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Release Date:
20 November 1973 (USA) See more »
Spend Thanksgiving with Good Ol' Charlie Brown. (2008 DVD re-release)
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. | Add synopsis »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)
Todd Barbee ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Robin Kohn ... Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea ... Linus van Pelt (voice)

Hilary Momberger ... Sally Brown (voice)
Christopher DeFaria ... Patricia 'Peppermint Patty' Reichardt (voice)
Jimmy Ahrens ... Marcie (voice)
Robin Reed ... Franklin (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vince Guaraldi ... Little Birdie singer (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy / Woodstock (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Melendez 
Phil Roman 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (written and created 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.  (as Rudy Zamora)
Production Management
Robert T. Gillis .... production manager (as Bob Gillis)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Rivetti .... camera operator
Animation Department
Bob Bachman .... animator
Music Department
John Scott Trotter .... music supervisor
Vince Guaraldi .... musician: keyboards and vocals (uncredited)
Seward McCain .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Other crew
Carole Barnes .... graphic blandishment
Evert Brown .... graphic blandishment
Bob Carlson .... graphic blandishment
Bernard Gruver .... graphic blandishment
Sam Jaimes .... graphic blandishment
Faith Kovaleski .... graphic blandishment
Bror Lansing .... graphic blandishment
Joanne Lansing .... graphic blandishment
Adele Lenart .... graphic blandishment
Ed Levitt .... graphic blandishment
Bill Littlejohn .... graphic blandishment
Warren Lockhart .... president: Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates
Don Lusk .... graphic blandishment
Joice Lee Marshall .... graphic blandishment
Al Pabian .... graphic blandishment
Chandra Poweris .... graphic blandishment
Beverly Robbins .... graphic blandishment
Frank Smith .... graphic blandishment
Dean Spille .... graphic blandishment
Eleanor Warren .... graphic blandishment
Carla Washburn .... graphic blandishment
Manon Washburn .... graphic blandishment

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Argentina:30 min | USA:30 min (including commercials)
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Peppermint Patty and Marcie are voiced by male actors.See more »
Continuity: Soon after setting the table for the fake Thanksgiving dinner, Snoopy takes off his chef's hat and puts it back in his trunk. When he and Woodstock return to Charlie Brown's house, they are led back to the kitchen, and we see another chef's hat that Charlie Brown suggests that Snoopy would serve dinner with.See more »
[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 off of the football.
Charlie Brown:Is that right?
Lucy van Pelt:Absolutely. Come on, Charlie Brown. It's a big honor for you.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Isn't it funny how some traditions fade away?, 29 November 2009
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

Thanksgiving is not really something that is acknowledged and certainly not something that is celebrated in Scotland, but I watch this TV special every year in the run up to Xmas just to get me in the mood. The cartoon begins with the usual gag where Lucy yanks the football away from Chuck. I guess he'll never learn to distrust women, eh.

But his main grief in this one is the fact that all of his friends invite themselves over to his place for Thanksgiving despite the fact he's going to his grandmother's for the celebration. Snoopy and Woodstock work together (and against each other) to prepare a slapdash dinner including toast, jelly beans and popcorn. Needless to say the rest of the Peanuts gang are far from impressed with the menu, though that doesn't stop Peppermint Patty putting the moves on Chuck.

All this talk of food has made me hungry.

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