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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Great Pumpkin and the Blockhead

Last night I watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" with my preschool age son. The show was first broadcast in 1966, so I watched it when I was his age. These classics defy time and are still as good today as they were back then. Linus, in spite of his need for a security blanket, usually seems to be one of the more well-read characters—except when it comes to "The Great Pumpkin." While Charlie Brown is only invited to the Halloween party by mistake, and though he only gets rocks (instead of candy) while trick-or-treating, it is Linus who undermines his own fun by spending the night in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin! While it might be fine to believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny or even the Tooth-Fairy, only a blockhead would believe in something as silly as the Great Pumpkin!

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