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Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971)

Lucy talks Schroeder into playing his piano for a PTA meeting. but there are unforeseen details that he will not tolerate.

Director:

Bill Melendez
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea Stephen Shea ... Linus van Pelt (voice)
Danny Hjeim Danny Hjeim ... Schroeder (voice)
Hilary Momberger-Powers ... Sally Brown (voice) (as Hilary Momberger)
Lynda Mendelson Lynda Mendelson ... Frieda (voice) (as Linda Mendelson)
Christopher DeFaria ... Patricia 'Peppermint Patty' Reichardt (voice) (as Kip DeFaria)
Chris Inglis Chris Inglis ... Charlie Brown (voice)
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Storyline

In order to win the ever resistant Schroeder's affections, Lucy follows Peppermint Patty's advise and talks him into performing for a PTA meeting. Unfortunately, Patty, in her usual level of sensitivity, fails to mention until after Schroeder's agreement that only rock music will be on the program. Now Lucy, knowing that Schroeder would never agree to that, must find a solution. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Official Sites:

Snoopy.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soita se uudelleen, Jaska Jokunen See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

While Charlie Brown, Pig Pen, and Snoopy sound perfectly fine without Schroeder when demonstrating their rock band to Lucy, they aren't able to go on without him at the PTA meeting. See more »

Quotes

Lucy van Pelt: [Lucy arranges a jazz combo for Schroeder's PTA concert with Charlie Brown playing the guitar, Pig-Pen playing the drums, and Snoopy playing an upright bass] Hey, Schroeder. Here's your combo for the concert.
Schroeder: Combo? Who asked for a combo? Bleah!
Lucy van Pelt: You've got to have some backup. Aren't they great?
Schroeder: Thanks, Lucy, but I don't need any backup. Beethoven and I can handle it alone.
Lucy van Pelt: But, Schroeder, I just found out; they won't allow Beethoven. You have to play rock.
Schroeder: Rock? Me? Play rock?
[...]
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Followed by It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown! (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2, I. Allegro
(uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Lillian Steuber
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Play It Again, Charlie Brown was one of the few "Peanuts" specials I didn't get to watch growing up
1 January 2013 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Lucy thinks she's found a way for Schroeder to like her when she gets him a gig at the PTA show at the school but Peppermint Patty tells her something that she knows Schroeder wouldn't be crazy about. I'll stop there and just say that this was another "Peanuts" special that I highly enjoyed watching a few years ago having been one of the few I didn't catch as a kid growing up in the 70s and 80s. It happened to be during a few months after director Bill Melendez died and when I originally submitted this, it was dedicated to him. He knew so well how to put Charles Schulz' vision in animated form with great help from Vince Guaraldi's music score. I won't mention any more except just seek out Play It Again, Charlie Brown on YouTube or anywhere if you're in the mood...


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