Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Submitted Fri, 11/23/2012 - 7:07am by Pat Urban

November 23, 2012

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.

 Wednesday night, I happened to catch the rerun of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.  That things been around since 1973, and I’ve probably seen it every year since, but there was something that I noticed this time that bothered me.

 You remember the plot, right?  The things almost 40 years old, but…SPOILER ALERT—Peppermint Patty invites herself, Marci, and Franklin to Charlie Brown’s House for Thanksgiving dinner.  But Charlie Brown is supposed to go to his Grandmothers condominium, and besides, he can’t really cook. So enlists Snoop’s help, and together, they prepare a feast of toast, popcorn, jelly beans, and pretzel sticks. 

 Peppermint Patty, displeased with Charlie Brown’s culinary skills, bitches him out, but they all end up scoring an invite to Grandma’s for more traditional fare.  They, after the kids leave, Snoopy goes into his doghouse and prepares a turkey, which he and Woodstock enjoy

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

 OK, 2 things:  If Snoopy could cook a turkey, why did Charlie Brown have to serve popcorn and toast?  And secondly, what was Woodstock doing eating turkey and splitting the wishbone? Nothing worse than bird-on-bird violence.