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19 March 1979 (USA) See more »
Charlie Brown, Marcie and Snoopy compete in the School Olympics' decathalon event. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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A typically funny and enjoyable Peanuts TV special See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)
Arrin Skelley ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Patricia Patts ... Peppermint Patty (voice)
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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mel Blanc ... Charlie Grunting (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Roman 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (written and created by)

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ed Bogas 
Judy Munsen 
Film Editing by
Roger Donley 
Chuck McCann 
Production Design by
Evert Brown 
Bernard Gruver 
Dean Spille 
Production Management
Carole Barnes .... production manager
Animation Department
Dale Baer .... animator
Carole Barnes .... checking
Patricia Capozzi .... ink and paint artist (as Pat Capozzi)
Bob Carlson .... animator
Eve Fletcher .... checking
Valerie Green .... ink and paint artist
Lee Guttman .... ink and paint artist
Lee Hoffman .... ink and paint artist
Larry Huber .... animator
Sam Jaimes .... animator
Roubina Janian .... ink and paint artist (as Roubina Babajanian)
Mickey Kreyman .... ink and paint artist (as Micky Kreyman)
Joanne Lansing .... ink and paint supervisor
Larry Leichliter .... animator
Adele Lenart .... ink and paint artist
Bill Littlejohn .... animator
Ed Newmann .... animator (as Ed Newman)
Al Pabian .... animator
Joan Pabian .... ink and paint artist
Spencer Peel .... animator
Chandra Poweris .... ink and paint artist
Joe Roman .... animator
Hank Smith .... animator
Karin Stover .... ink and paint artist
Ginny Tucker .... ink and paint artist (as Ginny Hansard)
Hank Tucker .... animator
Music Department
Wally Heider .... music recording
Other crew
Sandy Claxton Arnold .... production assistant (as Sandy Claxton-Arnold)
Lora Sackett .... production assistant

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USA:24 min
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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 »
Revealing mistakes: In the early scene in the gym, after Charlie Brown lifts a barbell once, Lucy says "What's so great about lifting two angel food cakes?". But you can clearly see the barbell has real dark-colored weights, so the gag is inappropriate.See more »
Lucy van Pelt:[In response to Charlie Brown winning the discus event] Stop the world! I wanna get off!See more »
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A typically funny and enjoyable Peanuts TV special, 19 August 2009
Author: Woodyanders ( from The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left

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Peppermint Patty persuades Charlie Brown to participate in the school decathlon. Charlie undergoes a grueling exercise regimen in order get into shape for the big event. He competes against Snoopy as the Masked Marvel and mean, cocky and fearsome jerk Fred Fabulous from a rival school. Meanwhile, Marcie cheers Charlie on and serves as his back up. Once again beloved Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz delivers a bright and witty story with a pleasing blend of true warmth and good humor complete with a right-on central message about how it's more important to do your best and be a good sport than it is to win. The decathlon itself is a delightful set piece: Fred Fabulous makes for a deliciously hateful foil, Snoopy shows off some fancy moves, and Charlie Brown has you completely rooting for him as he pours his heart and soul into each demanding round of the game. Among the nifty highlights are Snoopy wiping out on the pole vault and Marcie giving Charlie Brown a sweet wink at the end of the show. The bouncy score by Ed Bogas and Judy Munsen neatly alternates between the folksy and the funky. The animation might be pretty rough around the edges by today's more sophisticated standards, but it does the trick just the same. Charlie Brown's undying optimistic spirit and fierce determination are an absolute joy to behold. A solid and satisfying little hoot.

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