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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

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 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) (as Hilary Momberger)
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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Charlie Brown e o Dia de Ação de Graças  »

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Trivia

Peppermint Patty and Marcie are voiced by male actors. See more »

Goofs

In scenes of the table set up with chairs around it before the guests arrive, the white-and-pink-striped lawn chair (the same one Snoopy tussled with earlier) disappears and reappears between shots. 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 »

Connections

Followed by A Charlie Brown Celebration (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the River and Through the Woods
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Written by Lydia Maria Child
Performed by Christopher DeFaria and cast
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My Favorite of All the Peanuts Specials
24 November 2009 | by (St. Louis Park, MN) – See all my reviews

I have watched A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for many years and of all the Peanuts specials that I have watched and reviewed for this website, this is my favorite. The opening scene where Lucy pulls the football away from Charlie Brown always cracks me up. If you watch it on DVD or tape it off the TV, play back the football scene in slow motion to see Charlie Brown in mid air.

As for the rest of the cartoon, I thought Peppermint Patty was bossy and rude to Charlie Brown, inviting herself, Marcie and Franklin to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving dinner, monopolizing their phone conversations and even worse, complaining about the nontraditional cuisine. She was also flirtatious toward Charlie Brown. There were also outstanding sight gags involving Snoopy and Woodstock and the scene where they get the food ready for the feast that's set to "Linus and Lucy." It proves that cartoon scenes can work well without dialogue.

I also liked the scene near the end when the kids are in the car and they sing "Over the River and Through the Woods" en route to the Brown's Grandma's condo for a real Thanksgiving dinner. Before or after you go over the river and through the woods for your holiday feast, watch this cartoon. You'll even learn about the holiday in Linus' Thanksgiving prayer.


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