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Writer:
Charles M. Schulz (written by)
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Release Date:
28 March 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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The first dud See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (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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Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2, I. AllegroSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The first dud, 2 January 2014
Author: Jim-500 (jpsned@hotmail.com) from Sunderland, MA

I remember seeing this when it first aired and was sorely disappointed. After several years and seven wonderful specials, PIACB fell far short of the mark the previous shows had established.

The charm of Peanuts is seeing the real world through children's eyes. But in this special, some of the humor and plot points depend on things coming in spray cans; for example, PTA meetings. Huh? Not only is that not funny, it's supernatural, something that does not belong in Charlie Brown's world.

Also, this was the first time we hear actual adult voices, as opposed to the muted trombone sound effect. It's almost as if the 4th wall was being blown to bits. Suddenly we are no longer in the world of kids; the adults have invaded.

The other major thing wrong was the use of rock music in the soundtrack. Up to now, Vince Guaraldi's outstanding jazz scores gave Charlie Brown a dynamic, signature sound that everyone could quickly identify. To replace that with rock borders on sacrilege.

Maybe they wanted to try something new. Well, to me it didn't work. Why mess with success?

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