This Is America Charlie Brown

Season 1 Episode 2

The Birth of the Constitution

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Aired Unknown Oct 28, 1988 on CBS
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The second part of This Is America, Charlie Brown starts out with Charlie Brown feeding Snoopy, gathering water, and doing other hard work. Charlie Brown then gets Sally and Linus and tells them they have to go the hall where the delegates are coming. Snoopy goes too, but first he and Woodstock try on different wigs. They get to the hall where they see Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie. They are all assigned jobs to do. Peppermint Patty and Marcie\\\'s job is to bring water to the delegates. Charlie Brown is in charge of sweeping valet parking. Lucy is mop girl, and Sally is inkwell lady. Snoopy is a watch dog, and Linus is an usher. George Washington is the first delegate we see and Charlie Brown takes care of his horse. Inside the meeting the delegates discuss the new law of the land. They discuss how the House of Representatives will work. Linus listens in. Outside, Charlie Brown is bored so he starts hitting rocks with a stick. He says it would be a good sport. Lucy thinks it is the dumbest idea. In the hall the delegates are now discussing who would be head of the government. Benjamin Franklin comes to Charlie Brown\\\'s house to borrow a kite. Outside of Charie Brown\\\'s house there is a lighting storm. When Benjamin Franklin returns it he has been struck by lighting. Days and days go by and the delegates are still discussing. Charlie Brown invents two more sports: basketball and football. Peppermint Patty writes a letter to her grandmother telling her about what is going on there. On September 15, 1787 the constitution is born and voted on. Linus then reads to everybody the preamble.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Brandon Stewart

    Brandon Stewart

    Linus Van Pelt (voice)

    Erica Gayle

    Erica Gayle

    Lucy Van Pelt (voice)

    Bill Melendez

    Bill Melendez

    Snoopy & Woostock (voice)

    Jason Muller Mendelson

    Jason Muller Mendelson

    Peppermint Patty (voice)

    Erin Chase

    Erin Chase

    Charlie Brown (voice)

    Marie Cole

    Marie Cole

    Marcie (voice)

    Jason Riffle

    Jason Riffle

    Charlie Brown

    Guest Star

    Ami Foster

    Ami Foster

    Lucy Van Pelt

    Guest Star

    Jeremy Miller

    Jeremy Miller

    Linus Van Pelt

    Guest Star

    Frank Welker

    Frank Welker

     

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    • QUOTES (3)

      • Charlie Brown: Just what's this convention all about, Linus?
        Linus: Well, the way I understand it, for the past ten years, our country has been run under the rules of something called the Articles of Confederation. But things haven't worked out too well.
        Charlie Brown: They haven't?
        Linus: Some think the individual states have too much power. There's no strong central government.

      • Charlie Brown: Eleven years after the Declaration of Independence, the thirteen American Colonies had become the United States. But they were united in name only. Actually, there were thirteen independent republics, bickering among themselves over everything from taxes to borders to water rights. A meeting had been called in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to try to solve these problems.

      • Lucy: If they would just elect a queen that would solve everything.

    • NOTES (6)

      • The episode premiered exactly 13 years after another Peanuts special. The special was You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown.

      • For some reason, Erin Chase, Erica Gayle, Brandon Stewart, Marie Wise do not provide the voices of the Peanuts in this episode.

      • This episode is also known as It's Freedom Charlie Brown.

      • The day before this episode premiered another Charlie Brown special aired. The special that aired was It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown.

      • Shepard Menken provides the voice for another delegate. He played an artist that scammed Lucy and the Metrzes in one of the finest I Love Lucy episodes. The episode is Paris at Last.

      • Hal Smith does the voice for a delegate in this episode. He played Otis Cambell on The Andy Griffith Show for most of its run.

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