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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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Credited cast:
Peter Robbins ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
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)


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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Did You Know?


When Snoopy pretends to cross wartime France as a downed pilot, he passes signs pointing to two real locations in the Champagne country northeast of Paris: Chalons sur Marne and Pont a Mousson. See more »


Linus and Sally are sitting in the pumpkin patch and Sally is complaining that the Great Pumpkin hasn't come, her arms crossed. Her left hand isn't colored in; it's only outlined. See more »


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


Referenced in Revolution: No Quarter (2012) See more »


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Brings back a flood of memories every time I watch it...
24 August 2001 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

I grew up with this and all the other Peanuts specials. I remember sitting up until 8:00pm (late for me at that age) and loving it. I remember the Mounds and Almond Joy ads. I even remember the catchy CBS "Special Presentation" intro. What can be said for this classic that hasn't been said before? From Linus and Sally in the pumpkin patch all night to the still quoted "I got a rock!" line, not many holiday specials that don't involve Charlie Brown and the gang bring a smile to my face like It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Thanks for the memories, Mr. Schulz.

My grade: A+

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