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You're in Love, Charlie Brown (1967)

With the help of Linus and Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown tries to pluck up the courage to talk to his crush, the Little Red-Haired Girl.


Bill Melendez
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview:
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)
Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter ... Patricia 'Peppermint Patty' Reichardt (voice) (as Gai DeFaria)
Ann Altieri Ann Altieri ... Violet (voice) (as Anne Altieri)


With the school year coming to a close, Charlie Brown is trying to work up the courage to meet his dream girl, whom he only knows as "The Little Red Haired Girl." However, he's too nervous to go meet her upfront and all his attempts to impress her at school backfire disastrously. His friends, Linus and Peppermint Patty, try to help, but only aggravate the situation, while Charlie Brown desperately tries to find a solution to this romantic conundrum. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Did You Know?


First Peanuts special to use muted trombones for the voices of adults. See more »


During the mad rush at the bus stop in the final scene, Linus gets on the bus twice. See more »


Charlie Brown: There's nothing like unrequited love to take all the flavor out of a peanut butter sandwich.
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Followed by It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (1984) See more »

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Funny, engaging Peanuts video
8 June 2008 | by rweourslvsSee all my reviews

It's springtime, and love is in the air, as Charlie Brown tries to muster up the courage to talk to the Little Red-Haired Girl. This video is a laugh riot, due to physical humor and several good scenes. Lucy, told by Charlie Brown how the Little Red-Haired Girl's pretty face makes him nervous, goes on a tirade: "Why doesn't MY face make you nervous? I have a pretty face! Wasn't I the Christmas queen? You haven't answered me!" Also funny is an odd "tryst" between Lucy and Charlie Brown: Peppermint Patty, hearing Charlie Brown's frustrations over love, arranges a meeting between the two, mistakenly thinking she's Charlie Brown's object of affection. Upon seeing each other, the two, shocked, in unison, yell "YOU?! BLECCCH!!" (It actually seems as if this subplot was made just to write Peppermint Patty into the special, in her animated debut).

Though some (unintended) humor comes from odd animation: in one scene with children boarding a school bus, several characters can be seen boarding twice. More bizarre is a scene of Linus walking, as if he were a ghost, through 3 girls swinging in their schoolyard. I guess the animator though no one would notice.

At times the story takes strange turns, like with the previously mentioned Charlie Brown-Lucy tryst. Were it not for some sloppy animation, this would probably rank as a classic. Overall, though, this 1967 special, well scored by Vince Guaraldi, is cute, watchable, and often uproarious. I can't remember the last time a Peanuts cartoon made me laugh out loud!

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12 June 1967 (USA) See more »

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