Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990)

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Linus falls for a new girl who soon must go to the hospital for cancer treatment.


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Cast overview:
Kaleb Henley ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
Brandon Stewart ...
Linus Van Pelt (voice)
Janice Emmons (voice)
Adrienne Stiefel ...
Sally Brown (voice)
Jennifer Banko ...
Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Dion Zamora ...
The Bully (voice)
Brittany Thornton ...
Little Sister (voice)
Big Sister (voice)
Bill Melendez ...
Snoopy / Woodstock (voice)


A new girl comes to the neighbourhood school and Linus is smitten with her. Unfortunately, she develops the symptoms of leukemia and must go to the hospital for cancer treatment. Linus and Charlie Brown help her through the traumas of chemotherapy as best they can while Snoopy plays at being the world's greatest doctor. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Why, Charlie Brown, Why?  »

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Lindsay Sloane's TV debut. See more »


Sally claims she left her lunch sitting on the curb. However, there is no sign of a lunchox in the scene beforehand, when the kids get on the bus. It doesn't show up until after the bus pulls away and Snoopy rushes for it. See more »


Linus van Pelt: [sad about Janice at the hospital] Why, Charlie Brown, why?
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Follows Snoopy Come Home (1972) See more »

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A Great Episode!
30 March 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I first watched this when I was a little girl and believe me, it stays with you forever! It really helps little kids understand about death. It's the best Charlie Brown episode I've ever seen. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in seeing a great Charlie Brown episode, or anyone who likes Charlie Brown for that fact. It is one you can't miss and can't watch without getting a little teary eyed.

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