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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.

Director:

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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Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties, and Things That Go Bump in the Night Never Were Better Television Then They Are in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" Brought to you by the People in Your Town Who Bottle Coca-Cola. Don't Miss It. And Don't Tell Us You're Too Old to Believe in Great Pumpkins. See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the only special where Pig Pen is shown wearing glasses. You can see them when he is with the other kids at the Halloween party around the apple tub just before Lucy bobs for an apple. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene in which Lucy and Linus go out to the pumpkin patch, we see the setting sun in the background, which the children pass as they walk. However, the sun (just like the moon when we drive a car) would not be "passed" as though it were a stationary object; rather it would "move" along with the person moving. A second setting sun appears at the end of the same shot, after the children turn a corner and walk in another direction. 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

The original 1966 version had longer opening credits to acknowledge the sponsors. Modern broadcast versions and home video releases have the opening fade away after an owl approaches. One scene that followed was the gang, in their Halloween costumes, being frightened by a ghost dancing on a pumpkin. They run away, and the "ghost" then throws off his white sheet, and we see it was actually Snoopy, who continues dancing. See more »

Connections

Followed by It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Long, Long Trail
(uncredited)
Music by Zo Elliott
Arranged and Performed by Vince Guaraldi
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User Reviews

Halloween Parade
29 September 2000 | by newnoirSee all my reviews

I always loved watching this on CBS when I was a kid. I even loved the commercials. They were always either Dolly Madison or McDonald's commercials. That seems like a strange thing to mention but I felt it added something extra to this special. I loved the look of the show. All the oranges and reds and other fall colors. From the pumpkin carving opener, the pumpkin patch, Snoopy's fantasy World War I adventures as he makes his way across the French countryside, to the beautiful musical score, it all adds up to one great Halloween experience. Taking you back to a simpler time when the world seemed more innocent. We'll miss you Charlie Schultz.


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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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Mono | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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