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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  20 November 1973 (USA)
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Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Todd Barbee ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Robin Kohn ...
Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea ...
Linus van Pelt (voice)
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Sally Brown (voice)
Christopher DeFaria ...
Jimmy Ahrens ...
Marcie (voice)
Robin Reed ...
Franklin (voice)
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Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

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Spend Thanksgiving with Good Ol' Charlie Brown. (2008 DVD re-release)


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Trivia

Lucy appears only at the beginning of the film when she is playing football with Charlie Brown. She never appears for the rest of the movie. See more »

Goofs

As Franklin sits alone on the opposite side of the table from which Snoopy serves "dinner", empty chairs adjacent to him disappear and reappear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lucy van Pelt: [holding football] Charlie Brown! Oh, Charlie Brown!
Charlie Brown: I can't believe it. She must think I'm the most stupid person alive.
Lucy van Pelt: Come on, Charlie Brown. I'll hold the ball and you kick it.
Charlie Brown: Hold it? Ha! You'll pull it away and I'll land flat on my back and kill myself.
Lucy van Pelt: But Charlie Brown, it's Thanksgiving.
Charlie Brown: What's that got to do with anything?
Lucy van Pelt: Well, one of the greatest traditions we have is the Thanksgiving Day football game. And the biggest, most important tradition of all is the kicking ...
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, Snoopy and Woodstock both have a slice of pumpkin pie. See more »

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Followed by It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown! (1996) See more »

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Linus and Lucy
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Music by Vince Guaraldi
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You're holding my hand, you sly dog
31 May 2003 | by (90210, USA) – See all my reviews

Charlie Brown almost gets depressed again. Another holiday is coming. That means more school-work. It appears as if this time, most everyone shares his idea of not making Thanksgiving about food, like Christmas was about commercialism. This time, old block-head doesn't have the time to be depressed. Because Peppermint Patty has invited herself and two friends along for Chuck's big turkey dinner. The problem is... there isn't going to be any dinner. He's going to his Grandmother's house for Thanksgiving. So, to fix things - instead of telling them the truth, he has Snoopy and Woodstock fix up a small supper of junk food. Priscilla (Patty) is not pleased and blows her top.

Probably my favorite of the Peanuts holiday specials, spare one with Charlie Brown falling in love - I'm not sure which. Why should this be my favored over the brilliant Great Pumpkin Halloween film or the nostalgic and brightly chilling A Charlie Brown Christmas? This time, it's because of the music. Not to mention Peppermint Patty is my favorite character. I named a cat after Lucy in real life, but Priscilla is definitely my favorite. The stand-out song "Little Birdy" really glows and the idea of Grandmother living in a condo is funny. *** out of ****


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