She is a close friend of Peppermint Patty (whom she always addresses as "Sir"), and, like Peppermint Patty, has an unrequited crush on Charlie Brown (whom she usually calls "Charles"), whom she once said that she loved and would be willing to marry if he asked her. Whereas Patty is more likely to flirt with Charlie Brown and play mind games with him, Marcie is more frank in her admissions of her feelings, and often asks Charlie Brown in plain language if he likes her. As he does with Patty, Charlie Brown often responds to Marcie's inquiries by trying to evade the issue, which more than once has made Marcie so angry that she kicked him in the shins in frustration. Marcie and Peppermint Patty also shared a crush on a boy named Pierre in the animated movie Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!!). While she is typically unskilled at sports, she often acts as Patty's voice of reason, whom Patty typically ignores at her own risk. However, in It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, she is not able to convince Peppermint Patty to keep reading A Tale of Two Cities. Instead, Peppermint Patty watches the movie, which she does not understand because of the commercials. Later, Mercie and Peppermint Patty see Handel's Messiah, where Marcie stands up on her chair to get a good view of the chorus, and her chair, which automatically goes up withought anything on it, knocks her down. Peppermint Patty talks about how often Marcie embarrasses her. Patricia Peppermint Patty Reichardt is a fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Look up sir in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Charles Charlie Brown is a character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Its Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown is a television special based off the comic strip Peanuts. ...


She also "dated" Snoopy when he was in character as a World War I ace fighter pilot, and when he suffered the flu, she nursed him back to health -- right around November 11, 1918, the date of the signing of the armistice that ended the War. In the later years of the strip, it was established that the "small French cafe" in which Snoopy the Flying Ace drinks root beer is in fact Marcie's house, and Marcie serves as waitress, serving Snoopy his root beers and doling out words of comfort and encouragement when needed. In a story in which Snoopy was an airline pilot, she served as flight attendant. This storyline, involving Schroeder as a passenger on "Ace Air Lines" on a flight to music camp, blurred the line of "fantasy" and "reality" within the strip and may or may not be considered "real". Snoopy is a fictional character in the long-running comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A glass of root beer with foam Root beer is a mainly American beverage that comes in two forms: alcoholic and soft drink. ... A waiter is a person who waits on tables, often at a restaurant. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Schroeder is a fictional character in the long-running comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles M. Schulz. ...


Postmodern interpretations

Marcie also bears a strong resemblance to tennis star Billie Jean King, a fact reinforced when Peppermint Patty, in a moment of exasperation, refers to Marcie's "Billie Jean King glasses". Also, the sport of tennis was an occasional theme in the Peanuts strip and King was a close personal friend of Schulz. Billie Jean Moffitt King (born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a retired tennis player from the United States. ...


Because of Peppermint Patty's obvious tomboyishness and Marcie's resemblance to Billie Jean King, who was the first athlete to publicly acknowledge being in a lesbian or homosexual relationship, some contemporary writers have inferred a relationship between Peppermint Patty and Marcie. However, the comic strip's content does not lend support to this conclusion. For example, Marcie's only explicitly depicted romantic interests were (as noted above) male characters. Nevertheless, several television series have featured "Peanuts" parodies which have portrayed Marcie and Peppermint Patty as a lesbian or Bisexual couple, including Family Guy, Robot Chicken and Saturday Night Live. A lesbian is a woman who is romantically and sexually attracted only to other women. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... A lesbian is a woman who is romantically and sexually attracted only to other women. ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoop!d Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in Britain as part of Bravos Adult Swim line-up... This article is about the American television series. ...


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