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


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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) (TV Short)
Charlie Brown's All Stars! (1966) (TV Short)

Followed by 

You're in Love, Charlie Brown (1967) (TV Short)
He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (1968) (TV Short)
Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971) (TV Short)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) (TV Special)
It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown (1974) (TV Short)
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975) (TV Short)
It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (1976) (TV Short)
It's Magic, Charlie Brown (1981) (TV Short)
A Charlie Brown Celebration (1982) (TV Movie)
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986) (TV Short)
Snoopy: The Musical (1988) (TV Short)
This Is America, Charlie Brown (1988) (TV Mini-Series)
Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990) (TV Short)
Snoopy's Reunion (1991) (TV Short)
A Charlie Brown Valentine (2002) (TV Short)
He's a Bully, Charlie Brown (2006) (TV Short)


Wings (1927)
Snoopy's trek toward the Halloween party parallels Richard Arlen's trek through occupied France after his aircraft is shot down, including the French location markers, ruined buildings, and wading through the river.

Referenced in 

Adam-12: Log 36: Man Between (1971) (TV Episode)
Off. Wells is so taken with Reed's naivety he asks him if he stays awake on Halloween and waits for the Great Pumpkin.
You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972) (TV Short)
During his last campaign speech, Linus inadvertently starts talking about the Great Pumpkin
You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown (1975) (TV Short)
Sally says, "Don't start pulling any of that Great Pumpkin stuff on me, Linus."
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980)
The scene with Snoopy listening to "happy" and "sad" war-era songs on the jukebox is similar to his reactions to Schroeder's different wartime songs on the piano.
Taxi: Get Me Through the Holidays (1982) (TV Episode)
Great Pumpkin mentioned
Knight Rider: Halloween Knight (1984) (TV Episode)
Michael Knight claims "the Great Pumkpin told" him there was a party in apartment 104.
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: Snoopy's Brother Spike (1985) (TV Episode)
The "Great Pumpkin" short in this episode
Tiny Toon Adventures: Her Wacky Highness (1990) (TV Episode)
Snoopy as the Great Baron can be seen flying on his dog house for a brief second when Buster got on top of the "Foot Hills"
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror II (1991) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown and friends are seen trick-or-treating outside the Simpson home.
Night Court: Teacher's Pet (1991) (TV Episode)
"Ha ha, big deal, he also believes in the great pumpkin."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Sally): "All I want is what's coming to me!"
Roseanne: Halloween IV (1992) (TV Episode)
Jackie asks Roseanne if she saw the Great Pumpkin
Beavis and Butt-Head: Beavis and Butt-head Meet God (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Beavis and Butt-Head: Bungholio: Lord of the Harvest (1995) (TV Episode)
One of the Trick or Treaters is dress up as the Great Pumpkin.
The X-Files: Tunguska (1996) (TV Episode)
When Scully shows Krycek the meteorite Mulder says to him, "what did you get for Halloween, Charlie Brown?" Whilst trick-or-treating Charlie Brown only got rocks instead of candy.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Agent for H.A.R.M. (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "This time I'm really gonna see the Great Pumpkin!"
King of the Hill: Hilloween (1997) (TV Episode)
Flashback sequence
3rd Rock from the Sun: Scaredy Dick (1997) (TV Episode)
Harry watches the show on TV.
Boy Meets World: My Baby Valentine (1999) (TV Episode)
Eric refers to the special.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror X (1999) (TV Episode)
Closing credits: "Haloed Great Pumpkin"
Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/The Wallflowers (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on the Delicious Dish
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: All the Way (2001) (TV Episode)
Spike tells Buffy that he's going to watch "The Great Pumpkin" when she refuses to go patrolling with him on Halloween.
Will & Grace: It's the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (2002) (TV Episode)
The episode title is named after the television special.
Dead Like Me: Pilot (2003) (TV Episode)
The Great Pumpkin is mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Megan Mullally/Clay Aiken (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
City of Heroes (2004) (Video Game)
One of the special salvage items available during the annual Halloween event's trick-or-treating is a rock.
The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers (2004) (TV Episode)
Cosmo anxiously awaits the arrival of "The Great Menorah."
How I Met Your Mother: The Slutty Pumpkin (2005) (TV Episode)
Character waiting patiently for a mysterious pumpkin who never arrives, Peanuts theme is played.
My Gym Partner's a Monkey: Have Yourself a Joyful Little Animas (2006) (TV Episode)
Piano music and pumpkin patch mimicked.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "The House That Gave Sucky Treats", one of the treats to give Strong Mad and The Cheat is a pile of rocks, which refers to Charlie Brown's Halloween candy being only rocks
NCIS: Witch Hunt (2006) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo "You got a time of death on the Great Pumpkin here, Charlie Brown?"
Norbit (2007)
when Rasputa goes to the dance class Buster says she looks like the great pumpkin
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ghostbusters: Conclusion (2007) (TV Episode)
Nerd -"Sorta like Charlie Brown's Halloween costume".
Robot Chicken: Rabbits on a Roller Coaster (2007) (TV Episode)
One of Randy's friends wears a ghost costume with multiple eye holes cut into it, similar to Charlie Brown in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 3 (2007) (Video)
At the very beginning of "Happy Hallow-day", Strong Bad is seen wearing a witch mask and hat that look like the ones Lucy Van Pelt wore
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
A man tells his son to go back inside and watch Charlie Brown on Halloween.
My Name Is Earl: I Won't Die with a Little Help from My Friends: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Earl says, "Randy wasn't a religious man other than believing in the Great Pumpkin."
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Dick Tracy (2008) (TV Episode)
"Yeah, I got a rock. Just like Charlie Brown."
Supernatural: It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester (2008) (TV Episode)
title reference
Smallville: Bulletproof (2009) (TV Episode)
While undercover, Clark makes a joke about the Great Pumpkin.
Robot Chicken: But Not in That Way (2009) (TV Episode)
During the Peanuts sketch, Charlie Brown says, "I got a rock."
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Metal Gear (2009) (TV Episode)
"I got Charlie Brown ghost ass."
The Troop: The Great Punkin (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Dancing with the Stars: Round Six (2009) (TV Episode)
Promotion of the following night's broadcast
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.35 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay displays a fake spoof featuring Kim Kardashian
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.102 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $3,000 question
Futurama: Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences (2010) (TV Episode)
Fry's costume is a bedsheet ghost with too many eyeholes, same as Charlie Brown.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Scary Godmother 1 & 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Title card shown when Hewy dicusses Halloween specials
Jeopardy!: Episode #27.35 (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Halloween-Pourri" category
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #57 (2010) (TV Episode)
References made to Charlie Brown's ghost costume and answers his question about not having a normal dog like everyone else
No Strings Attached (2011)
"Someone call Charlie Brown. We found the Great Pumpkin!"
Nostalgia Critic: The Tommyknockers (2011) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown's ghost costume is seen
Nostalgia Critic: The Haunting (2011) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown's ghost costume appears during prologue.
Nostalgia Critic: Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows (2011) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown's ghost costume is seen during prologue
Bum Reviews: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
"I got a rock."
Nostalgia Critic: Exorcist 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown's ghost costume is seen during prologue
Conan: It's the Great Pumpki-- No Wait, That's Just Conan's Head (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference in episode title
South Park: Jewpacabra (2012) (TV Episode)
The scene where Kyle brings Cartman back from the park and takes him to bed is reminiscient of the scene where Lucy takes Linus home.
Mad: This Means War Machine/iCharlie (2012) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown failing to kick Lucy's football becomes a successful online video.
Revolution: No Quarter (2012) (TV Episode)
Aaron - It's like Lucy yanking some enormous cosmic football just as Charlie Brown is about to kick it.
The Cinema Snob: Hack-O-Lantern (2012) (TV Episode)
"I can see why that scene was necessary: it was to summon The Great Pumpkin."
RiffTrax Live: Birdemic - Shock and Terror (2012)
Upon seeing a large pumpkin being carved, Kevin - "Over the years, Linus's obsession has grown stronger".
The Mindy Project: Halloween (2012) (TV Episode)
Betsy and Riley mention it.
The Middle: The Friend (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Axl
An Easter Bunny Puppy (2013)
Great Pumpkin mentioned
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.163 (2013) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
DVD-R Hell: B.C.: The First Thanksgiving (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions he watches this
Parks and Recreation: Flu Season 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Craig says, "There's so much pumpkin, it's like a Charlie Brown Halloween special!"
The Simpsons: The Yellow Badge of Cowardge (2014) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown's ghost costume seen
Digging Up the Marrow (2014)
Great Pumpkin mentioned
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Elijah Wood/Cecily Strong/Ella Henderson (2014) (TV Episode)
In his monologue, Seth refers to a rerun of the special being immediately followed by an episode of Scandal which began with a sex scene
Life Is Strange (2015) (Video Game)
The Halloween Bazaar flyer lists a "Great Pumpkin" carving contest in episode 2.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Made in Manehattan (2015) (TV Episode)
Rarity opens an advice booth and makes sounds.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Future of the Universal Monsters (2015) (TV Episode)
James mentions this airing every Halloween
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Snoopy roaming through the neighborhood came from this special and Linus mentions The Great Pumpkin.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Halloween TV Specials (2015) (TV Episode)
James and Mike discuss it.
AniMat's Reviews: The Peanuts Movie (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a Charlie Brown holiday special.
Nostalgia Critic: Is a Charlie Brown Christmas Overrated? (2015) (TV Episode)
another Peanuts special the Critic got into moreso than the Christmas one
Daredevil: Dogs to a Gunfight (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Trick or Treat (2016) (TV Episode)
"Tim, meanwhile, is waiting for the Great Pumpkin to rise."
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.36 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Halloween Entertainment" category
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Cry Wilderness (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Dear Great Pumpkin, everyone's cray-cray."
Fresh Off the Boat: It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang (2017) (TV Episode)
title reference
Modern Family: It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy (2017) (TV Episode)
Title Reference

Featured in 

He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (1968) (TV Short)
Snoopy's "Red Baron Dogfight" sequence is shown.
A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
Snoopy's "Red Baron Dogfight" sequence from "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is used for Snoopy's nightmare in "A Boy Named Charlie Brown."
You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (1990) (TV Special)
I Love the Holidays (2005) (TV Special)
One of the things associated with Halloween
The Cinema Snob: The Tormentors (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown as Cinema Snob reads the name B. Eagle and assumes Snoopy is the director
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #19.32 (2011) (TV Episode)
Altered clip inserting Herman Cain rising in pumpkin patch
Lord Slug (2011) (TV Short)
"I got a rock" clip is shown.
The Middle: Halloween V (2014) (TV Episode)
Watched at pumpkin patch

Spoofed in 

Pinky and the Brain: A Pinky and the Brain Halloween (1997) (TV Episode)
After visiting a home, a Trick-or-Treater dressed up in Charlie Brown's ghost costume laments, "I got a bowl of soup!"
The Smelly Mystery: Little Monster Private Eye (1997) (Video Game)
Two trick or treaters got candy, the ghost said "All I got was a rock."
Family Guy: E. Peterbus Unum (2000) (TV Episode)
A character in a ghost costume claims he only "got a rock"
Robot Chicken: Vegetable Fun Fest (2005) (TV Episode)
a sketch parodying the special
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
During the plane chase the plane Gromit is in is a Sopwith Camel, which Snoopy imagined he flew followed by the other plane which was a Fokker Dr.I which the Red Baron used. Gromit does have a slight resemblence to Snoopy.
Code Monkeys: The Secret of 4-20 (2008) (TV Episode)
The Great Manicorn is a spoof of the Great Pumpkin. Not to mention Todd and his doll in the turnip patch is spoofing Linus and Sally in the pumpkin patch.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIX (2008) (TV Episode)
"Grand Pumpkin" segment, in which Bart, Lisa and Milhouse dress like Charlie Brown, Sally and Linus
Nostalgia Critic: Ernest Scared Stupid (2010) (TV Episode)
"Nostalgia-ween" title card spoofs the opening scene of Lucy and Linus carrying a pumpkin. The familiar music accompanies this.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Scariest Performances (2010) (TV Episode)
"Nostalgia-ween" title card spoofs the opening scene of Lucy and Linus carrying a pumpkin. The familiar music accompanies this.
Nostalgia Critic: It (2010) (TV Episode)
The intro to "Nostalgia-ween" features Linus and Lucy with a pumpkin
Nostalgia Critic: Leprechaun (2010) (TV Episode)
The 'Nostalgia-ween' intro shows Lucy and Linus carrying a pumpkin, accompanied by the familiar music
Charlie Brown: Blockhead's Revenge (2011) (Short)
Imagined as a slasher
The Cleveland Show: Mama Drama (2012) (TV Episode)
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Chris Brown"
Mad: Frankenwinnie/ParaMorgan (2012) (TV Episode)
The Legend of Snoopy Hollow is a spoof of this TV special.
The Simpsons: Gone Boy (2017) (TV Episode)
The Grand Pumpkin is a spoof of the Great Pumpkin.

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