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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

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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.


Charles M. Schulz (written and created by)
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »





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)


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


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Peppermint Patty and Marcie are voiced by male actors. See more »


Soon after setting the table for the fake Thanksgiving dinner, Snoopy takes off his chef's hat and puts it back in his trunk. When he and Woodstock return to Charlie Brown's house, they are led back to the kitchen, and we see another chef's hat that Charlie Brown suggests that Snoopy would serve dinner with. See more »


[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 off of ...
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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 »


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Little Birdie
Music and lyrics by Vince Guaraldi
Performed by Vince Guaraldi
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Great TV special.
26 October 1999 | by iF....See all my reviews

I remember seeing "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" back in the 80s when I was just a child. Every Thanksgiving they would show this at night time, since I was around 6-9 years old I couldn't stay up late to watch cartoons. But my parents made exceptions in these cases. Heck, I even recorded this on BETA! Thats right those tapes that are half the size of VHS tapes! Now that I'm older I wonder where time went, one day I'm a kid sitting on the living room rug watching Charlie Brown the next day I'm in my room hearing the advertisement on TV for the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving holiday special. Since I saw this when I was a kid I must say I was scared of the last portion of this presentation, the part where Charlie Brown camps out of a house. Damn that scared me! All I can say is that this is a classic for anyone who saw this as a kid. What's wrong with those people that gave this a 1 rating?!?! Some people just have problems.

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Release Date:

20 November 1973 (USA) See more »

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