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You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972)

Linus runs for school president with Lucy and Charlie Brown being his campaign managers.

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Chad Webber ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Robin Kohn ...
Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea ...
Linus van Pelt (voice)
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Sally Brown (voice)
Todd Barbee ...
Russell (voice)
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With the school election looming, Linus is talked into running for school president. With Lucy and Charlie Brown as his campaign manager and Snoopy and Woodstock assisting, he stands a decent chance of victory. Soon however, he makes unrealistic promises and learns the hard way that preaching about the Great Pumpkin cannot be considered a sound campaign strategy. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Fun wins in a landslide! (2008 DVD re-release)


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The name of the school the gang attends is Birchwood School. See more »

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When Snoopy is crying after getting his finger stuck in the binder at school during the Joe Cool song, tears are coming from his forehead, not his eyes. See more »

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Sally Brown: Well, I hope you told him.
Linus van Pelt: Well, not really. As a matter of fact, he told me.
Sally Brown: He sold out! We elected him, and he sold out! They're all the same! Promises, promises! You elect them, and they weasel out of their promises!
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Followed by You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown (1979) See more »

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Charlie Brown in Politics? Polling results at '11:00'
31 July 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The cast of the "Peanuts" gang are getting caught-up in a world of politics, power and promises!! Watch out! Because, here comes Lucy, the campaign manager, adviser and publicist for her brother Linus's ill-fated political student body presidential career. Well, maybe it's not that bad, but it is a whole lot of fun!! And you can't exactly call Lucy and Linus a puppet regime either, because they're not Muppets, just cartoon characters after all. This episode is truly another 'Peanuts' great.

Talking about the political process at the 'school' of Charlie Brown, who in this case, declines to take a verbal 'nomination' from his buddy Linus for student body Prez. So Lucy hits the streets to meet the public and be a 'pollster'. She figures after pre-stumping for her brother's 'popularity' that he looks like a shoe-in for the office and that things in that school are about to happened. The timing and political climate is right, for 'change' or a tremendous political sun-burn.

Everyone turns out for the campaign of Linus, even Snoopy and Woodstock. A short 'cameo' appearance from 'Joe Cool' is in order. The music score is worthy of praise, from a solid, stylish, Guaraldi.

Linus is in for a surprise when he learns that it's not always easy when you're 'Elected'.

This one makes the political grade. (****)


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