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Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990)

Linus falls for a new girl who soon must go to the hospital for cancer treatment.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kaleb Henley ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Brandon Stewart ... Linus Van Pelt (voice)
... Janice Emmons (voice)
Adrienne Stiefel ... Sally Brown (voice)
... Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Dion Zamora ... The Bully (voice)
Brittany Thornton ... Little Sister (voice)
... Big Sister (voice)
... Snoopy / Woodstock (voice)
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Storyline

A new girl comes to the neighbourhood school and Linus is smitten with her. Unfortunately, she develops the symptoms of leukemia and must go to the hospital for cancer treatment. Linus and Charlie Brown help her through the traumas of chemotherapy as best they can while Snoopy plays at being the world's greatest doctor. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Por que, Charlie Brown, Por quê?  »

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Trivia

Originally planned as a 5-minute educational video to be shown to young cancer patients, Charles M. Schulz suggested that the project be expanded to a full half-hour special. CBS and producer Bill Melendez initially balked at the idea, but went ahead with it, due to Schulz's enthusiasm of the project. Schulz was touched by the idea, as his mother Dena succumbed to cancer on the night he was drafted for WWII. See more »

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Sally claims she left her lunch sitting on the curb. However, there is no sign of a lunchox in the scene beforehand, when the kids get on the bus. It doesn't show up until after the bus pulls away and Snoopy rushes for it. See more »

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The Bully: [approaches Linus and Janice] Huh? Say, who's the kid with the pink hat? Pretty cute. Does it fly? It needs a propeller. Hey, maybe it'll fly without a propeller!
[he spins off Janice's hat to the snow and laughs to see Janice is bald due to chemotherapy]
The Bully: Hey, look at this! A baldy!
Linus van Pelt: [as Janice cries, furiously] You blockhead! What's the matter with you?
The Bully: What's the matter with me? What's the matter with her? She's bald! She's got no hair!
[laughs]
Linus van Pelt: [angrily takes him by the jacket] Janice has got ...
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It's Leukemia, Charlie Brown
24 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

It's one of those things that you think is too good to really exist. "Have you seen that Charlie Brown special where the chick gets cancer?" It's surreal, like if there were an episode of Sesame Street where Oscar the Grouch catches HIV from a dirty needle in his trash can. They missed a great opportunity for a funeral scene where they play the Charlie Brown theme on an organ, Linus has a black blanket, Snoopy dances in place really slow.


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