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You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown (1979)

Charlie Brown, Marcie and Snoopy compete in the Junior Olympics' decathlon event.

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Cast overview:
Arrin Skelley ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Patricia Patts ...
Casey Carlson ...
Marcie / Crowd (voice)
Michelle Muller ...
Lucy van Pelt / Girl (voice)
Daniel Anderson ...
Linus van Pelt / Crowd (voice)
Tim Hall ...
Fred Fabulous (voice)
Scott Beach ...
Announcer (voice)
Bill Melendez ...
Snoopy (voice)
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Signing up late for the Junior Olympics, Charlie Brown becomes a contender in the only available, and most demanding, event, the decathlon. With great difficulty, Charlie Brown, and later Marcie, train for the event. On the days of competition, the pair face the arrogant Freddy Fabulous and Snoopy as well as the "Masked Marvel." During the contest, Charlie Brown proves to be a surprisingly viable competitor. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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19 March 1979 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This show marks the first and only time Marcie's eyes are ever shown (when she lifts up her glasses to wink at Charlie Brown at the end). See more »

Goofs

In the first scene the character of 5 is seen from behind, with "5" printed on the back of his shirt; the "5" is normally only on the front of his shirt. See more »

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Lucy van Pelt: I can't believe it. After the first five events, you're in third place, Charlie Brown.
Charlie Brown: What's so good about that?
Lucy van Pelt: I thought you'd be dead last.
Charlie Brown: Who was last?
Lucy van Pelt: The Masked Marvel. Freddie Fabulous from Fremont and Marcie are neck and neck for first.
Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt: You did okay, Chuck, and so did our team. In fact, if you can win the decathlon tomorrow, we might win the whole junior olympics.
Lucy van Pelt: Good grief! The whole world must be coming to an end.
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Connections

Followed by It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (1984) See more »

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Olympics Theme
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Rooting for Charlie Brown!
1 July 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

We had a little brown-bag luncheon at work and an employee decided to play this cartoon short for some fun and laughs. Even though there were just six to seven of us adults in the room, it appeared that we all enjoyed the cartoon (I could hear a lot of chuckles) for its innocence, family-friendly theme and message.

Here, Charlie Brown signs up for the decathlon at the School Olympics. After much challenges in his training, Charlie faces arrogant Fred the Fabulous, Snoopy as the "Masked Marvel" and friend Marcie in the competition.

It's not an entirely riveting story with unending adventures and suspense, but it is an innocent and charming cartoon that includes some sports scenes that will have you cheering for Charlie Brown and for some laughable moments from the entire Peanuts gang. The voice acting was good and the animation, while may not be as hi-tech or advanced by today's standards, was simple but refreshing.

It is a nice little movie for everyone to enjoy and reminds us that winning is not much as being first place as working hard and having good sportsmanship.

Grade B


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