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25 February 1980 (USA) See more »
Pepperment Patty trains for a figure skating competition. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Includes my favorite moment in all the "Peanuts" specials See more (3 total) »


  (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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Woodstock, voiced by Jason Serinus, whistles Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" in the skating competition.See more »
[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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Includes my favorite moment in all the "Peanuts" specials, 28 September 2005
Author: Rob-120 ( from Renton, WA

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

"She's A Good Skate, Charlie Brown" is not as well-known as, say, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." But this "Peanuts" special includes a special moment that I will always remember.

In this special, Peppermint Patty is training for a local figure skating competition. She spends hours at a frozen winter pond, practicing her skating routines, with Snoopy, her "skating coach," barking and snarling orders. Snoopy's little bird friend, Woodstock, watches from the side of the pond, caught up in the beauty of Patty's skating.

On the night of the competition, Patty skates out on the ice at the local ice rink. But as she is about to begin her routine, the tape containing her music breaks. Just as Patty is about to be disqualified, Woodstock saves the day. He steps to the microphone in the announcer's booth, and whistles a beautiful rendition of Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro." (A professional bird whistler, Jason Serinus, was used for this.) Patty does her routine, and wins the competition.

When Woodstock whistles Patty's music, it is a poignant and deeply moving moment. You get the idea that Woodstock is a little guy with hidden reserves of spirit and a tremendous heart.

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