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It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown (2000)

Based on the legend of the Pied Piper, it stars Snoopy as the title character, who tries to rid the Peanuts' gang's hometown of mice by playing his concertina, in return for a year's supply of dog food.

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Charlie Brown tells Sally a somewhat modified version of the legend of the Pied Piper, as Snoopy plays the title character who tries to rid the Peanuts' gang's hometown of sports playing, loudly dancing mice by playing his accordion in return for a year's supply of dog food. Written by Jason Breslin

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Despite his name appearing in the credits Woodstock doesn't appear in this special. See more »

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Sally: What are you watching, big brother?
Charlie Brown: I am watching a program that's supposed to make you a better person.
Sally: It's not working, is it?
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Follows Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986) See more »

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Down By The Old Mill Stream
Written by Tell Taylor
Performed by Randy Crenshaw, Michael Mishaw, Gene Morford, Don Shelton
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It's a Cash Grab, Charlie Brown!
9 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Why? Charles Schultz couldn't have been this hard-up for cash, could he?

Peanuts conventions are thrown to the wind: Adults are shown in plenty, with lots of lines -- no "wah-wah... wah-wah-WAAH-wah" here.

Contrived storyline -- Snoopy is the Pied Piper. Has nothing to do with the Peanuts setting. Granted, this is apparently supposed to be a story Charlie Brown is relating to Sally, but still.

Complete lack of the clever irony that made Peanuts funny. All dialog is forced, and usually a cliché, especially the adults (reminding us why they were "WAH-wah"ed out in the first place).

A Barbershop quintet singing as filler.

Oh. And the dancing mice. Was this an attempt to find the Woodstock Formula? Idunno.

There was just no good reason for this video to be made


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