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You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown (1975)

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Peppermint Patty compete in a motocross race.

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Duncan Watson ...
Charlie Brown / Franklin / Kid (voice)
Melanie Kohn ...
Lucy van Pelt / Loretta (voice)
Stuart Brotman ...
Jimmy Ahrens ...
Marcie (voice)
Gail Davis ...
Sally Brown (voice)
Liam Martin ...
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A motocross, a race of motorbikes through a series of obstacles, provides the occasion for Charlie Brown's latest attempt to win at something. He selects Linus as his pit crew and goes to a store to select a bike, and due to insufficient funds, he must settle for a tiny, run-down putt-putt. The majority of Charlie's opponents are eliminated in the race, and Charlie, wearing a makeshift helmet carved from a pumpkin, finds himself in close competition with his friend, tomboy Peppermint Patty, and the Masked Marvel (a.k.a. Snoopy, Charlie's dog). Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The Peanuts gang goes to the races in this Emmy-award winning special. (2009 DVD release)


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The last project for veteran music conductor John Scott Trotter, who worked with composer Vince Guaraldi on all Peanuts specials starting with It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966). This would also be Guaraldi's penultimate Peanuts special. See more »

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Charlie Brown: [Charlie Brown has just won the motocross, in defiance of all expectations - including his own. However, instead of the Grand Prize of 5 free Superbowl tickets, CB is awarded... ] Five free *haircuts?* But my dad is a barber. And besides, I don't have much hair to cut!
[Talk about a white elephant! Later, on the way home... ]
Linus van Pelt: Don't take it too hard, Charlie Brown. Winning the big prize isn't what really counts. What does count is that you did your best. And by doing your best, you beat them all. ...
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) See more »

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You ought to try a new sport, Charlie Brown
14 December 2009 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Bored with football and at the end of his tether with Lucy for always pulling the ball away at the last second during place kicks (he just never learns) Chuck tries his luck at Motocross after Peppermint Patty turns up riding a new motorcycle. There's a big race coming up but the only bike poor old Chuck can afford is a shambling wreck (much like he could only afford a pathetic excuse of a Christmas tree).

The race, of course, is a disaster. But luckily Chuck has the least bad luck of all the contestants and manages to limp across the finish line in first place. However the promised prize of tickets to the Pro Bowl is not available and instead Chuck is awarded vouchers for free haircuts (Charlie Brown's dad is a barber).

Even when Chuck has some good luck it turns out bad. Though it's nice to see him win for once.


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