This Is America Charlie Brown

The Smithsonian and the Presidency

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 4/19/89
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  • Episode Description
  • The seventh part of This Is America Charlie Brown starts out with Charlie Brown, Linus, and the rest of the gang in Washington DC. They first See the Washington monument. Then thy see the White House, and the Lincoln Memorial. They then arrive at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. They see the Wright brothers plane, World War II planes, and Snoopy even sees the red barons plane. They also see the Spirit of St Louis and a space capsule. They are then off to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, and then the Smithsonian American History Museum. The first exhibit they see is on cartoon art and comic strips. They see a Peanuts cartoon and Charlie Brown wants to know who took his picture. They also see exhibits on George Washington, the first ladies, and Abraham Lincoln. They see the Gettysburg Address, and Linus explains it. That's when we see Lincoln in a train about to go to Gettysburg. Before the train goes Lincoln wants to read a newspaper. He calls out the window for Linus and Charlie Brown. Lincoln buys a paper from each of them. Charlie Brown and Linus talk to Lincoln about The Civil War and why he is going to Gettysburg. Charlie Brown and Linus leave and they wish him luck. The Train arrives in Gettysburg and the President reads his speech to the crowd, and to us. Back at the museum they see Theodore Roosevelt uniform. Linus talks about Roosevelt and talks about how he wanted to conserve America. Roosevelt goes to Yosemite and goes camping with John Muir. They both talk about how there should be National Parks. Charlie Brown then talks about what he did. The then see a video of Franklin Roosevelt. They also see a microphone that he used. Peppermint Patty and Franklin talk about the great depression and bread lines. They are in Washington DC the days of his inauguration and they witness it.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brandon Stewart

    Linus Van Pelt (voice)

  • Erica Gayle

    Lucy Van Pelt (voice)

  • Bill Melendez

    Snoopy & Woostock (voice)

  • Jason Muller Mendelson

    Peppermint Patty (voice)

  • Erin Chase

    Charlie Brown (voice)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Charlie Brown: That's funny! Sally: What's funny big brother. Charlie Brown: It says here that on the Apollo mission that the lunar module was called Snoopy and the command module was called Charlie Brown. Lucy: That's the strangest coincidence I have ever heard.

    • Linus: Hey Lucy we finally found something with a mouth bigger than yours.

    Notes (4)

    • The audio for this episode was mastered in Mono.

    • You can still by This Is America Charlie Brown V7 The Smithsonian and the Presidency on VHS at

    • This episode gave special thanks to the Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress, and the Sherman Grindberg Film Library.

    • This episode originally aired on a Wednesday.

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