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TV Tonight: I Got a Rock

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Tonight, ABC airs annual favorite It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. (It’s paired with the midterm-timely special You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, which at risk of heresy may be the superior cartoon.) The clip above is not from that show; it’s from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, an early ’80s Saturday-morning cartoon which, despite being a TV critic and having been obsessed with Peanuts most of my childhood, I had forgotten ever existed.

While scads of Peanuts primetime specials have been collected on DVD lately, this series apparently has not, so enjoy the clip above. And always be sincere.

[Update: See also my Halloween post from last year on the Sisyphean nature of Peanuts. Why does no one go as Sisyphus for Halloween? Papier-mache rock = easy!]