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Play It Again, Charlie Brown -- Two slices of toast, a handful of jellybeans, some pretzels - not quite what comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving dinner. It's not what Peppermint Patty imagines either, but that's what she gets when she invites herself over to Charlie Brown's house for a turkey-day feast. After chastising "Chuck" for providing such a meager meal, she ends up eating more than her words and gains a few pounds of emotional sustenance. She also learns a little bit about the true meaning of the holiday. And you will too.


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Release Date:
28 March 1971 (USA) See more »
Lucy talks Schroeder into playing his piano for a PTA meeting. but there are unforeseen details that he will not tolerate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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  (in credits order)
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea ... Linus van Pelt (voice)
Danny Hjeim ... Schroeder (voice)

Hilary Momberger ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Melendez 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (written by)

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... producer
Original Music by
Vince Guaraldi 
Film Editing by
Robert T. Gillis  (as Bob Gillis)
Chuck McCann 
Rudy Zamora Jr. 
Sound Department
Art Becker .... sound (as Artie Becker)
Don Minkler .... sound
Sid Nicholas .... sound
Animation Department
Carole Barnes .... graphic blandishment
Evert Brown .... graphic blandishment
Bernard Gruver .... graphic blandishment
Emery Hawkins .... graphic blandishment
Sam Jaimes .... graphic blandishment
Faith Kovaleski .... graphic blandishment
Ed Levitt .... graphic blandishment
Bill Littlejohn .... graphic blandishment
Don Lusk .... graphic blandishment
Al Pabian .... graphic blandishment
Beverly Robbins .... graphic blandishment
Frank Smith .... graphic blandishment
Dean Spille .... graphic blandishment
Eleanor Warren .... graphic blandishment
Manon Washburn .... graphic blandishment
Rudy Zamora .... graphic blandishment
Music Department
Lillian Steuber .... played by: Beethoven sonatas
John Scott Trotter .... conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven .... musical score composed by

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USA:24 min
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Plot holes: While Charlie Brown, Pig Pen, and Snoopy sound perfectly fine without Schroeder when demonstrating their rock band to Lucy, they aren't able to go on without him at the PTA meeting.See more »
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.See more »
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Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier), 1: AllegroSee more »


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It's MusicBand Time, 14 December 2013
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

Seventh animated special based on the Charles M. Schulz cartoon strips is also the first aired during the 1970's, and is about Lucy's infatuation with Schroder, but he only loves Beethoven, until Lucy decides to enroll him in the PTA music show, but only if he'll play modern music, something he refuses to do, despite Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Pig Pen already seeming quite capable of going on without him... Strange special is one of the weakest, with a flimsy plot and inconsistent characterizations(since when can poor talentless Charlie play an instrument? Did he take lessons?) Goofy comedy with spray can music and PTA members is cringe-worthy. Entirely forgettable.

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