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Writers:
Charles M. Schulz (written by)
Charles M. Schulz (creator)
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Release Date:
25 February 1980 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Pepperment Patty trains for a figure skating competition. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
User Reviews:
Typically enjoyable Peanuts TV special See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Patricia Patts ... Peppermint Patty (voice)
Casey Carlson ... Marcie (voice)
Arrin Skelley ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Debbie Muller ... Teacher (voice)
Scott Beach ... Coach / Announcer (voice)
Tim Hall ... The Bully (voice)
Mary Ellen Kinsey ... Skaters (voice)
Amy Schulz ... Skaters (voice)
Karen Hutton ... Skaters (voice)
Jason Serinus ... Woodstock (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy / Woodstock (voice) (uncredited)

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

Charles M. Schulz (creator)

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
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Baker .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bill Kent .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Dale Baer .... animator
Bob Carlson .... animator
Utit Choomuang .... assistant animator
Sam Jaimes .... animator
Larry Leichliter .... assistant animator
Bill Littlejohn .... animator
Ed Newmann .... assistant animator
Al Pabian .... assistant animator
Spencer Peel .... animator
Joe Roman .... assistant animator
Hank Smith .... animator
 

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30 min
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This special was based on a series of strips from 1974, which was one of the longest series in "Peanuts." The strip had some other subplots that were omitted in the special, and some changes that were made to the story. The main differences: - In the strip, after the fiasco with Patty's skating dress, Marcie's mother makes the alterations to the dress to perfect it. In the special, it was Snoopy who does this onscreen. - After Patty gets her dress, she wants to do something with her self-described "mousy-blah" hair, so she decides to go to Charlie Brown's dad's barber shop, but Charlie forgot to tell his dad that Patty was a girl, so he gives her a boy's haircut, much to her despair. To cover this up, Patty wears a huge afro wig. In the special, the haircut scene was written out, so the wig was a gift to Patty from Snoopy to go with the skating dress; she disliked it, so she threw it on Snoopy's head. - In the strip, Patty makes it to the competition, only to find out that it's for roller skating, not ice skating, but she realizes this too late when she gets into trouble for inadvertently damaging the rink floor with the blades of her skates. After her return from the competition, she realizes that she still owes Snoopy for her lessons. As she has no money, she puts the wig on Snoopy's head (much like the aforementioned scene in the special).See more »
Quotes:
[Peppermint Patty tries on her skating dress, which turns out to be like a long skirt]
Marcie:Maybe it'll look better after I get the sequins sewed on, sir.
Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt:[furiously] Marcie! This is the worst skating dress I've ever seen! It doesn't even have any sleeves in it! How can I skate in a dress like this? I'll be the laughingstock of the whole competition!
Marcie:If you will recall, sir, I told you I didn't know how to sew.
Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt:[sadly] I think I'm going to cry. I can feel the tears forming in my stomach.
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Typically enjoyable Peanuts TV special, 13 November 2011
Author: Woodyanders (Woodyanders@aol.com) from The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Peppermint Patty rigorously trains for an upcoming figure skating competition with Snoopy serving as her tough coach and Marcie deputized as her reluctant costume designer. Director Bill Melendez, working from a pleasant and witty script by Charles M. Schulz, relates the delightful story at a snappy pace, creates and sustains an engagingly breezy tone, and milks the amusing sense of good-natured dry humor for a few solid laughs (it's a total hoot to see a crabby and exacting Snoopy put Patty through her paces and the sequence with Patty and Snoopy standing up to a team of belligerent bully hockey players is quite funny). Naturally, the trademark sweet and warm Schulz sensibility is very evident here, with the single most lovely, precious, and touching moment occurring when Woodstock whistles the music for Patty over the microphone at the big skating event after Snoopy accidentally breaks the cassette player. The nice jazzy score by Ed Bogas and Judy Munsen keeps things bubbling along. The animation is really bright and colorful as well. Well worth a watch for Peanuts fans.

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