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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

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Charles M. Schulz (written and created by), Jerry Juhl (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Todd Barbee Todd Barbee ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Robin Kohn Robin Kohn ... Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea Stephen Shea ... Linus van Pelt (voice)
Hilary Momberger-Powers ... Sally Brown (voice) (as Hilary Momberger)
Christopher DeFaria ... Patricia 'Peppermint Patty' Reichardt (voice)
Jimmy Ahrens Jimmy Ahrens ... Marcie (voice)
Robin Reed Robin Reed ... Franklin (voice)
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Storyline

Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

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Taglines:

Spend Thanksgiving with Good Ol' Charlie Brown. (2008 DVD re-release)


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Snoopy.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only other Thanksgiving-related special in Peanuts media is "This is America, Charlie Brown", about the Pilgrims' voyage to Plymouth with all characters portraying the Pilgrims themselves. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie Brown states that Thanksgiving is upon them, Sally shouts that she hadn't finished eating all her Halloween candy. She never had Halloween candy during the events of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." However, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" took place in 1966, and clearly Sally would have gone trick-or-treating in any ensuing years afterwards. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lucy van Pelt: [holding football] Charlie Brown! Oh, Charlie Brown!
Charlie Brown: I can't believe it. She must think I'm the most stupid person alive.
Lucy van Pelt: Come on, Charlie Brown. I'll hold the ball and you kick it.
Charlie Brown: Hold it? Ha! You'll pull it away and I'll land flat on my back and kill myself.
Lucy van Pelt: But Charlie Brown, it's Thanksgiving.
Charlie Brown: What's that got to do with anything?
Lucy van Pelt: Well, one of the greatest traditions we have is the Thanksgiving Day football game. And the biggest, most important tradition of all is the kicking ...
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, Snoopy and Woodstock both have a slice of pumpkin pie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" that aired on CBS in the mid 1980s trimmed the segment with Snoopy and Woodstock getting dressed for the dinner after setting up the table. It cuts from the scene after Snoopy pulls out his costume and a small hat for Woodstock to the scene where they walk up to the house. See more »

Connections

Followed by What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Birdie
(uncredited)
Music and lyrics by Vince Guaraldi
Performed by Vince Guaraldi
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23 October 1998 | by Tug-3See all my reviews

. . . why does Woodstock join Snoopy in eating turkey at the end? . . . Am I the only person who's disturbed by this?


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