Sunday, November 12, 2006

the weekly thanksgiving cartoon?

Well, we're less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving day. I have no clue where the time went, but it's gone and Loophole and I need to get back into holiday gear. Thanksgiving is a toughy. Eventhough we should, our county doesn't put too much into celebrating it. That means we don't have the great amount of source material to work with for our posts here at the Shelf, but we'll make do somehow. Today's attempt to bring Thanksgiving into your lives will be the posting of a weekly cartoon. That being said, I must inform you that by 'weekly' I mean "This week and next week provided the other cartoon can be found and embedded into a post." J.C. has a few other things up his sleeve as well so never fear. The Shelf is here. Todays cartoon will be the main Thanksgiving cartoon that all of you should remember: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (complete with commercials). Instead of writing a description of it myself, I'll simply hearken back to last year when J.C. mentioned it in 'the case for thanksgiving, part deux' :

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Paramont, 1973)What else can we say, other than perhaps no other special is able to top it. Peppermint Patty invites herself, Franklin, and Marcie over to Chuck's for Thanksgiving. One problem - Charlie Brown and Sally are headed to Grandma's for dinner and aren't cooking. Linus recommends that perhaps they have two dinners: one for the gang early and then the Browns can head to Grandma's. Snoopy handles cooking duties which includes Jelly Beans, toast, popcorn, pretzels and sundaes. Peppermint Patty gets pretty ticked and freaks out. Marcie reminds her that she invited herself over and PP apologizes to Chuck. Then Charlie Brown does what he should have done in the first place: he asks Grandma if his friends can come for dinner. When the gang heads for Grandma's condo, Snoopy and Woodstock then pull out the real Thanksgiving food that he hid for themselves. Woodstock, who apparently has no issues with cannibalism, wins the wishbone. I love this special- it's actually one of my favorite Charlie Brown specials. Also it has a very under-appreciated song: "Little Birdy." Love it."

Without further delay I present to you, Mr. Brown and crew.

Please feel free to comment if the need strikes you.

In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people.

We've got ANOTHER holiday to worry about. It seems Thanksgiving Day is upon us.


Anonymous said...

Wasn't there also a Charlie Brown special about the Mayflower too? If anybody would know it'd be you guys.

J.C. Loophole said...

Yes, there was a Charlie Brown special about the Mayflower and the pilgrims. It was part of the This is America Charlie Brown mini series, which was the first animated mini-series aired in primetime. Entitled "The Mayflower Voyages", it premeired in October of 1988 on CBS. The series looked at the times and people of America throughout its history. The miniseries had 8 episodes in all, and was released earlier this year on DVD and is still readily available.
It is also the second cartoon feature on the DVD of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. It's an excellent special, and is actually quite informative. My kids loved it and learned quite a bit from it. Check it out, you will enjoy it!

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Wolf Flywheel said...

I believe I can speak for Mr. Loophole as well as myself when I say that we are both flattered and humbled. Thank you for all of your comments and patronage.

Sean Carter said...

Well Thanksgiving is almost here and i'm getting excited with each passing day!!! What a time of the year...great food good company and just relax....just love it...and hey if you are looking for some interesting things to do on Thanksgiving just visit my Thanksgiving Blog sometime and find out all it's got to offer.....have a great Thanksgiving!!!!


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