You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown!!!

Today is Election Day. I would say that if you didn’t know that, you’ve been living under a rock, but I’ve been known to be completely oblivious to the goings-on in the world that do not include my job, online role playing games, and watching old movies and tv shows.

Therefore, I understand if I am the first person to tell you that today is Super Tuesday. That’s what they call it, right?

Before I get into this particular “holiday special”, I want to note that this is about as political as ffdc is ever gonna get. Like everyone, I have my own political and social beliefs about our culture, but as they are personal, and have nothing to do with fitness, Dragon*Con, or the general nerdery that this blog has grown to be about, they will stay off these virtual pages.

On with the show!

I want to say that I don’t really know the history of this cartoon, and only became aware of its existence because it is the B-side of “the Great Pumpkin” dvd. I never caught this one on tv and as my friend J.C. pointed out on the facebook page, I assume there are loads of Peanuts animated shows out there that I have never seen (or have never seen the “real” version of).

I guess my childhood experience with Peanuts was mostly limited to the Christmas and Halloween specials, though I distinctly remember there being a Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show on Saturday mornings for, at least, a little while. I also remember several Peanuts cartoons making me cry like the little kid that I was. One had a little girl with cancer, and I think the other one involved Snoopy getting lost away from home. I have no doubt that someone will be gracious enough to point out what these two shows were. In fact, there is almost surely definitely a whole blog post somewhere out there on the internet that focuses solely on one or the other, or both, of these episodes.

This one is not even really a holiday, so I’m wondering if they aired it every four years or not, which would have been a huge bummer in the days before home video.

Anyway, the title is fairly self-explanatory (If you click on the first pic, it will make them big and you can just scroll through them, complete with the comments. That is what I recommend. New formatting and shizz):

I tried a new format today, obviously. It didn’t save me any time, which is what I was hoping for. Oh well. At this point, I’d have to do the whole thing over, and I don’t really want to do that. Apologies if it is hard to read. You can blow up the pictures if you want, to make them way big.

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4 Responses to You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown!!!

  1. Brandon says:

    I always forget I have this. It’s pretty good, but I never watch the B-sides on the holiday DVDs. I’ve upgraded them to Blu-Ray now, and they don’t have this one anymore. It now qualifies for its own disc.
    I know the other cartoons you are referring to. One is one of the few feature-length movies they made, “Snoopy, Come Home.” The other I’ve never actually seen, but it’s called “Why, Charlie Brown, Why?” Wikipedia says it first aired on TV in 1990 so it’s likely I saw it and just don’t remember it. I was seven then, and I loved Peanuts. I only had four channels, and if one of them was showing a Snoopy cartoon there’s no way I would have missed it.

    • You are the man, Brandon. “Snoopy, Come Home”!!!! I definitely remember that title. I need to find that one. The other one, “Why, Charlie Brown, Why?”, I taped off of tv, and I had it for years, but couldn’t quite remember what it was called. A little girl gets cancer, but I can’t remember if she makes it or not.

      Is it worth it to upgrade the holiday specials to blu ray? I’ve considered it, but I don’t know. It doesn’t seem like the sound and picture would really need to be much better. That said, I’m pretty sure that I don’t own any movies on both dvd and blu ray.

  2. Brandon says:

    Not really. I only upgraded because Amazon had a really good lightning deal on the Holiday Trilogy box set last year. I got them all for $12 or something like that. The picture quality isn’t vastly improved. There are a few new bonus features, but nothing spectacular. They’ve also changed some of the B-sides. As long as you’ve got them on DVD and don’t have to watch the edited (more and more each year it seems) versions they air on TV these days, I wouldn’t bother. At least not at full price.

    • I wouldn’t mind having some new B-sides, though. As I mentioned, I’m sure there are loads of Peanuts cartoons out there that I have yet to discover.

      I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for them on sale. Thanks!!!

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