This Is America, Charlie Brown: Season 1, Episode 8

The Music and Heroes of America (23 May 1989)

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Snoopy wants to participate in Schroeder's report on music in America. Everyone in the gang plays a different musical instrument while we hear such classics as "Alexander's Ragtime Band" ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Erin Chase ...
Charlie Brown (voice)
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Schroeder (voice)
Erica Gayle ...
Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Brittany Thornton ...
Sally Brown (voice)
Jason Mendelson ...
Marie Cole ...
Marcie (voice) (as Marie Wise)
Hakeem Abdul-Samad ...
Franklin (voice) (as Hakim Abdul-Samad)
Bill Melendez ...
Snoopy / Woodstock / Spike (voice)
Lou Rawls ...
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Vocalist (singing voice) (as Cameron Clarke)
Desirée Goyette ...
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Snoopy wants to participate in Schroeder's report on music in America. Everyone in the gang plays a different musical instrument while we hear such classics as "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and "Yankee Doodle." This special plays homage to such celebrated composers as John Phillip Sousa, Irving Berlin, George Cohan, Scott Joplin and others. Also featured is Lucy's report on the heroes of America, which include Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr. Jonas Salk and others. Written by Anonymous

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At the end of the show, when some of the characters ask Charlie Brown who his favorite composer is, he replies Vince Guaraldi, score composer for Peanuts shorts including A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (1976). See more »

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Lucy Van Pelt: [bringing out a few photos of famous American black heroes] Black leaders would also emerge. Just to name a few: Booker T. Washington, who headed Tuskeegee Institute, was the advisor to two presidents. This is scientist George Washington Carver. He caused a revolution in agriculture in the South. He changed and improved the growing patterns of everything from cotton, to sweet potatoes, to peanuts. This is W. E. B. Du Bois. He founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...
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