Thursday, October 31, 2013

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is back tonight for the 47th year

It's Halloween! Do you know where you'll be at 8:00 tonight? I'll be parked right in front of the television watching "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," that classic Peanuts Gang treat that first aired on October 27, 1966. This year viewers will enjoy it on the holiday itself.

Follow along as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus van Pelt, Lucy van Pelt, Sally Brown, Schroeder, Pig-Pen, Patty, Violet Gray, Frieda, and Shermy spend Halloween -- some in the traditional door-to-door search for treats -- and others waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

"Comic Riffs" reporter Michael Cavna at the Washington Post has "7 Things You Don't Know About 'Peanuts' Special" with some interesting tidbits of info.

In today's fast-paced, ever-changing world, it's somehow comforting that the Peanuts gang is still alive and well and enjoying Halloween 47 years after the original showing. Creator Charles Schulz would be proud.

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