Back when the Watercooler was but a wee sippy cup, It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was the fall classic (no offense, baseball fans). read more
Christmas time is here...and so is the 45th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Filled with humor, heart and a universal message of goodwill toward men, the tale of Chuck's search for the meaning of Christmas, Snoopy's prize-winning decorations and the saddest little tree ever never fails to make the season bright. So we rang up executive producer Lee Mendelson to talk about the special's lasting legacy, how it came to be, and Mariah Carey's take on its iconic theme as performed on her "Merry Christmas to You" special Monday night (9/8c, ABC).
Nothing says "sweetheart" like the wistful pinings of a prematurely bald kid... at least when that kid happens to be one of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time. Originally aired in 1975, Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown features the usual cast of precocious youngsters, from Lucy and the oblivious object of her affection, Schroeder, to Linus, who is on a mission to find the perfect gift for his favorite teacher, Miss Othmar. The ever-popular Snoopy has no shortage of fans, as his mailbox full of valentines proves, while his owner waits for even a single red heart. Will Charlie Brown get the one valentine he truly wants, from the little red-haired girl? The disc also includes two bonus episodes: You're in Love, Charlie Brown and It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown, as well as a featurette called "Unlucky in Love: An Unrequited Love Story," which examines the love lives of the Peanuts gang and offers interesting perspective on creator Charles Schulz's own somewhat lovelorn li...read more