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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.


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





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)


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?


Schroeder plays four songs for Snoopy from World War One: "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", "There's a Long, Long Trail", "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag", and "Roses of Picardy". See more »


When the kids are putting on their Halloween costumes, Charlie Brown's ghost sheet has many holes in it. Shortly after, when Snoopy is walking out the front door as the World War I Flying Ace, Charlie Brown holds the door open for him and salutes. When he does this the many holes in his ghost costume disappear, only to re-appear later. See more »


[first lines]
[Lucy scoops out the innards of the pumpkin Linus brought]
Linus: [groans] You didn't tell me you were gonna kill it!
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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 version of the show broadcast on CBS from the late 1970s until it went to ABC was edited, cutting out most of the Trick or Treat/I got a rock sequence. This version was also time-compressed. Some older video releases also edit this sequence and also the scene where Snoopy dances along to Schroeder's World War I-era piano music. Later airings on CBS in the late 1990s would also cut the scene where Lucy pulls the football away when Charlie Brown attempts to kick it. The Paramount video release is unedited. See more »


Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.163 (2013) See more »


Roses of Picardy
Music by Haydn Wood
Arranged and Performed by Vince Guaraldi
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Every Year I Watch Thinking He's Finally Going to See the Great Pumpkin
13 July 2011 | by jerrilynnbthomasSee all my reviews

I was born in 1966. Since I can remember, I've been a Peanuts fan. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown was a must watch show for me every Halloween since about the age of 4. Eating a TV dinner and watching it in the den was the highlight of Halloween. It got me primed to go trick or treating.

As an adult with children in their 20's, I still stop what I'm doing to watch Linus sit in the pumpkin patch with Sally. I know that its silly but at the end of the show, I always feel let down just like Linus. My kids shake their heads when I start going off that by now he should know better.

I will be an old woman and still watching It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. It reminds of a simpler time when kids could off in groups to trick or treat. You could get popcorn balls and candy apples along with other goodies. If Halloween fell on a school day, teachers kept you busy working a cool project in hopes of keeping you calm.

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27 October 1966 (USA) See more »

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