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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

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The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

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Bill Melendez
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Robbins Peter Robbins ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Christopher Shea ... Linus Van Pelt (voice) (as Chris Shea)
Sally Dryer Sally Dryer ... Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Cathy Steinberg Cathy Steinberg ... Sally Brown (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Altieri Ann Altieri ... Frieda / Violet (voice)
Lisa DeFaria Lisa DeFaria ... Patty (voice)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy (voice)
Glenn Mendelson Glenn Mendelson ... Schroeder / Shermy (voice)
Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter ... Pigpen (voice) (as Gail DeFaria)
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Storyline

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Written by Chuck Warner <deepwell@ix.netcom.com>

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Taglines:

Peanuts, pumpkins, and pleasure for the whole family! (2008 DVD re-release) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

ABC [United States] | Snoopy.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the show ran briefly on NBC, the scene of Snoopy and Schroeder was cut out. See more »

Goofs

Linus' letter to the Great Pumpkin disappears from his hand in one frame, as he takes it to the mailbox. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Lucy scoops out the innards of the pumpkin Linus brought]
Linus: [groans] You didn't tell me you were gonna kill it!
[bawls]
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Crazy Credits

Linus and Charlie Brown are at the wall and Charlie tells Linus that he's done stupid things in his life, too. Then Linus keeps on shouting during the credits about how sitting and waiting in a pumpkin patch wasn't stupid. See more »

Alternate Versions

When ABC assumed the rights of "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown," an edited version was made to fit in a 21-22 minute time show. The following changes were made:
  • The scene where Charlie attempts to kick the football and Lucy pulls it away, even though she claims she has a signed document that prevents her from doing so was edited;
  • The sequence of Snoopy dancing to Schroeder's World War I-era piano music was cut
Since at least 2007, ABC has also aired the unedited version along with an edited version of "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown," only slightly cutting the transition music after Linus sets up shop in the pumpkin patch. See more »

Connections

Followed by It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Linus and Lucy
(uncredited)
Music by Vince Guaraldi
Performed by The Vince Guaraldi Sextet
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What would Halloween be without it??
20 April 2004 | by Alan-42See all my reviews

Now what would Halloween, my favorite holiday, be without Charlie

Brown and the Great Pumpkin? Not to date myself, but I remember the very first time it aired on

CBS at the ripe old age of 7! I've never missed it since! Nothing encapsulates childhood, camaraderie and the spirit of

Halloween more than this Charles M. Schultz classic. Charlie

Brown and his bag of rocks, Snoopy and the Red Baron, Linus'

ingenious use of his security blanket for a ghost costume, Vince

Guaraldi's great score, and of course, bossy Lucy and her

sarcastic voice of reason - I think we all know a 'Lucy' growing up! All the feelings of anticipation, excitement and fear so commonly

associated with this spooky holiday is captured here - even the

feeling of great disappointment when awakening the day after and

knowing one must wait another FULL year for this greatest of

holidays to come again - another year to plan and live out your

fantasy. Well, at least there's Charlie Brown Xmas to get us over

the hump! Good Grief!!


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