At the end of their patience after yet another humiliating defeat of Charlie Brown's baseball team, the whole team quits on him. All seems lost until Charlie Brown learns that his team can join the Little League and become a member team with real uniforms. The team's enthusiasm is rekindled, but unknown to them Charlie Browns learns that neither the girls nor his dog, Snoopy, would be allowed to play. With great difficulty, Charlie Brown has to make a difficult moral decision and live with the consequences. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Originally this special was to have been called 'Good Grief, Charlie Brown.' A short piece in the December 15, 1965 'New York Times' mentions this special as an impending production to air in June 1966, and refers to it by that title. See more »
When Charlie Brown is talking with Linus about how the league won't accept their team with Snoopy and the girls, there's a sudden close-up of Linus speaking where his blanket disappears and a baseball cap appears on his head. In the next shot, his blanket has reappeared and he's no longer wearing a cap. See more »
[after he dropped a sure out]
You blockhead, Charlie Brown!
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In this second ever Peanuts TV special Charlie Brown is in the bad books of the rest of the gang (as if he's ever in their good books) for being utterly hopeless at baseball and losing every game. He's a curse on their team and they'd all rather spend summer doing their own individual thing.
But when he arranges to have personalized shirts made for the team they come back, though he neglects to tell them it's on the condition that Snoopy and the girls get kicked out.
He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. Old Blockhead just can't do anything right. For a 1966 effort the colors and sound in this one were surprisingly good. It may not have the lasting appeal of the seasonal specials, but it's still worth watching.
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