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You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  29 October 1972 (USA)
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Linus runs for school president with Lucy and Charlie Brown being his campaign managers.

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Cast overview:
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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Linus van Pelt: If I'm elected, my first act as president will be to appear before the School Board.
[Lucy whispers in his ear]
Linus van Pelt: I'm sorry. I will not be able to appear before the School Board. They meet at 8:00, and I go to bed at 7:30.
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"I remember one time he gave me half of his peanut butter sandwich. I'd vote for anybody who took me out to lunch."
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The Peanuts gang tackles politics as Linus (not Charlie Brown, despite the title) runs for student body president. Lucy is his campaign manager. Lots of funny bits of business to be had here. Linus' campaign speeches are hilarious. This is an underrated gem among the Peanuts specials. Aside from the great political satire and all-around good fun that comes from Charlie Brown & friends, this one offers up the first animated appearance of Snoopy's best alter ego: Joe Cool. Vince Guaraldi crafts a wonderful song to introduce him ("Joe Cool, back in school, hangin' around the water fountain actin' a fool"). The version currently being shown by ABC, following the Great Pumpkin, is edited. Particularly the beginning and ending have been altered. It's still enjoyable but try to catch the unedited version. This is a very fun cartoon. Peanuts fans will, of course, love it.


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