It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown was my favorite television event of the year when I was a child. It even beat out The Wizard of Oz. As soon as I knew which night it was going to be on, I was wild with anticipation. The humor (which is timeless), the music, the Dolly Madison commercials, and the not quite too scariness would have me in a full blown kid frenzy every year.
When my children were little, on the first day of October we would get out the halloween decorations, make caramel apples, and watch this Peanuts classic. I mean, who could resist the innocence of Linus saying "He'll come because I have the most sincere pumpkin patch and he respects sincerity"?
And good old Charlie Brown. I think EVERYONE can relate to having a Charlie Brown day. I love the line he uses when discussing the great pumpkin with Linus - "We are obviously separated by denominational differences". Things haven't changed much...
Then there is Charlie Brown's adorable sister Sally who has a crush on sweet Linus. It is her first year for trick or treat, but Linus wants her to hold vigil with him in the pumpkin patch. What is a girl to do? Does this little lady choose love over candy? Yes she does.
And haven't we all known in real life this next character? Someone with that special (cough) outlook on life who says things like "This time you can trust me. See? I have a signed document testifying that I won't pull it away".
It is none other than Miss Lucy Van Pelt. Her philosophy on costumes - "A person should choose a costume that contrasts with her own personality".
That is exactly what I look like before I have my coffee in the morning. No kidding.
Speaking of costumes, who is this? "They'll never guess it's me under here".
I think the cloud of dirt gave you away Pig Pen.
Poor Charlie Brown had trouble with the scissors AND got nothing but rocks.
And now for my favorite character - Snoopy. The baton carrying, scarf and goggle wearing, rider of dog house sopwith camel canine STEALS THE SHOW.
Shot down behind enemy lines in occupied France, he stealthily creeps to safety by the light of the full moon.
You can bet Isabelle and I will be watching it again this year, and who knows, maybe the Great Pumpkin WILL show up and shower us with toys and candy. After all, we are sincere!
Happy birthday Jami - gotta love the bag!
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