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Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975)

The gang celebrate Valentine's Day while Charlie Brown hopes for at least one valentine for a change.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Duncan Watson ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Stephen Shea ...
Linus van Pelt (voice)
Melanie Kohn ...
Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Greg Felton ...
Schroeder (voice)
Lynn Mortensen ...
Sally Brown (voice)
Linda Ercoli ...
Violet / Frieda (voice)
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It's Valentine's Day again and Charlie Brown dreams the seemingly hopeless dream to receiving a valentine from anyone. All the while, the rest of the gang have their own trials whether it be Linus' struggle to get the biggest card he can for his beloved teacher, or Lucy trying to get some token from Schroeder while Snoopy and Woodstock are having fun spearing valentines on each other's nose. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Ole sydänystäväni, Jaska Jokunen  »

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As Schroeder passes out the valentines, one of the names he calls out is Joanne Lansing. Joanne Lansing is the ink and paint supervisor for this and many of the other Peanuts specials. See more »

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Linus van Pelt: I spent all my money. I made a fool of myself.
[He begins throwing chocolates off the bridge and out of sight]
Linus van Pelt: This one is for love! And this one is for Valentine's! This one is for ro-mance! This one is for Elizabeth Barrett Browning! This is for "How do I love *thee*!" This is for...
[We see Snoopy and Woodstock catching and eating the chocolates as he throws them]
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Snoopy shows off puppets resembling members of the cast and crew. See more »

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Follows A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) See more »

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Not Surprisingly, A Very Jaded View of Valentines
23 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

From the very beginning of the "Peanuts" specials, it's been clear that the makers were very opposed to the commercialism of many holidays. Remember the protest in "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" -- "It's Easter and they already have their Christmas decorations up!". So the very cynical view of this holiday, which has been completely co-opted by the greeting card and candy industries, in this special, can't really come as any surprise.

Yet at the same time, the animators do take the time, via Sally's recitation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's famous poem, to offer a sincere tribute to the spirit of the holiday and the sentiments that it's supposed to be about. Admittedly, they also undercut that by having Linus specifically mention her, and the poem, in his ultimate denunciation of the holiday.


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