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Encyclopedia > Shermy (Peanuts)
First Peanuts comic strip, featuring Shermy

Shermy was one of the four original characters in the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles Schulz. Schulz named him after a friend from high school.[1] When Peanuts made its debut on October 2, 1950, Shermy had the first line of dialogue in the series. As Peanuts matured, however, Shermy eventually became an extraneous character, and by 1982, he stopped appearing entirely. Image File history File links First_peanuts_comic. ... Image File history File links First_peanuts_comic. ... 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). ... Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 - February 12, 2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known for his Peanuts comic strip. ...

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Personality and Characteristics

Shermy was often portrayed as Charlie Brown's superior at the things that mattered to Charlie Brown, especially athletics. Though he spoke the only lines of dialogue in the first strip and was one of the strip's primary figures in its first few years, he was mainly utilized as a "straight man" for Charlie Brown and soon began to be eclipsed by newer characters who were more developed, such as Linus and Lucy. His disappearance from the strip was even faster and more complete than those of the other early characters, Patty and Violet; as early as the late 1950s his appearances were becoming noticeably rare. Shermy's major physical characteristic was his short, dark hair, which he usually wore in a crew cut. Apparently Schulz himself was not a big fan of this look, even though he never changed it, as he once commented that he "disliked" the way he drew Shermy's hair.[2] This article is about the character from Peanuts. ... This article is about the comedy duo. ... Linus van Pelt is one of the characters in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Book cover Lucy van Pelt is a character in the syndicated comic strip Peanuts, written and drawn by Charles Schulz. ... Patty from a comic strip. ... Violet from a comic strip. ...


Movies and Television Specials

Shermy appears in several of the animated Peanuts TV specials, beginning with A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965, where he has one line of dialogue. Upon being cast as a shepherd in the gang's Christmas pageant, he laments, "Every Christmas it's the same: I always end up playing a shepherd." He also appears (sometimes with dialogue and sometimes without) in Charlie Brown's All-Stars, It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown, You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown, and Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, with the latter two being produced several years after he had already disappeared from the comic strip proper. Shermy is mentioned briefly in the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, in the song "The Doctor Is In", but does not have a speaking part, and he also makes a cameo appearance in the feature film Snoopy Come Home. An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) film for the cinema, television or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot (even if it is a very short one). ... In American television, a Christmas television special is typically a one-time, half-hour program aired during the Christmas season. ... For the album, see A Charlie Brown Christmas (album). ... Shepherd in Făgăraş Mountains, Romania. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Charlie Browns All-Stars is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ... It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ... Youre Not Elected, Charlie Brown is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ... Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Last Appearance

Shermy's last actual appearance in a Peanuts strip came on June 15, 1982.[3] Schulz expressed no regrets at dropping Shermy from the cast, remarking many years later that it had gotten to the point by then where he only used Shermy in situations where he "needed a character with very little personality."[4] Shermy was referred to by name once more before 1982, in a 1977 strip where Charlie Brown and Lucy are discussing players on their baseball team. Shermy is mentioned as the team's designated hitter. Who he would have been hitting for was a mystery, since Charlie Brown was the pitcher, but always hit for himself, although in his days as a Peanuts regular (which predated the creation of the DH position) he usually played first base. The DH is an extra player, as was the Shermy character itself. This article is about the character from Peanuts. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ...


References

  1. ^ Peanuts Jubilee: My Life and Art With Charlie Brown and Others, (c)1975 by Ballantine Books
  2. ^ Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Me: And All the Other Peanuts Characters, (c)1980 by Doubleday & Co., Inc.
  3. ^ The Peanuts FAQ, section 4.2
  4. ^ Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Me: And All the Other Peanuts Characters, (c)1980 by Doubleday & Co., Inc.
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