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2020-10-20 4:01:15 AM  
FTA: "have limited free windows for non-subscribers"

That's just standard Apple policy to laugh at the shiatty software on PCs contra Macs; 'limited, free Windows' indeed.
 
2020-10-20 4:01:32 AM  
CSB:

When we were living in South Korea, I wanted to pick up some sort of Christmas music during the holidays, given that we weren't being bombarded with it the same way we would be in the States.  That said, I didn't feel like diving into the religious stuff, and most of the rest of it didn't appeal to me.  Instead, I ended up with a CD of Vince Guaraldi's themes, which served nicely.

/end CSB
 
2020-10-20 4:14:55 AM  
Just not the same without the crazy CBS electric bongo and neon SPECIAL intro.
 
2020-10-20 4:30:07 AM  

bloobeary: Just not the same without the crazy CBS electric bongo and neon SPECIAL intro.


Got you covered.

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/ sorry, no bongos
 
2020-10-20 4:46:57 AM  
...Probably just as well.  The last time I saw Charlie Brown Christmas on over-the-air TV (5-6 years ago?) they actually cut parts of it for more commercials.
 
2020-10-20 5:25:25 AM  
On the one hand, I don't watch anything on "free" TV anymore.
On the other hand, I don't watch anything on AppleTV+ either.
 
2020-10-20 5:40:52 AM  
Remember way back when the Christmas special aired once, during Christmas?  And the Thanksgiving special aired only once, during Thanksgiving?
 
2020-10-20 5:45:14 AM  
Dolly Madison Zinger Zapper
Youtube h5u7moppmAs

/miss the Dolly Madison commercials that used to air with 'em
 
2020-10-20 5:54:14 AM  
Every damn year I can't find my CB Christmas DVD and end up spending five bucks for another copy at Walmart. Same goes for the soundtrack CD. This year I am ripping everything and backing it up all over the place.
/lu lu lu la lulu looo...
 
2020-10-20 6:07:33 AM  
They changed Linus "That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown" monologue to be a rundown of all the new features of the iPhone 12.
 
2020-10-20 6:24:45 AM  

sirrerun: On the one hand, I don't watch anything on "free" TV anymore.
On the other hand, I don't watch anything on AppleTV+ either.


I have a free subscription for Apple TV+ that runs through February. I've watched one series, and when it was over, that was pretty much it for me.
I have a backlog of stuff to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime. I have no interest in adding a 3rd streaming channel.
 
2020-10-20 6:47:07 AM  
I should be set. I just found an old VHS player. I will see if it works. I have all the animated/ stop action/ claymation Xmas shows saved. Fingers crossed.

Also, coincidently, I was just watching a bunch of interviews with the people behind the scenes.
Animator Bill Melendez on animating "A Charlie Brown Christmas" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Youtube 8kJX79I7YAk
 
2020-10-20 6:51:11 AM  
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/ ripe for captions
 
2020-10-20 7:15:59 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: They changed Linus "That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown" monologue to be a rundown of all the new features of the iPhone 12. Verizon 5G

 
2020-10-20 7:25:27 AM  

Unscratchable_Itch: bloobeary: Just not the same without the crazy CBS electric bongo and neon SPECIAL intro.

Got you covered.

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/ sorry, no bongos


The CBS Special Presentation Logo: Remastered Version
Youtube -4_d_6A8nE0


Now with Bongos AND Horns!
 
2020-10-20 7:27:22 AM  
AppleTV taking Charlie Brown from free broadcast TV??

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2020-10-20 7:36:36 AM  
I'm sorry guys but I just don't see the attraction of a 60 year old cartoon that didn't even hold my interest when I was 8 years old. Is it Nostalgia that is mainly driving our desire to see this? Some sort of drive to go back to a simpler time when all we had to worry about was nuclear annihilation?
 
2020-10-20 7:45:11 AM  
Are they going to give the only black character, Franklin, more lines besides "Damn", "Shiat", and "That is whack"?  And are they going to invite him to the white side of the table during Thanksgiving or make the little brother sit by himself again.  How about special intros where it is discussed that bullying is not funny so children do not think it is okay to pick on slow children or those with cancer (whatever Charlie was supposed  to be).  Special intro messages are the thing now right?

/I never got into the holiday specials, they were not entertaining to me even as a child of the Seventies.  Guess the only Peanuts I liked was them at camp doing the dangerous river race which seemed like  a lawyers wet dream.
 
2020-10-20 7:47:29 AM  
Man, that sucks. Fark Apple's walled garden.
 
2020-10-20 7:55:20 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: ...Probably just as well.  The last time I saw Charlie Brown Christmas on over-the-air TV (5-6 years ago?) they actually cut parts of it for more commercials.


Really? From my memory, some shorts were added. Of course, to have more commercials, but they were halfway decent.
 
2020-10-20 8:05:05 AM  
Fark Tim Cook.
Fark Apple
Fark any of you idiots who buy Apple products.
 
2020-10-20 8:06:44 AM  

rummonkey: I'm sorry guys but I just don't see the attraction of a 60 year old cartoon that didn't even hold my interest when I was 8 years old. Is it Nostalgia that is mainly driving our desire to see this? Some sort of drive to go back to a simpler time when all we had to worry about was nuclear annihilation?


That's because you have no soul, so have fun with Satan in hell when you die.
 
2020-10-20 8:23:58 AM  

Jake Havechek: rummonkey: I'm sorry guys but I just don't see the attraction of a 60 year old cartoon that didn't even hold my interest when I was 8 years old. Is it Nostalgia that is mainly driving our desire to see this? Some sort of drive to go back to a simpler time when all we had to worry about was nuclear annihilation?

That's because you have no soul, so have fun with Satan in hell when you die.


I don't know, Peanuts was rather dark when one thinks about it.  Peppermint Patty was a closeted lesbian who kept trying to get with boys even though Marcy had a romantic interest in her.  She probably grew up remaining close to Patty throughout her life killing off any man who got close to her sort of like in I Married an Axe Murderer.  Charlie Brown, the constant subject of emotional and sometimes physical bullying, forms an obsession with the little red haired girl...he probably built a cage or if her bones like an Excitable Boy.  Sally started tarting up at a too young age, you know she had to hide the fact she got pregnant in middle school and had her uterus completely destroyed when Lucy offered a cheap abortion that went wrong because next to psychiatry, his hard can a simple abortion be.  Sally later dies of septic shock and who do you think in a town of white people that got blamed, poor Franklin was just another statistic to them.

/why yes, I have not had my morning coffee yet, why do you ask?
 
2020-10-20 8:30:08 AM  
Next up The Wizard of Oz.
 
2020-10-20 8:44:50 AM  

Noah_Tall: Next up The Wizard of Oz.


Sponsored by Starbucks.
 
2020-10-20 8:52:08 AM  
So that means no more Charlie Brown Thanksgiving or Christmas special on TV, either.

I hope you get botulism, Cook.
 
2020-10-20 8:55:43 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: They changed Linus "That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown" monologue to be a rundown of all the new features of the iPhone 12.


IT'S GOT ROUNDED CORNERS AND YOU CAN GET IT IN ROSE GOLD!  LET'S BOTH GET ROSE GOLD CAITLYN!  IT HAS A CAMERA!
 
2020-10-20 9:12:40 AM  

rummonkey: I'm sorry guys but I just don't see the attraction of a 60 year old cartoon that didn't even hold my interest when I was 8 years old. Is it Nostalgia that is mainly driving our desire to see this?


Yes.
 
2020-10-20 9:38:33 AM  
The only classic cartoons I still watch around the holidays are the garfield halloween & christmas special.  The peanuts ones are obviously legendary too, but they don't entertain me in the same way that the garfield ones do.

Its dumb that this is yet another piece of entertainment history getting splintered off into a pay service.  I don't care what it is, i'm done buying and cancelling these things.
 
2020-10-20 9:43:56 AM  
Boooooo!!!
 
2020-10-20 9:54:39 AM  
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2020-10-20 9:55:01 AM  
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2020-10-20 10:02:13 AM  
whatever, you can get it on DVD at wal-mart for like, 3 bucks
 
2020-10-20 10:05:06 AM  
Bon Voyage Charlie Brown is my favorite Peanuts movie. Snoopy at Wimbledon always makes me laugh.
 
2020-10-20 10:06:49 AM  
GOOD GRIEF!
 
2020-10-20 10:16:42 AM  
THis makes me sad it it will likely limit the number of kids they get to experience these specials.
 
2020-10-20 10:27:13 AM  

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2020-10-20 11:15:42 AM  

Jake Havechek: rummonkey: I'm sorry guys but I just don't see the attraction of a 60 year old cartoon that didn't even hold my interest when I was 8 years old. Is it Nostalgia that is mainly driving our desire to see this? Some sort of drive to go back to a simpler time when all we had to worry about was nuclear annihilation?

That's because you have no soul, so have fun with Satan in hell when you die.


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Now THIS is a halloween special.
 
2020-10-20 11:37:50 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I have a free subscription for Apple TV+ that runs through February. I've watched one series, and when it was over, that was pretty much it for me.


I got a free 1-year subscription with an iPhone purchase, but I can't watch it on anything but my iPhone. I have five different streaming devices on three TVs that I watch various streaming content on  (Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon, etc), and Appke TV+ doesn't support any of them. I'm not watching movies on my phone, even if it's free.
 
2020-10-20 11:43:22 AM  
So that's where it got off to, I was wondering. Guess I'll be doing the DVD.

2020 marches on :-(
 
2020-10-20 12:37:56 PM  

ColSanders: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I have a free subscription for Apple TV+ that runs through February. I've watched one series, and when it was over, that was pretty much it for me.

I got a free 1-year subscription with an iPhone purchase, but I can't watch it on anything but my iPhone. I have five different streaming devices on three TVs that I watch various streaming content on  (Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon, etc), and Appke TV+ doesn't support any of them. I'm not watching movies on my phone, even if it's free.


I have Netflix and HBO Max on my Apple TV?  (Don't use Amazon streaming, so I don't know about that one.)
 
2020-10-20 12:40:58 PM  

rummonkey: I'm sorry guys but I just don't see the attraction of a 60 year old cartoon that didn't even hold my interest when I was 8 years old. Is it Nostalgia that is mainly driving our desire to see this? Some sort of drive to go back to a simpler time when all we had to worry about was nuclear annihilation?


This.  Even as a child I never understood the appeal of these shows.

None of the Charlie Brown characters are remotely entertaining or likable.  Every line seems written for the intellect and mental speed of a four year old, using a strange stunted cadence with huge pauses and utterly juvenile concepts.  Crap animation too.  There are just so many things to not like about it.
 
2020-10-20 12:43:37 PM  

Artcurus: So that's where it got off to, I was wondering. Guess I'll be doing the DVD.

2020 marches on :-(


I was wondering when the Halloween show was going to be on tv. Never now. Thankfully, I have the DVD. Just have to set up the old player. Eat it, Apple!
 
2020-10-20 12:45:54 PM  

buckeyebrain: I have Netflix and HBO Max on my Apple TV?  (Don't use Amazon streaming, so I don't know about that one.)


I meant the Apple TV+ streaming service isn't available on any of my five streaming devices, but every other service I use is. I don't have an Apple TV device.
 
2020-10-20 1:26:16 PM  

ColSanders: buckeyebrain: I have Netflix and HBO Max on my Apple TV?  (Don't use Amazon streaming, so I don't know about that one.)

I meant the Apple TV+ streaming service isn't available on any of my five streaming devices, but every other service I use is. I don't have an Apple TV device.


Ah, gotcha!
 
2020-10-20 2:29:36 PM  

The Fireman: rummonkey: I'm sorry guys but I just don't see the attraction of a 60 year old cartoon that didn't even hold my interest when I was 8 years old. Is it Nostalgia that is mainly driving our desire to see this? Some sort of drive to go back to a simpler time when all we had to worry about was nuclear annihilation?

This.  Even as a child I never understood the appeal of these shows.

None of the Charlie Brown characters are remotely entertaining or likable.  Every line seems written for the intellect and mental speed of a four year old, using a strange stunted cadence with huge pauses and utterly juvenile concepts.  Crap animation too.  There are just so many things to not like about it.


That's because they used actual children without much acting experience for the roles and they had to cut and edit quite a bit to get the lines to work. I believe the girl who voiced Sally couldn't even read yet so was just mimicking the lines that someone was reading to her.

And JFC...some of your are real joyless farks. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a sweet story with undertones about commercialism that still resonate today, created in 1965 on a shoestring budget and includes an amazing jazz soundtrack. What's not to like? Oh...that's right. It's not a dark and gritty representation of the underbelly of human existence utilizing the highest quality but soulless and sterile CGI techniques.

I really feel sorry for people with so little perspective that they can't fathom why others might find these cartoons enjoyable.
 
2020-10-20 3:05:30 PM  
Ha ha ha, "free" TV. Subby, you crack me up. So-called "free" TV is full of ads, my God there's more time for ads than ever. Nothing is "free".
 
2020-10-20 3:35:27 PM  
All I can say about that is
Waa waa waa, waa waa waa waa. Waa waa waa? Waa waa!
 
2020-10-20 3:45:09 PM  

Hawk24: And JFC...some of your are real joyless farks. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a sweet story with undertones about commercialism that still resonate today, created in 1965 on a shoestring budget and includes an amazing jazz soundtrack. What's not to like? Oh...that's right. It's not a dark and gritty representation of the underbelly of human existence utilizing the highest quality but soulless and sterile CGI techniques


It was the 1965 version: Commercialism, Eastern Syndicate, Great Big Shiny Aluminum Christmas Tree, *needles fall off pathetic tree*
 
2020-10-21 10:17:12 AM  

Hawk24: And JFC...some of your are real joyless farks. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a sweet story with undertones about commercialism that still resonate today, created in 1965 on a shoestring budget and includes an amazing jazz soundtrack. What's not to like? Oh...that's right.

It's not a dark and gritty representation of the underbelly of human existence utilizing the highest quality but soulless and sterile CGI techniques

Its kinda hard to see the anti-commercialism themes when the whole thread is about how you can only watch this on Apple TV+...

Please enjoy Charlie Brown even though I do not.  I don't enjoy the storytelling, the delivery, the animation or the characters but I'm happy that you do.  I will go back to being a joyless fark now.

/Note:  I don't like CGI.
 
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