‘It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown’: Kids Sent Candy To Charlie Brown for Years

Young viewers would post candy to The Big Pumpkin is Charlie Brown office of creator Charles Schulz, after being disappointed to find out that Charlie Brown only found a sack of rocks when he went through an experiment.

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping the Big Pumpkin will finally visit
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Schulz pointed out that children did not think it was fair that Charlie Brown’s friends were treated and given tricks, or rocks in the sack. His California office got a candy address to Charlie Brown for years after the lively short cut in 1966.

Animals were debating whether to give them too many rocks. “Sparky said maybe we should get Charlie Brown to rock,” producer Lee Mendelson said of her discussion which he had with Schulz, he called him “Sparky”.

“I said, ‘Oh, come on, that’s a little too harsh and cruel.’ But the more I complained, the more he wanted, ”Mendelson continued. “And after I complained further, Sparky said: ‘Okay, he’ll get it three rocks! ‘”

The Halloween special also hit a few speed bumps

Anne Altieri, the young actress who picked up Violet and Frieda ‘s voices, threw up after she recorded the voices because she was so anxious.

Kathy Steinberg had a loose front tooth, which gave Sally the voice during filming. The delegates were concerned that the wiggly tooth changed Sally’s voice so she finished her part in one session at night. Steinberg’s tooth fell out the next day. She also found it difficult to pronounce the word “restitution”. As a result, producers asked her to pronounce each syllable and then sound engineers put the syllables into one word.

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping the Big Pumpkin will finally visit
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In addition, Town & Country notes that Lucy is reading a copy of the TV Guide with her picture on the front. This happened when Brother Linus wrote his infamous letter to the Big Pumpkin.

While the timeless cartoon won’t go on ABC this year, it does stream on AppleTV +.

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