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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Robbins ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
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Linus Van Pelt (voice) (as Chris Shea)
Sally Dryer ...
Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Kathy Steinberg ...
Sally Brown (voice) (as Cathy Steinberg)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Altieri ...
Frieda / Violet (voice)
Lisa DeFaria ...
Patty (voice)
Bill Melendez ...
Snoopy (voice)
Glenn Mendelson ...
Schroeder / Shermy (voice)
Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter ...
Pigpen (voice) (as Gail DeFaria)
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The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Written by Chuck Warner <deepwell@ix.netcom.com>

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It's hobgoblins and treats galore. Join the "Peanuts" gang as they await the arrival of the legendary Great Pumpkin who is bringing gifts for good little boys and girls. How will Charlie Brown come out? See more »


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27 October 1966 (USA)  »

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Ésta es la gran calabaza, Charlie Brown  »

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Trivia

After this special originally aired, children all over the country sent candy to Charlie Brown out of sympathy. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene in which Lucy and Linus go out to the pumpkin patch, we see the setting sun in the background, which the children pass as they walk. However, the sun (just like the moon when we drive a car) would not be "passed" as though it were a stationary object; rather it would "move" along with the person moving. A second setting sun appears at the end of the same shot, after the children turn a corner and walk in another direction. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Lucy scoops out the innards of the pumpkin Linus brought]
Linus: [groans] You didn't tell me you were gonna kill it!
[bawls]
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Crazy Credits

Linus and Charlie Brown are at the wall and Charlie tells Linus that he's done stupid things in his life, too. Then Linus keeps on shouting during the credits about how sitting and waiting in a pumpkin patch wasn't stupid. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Peanuts Movie (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Trick or Treat
(uncredited)
Written by John Scott Trotter
Performed by The Vince Guaraldi Sextet
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"...the fury of a woman who has been cheated out of tricks or treats."
5 November 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A Halloween classic that never gets old. The Peanuts gang goes trick-or-treating while Linus sits in a pumpkin patch, waiting for the Great Pumpkin. All the kids are so adorable in this early special, especially Sally. The script is terrific and full of funny lines ("There are three things that I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin."). Fantastic Vince Guaraldi music, Lucy and the football, Charlie Brown's pathetic ghost costume, the WWI flying ace, poison dog lips, and "I got a rock" are among the wonderful things about this timeless gem. I've seen it dozens, if not hundreds, of times since I was a child and it never gets old. They don't make 'em like this anymore.


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