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2011-12-16 09:45:41 AM

UtileDysfunktion: wademh: Mudd's woman: And nothing can ever hold a candle to the kids' dancing prowess.

Screw the "I can move like Jagger", I want to move like whomever the kid in the orange shirt is.
[txtingmrdarcy.files.wordpress.com image 400x291]

Ah, you have fine taste in dance moves.

/I used to practice dancing like that kid
//would break into it sometimes at parties
///people would recognize it immediately and get a good chuckle


Yup... did that a wedding dance last spring. As you say, good for a 1-second chuckle from onlookers. Trick is not to beat the joke to death and continually do it long past the expiry date.
 
2011-12-16 09:45:42 AM
That watching it is better when your stoned?
 
2011-12-16 09:47:12 AM

WildKard: Somewhat related...
10 Peanuts Characters You've Probably Forgotten, a few of which are featured in this special

Click one FARK article, get one free...


That he made a character to make fun of Strawberry Shortcake is, dare I say, Zappa-esqe?
 
2011-12-16 09:50:19 AM

Red Shirt Blues: ajt167: JusticeandIndependence: sseye: I get depressed the second I hear that damn music.

The one they play on the radio with the kids singing? Gawd that is awful, I feel like turning my car into a tree every time. I have to change the station whenever that "Christmas Time is here" comes on.

Ya know, I typically hate the sound of children singing. It makes my teeth itch. But I really like this song. Although, the best song of the show is "Skating", bar none.

Violet Insinuendo: 11. It's absolute dreck and should be pitched in the recycling bin.

I hated the Peanuts specials when I was a kid and I refuse subject my own kids to them now.

Your soul is an appaling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable, mangled up in tangled up knots.

You sir have made an exclusive list. Now to decide the color.


Thanks for the TF! Xmas comes early this year for me and Mrs. 167.
 
2011-12-16 09:51:23 AM

Rapmaster2000: 11. Charles Schultz was a sniper in the Green Berets and he took out thirteen Viet Cong at Guadalcanal. His catchphrase after taking out an enemy was "Sorry, Charlie" and that's how Charlie Brown got his name.


He and Mr. Rogers went on a scorched earth campaign and committed numerous atrocities, including baby rapes. Then they got matching tattoos. Merry Christmas!
 
2011-12-16 09:52:44 AM

ObscureNameHere: Trick is not to beat the joke to death and continually do it long past the expiry date.


Exactly.
 
2011-12-16 09:52:53 AM
"Goodbye, Lesbians......"

/where's that Saturday TV Funhouse clip....?
 
2011-12-16 09:54:16 AM

UtileDysfunktion: ObscureNameHere: Trick is not to beat the joke to death and continually do it long past the expiry date.

Exactly.


Xander Harris nods in sympathy.
 
2011-12-16 09:56:15 AM
I can't watch it this year. I've never missed a Christmas with my Mom. I've turned down invitations to travel etc to visit her on Christmas because she is alone, being a widow. She always insisted we watch this special followed by The Grinch, topped off by A Christmas Carol. My Mom died last month so this Christmas is going to be depressing.

Lots of traveling and drinking this year for me.
 
2011-12-16 09:57:39 AM
Proving once again that network executives know less about what makes "good TV" than a random drunk employee in the back of the room.

And good on Schultz for sticking to his guns.
 
2011-12-16 10:03:57 AM

kent_eh: Proving once again that network executives know less about what makes "good TV" than a random drunk employee in the back of the room.
And good on Schultz for sticking to his guns.


Sadly, work has decided that site was nsfw. Now I'm gonna' have to check it out when I get home.
 
2011-12-16 10:09:53 AM

kent_eh: Proving once again that network executives know less about what makes "good TV" than a random drunk employee in the back of the room.


www.zatznotfunny.com
How often do network execs get it right?
 
2011-12-16 10:11:38 AM

Red Shirt Blues: I can't watch it this year. I've never missed a Christmas with my Mom. I've turned down invitations to travel etc to visit her on Christmas because she is alone, being a widow. She always insisted we watch this special followed by The Grinch, topped off by A Christmas Carol. My Mom died last month so this Christmas is going to be depressing.

Lots of traveling and drinking this year for me.


Sorry for your loss, you sound like you were a good son.
 
2011-12-16 10:11:45 AM
Waa WAH wah WAH WAH wah wah.
 
2011-12-16 10:12:01 AM
Glad to see I am not the only one who finds that song incredibly depressing.
 
2011-12-16 10:16:27 AM

Gunny Highway: Thanks for everything, Ole Chuck Brown. You and your pals never cease to brighten my day.


If you like Chuck dark and gritty, you may want to check out Weapon Brown (new window).

/NSFW or childhood memories.
 
2011-12-16 10:16:31 AM
The halloween episode is by far the best of the Peanuts specials. I'm 42 years old and I still laugh my ass off when Charlie Brown keeps getting rocks for trick-or-treat!


Wow, LMAO, I honestly just figured this out while I was typing this post. I'm old!
 
2011-12-16 10:17:20 AM
When I was in my teens, the pastor at my church would take an old Radio Shack tape recorder (the one that looks like Spock's tricorder) up to the pulpit, say "Please stand," and hit the Play button. In all its scratchy recorded-straight-from-the-TV-speakers glory. Linus' "meaning of Christmas" speech was our Gospel reading for many many years. Nobody ever complained.
 
2011-12-16 10:19:13 AM

Gunderson: That watching it is better when your stoned?


calitreview.com
 
2011-12-16 10:21:49 AM

Violet Insinuendo: I hated the Peanuts specials when I was a kid and I refuse subject my own kids to them now.


Boy are you stupid... ummm... Violet? Violet of course having her one big line being "Boy, are you stupid, Charlie Brown." I thought it was funny.

ajt167: Your soul is an appaling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable, mangled up in tangled up knots.


Lolz. I heard that on the radio the other day and was really surprised at just how long that song really is. Mr. Giant Voice really lays into old Grinchie!
 
2011-12-16 10:27:29 AM

factoryconnection: ajt167: Your soul is an appaling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable, mangled up in tangled up knots.

Lolz. I heard that on the radio the other day and was really surprised at just how long that song really is. Mr. Giant Voice really lays into old Grinchie!


Pretty sure it's the guy who voiced Tony the Tiger.
 
2011-12-16 10:30:08 AM

Wenchmaster: Gunny Highway: Thanks for everything, Ole Chuck Brown. You and your pals never cease to brighten my day.

If you like Chuck dark and gritty, you may want to check out Weapon Brown (new window).

/NSFW or childhood memories.


Either that, or A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa. The director's cut, even!

/Not safe for work or jive-ass turkeys
 
2011-12-16 10:32:16 AM
I'm not sure what it is about the song, whether it is the weird minor scale it is using or what but it makes my feelings nosedive.
 
2011-12-16 10:32:44 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: factoryconnection: ajt167: Your soul is an appaling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable, mangled up in tangled up knots.

Lolz. I heard that on the radio the other day and was really surprised at just how long that song really is. Mr. Giant Voice really lays into old Grinchie!

Pretty sure it's the guy who voiced Tony the Tiger.


Thurl Ravencroft. He also leads the "Grim Grinning Ghosts" song on the Haunted Mansion ride and he is one of the singing headstones.
 
2011-12-16 10:34:15 AM

TheGreatGazoo: I'm not sure what it is about the song, whether it is the weird minor scale it is using or what but it makes my feelings nosedive.


"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" does that to me.
 
2011-12-16 10:36:49 AM
Is this where we come to spread Peanuts hate? Because

Hot Rod Zoidberg: A comic that features children suffering from depression and cripplingly social anxiety


is right, and it's just not amusing.
 
2011-12-16 10:50:20 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: factoryconnection: ajt167: Your soul is an appaling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable, mangled up in tangled up knots.

Lolz. I heard that on the radio the other day and was really surprised at just how long that song really is. Mr. Giant Voice really lays into old Grinchie!

Pretty sure it's the guy who voiced Tony the Tiger.


Thurl Ravenscroft. Yes, Tony the Tiger.
 
2011-12-16 10:51:26 AM

Robo Beat: Wenchmaster: Gunny Highway: Thanks for everything, Ole Chuck Brown. You and your pals never cease to brighten my day.

If you like Chuck dark and gritty, you may want to check out Weapon Brown (new window).

/NSFW or childhood memories.

Either that, or A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa. The director's cut, even!

/Not safe for work or jive-ass turkeys


Of all the mutha*uckas on Earth, you tha mutha*uckest.
 
2011-12-16 10:53:27 AM

Violet Insinuendo: hated


i39.tinypic.com

BLAAAAAHHHHHH
 
2011-12-16 10:54:26 AM

Thraeryn: Is this where we come to spread Peanuts hate? Because

Hot Rod Zoidberg: A comic that features children suffering from depression and cripplingly social anxiety

is right, and it's just not amusing.



...and sociopaths! Like Lucy when she pulls the football away from Charlie Brown just as he's going to kick it... and that beagle! What's his problem?

/yeesh
//bet you guys are loads of fun to be around during the holidays
 
2011-12-16 10:54:42 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: factoryconnection: ajt167: Your soul is an appaling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable, mangled up in tangled up knots.

Lolz. I heard that on the radio the other day and was really surprised at just how long that song really is. Mr. Giant Voice really lays into old Grinchie!

Pretty sure it's the guy who voiced Tony the Tiger.


He is voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft, which I think is an awesome name. It sounds like he should be sacking a city or fighting dragons in Skyrim.

/well, before he took an arrow to the knee
//then he started wearing kneepads
///yes, I went there
////slashies!
 
2011-12-16 10:55:02 AM

Celerian: Thurl Ravenscroft. Yes, Tony the Tiger


I always thought it was Boris Karloff, since he did the narration.

But, it appears that IMDB says my assumption was wrong. Huh. Internet 1, Skleenar 0
 
2011-12-16 10:55:51 AM

NutWrench: Cat Food Sandwiches: factoryconnection: ajt167: Your soul is an appaling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable, mangled up in tangled up knots.

Lolz. I heard that on the radio the other day and was really surprised at just how long that song really is. Mr. Giant Voice really lays into old Grinchie!

Pretty sure it's the guy who voiced Tony the Tiger.

He is voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft, which I think is an awesome name. It sounds like he should be sacking a city or fighting dragons in Skyrim.

/well, before he took an arrow to the knee
//then he started wearing kneepads
///yes, I went there
////slashies!


Unfortunately, Mr. Ravenscroft took his arrow to the knee in 2005 and succumbed to the wounds.
 
2011-12-16 10:57:49 AM

Red Shirt Blues: I can't watch it this year. I've never missed a Christmas with my Mom. I've turned down invitations to travel etc to visit her on Christmas because she is alone, being a widow. She always insisted we watch this special followed by The Grinch, topped off by A Christmas Carol. My Mom died last month so this Christmas is going to be depressing.

Lots of traveling and drinking this year for me.


Sorry for your loss, dude. I'm in the same boat this year.
 
2011-12-16 10:58:57 AM

Skleenar: Celerian: Thurl Ravenscroft. Yes, Tony the Tiger

I always thought it was Boris Karloff, since he did the narration.

But, it appears that IMDB says my assumption was wrong. Huh. Internet 1, Skleenar 0


Thurl was uncredited. In production, they found out that Boris couldn't sing, so they had Thurl do it, and his name got left off the credits. Apparently Dr. Suess was so embarrassed, that he called Thurl to apologize, and then called a bunch of national newspapers to make sure that they announced that Thurl was the singer. Unfortunately, since the cartoon has never been reworked to include the omission, Thurl usually goes overlooked, unless its researched.
 
2011-12-16 11:01:21 AM
www.whatisdeepfried.com
[source: whatisdeepfried.com]

/friend of mine's comic
//funny stuff
 
2011-12-16 11:11:52 AM

UtileDysfunktion: ...and sociopaths! Like Lucy when she pulls the football away from Charlie Brown just as he's going to kick it...


Yeah, actually. That makes me kinda angry.

I don't enjoy slasher films or torture porn like "Saw" and "Hostel", either. Maybe I just don't understand good, clean fun.
 
2011-12-16 11:13:09 AM

wademh: kent_eh: Proving once again that network executives know less about what makes "good TV" than a random drunk employee in the back of the room.

[www.zatznotfunny.com image 420x260]
How often do network execs get it right?


t1.gstatic.com

This one had a pretty good track record.
 
2011-12-16 11:19:04 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: Red Shirt Blues: I can't watch it this year. I've never missed a Christmas with my Mom. I've turned down invitations to travel etc to visit her on Christmas because she is alone, being a widow. She always insisted we watch this special followed by The Grinch, topped off by A Christmas Carol. My Mom died last month so this Christmas is going to be depressing.

Lots of traveling and drinking this year for me.

Sorry for your loss, you sound like you were a good son.


In before the Fark Atheists and/or Bill Maher, but if you get the urge to watch, don't resist it. Don't be surprised if you get the feeling she's watching it with you.

/Go Bruins!
 
2011-12-16 11:24:15 AM

Red Shirt Blues: I can't watch it this year. I've never missed a Christmas with my Mom. I've turned down invitations to travel etc to visit her on Christmas because she is alone, being a widow. She always insisted we watch this special followed by The Grinch, topped off by A Christmas Carol. My Mom died last month so this Christmas is going to be depressing.

Lots of traveling and drinking this year for me.


Sorry to hear that. I hope your Xmas is better than you think it's going to be. If you have other family or friends around, it makes it much easier. I know from experience.
 
2011-12-16 11:31:18 AM

whiterrabbit: Jerkwater: You know the scene where CB and Linus go to find a tree and Linus says something like "I suggest we try those (stitchlights/ditchlights/SOMEthing). What is he saying there? Is it "searchlights" and just came out odd? I've been wondering about this for at least 30 years.

They clearly said "Storchlights". Glad to help.

Merry Storching!!
//Storch, Storch Storch
/// I love to say "Storch".


So, this is the time of year when we recognize that Larry Storch died for our sins?
 
2011-12-16 11:31:52 AM

Red Shirt Blues: I can't watch it this year. I've never missed a Christmas with my Mom. I've turned down invitations to travel etc to visit her on Christmas because she is alone, being a widow. She always insisted we watch this special followed by The Grinch, topped off by A Christmas Carol. My Mom died last month so this Christmas is going to be depressing.

Lots of traveling and drinking this year for me.


:(

*Hug.*
 
2011-12-16 11:34:24 AM

Persnickety: Violet Insinuendo: 11. It's absolute dreck and should be pitched in the recycling bin.

I hated the Peanuts specials when I was a kid and I refuse subject my own kids to them now.

2/10 - you may get some bites


Not a trolling attempt if it is true.
 
2011-12-16 11:36:54 AM
As someone who just yesterday put up his officially licensed Charlie Brown Christmas tree (complete with single red ornament), I'm getting a kick out of this...
 
2011-12-16 11:38:10 AM
I'm guessing most farkers watch it in hopes to see the "little red hair girl"....and by little I mean "spinner"
 
2011-12-16 11:57:00 AM

Wyatt Derp: Persnickety: Violet Insinuendo: 11. It's absolute dreck and should be pitched in the recycling bin.

I hated the Peanuts specials when I was a kid and I refuse subject my own kids to them now.

2/10 - you may get some bites

Not a trolling attempt if it is true.


Not trolling: I don't like this show, so I don't watch it.

Trolling: I keep my kids from watching it and this show should be taken off the air so nobody else can watch it.

2/10 is about right.
 
2011-12-16 11:58:48 AM
I remember watching the very first broadcast of the show (yeah, I'm THAT old) with my mom who loved it as much as me. I just watched it last night and love it every bit as much. I said to Mrs BrianGriffin that, IMO, the show is actually MORE relevant now with its anti-commercialism theme. Back in the mid-60s, the holiday season was a lot LESS commercial than it is today and back then it was a lot more "traditional" in that families still went to Christmas parades, window shopped downtown, caroled in the neighborhood, etc etc etc. All this stuff is no longer cool/hip/whatever. Back then, a modest number of lights on the outside of the house was pretty cool stuff. Now, people go all mega-MEGA watt crazy. Also, what the heck happened to putting tinsle on trees (the silvery skinny paper stuff)?

Anyway, glad it (and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which is the funniest CB of all) is still aired.
 
2011-12-16 12:35:02 PM

Thraeryn: Is this where we come to spread Peanuts hate? Because

Hot Rod Zoidberg: A comic that features children suffering from depression and cripplingly social anxiety

is right, and it's just not amusing.


It's not supposed to be. It was real. Melancholy, somberness, depression, ridicule, commercialization, epiphany, humanity, goodness. That's why it still resonates to this day.
 
2011-12-16 12:37:23 PM
Last night they showed it uncut on ABC. I was very happy
 
2011-12-16 12:47:16 PM

Lando Lincoln: Thraeryn: Is this where we come to spread Peanuts hate? Because

Hot Rod Zoidberg: A comic that features children suffering from depression and cripplingly social anxiety

is right, and it's just not amusing.

It's not supposed to be. It was real. Melancholy, somberness, depression, ridicule, commercialization, epiphany, humanity, goodness. That's why it still resonates to this day.


Melancholy is misunderstood by a world commercialized to believe we are meant to be happy all the time. The true mental disorder is mania including polly-anna manias where everything must be positive and life fulfilling. Childhood includes a great deal of suffering and anxiety for most people, with the potential exception of the terminally oblivious. Peanuts was insipid in many ways but not because it included reality.
 
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