CUT003: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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

Trivia:

  • 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.’

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CUT002: Spooky Empire

In this episode of The Cutting Room Floor, Steve heads to the Spooky Empire Ultimate Horror Weekend in Orlando, FL on Saturday, October 8. He tells you about all the exciting stuff he got to do from checking out new films at the Freakshow Horror Film Festival, learning some interesting information at sessions, as well as meeting some memorable horror celebrities! He brings you 5 interviews with some of horror’s most memorable performers that you’ll want to hear.

Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend
Freakshow Horror Film Festival

Trailers:

Play Dead


An Evening with my Comatose Mother


Spirale


Celebrity Interviews in this episode:

Best known as the “face” of George Romero’s 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead, Kyra played the memorable zombie girl with the trowel.

Alex Vincent is best known for his role as Andy from Child’s Play (1988) and Child’s Play 2 (1990).

Miko is most remembered for his role as Gage, the little boy hit by the truck and who comes back to cause mayhem, in Stephen King’s Pet Semetary (1989).

Gunnar is best known for being the original Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974).

Mr. Hodder has been an actor in some 80+ films and television shows and provided stunts for over 90 movies. He’s best known as playing Jason Vorhees in 4 of the Friday The 13th films.

Spooky Empire’s May-Hem – May 25-27, 2012 – Orlando Wyndham Resort

More info to come at SpookyEmpire.com

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CUT001: Tampa Bears At The Movies

In the inagural “Cutting Room Floor” (aka “CUT”) episode, Steve heads to the theater with the Tampa Bears At The Movies group.  Afterward, he interviews folks on their thoughts about both the Daniel Craig thriller “Dream House” and Brad Pitt’s “Moneyball”.
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