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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

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The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

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Bill Melendez
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Robbins Peter Robbins ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Christopher Shea ... Linus Van Pelt (voice) (as Chris Shea)
Sally Dryer Sally Dryer ... Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Cathy Steinberg Cathy Steinberg ... Sally Brown (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Altieri Ann Altieri ... Frieda / Violet (voice)
Lisa DeFaria Lisa DeFaria ... Patty (voice)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy (voice)
Glenn Mendelson Glenn Mendelson ... Schroeder / Shermy (voice)
Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter ... Pigpen (voice) (as Gail DeFaria)
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Storyline

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Written by Chuck Warner <deepwell@ix.netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It's hobgoblins and treats galore. Join the "Peanuts" gang as they await the arrival of the legendary Great Pumpkin who is bringing gifts for good little boys and girls. How will Charlie Brown come out? See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

ABC [United States] | Snoopy.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown See more »

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Mono | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When writing a letter to the Great Pumpkin, Linus states, "You must get discouraged because more people believe in Santa Claus than in you. Well, let's face it; Santa Claus has had more publicity, but being #2, perhaps you try harder." This is a reference to an advertising slogan for Avis Rent-a-Car that was well known in the 1960s. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene in which Lucy and Linus go out to the pumpkin patch, we see the setting sun in the background, which the children pass as they walk. However, the sun (just like the moon when we drive a car) would not be "passed" as though it were a stationary object; rather it would "move" along with the person moving. A second setting sun appears at the end of the same shot, after the children turn a corner and walk in another direction. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Lucy scoops out the innards of the pumpkin Linus brought]
Linus: [groans] You didn't tell me you were gonna kill it!
[bawls]
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Crazy Credits

Linus and Charlie Brown are at the wall and Charlie tells Linus that he's done stupid things in his life, too. Then Linus keeps on shouting during the credits about how sitting and waiting in a pumpkin patch wasn't stupid. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of the show broadcast on CBS from the late 1970s until it went to ABC was edited, cutting out most of the Trick or Treat/I got a rock sequence. This version was also time-compressed. Some older video releases also edit this sequence and also the scene where Snoopy dances along to Schroeder's World War I-era piano music. Later airings on CBS in the late 1990s would also cut the scene where Lucy pulls the football away when Charlie Brown attempts to kick it. The Paramount video release is unedited. See more »

Connections

Followed by He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Roses of Picardy
(uncredited)
Music by Haydn Wood
Arranged and Performed by Vince Guaraldi
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Brings back a flood of memories every time I watch it...
24 August 2001 | by TobySSee all my reviews

I grew up with this and all the other Peanuts specials. I remember sitting up until 8:00pm (late for me at that age) and loving it. I remember the Mounds and Almond Joy ads. I even remember the catchy CBS "Special Presentation" intro. What can be said for this classic that hasn't been said before? From Linus and Sally in the pumpkin patch all night to the still quoted "I got a rock!" line, not many holiday specials that don't involve Charlie Brown and the gang bring a smile to my face like It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Thanks for the memories, Mr. Schulz.

My grade: A+


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