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Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971)

Lucy talks Schroeder into playing his piano for a PTA meeting. but there are unforeseen details that he will not tolerate.

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Cast overview:
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea ...
Linus van Pelt (voice)
Danny Hjeim ...
Schroeder (voice)
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Sally Brown (voice)
Lynda Mendelson ...
Frieda (voice) (as Linda Mendelson)
Christopher DeFaria ...
Patricia 'Peppermint Patty' Reichardt (voice) (as Kip DeFaria)
Chris Inglis ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
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In order to win the ever resistant Schroeder's affections, Lucy follows Peppermint Patty's advise and talks him into performing for a PTA meeting. Unfortunately, Patty, in her usual level of sensitivity, fails to mention until after Schroeder's agreement that only rock music will be on the program. Now Lucy, knowing that Schroeder would never agree to that, must find a solution. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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28 March 1971 (USA)  »

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Soita se uudelleen, Jaska Jokunen  »

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Throughout the whole special, Schroeder's Piano changes color numerous times. See more »

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Schroeder: [Schroeder is playing a song while the dual-staff music notes are shown on the screen as he plays them; somewhere in the middle of him playing, Lucy's face appears between the staffs, yet he does not take notice for a little bit; when he does, he stops playing] Don't tell me I've grown accustomed to *that* face.
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Followed by It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown (1988) See more »

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Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier), 1: Allegro
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Lillian Steuber
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An Almost Satirical Schroeder Cartoon
3 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one is a lot more centered around young piano prodigy, Schroeder. He spends a lot of time playing in the style of Beethoven, which attracts a few of his friends, especially Lucy. Since Schroeder has never returned the same feelings she has for him, Lucy tries to win him over by having him play at the PTA meeting. The catch is, he has to perform rock music in a band with Charlie Brown, Pigpen and Snoopy. Though the Peanuts rarely make pop culture references, this special has some clever commentary about musicians selling out in order to achieve wide recognition, and Schroeder decides to stick to his guns in the end. It's a lesson that still feels relevant with today's music industry.

Score: 76/100


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