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One Of The Best, May 19, 2023
A short anthology of short Peanuts sketches,this video has some of the most hilerious moments they ever made.One involves Peppermint Patty making two very serious mistakes.First she takes Snoopy's advice on private school and ends up jumping hurdles at the Ace Obedience School.When she realizes the double cross she turns her furry on World War 2,a neighbor cat who she thinks is Snoopy in a cat suit,and she herself gets torn to bits while the real Snoopy saves the day.Also of note is when one of Linus finds himself with a former love on a fieldtrip,name of Truffles and ends up on a roof while Truffles and Sally fight over his attention.And Snoopy,again comes to the rescue.
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I couldn't stop laughing, Oct 27, 2022
I would rank this video #1 in my growing collection. I couldn't stop laughing at the many short, well-orchestrated scenes of all the gang winding up in some sort of dilemma. My favorite was an angry Peppermint Patty attacking World War 2, the cat next door, thinking it was Snoopy dressed in disguise. Snoopy, of course, jumps in to save Peppermint Patty and the two of them end up sitting on top of Snoopy's house, survivors of the fight, scruffled and war-torn, yet laughing at how she tried to pull the "fake cat suit off" the cat. It was hilarious! And, as usual, the cat ends up slashing Snoopy's house to shreds. Every scene in this video was well-connected to the next and extremely funny.The introduction by Charles M. Schulz was very memorable to me. Have been a true Peanuts fan since age 14 and now 4 decades later the intensity is even greater.
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"Something a Little Bit Different", Oct 15, 2023
This is how Charles Schulz describes this special with the rare live intro at the beginning. And different it is! It was the 1st time the Peanuts gang were featured in several different adventures in just 45 minutes (this approach would be repeated for The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show and It's An Adventure, Charlie Brown)!
Peppermint Patty gets tired of going to school so at Snoopy's suggestion, she enrolls in Ace Obedience School. Sally goes through the normal trials and tribulations in the classroom. Charlie Brown gets the Peanuts gang all tied up in kitestring! Linus gets stuck on a barn roof so it's Snoopy and Woodstock to the rescue! Lucy punishes Schroeder for paying his piano more attention than her! Charlie Brown winds up in the hospital and has an outdoor vigil by Peppermint Patty and Marcy. Stangely enough, when Lucy hears about this, she's devastated and makes a promise that Charlie Brown overhears (which I dare not give away)!
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"...Just Something a Little Bit Different", Oct 6, 2023
This cartoon starts with a live introduction from Charles Schulz. This is the 1st time a Peanuts special had ever had more than 1 story. It would inspire The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, which marked the 1st time the Peanuts gang had their own regular show and the simmilar special It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown.
In this 45 minute special, Charlie Brown tries to fly his kite (while getting himself and everybody else tangled up!). Peppermint Patty attends Ace Obedience School as recommended by Snoopy (only to find out too late it's a dog's school!). Sally goes through the normal trials and tribulations of school life. Lucy punishes Schroeder for liking his piano more than her (one of the funniest moments!). Linus gets stuck on top of a barn during a school field trip! Finally, Charlie Brown winds up in the hospital and gets an outside vigil from Peppermint Patty and Marcy and a guilt-laden promise from Lucy (I'm not giving away what it is, but I can guarantee hilarious results!).
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Comic strip pacing and hilarity, Mar 31, 2023
The pacing and feel of this Peanuts special is different than the other prime time specials, but it still works wonderfully. Some of the rapid-fire, short episodes provide some of the best laughs. Among the many chuckle-aloud moments, the ones involving Sally in the classroom are the best (watch for the facial expression after she "def[ies] anyone in this classroom to draw a good cow's leg!" That never fails to crack us up). Great for kids and parents alike, this 1980 special still seems fresh and contemporary (save for one Bjorn Borg reference that may leave youngsters wondering). Buy and enjoy!