This episode we tackle 1969's A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN, Charlie Brown & the Peanuts gang's first animated feature, in which Charlie Brown is humiliated on a big screen several times over. Special guest Allie Goertz brings with her a wealth of knowledge of sad cartoon characters, to help us round out the 1960s season of The Peanuts Gallery.
A Boy Named Charlie Brown is available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube.
Topics of discussion include:
- remaking Finding Dory but with humans;
- Rod McKuen's "spending your birthday alone in a hotel bar" music;
- Is there anything sadder than a bath with no bubbles?;
- the Ocean's 11-style baseball segment = THE BEST;
- as adults, should we all be making trombone sounds by now?;
- Lucy finally going full A Clockwork Orange on Charlie Brown, finally;
- the fabulous Exposition Sisters;
- plosives for daaaays;
- theories about how Charlie Brown eats cold cereal;
- Linus & Snoopy's competition to be CB's shittiest friend;
- Josh's dog Banjo doesn't give a hoot about your feelings;
- the keystone to unlocking the Meatlump language;
- the harpsichord-playing Alter-Schroeder of another town;
- singing your own lyrics to the Joe Cool song.
As mentioned in this episode, here is Sarah Shay's recipe for the #DogRoy: Vodka, St. Germaine, root beer, lemon, on ice served in a glass mug.
Questions? Comments? Tweet them to @PeanutsPodcast.
Got a suggestion for a better name for the Jew's Harp / Austin Powers' Harp? Also tweet them at us at @PeanutsPodcast – On Josh's birthday (11/13/16) he will choose a winner!
Josh and Molly wrote a holiday musical a couple years ago, inspired in no small part by the Peanuts holiday specials. It's available to stream or purchase on Bandcamp.
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