'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving': 5 cutest moments

Greetings, PopWatching Pilgrims and Indians. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airs on ABC tonight at 8 ET. My sister and I were so freaking excited about it that we downloaded the special on iTunes and watched it early. We’re cool. Anyway, I wanted to post our Top Five Cutest Moments from the Peanuts Thanksgiving Special before tonight. Let us know if your favorite made the cut.

–Charlie Brown lamenting, “I think I’m losing control over the whole world,” after that nasty athletic sandals-wearing Peppermint Patty informed him that not only were she and Marcy coming over for dinner…Franklin was, too.

–Snoopy getting smashed by the ping pong table, and the epic battle with a Lounge Chair With Human Qualities that followed. ”Little Birdie, can’t your friend do nothin’ right?”

–The entire ”we’re kids, this is all we know how to cook” scene with the buttered toast, popcorn, and what Arrested Development would call “a whole thing of candy beans.” Those crazy trapezoidal toasters are wild.

–Woodstock rubbing his belly delightedly after being served Snoopy’s real Thanksgiving feast. Does a bird eat turkey? Bonus: He’s eating Continental-style.

–After everyone sits down, ice cream sundaes appear on the kids’ table…out of nowhere!

Cheap thrills, guys. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  • Kyle

    I watch Charlie Brown every year!! all his specials and im 17!!! never missed one!! but why are they airing it on Thanksgiving? I always thought they aired it on a tuesday!!

  • dave

    I love the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special! I watch it every year. My favorite part is Snoopy’s battle with the lounge chair. When I was a kid, I’d be howling with laughter at that part!

    • Brian

      Snoopy battling the deckchair was a scream.

  • CBFan

    Like all the Charlie Brown holiday specials, this one is a classic.

    • Nihilistic

      No, it’s not.

  • Shamrock

    Why is Franklin, the black kid, sitting by himself on one side of the table? Peanuts are racists…lol

    • dave

      LMAO! I don’t think I ever paid attention to that, good observation. They won’t even sit the dog next to him!

  • Nihilistic

    The Thanksgiving special SUCKS. It’s an absolute money-grab by the powers that be trying to capitalize on the success of the Charlie Brown Halloween and Christmas. How do I know? Because it was obviously made years after the other two specials as most of the Peanuts crew had different voices than the other seasonal classics. That alone causes this turkey of a special to lose major points with me, it was just too distracting hearing these new kids try to mimic the old school. Almost as bad as hearing Chuck rap during the commercial for the Halloween ep. Almost.

  • Manuel

    Charlie Brown Cartoons can bring out a childhood in an older person

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