Happy Halloween! Jeff and guest Robert discuss It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
The Past: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Rotten Tomatoes 93% Fresh; 78% Audience
Director: Bill Melendez
Starring: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer
- When Linus walks into the living room after writing a letter to the Great Pumpkin, Lucy is sitting in front of the TV reading a TV guide. The picture on the cover of the magazine is a picture of Lucy.
- After this special originally aired, children all over the country sent candy to Charlie Brown out of sympathy.
- When Snoopy pretends to cross wartime France as a downed pilot, he passes signs pointing to two real locations in the Champagne country northeast of Paris: Chalons sur Marne and Pont a Mousson.
- Actress Kathy Steinberg had almost finished recording all her lines of dialog as Sally when the producers received a phone call from Steinberg’s mother informing them that one of Kathy’s teeth was loose. Fearing that a sudden lisp would ruin the continuity dialogue, the producers rushed the young actress into the studio to finish recording her lines. Just as Steinberg was speaking her last line, the tooth came flying out of her mouth.
- When the show ran briefly on NBC, the scene of Snoopy and Schroeder was cut out.
- The songs that Schroeder plays for Snoopy include World War One songs ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’, ‘There’s a Long, Long Trail’ and ‘Roses of Pickardy’ and ‘Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag.’