Charlie Brown

Season 1 Episode 3

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Aired Unknown Oct 01, 1966 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Some of Snoopy's Red Baron footage and the opening version of "Linus and Lucy" were used for the 1969 movie A Boy Named Charlie Brown.

    • Lucy can be seen reading a TV Guide that has her picture on the cover!

    • After this special originally aired, children all over the country sent candy to Charlie Brown out of sympathy.

    • When Snoopy pretends to cross wartime France as a downed pilot, he passes signs pointing to two real locations in the Champagne country northeast of Paris, Chalons sur Marne and Pont a Mousson.

    • When the kids are putting on their Halloween costumes Charlie Brown's ghost sheet has many holes in it. Shortly after, when Snoopy is walking out the front door as the Red Baron, Charlie Brown holds the door open for him and salutes. When he does this the many holes in his ghost costume disappear, only to re-appear later.

  • Quotes

    • Linus: What's that? What's that? I HEAR THE GREAT PUMPKIN!

    • Linus (writing): Dear Great Pumpkin, I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night. I hope you will bring me lots of presents.

    • Lucy (with a witch costume and mask): A person should always choose a costume that is in direct contrast to her own personality.

    • Charlie BrownCharlie Brown: I don't understand it. I went trick-or-treating, and all I got was a bag full of rocks. I suppose you spent all night in the Pumpkin Patch. (Linus nods) And the Great Pumpkin never showed up? Linus: Nope. Charlie Brown: Well, don't take it too hard, Linus. I've done a lot of stupid things in my life too. Linus: [Angrily] STUPID?! WHAT DO YOU MEAN "STUPID"?! Just wait till next year, Charlie Brown! You'll see! Next year at this same time, I'll find a pumpkin patch that is real sincere! And I'll sit in that pumpkin patch until the Great Pumpkin appears! He'll rise out of that pumpkin patch and he'll fly through the air with his bag of toys! The Great Pumpkin will appear! And I'll be waiting for him! I'll be there! I'll be sitting there in that pumpkin patch! And I'll see the Great Pumpkin! Just wait and see, Charlie Brown! I'll see that Great Pumpkin! I'll SEE the Great Pumpkin! Just you wait, Charlie Brown! The Great Pumpkin will appear and I'll be waiting for him! I'll be there! I'll be sitting there in that pumpkin patch...and I'll see the Great Pumpkin! Just wait and see!

    • Lucy: Say, Charlie Brown, how about practicing a few place kicks? I'll hold the football, and you come running and kick it.
      Charlie Brown: Oh, brother. You must think I'm stupid.

    • Lucy: NOT AGAIN! Writing a letter to a stupid pumpkin? You make me the laughingstock of the neighborhood! All they talk about is my little brother who always writes to the Great Pumpkin. You better cut it out right now, or I'll pound you!!

    • Linus: Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you?!

    • Sally: I was robbed! I spent the whole night waiting for the Great Pumpkin when I could have been out for tricks or treats! Halloween is over, and I've missed it! YOU BLOCKHEAD! You kept me up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin! And all that came was a beagle! I didn't even get the chance to go out for tricks or treats! And it was all your fault! I'll sue! What a fool I was! I could have had candy apples and gum! And cookies and money and all sorts of things! But NO! I had to listen to you. You blockhead. What a fool I was. Trick-or-treats come only once a year. And I miss it by sitting in a pumpkin patch with a blockhead. (strangling Linus) YOU OWE ME RESTITUTION!
      Linus: You've heard about fury and a woman scorned?
      Charlie Brown: Yes, I guess I have.
      Linus: Well, that's nothing compared to the fury of a woman who has been cheated out of tricks-or-treats.

    • (Lucy scoops out the innards of the pumpkin)
      Linus: Ohh. You didn't tell me you were gonna kill it!

    • Charlie Brown: I got a rock.

    • Linus: I've learned there are three things you don't discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin.

    • Linus: Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker.

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