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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1985)

The Peanuts gang performs the classic Broadway musical.


Sam Jaimes


Charles M. Schulz (created by), Clark Gesner (based on the play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Kevin Brando Kevin Brando ... Charlie Brown (singing voice)
Michael Dockery Michael Dockery ... Marcie (voice)
Brad Kesten ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Jeremy Scott Reinbolt Jeremy Scott Reinbolt ... Schroeder (voice) (as Jeremy Reinbolt)
Tiffany Reinbolt Tiffany Reinbolt ... Sally Brown (voice)
Jessica Lee Smith Jessica Lee Smith ... Lucy van Pelt (voice) (as Jessie Lee Smith)
Robert Towers ... Snoopy (singing voice)
David Wagner David Wagner ... Linus van Pelt (voice)


Charlie Brown and the Peanuts sing out as they perform excerpts from the classic musical. Charlie Brown has one of his usual bad days of loneliness and failure whether it be in the schoolyard, at the baseball diamond or at home. Meanwhile, Linus ponders his dependence on his security blanket, Linus bullies and pesters the boys, Sally Brown goes through life with her scatterbrain philosophies and Snoopy indulges in his appetites and fantasies. However, there is music to be had to see them through, until they all realize what truly makes them happy. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Happiness With the Peanuts Gang!


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Not to be confused with the February 9, 1973 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV broadcast on NBC-TV, which was live-action. See more »


Lucy van PeltLinus van PeltSchroederSally Brown: [singing] You're a good man, Charlie Brown! You're a prince, and a prince could be king! With a heart such as yours, you can open any doors; you can go out and do anything! You could be king, Charlie Brown! You could be king!
Lucy van Pelt: [spoken] If only you weren't so wishy-washy.
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Followed by It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown! (1996) See more »


Book Report
Written by Clark Gesner
Performed by the Cast
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The Greatest Non-Holiday Peanuts Special of them all
2 March 2000 | by GrouchoFanSee all my reviews

Out of all the Peanuts specials that are not Holiday specials, this is my personal favourite. Christmas, Great Pumpkin, and Easter Beagle will always be best, but besides those few, this is my favourite. The only one that rivals it is A Charlie Brown celebration, and that is only for it's sheer insanity. First off, the songs all absolutely rule. The kite flying song and the theme song are both among the greatest songs ever written for TV. But the greatest song from all Peanuts specials, is and will always be Happiness. Every time I hear it, I'm singing it for days. As far as story goes, there really isn't one. It's just really an animated version of highlights from the play. But, my what highlights they are. The baseball scene is one of the best ever. I finally taped the show when it aired on Nick-at-Nite recently, and now I can watch it whenever I want. Just two complaints- the classic theme song is not featured at all, and Snoopy talks (in a rather effeminate voice). But besides that, a classic from start to finish. This started out as a Broadway play. Sadly, I can only imagine Gary Burghoff as Charlie Brown.

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Release Date:

6 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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