What do you remember about A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving?

By: J. Reinoehl
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About This Quiz

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving was one of the later Peanuts-themed specials to be created - it didn't appear until the 1970s. How well do you remember it? Find out by taking the quiz below.

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

"Well, one of the greatest traditions we have is the Thanksgiving Day football game. And the biggest most important tradition of all is the kicking off of the football… Isn't it peculiar, Charlie Brown, how some traditions just slowly fade away."

What did Sally go to the store to buy?

Sally wanted to purchase a turkey tree but found they already had put out all the Christmas stuff. Although they do not look fit enough to do it, wild turkeys sleep in trees at night.

Where was Charlie Brown supposed to go for Thanksgiving?

"My mother and dad and Sally and I are all going to my grandmother's for dinner." "Why don't you come along, Linus? We can hold hands under the table."

For what reason, according to Linus, is Thanksgiving was important?

President Lincoln was the first leader to declare a national holiday for Thanksgiving, in 1863. Canada (1872) and Japan (Labor Thanksgiving Day established after WWII) are two other nations who have made Thanksgiving a national holiday.

Whose idea was it for Charlie Brown to have everyone over for Thanksgiving?

"Peppermint Patty's invited herself, Marcie, and Franklin over for Thanksgiving dinner. And I'm not even going to be home."

Who was the voice of Peppermint Patty?

Christopher DeFaria (May 20, 1959) started in Hollywood working on the Peanuts specials as the voice of Peppermint Patty and also the voice of Pigpen. He currently is a producer known for movies such as Happy Feet Two, Gravity, Cats and Dogs, and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Why wasn't Sally thankful?

"Do you know what we have to do now? We have to write an essay on Stanley Miles." "You mean Miles Standish."

What did Peppermint Patty volunteer to do, so guests wouldn't make any problems?

Peppermint Patty volunteered to do the dishes, but if Charlie Brown had gotten TV dinners, that would not have been a problem. The first Swanson TV dinner, produced in 1954, was a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with stuffing, peas, and sweet potatoes. They sold about 10 million meals that first year.

What parts of the turkey did Peppermint Patty want Charlie Brown to save for her?

"Just save me a drumstick and the neck, okay, Chuck? See ya, Chuck."

Why did Sally think Charlie Brown always got into trouble?

Sally told her brother he was too wishy-washy. This was the last TV special where Hilary Momberger did the voice of Sally Brown. In the next special, Lynn Mortensen did her voice.

Fill in the blank: "You can't explain anything to Peppermint Patty because __________."

"You can't explain anything to Peppermint Patty because you never get to say anything. I'm doomed."

What could Charlie Brown cook?

Charlie Brown was impaired when it came to cooking and could only make cold cereal and toast (but he had trouble buttering it, though). Although A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving was the Peanuts' only Thanksgiving special, This is America, Charlie Brown, has a segment devoted to the Mayflower landing.

What time was Charlie Brown supposed to be at his grandma's house?

"We're supposed to be there by 4:30." "Okay, that makes it easy, you simply have two dinners."

What was Snoopy supposed to get out of the garage?

Linus told Snoopy to get the table out and set it up. Snoopy first played a little basketball before pulling the table out.

How many ping-pong paddles did Snoopy find?

Although there was only one ping-pong paddle, Snoopy played by himself. He darted from one side of the table to the other, while Woodstock watched, until Linus stopped him.

Which character was voiced by Stephen Shea?

Stephen Shea (born December 21, 1961) was the voice of Linus. His older brother, Christopher, also did the voice for Linus. Shea primarily was a voice actor for Charlie Brown specials (1971-1975), but he also made an appearance on Adam-12 in 1968.

What kind of chair did Snoopy get in a fight with?

After fighting with the beach chair, Snoopy spread the tablecloth, and the chair was missing in that shot. It was next seen when Snoopy was setting the table. Franklin was the unfortunate child who chose it as a chair.

Who buttered most of the toast?

Since Charlie Brown had trouble buttering toast, Snoopy did it. When Snoopy had to make the popcorn, Woodstock took over buttering for a short period, until he accidentally toasted and buttered Snoopy's ear.

From where did Snoopy get the trunk of clothes?

Snoopy had a trunk of clothes in his doghouse. This shouldn't be a surprise, since Snoopy frequently took on the role of an alter persona, including Joe Cool, a flying ace, and an author.

What did Snoopy wear to the dinner?

Snoopy dressed himself and Woodstock up as Pilgrims before coming to dinner. Charlie Brown made him put his chef's hat back on instead. Although Snoopy left his chef's hat in the clothing trunk, it conveniently reappeared in the kitchen.

Who was not invited to the dinner?

Since Peppermint Patty invited herself and the other two kids she ran into, Pigpen was not on the list. Although Lucy had a small part in the beginning, she was also absent from the meal, even though her brother, Linus, was present.

What did Peppermint Patty say they should do before eating?

"Are we going to have a prayer? It's Thanksgiving you know. Before we're served, shouldn't we say grace?"

Linus said a prayer he attributed to whom?

"Governor William Bradford and Captain Miles Standish were honored guests. Elder William Brewster, who was a minister, said a prayer that went something like this…"

What did Snoopy serve the kids?

Sundaes were on the table, but nothing was said about how they got there. Snoopy served the kids toast, popcorn, jellybeans, and pretzels.

What color was the napkin Snoopy tied around his neck?

Snoopy tied an orange napkin around his neck. Peppermint Patty did not realize Snoopy was a dog until Marcie told her in 1974. Prior to that time, she referred to him as the "funny-looking kid with a big nose."

Who apologized for Peppermint Patty?

"Marcie, maybe you can go to old Chuck and patch things up for me. Maybe you can tell him how I really feel."

What did Marcie call Peppermint Patty, after speaking with "Charles"?

In the comic strip on January 15, 1972, Peppermint Patty said her name was Patricia Reichardt, because she went before student council. However, in this special, Marcie called her Priscilla.

"Gee, I never thought of it like that. You think I hurt Ol' Chuck's feelings? I bet I hurt his feelings, huh? Golly, why can't I act right outside of a ______________?"

"Gee, I never thought of it like that. You think I hurt Ol' Chuck's feelings? I bet I hurt his feelings, huh? Golly, why can't I act right outside of a baseball game?"

What color was the station wagon?

The green station wagon had seats in the back of it. Linus and Franklin initially walked past the seats in the back but were shown seated next to Sally and Marcie in the next shot.

What song did they sing on the way to Grandma's?

"Over the River and Through the Woods" was written by Lydia Maria Child and published in 1844 as a Thanksgiving poem. It originally was "Grandfather's house" instead of "Grandmother's house."

Why didn't the song they sing fit with going to Charlie Brown's grandmother's house?

Charlie Brown's grandmother lived in a condominium. Not surprisingly, Florida has the highest number of condominium properties of any state in the United States. Minnesota (the place Schulz identified as where Charlie Brown lived) only has an average number.

What did Snoopy cook for Woodstock?

Lee Mendelson did not support having Snoopy serve Woodstock turkey because he felt it amounted to cannibalism. Both Schulz and Melendez wanted it left as it was, though.

Who did the voice of Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving?

Todd Barbee was one of several actors who provided the voice of Charlie Brown. He was nominated for a Grammy for his work on Snoopy Come Home.

Who produced the special?

Bill Melendez (November 15, 1916 – September 2, 2008) and Lee Mendelson (born March 24, 1933) animated, directed, or produced about 70 Peanuts-themed specials together. Melendez also provided the voice of Snoopy, and all of Mendelson's kids provided voices for various characters at different times.

In which year did A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving first air on CBS?

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving first aired November 20, 1973. It is currently aired annually on ABC.

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