Quiz to see if you are a true fan of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?



By: J. Reinoehl

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was the third Peanuts-themed special to be created. Initially broadcast on CBS, ABC has run it in recent years. How well do you know it? Find out by taking this quiz.

What does Charlie Brown get in his trick or treat bag?

After the special had aired, children sent candy to Charlie Brown because they were in sympathy because he had only received rocks on Halloween.


What did Snoopy dress up as?

Snoopy dressed as a WWI Flying Ace, and Schroeder played WWI songs for him on the piano at the party.


In which year did It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown first air on CBS?

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown first aired October 27, 1966.


Who does the voice of Charlie Brown in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?

Peter Robbins (born August 10, 1956) provided the voice of Charlie Brown. He was well known for the distinctive "AUGH!" first heard from Charlie Brown in "It's the Great Pumpkin…" when Lucy pulls the football away.


What character was voiced by Christopher Shea?

Christopher Shea (February 5, 1958 – August 19, 2010) was the voice of Linus. He also made appearances on Bonanza, Green Acres, and The Odd Couple.


Who composed the iconic soundtrack music?

Vincent Anthony "Vince" Guaraldi (July 17, 1928 – February 6, 1976) was a jazz musician most noted for the soundtracks he did for Peanuts cartoons and the single, "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," which was what drew the attention of the Peanuts' producer to his work.


When Lucy and Linus picked out the pumpkin, why did Lucy refuse the first two?

Lucy felt the first two pumpkins were too small. The one she chose was almost as big as Linus was.


How did Lucy and Linus take the pumpkin home?

Linus rolled the pumpkin home but ended up tumbling with it when he tried to stop it.


Why did the trick-or-treaters end up in the pumpkin patch during the title credits?

Skeletons, bats, and black cats scare the children at first. Finally, a witch on a broom chases them into the pumpkin patch where they hide, and the credits begin to play.


Who jumped into the pile of leaves Charlie Brown was raking?

After jumping, Linus said, "Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker."


What convinced Charlie Brown to attempt kicking a football Lucy was holding?

"I guess if you have a signed document in your possession, you can't go wrong…" "Peculiar thing about this document—it was never notarized."


Who did Linus write to every year on Halloween?

Linus wrote to the Great Pumpkin, "Santa Claus has had more publicity, but being #2, perhaps you try harder." This line was borrowed from an Avis Rent-a-Car slogan.


What color shirt did Linus wear throughout the special?

Linus wore the same red shirt for the whole evening. He was the only child who didn't get dressed in a Halloween costume.


Fill in the blank: "P. S. If you really are _____, don't tell me. I don't want to know."

"P. S. If you really are a fake, don't tell me. I don't want to know."


How did Sally respond when Linus first told her about the Great Pumpkin?

"Oh, I would love to [sit with you in the pumpkin patch]." "What's going on here? What were you trying to do to my little sister?"


How did Linus mail the letter?

Although Lucy stops reading a TV Guide with herself on the cover to follow Linus, she refuses to help him mail it. He uses his blanket to open the mailbox and tosses the letter in it.


Who invited Charlie Brown to a Halloween party?

Lucy told Charlie Brown Violet invited him to her party by mistake. She said his name was supposed to be on the "Not to invite" list.


What costume did Sally make?

The ghost costume she made scared her when she looked at it.


What was unusual about Charlie Brown's ghost costume?

When Charlie Brown put on his costume, he explained that all the extra holes were there because he had trouble with the scissors. The holes temporarily disappeared when he held the door for Snoopy, but they were back later.


When Lucy explained trick-or-treating what did Sally ask?

"Are you sure it's legal?"


How did the Great Pumpkin choose a pumpkin patch?

"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere… I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around, and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see."


What did Sally warn Linus not to do?

"If you try to hold my hand, I'll slug you!"


Where was Snoopy shot down?

Snoopy was first shot down behind enemy lines 70 kilometers from Chalons-sur-Marne. Chalons-sur-Marne (now named Chalons-sur-Champagne) and Pont-a-Mousson (the other sign Snoopy eventually walked past) were both real places in northeast France.


What did Charlie Brown model for at the party?

At the party, some of the kids were no longer in costume or wearing different costumes. Charlie Brown was only wearing an eye mask, so the girls turn him around and ask him to be the model for their jack o'lantern while they drew on the back of his head.


Why was Lucy good at bobbing for apples?

"Yeah, Lucy, you should be good at this. You have the perfect mouth for it."


Why did Snoopy leave the party crying?

Schroeder's music alternated between peppy and slow, making Snoopy dance and cry until finally, Snoopy couldn't bear it any longer, and he left.


Who does Linus mistake for the Great Pumpkin?

Linus thought Snoopy was the Great Pumpkin, and Sally yelled at him for it. Linus was repeatedly called a blockhead in this special. (It was the only time someone other than Charlie Brown was called a blockhead in a Peanuts special.)


What did Linus do when the Great Pumpkin appeared?

Sally was yelling at Linus when Snoopy rose up out of the pumpkin patch and made Linus faint. During this scene, Sally's hand was accidentally colored blue to match her dress.


"You've heard about fury and a woman scorned… well that's nothing compared to the fury of a woman who has been cheated out of_________."

"You've heard about fury and a woman scorned… Well, that's nothing compared to the fury of a woman who has been cheated out of trick or treat."


What time did Lucy's alarm go off?

At 4 A.M., Lucy found Linus shivering and asleep in the pumpkin patch and brought him into his bed.


Where were Charlie Brown and Linus during the closing credits?

Schulz originally had Peanuts characters hang out on a curb but felt this would be dangerous. He eventually decided to put them behind the security of a wall. This was where It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ends.


What did Linus do during the closing credits?

"Well, don't take it too hard, Linus. I've done a lot of stupid things in my life, too." "'STUPID?' What do you mean 'stupid'…" (Linus breaks into a tirade about how next year will be better.)


Who played the voice of Sally?

Kathy Steinberg (born October 24, 1959) was actually losing a tooth during production. She was able to finish her role before it came out.


How many Emmy Awards was It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown nominated for?

The special was nominated for Outstanding Children's Program and two Special Classifications of Individual Achievements in 1967. It was also in a collection nominated for a Satellite Award in 2009.


Who wrote the screenplay for the television special?

Charles M. Schultz was always credited as the creator of Charlie Brown themed projects, but he was also credited with writing many of them, including It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.


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