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The Great Fucking Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

These kids live in the suburbs and have money. They should be able to afford something better than bed sheets.

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by blockheadreply 103Last Thursday at 3:36 PM

LOL!

by blockheadreply 110/15/2020

They’re not bedsheets, OP.

They’re Uncle Bottom’s caftans.

by blockheadreply 210/15/2020

It was the 60s OP. Suburbs were barely even a thing then.

You’re probably the fucker handing out rocks!!

by blockheadreply 310/15/2020

Or one of Chrissy Metz’s ankle socks.

by blockheadreply 410/15/2020

Parents didn't spend a fortune on Halloween costumes in those days, OP, most of it was home made. People had common sense back then.

by blockheadreply 510/15/2020

All these kids should have been taken away from the parents and put in foster care.

by blockheadreply 610/15/2020

The suburbs circa 1960s wasn't about money. It was about having just enough to be comfortable.

by blockheadreply 710/15/2020

Didn't Violet host a Halloween orgy at the end?

by blockheadreply 810/15/2020

Lucy has money because she's a shrink.

by blockheadreply 910/15/2020

This cunt can't allow anyone to be happy.

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by blockheadreply 1010/15/2020

In MY day, only poor people had home made costumes for Halloween. WE purchased our costumes from the Ben Franklin Five and Dime.

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by blockheadreply 1110/15/2020

Those bed sheets probably cost more than a costume. There is no excuse for this bullshit.

by blockheadreply 1210/15/2020

In my middle class neighborhood, 60's, early 70s, kids put a LOT of effort into home made costumes. They did it themselves or with with help of olds. There was a local parade for kids. Everyone enjoyed it. Some Halloweens there were 2 nights for trick or treating. I don't remember the reason anymore. The bedsheet Ghost was easy but it was RESPECTED because its effective and had some old kid punk cred. Teenagers a bit long in tooth would do it to still trick or treat. Parents got a kick out of that "who's in there?! You're not too old are you?!" everyone got candy anyway.

by blockheadreply 1310/15/2020

Helicopter parents hadn't been invented yet back in the '60s. Kids were on their own to make a costume.

by blockheadreply 1410/15/2020
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by blockheadreply 1510/15/2020

R11 I grew up in the burbs in the 80s. My mom and I down on kids with cheap assed store bought Ben Cooper costumes from Walmart. My Halloween costumes were planned every summer and created by our family seamstress, Mrs Slagel. I would go in for begin primary fittings in late September.

by blockheadreply 1610/15/2020

They may be children of Klansmen, OP.

Do you really know who your neighbors are? Well, do you?

by blockheadreply 1710/15/2020

It was a simpler time.

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by blockheadreply 1810/15/2020

Trick or treating with no parental supervision, walking miles to a Halloween party in the middle of nowhere, sitting alone in a pumpkin patch...wtf. These parents didn't give a shit.

by blockheadreply 1910/15/2020

R19 sorry you didn't have a free and fun childhood.

by blockheadreply 2010/15/2020

What makes you think they have money? They might live is a shitty part of town and go to a garbage school. They wear the same fucking clothes everyday. Pig Pen doesn’t even shower. They are trashy as hell.

by blockheadreply 2110/15/2020

Left alone (overnight) to possibly catch pneumonia in a pumpkin patch does not equal a free and fun childhood.

by blockheadreply 2210/15/2020

[quote] All these kids should have been taken away from the parents and put in foster care.

Wah womp womp wah womp, R6! Womp wha wha womp.

by blockheadreply 2310/15/2020

I don't think Charlie Brown lived in the fucking projects. Or even a trailer park. They lived in good homes. Even Snoopy had a nice house.

by blockheadreply 2410/15/2020

R22 what is it with the likes of your kind of humorless, snarkfree, lamebrained heavy handed trolling on DL these days?

by blockheadreply 2510/15/2020

R19 I grew up in the 1980s. The older (high school) kids looked after the younger ones, trick-or-treat was ALWAYS after dark, and we'd always be out for at least three or four hours. Of course, the "Peanuts" crew are around eight years old, with no supervision. So, that's definitely neglectful.

I feel sorry for kids these days. Trick-or-treat starts before dark, and is over in an hour and a half.

by blockheadreply 2610/15/2020

There are no adults on Peanuts. Thus there are never chaperones. The only adults are inside and offscreen. Teacher and parent but off screen.

by blockheadreply 2710/15/2020

Not so, r26. I always have kids ringing my doorbell well into the night. Maybe it depends where you live.

by blockheadreply 2810/15/2020

Beth Jarret gave out candy apples to trick or treaters. I doubt this would fly today.

by blockheadreply 2910/15/2020

OP hands out rocks for Halloween.

by blockheadreply 3010/15/2020

Better than handing out toothbrushes.

by blockheadreply 3110/15/2020

R28 I'm glad to hear that. But around here...it's pretty much the way I described it.

by blockheadreply 3210/15/2020

R21 has a point. Why was CPS never called about Pigpen's personal hygene? That kid was being neglected at home!

by blockheadreply 3310/15/2020

My grandmother made my costumes. I despised the storebought costumes that had the character's name incongruously on the chest. Like we had to read that a kid dressed as Caspar the Ghost was supposed to be Caspar the Ghost?

by blockheadreply 3410/15/2020

Like most kids I stopped trick or treating around 6th grade, but then in 8th I got an afternoon paper route - came home with a newspaper satchel full of candy each year all through High School.

by blockheadreply 3510/15/2020

Damn fat fingers - the signature was supposed to be “And 300 in tips for Christmas” It was a great job for a teenager.

by blockheadreply 3610/15/2020

[quote] And 300 in tops

And 300 pounds too.

by blockheadreply 3710/15/2020

I always thought the Peanuts kids lived in a small town, maybe somewhere in the Midwest, with houses far apart.

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by blockheadreply 3810/15/2020

Wasn't Violet's house all rundown and shit?

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by blockheadreply 3910/15/2020

They were a very high thread count, OP.

by blockheadreply 4010/15/2020

Which is precisely why store bought Halloween costumes would be cheaper.

by blockheadreply 4110/15/2020

I see Charlie Brown wore a glory hole costume.

by blockheadreply 4210/15/2020

Who’s Caspar the Ghost??

Did you buy your costume at Big Lots??

by blockheadreply 4310/15/2020

I wanna slap queens who pass out adult beverages to parents like it’s a fucking party night. Not every adult is a lush.

by blockheadreply 4410/15/2020

I went trick or treating in my 20s circa 2000. I wore a costume and got lots of candy.

by blockheadreply 4510/15/2020

Me and my sister used to trick-or-treat all night. With our homemade costumes. Now it's trunk or treat. The kids can be lazy and just go up to cars. Because nobody trusts their neighbors anymore. At least we walked for all our candy.

by blockheadreply 4610/15/2020

Charlie Brown's father was a barber; they couldn't have had THAT much.

by blockheadreply 4710/15/2020

Charlie Brown's mother was a call girl. They had plenty of money.

by blockheadreply 4810/15/2020

Bless my Auntie: in 1978, as a 4 year old, no one could convince me that boys could not dress as a sun flower. My auntie made me a corduroy cap with cardboard petals, and damn it if I didn't look great. My father was mortified, my mother was drunk, and I knew I wanted to make costumes, which I do.

by blockheadreply 4910/15/2020

Last year the kids that came to our house were dropped off, went to a couple of houses, and then went back the car and driven another twenty feet.

Then again, it was 28 degrees and there was fresh snow.

by blockheadreply 5010/15/2020

We don't need to use the F word while talking about Charlie Brown!

by blockheadreply 5110/15/2020

Maybe they’re kids of Orthodox Jews ?!?!?

by blockheadreply 5210/15/2020

If there was any justice, Lucy would have hanged for torturing CB.

by blockheadreply 5310/15/2020

Last year, a girl I estimated to be 12 years old came to my door wearing a mini skirt, a tube top and go-go boots. I asked her what she was.

"I'm a slut!"

Her dad must be so proud.

by blockheadreply 5410/15/2020

Some kids don't even bother with costumes.

by blockheadreply 5510/15/2020

R54, true sluts wear crocheted swim trunks.

by blockheadreply 5610/15/2020

So basically R54, she raided her mom’s closet.

by blockheadreply 5710/15/2020

I once left my daughter in a pumpkin patch R22, but she found her way back home.

by blockheadreply 5810/15/2020

Most interesting thing I ever received when trick or treating was a half empty pack of cigarettes.

by blockheadreply 5910/15/2020

Condoms! Condoms! Condoms!

by blockheadreply 6010/15/2020

In the ‘60s, there were plenty of store-bought costumes for Hallowe’en. There are some rose-colored memories here because I remember the displays of in all the drugstores and dime stores, and I remember most kids wearing them.

The funny thing is, I can't remember any costume I wore except the last one. I went as a hippie. It was a home-made costume, which stood out to me at the time because my previous costumes had come from the drugstore or Woolworth's. I don't remember how we made the long hair ... maybe that was a store-bought fright wig. I wore a sweatshirt with "Peace" and "Love" written on it, and a string of my mother's beads (no, not pearls).

Did I mention that it was 1967?

by blockheadreply 6110/15/2020

Didn't some guy kill a kid by poisoning his pixy stick?

by blockheadreply 6210/15/2020

It's been ruined like most holidays. Sadly.

by blockheadreply 6310/15/2020

In the 60s, the masks with the store-bought costumes were so uncomfortable I usually abandoned them halfway through my trick-or-treating.

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by blockheadreply 6410/15/2020

Forget the masks. Those horrible plastic jumpers were the worst.

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by blockheadreply 6510/15/2020

The parents never got psychiatric help for Charlie Brown. Fuck them.

by blockheadreply 6610/15/2020

R66, excuse me? I famously offered low rates.

by blockheadreply 6710/15/2020

R65, nothing like being a 5yo in the 80s in your Spider-man costume with that mask/costume reeking of toxic plastic

by blockheadreply 6810/15/2020

Do you believe how much they want for those on eBay now?

by blockheadreply 6910/15/2020

R69, don't tell me. It'll only piss me off that I never saved the countless co stumes I had.

by blockheadreply 7010/15/2020

We should have saved all of our stuff.

by blockheadreply 7110/15/2020

I'm 57 and Halloween was so fun back in the 60's & 70's. There wasn't a feeling of fear. Just hurry, get ready and hit as many houses as your feet would let you. One year we got almost a pillowcase full of candy. Ah the good old days. Our mom never put in much effort, other than to drive us around to neighborhoods with her cup of coffee. Then once we got home and emptied out our earnings, she would politely ask for payment and hold out her hand. I wanted to unload the Good n Plentys and peanut anythings, but made myself ask which she preferred. 👿

by blockheadreply 7210/16/2020

[quote] Charlie Brown's father was a barber; they couldn't have had THAT much.

You don’t know that! Chuck’s father was a legend in his field. Look at how good he cut Chuck’s hair.

by blockheadreply 7310/16/2020

[quote] Our mom never put in much effort, other than to drive us around to neighborhoods with her cup of coffee.

You’re old enough now to know. That wasn’t coffee.

by blockheadreply 7410/16/2020

Whoever thought it was funny to write that someone was handing out rocks (I don't know if that's authentic to Charles Schultz, or someone producing the television special) didn't really think it through. If you hand out rocks instead of candy to trick-or-treaters, anyone with sense would know how they're going to get used.

by blockheadreply 7510/16/2020

How?

by blockheadreply 7610/16/2020

The most natural, reflexive action, Rose, would be to throw them through the windows of the house that gave you rocks instead of candy.

by blockheadreply 7710/16/2020

Charlie Brown is a wimp. No way would he take action with those rocks.

by blockheadreply 7810/16/2020

CB didn't just have a cheesy homemade costume. It was usually badly made. Once, it was full of holes because "he had trouble with the scissors" and once he kept falling down because he had used a fitted sheet.

Peanuts in the '60s was funny, and not in a kid-like way. It was drawn as much for adults as for children and is still very appealing today.

by blockheadreply 7910/16/2020

R15, the woman in the photo with the sweater around her shoulders looks exactly like my aunt. She would go out like that, same haircut, glasses, arms folded, expression. I was taken aback. I guess it's an ironic look for aunts of that period.

Made me a little sad.

by blockheadreply 8010/16/2020

I can totally see Charlie Brown shooting up the school and blowing up his neighborhood. Everyone who gave him a rock would be rewarded with an exploding house.

by blockheadreply 8110/16/2020

[quote]No way would he take action with those rocks.

Perhaps not, R78. But Snoopy would. And Lucy for damn sure would.

I'm simply remarking that it's not realistic, even for the sake of being 'funny.' One cannot assume that some random adult in the neighborhood would give rocks to Charlie Brown (like they could reliably tell which costumed child that was) and 𝑡𝑜 𝑛𝑜 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑒𝑙𝑠𝑒, as being the one child they could be certain would not throw them. It's been a few years since I watched the special, but didn't Charlie Brown complain that he kept getting given rocks, meaning that more houses were giving them out? Even if that's being done only to him as commentary on the poorness of his costume (multiple eye-holes), again, it invites retaliation. That's precisely what the 'trick' in 'trick-or-treat' means: if one isn't given a treat, then the offending house gets egged, or toilet paper draped over the house and trees, shoe polish on the car windows, crap in the mailbox, etc.. And if someone was mean and stupid enough to actually hand out rocks, they get them back through their windows.

Considering how 'monkey-see, monkey-do' people are, I'd be willing to bet that sometime across the nearly 54 years since the Peanuts Halloween Special aired, some idiots are bound to have handed out rocks to trick-or-treaters. And I'd also bet that some got broken windows out of it.

by blockheadreply 8210/16/2020

[quote]Beth Jarret gave out candy apples to trick or treaters. I doubt this would fly today.

She sure did, that's where she hid the rest of Conrad's Schick Super Blues.

by blockheadreply 8310/16/2020

"MY LIPS TOUCHED DOG LIPS!"

by blockheadreply 8410/16/2020

All about the Great Dolemite!

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by blockheadreply 8510/16/2020

Charlie Brown shoots up the place! A Mischief Night Special.

by blockheadreply 8610/16/2020

R82, you’ve spent way too much time analyzing a cartoon.

by blockheadreply 8710/17/2020

Tu puta madre, r87.

by blockheadreply 8810/17/2020

Not really, R87. I've seen it probably once a year since it came out, and even supposing I missed a few times, that's still some fifty times. A few minutes thinking it over each time isn't much.

by blockheadreply 8910/17/2020

Schulz wanted Charlie Brown to get a rock at one house , but one of the producers (Melendez or Meldelson) suggested THREE rocks at different houses. Another producer wanted only one rock as well, but he was overruled.

It's considered by many to be the second-best Peanuts special after A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS.

by blockheadreply 9010/17/2020

It’s not going to be on ABC this year!

Only on AppleTV+.

Ain’t that some shit?

by blockheadreply 9110/21/2020

R91 That is something The Supreme Court should address immediately!

by blockheadreply 9210/21/2020

R91, also not available streaming at Amazon. Ditto A Charlie Brown Christmas - "currently unavailable to watch in your location."

by blockheadreply 9310/21/2020

R91 - it gets my vote for second best Peanuts special - it’s not as achingly bleak as the Christmas and Thanksgiving specials, so it falls down a bit there.

by blockheadreply 9410/21/2020

The Christmas specials is pretty bleak, isn't it? Charlie Browns opening lines are painful and true.

Why do you think the Thanksgiving Special is bleak, r94? Interesting that Lucy shows up at the very beginning to pull the football away, and never reappears.

by blockheadreply 9510/21/2020

So Apple now has 10 shows instead of 9.

by blockheadreply 9610/21/2020

My brother and I went trick or treating 3 years ago and we only got 25 tiny pieces of candy each. One elderly woman who was dressed as a witch poured a bowl of burnt unflavored popcorn into our pumpkin buckets. I'm surprised no-one egged her house.

by blockheadreply 9710/21/2020

It’s been many years since I’ve watched the Thanksgiving special, R95.

I guess I owe it á rewatching.

My childhood memories are of a meager ersatz Thanksgiving dinner consisting of popcorn. And that nobody was having much fun.

Have I misremembered?

by blockheadreply 9810/21/2020

Charlie Brown’s dad is a barber. I’d say they have a tight budget.

by blockheadreply 9910/21/2020

r98: Charlie Brown and Linus only know how to make popcorn and buttered toast. Peppermint Patty (who invited herself, Marcie and Franklin to Charlie Brow's house for Thanksgiving Dinner) is the only one who is pissed. It's pretty funny. And at the end all the kids go to Charlie Browns grandmother's place for a real Thanksgiving dinner. It's a pretty mellow special.

by blockheadreply 100Last Thursday at 2:53 AM

[quote] R91, also not available streaming at Amazon. Ditto A Charlie Brown Christmas - "currently unavailable to watch in your location."

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by blockheadreply 101Last Thursday at 5:10 AM

R101: AUGGGGGHHHHHHH!

by blockheadreply 102Last Thursday at 3:34 PM

I don't think the parents gave any fucks. Not only does Chuck get a bag full of rocks, but those bitches draw all over his head. The parents do nothing about it.

by blockheadreply 103Last Thursday at 3:36 PM
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