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10.01.2006

Peanuts "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (Charlie Brown Records, 2604, 1978)

Amazingly not available on CD (though throughout the '70's it was released on vinyl in a variety of formats; long playing 12", book & record 7", etc), this is the shortened-for-LP adaptation of the beloved Halloween special from 1966. Recently the subject of a "making of" book (and readily available on DVD), its return to the yearly Halloween television lineup was always welcome for me as a kid (well, aside from all of that "World War I Flying Ace" stuff which just made me impatient for the most part). Just like tons of kids I can remember liberally quoting the "I got a rock" line while Trick or Treating, and the less said about the time I tried to cut up one of my bedsheets in an attempt to emulate the ghost costumes worn by many of the characters the better.


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...and hey, while we're at it; here's the whole damn teevee special right offa youtube:

26 Comments:

Blogger HarveyMidnight said...

Oh WOW!!! Cannot tell ya how much I absolutely love the Peanuts Halloween special! Love the Peanuts Christmas, as well.... I think I just identified with ol 'Chuck' as a youngster. Heck, even now, I stil suffer those occasional days where I "had a little trouble with the scissors". Thanks.

10/01/2006 4:15 PM

 
Blogger Dave said...

Cool. I just got this on DVD. Maybe one day I'll post the sound track from it like I did Fat Albert. Thanks.
Dave

10/01/2006 4:41 PM

 
Blogger Sallie said...

YEAAAAA thank you soo much for answering my request! Yippee!!!!!

10/01/2006 7:49 PM

 
Blogger Alice Bag said...

Jason, thank you so much for taking the time to share your amazing collection with us. It's making my Halloween season just great!

10/01/2006 8:53 PM

 
Blogger Erick Monsterama2000 said...

Thank you for this. One of the greatest Halloween specials of all time.

Erick
Monsterama2000

10/01/2006 9:04 PM

 
Blogger Stephen said...

I was hoping you'd post this one. Thanks!

10/02/2006 11:25 AM

 
Blogger Big Wop said...

Here's a Halloween-esque request,obscure enough.How about Bro Smith's "Bigfoot" 7 inch?I remember calling in and requesting it on AM radio in the days before FM came along,as a little kid.With the supersaturation of Squatch movies at the time,I believe it reached something like 57 on the national charts before disappearing FOREVER.The chorus went something like "Bigfoot's comin',gonna get ya,gonna get ya!Bigfoot's comin so you better watch out!"I'd be totally amazed if somebody could pull this one out of the cobwebs!Grazie!

Yours cruelly,
B.W.

10/03/2006 6:00 AM

 
Anonymous C.Cilla said...

This blaahrg is great.
Please don't outbid me on this item.

10/03/2006 8:43 AM

 
Anonymous meatcleaver63 said...

Great stuff as always!

10/03/2006 10:27 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, I've been following for awhile but haven't registered. Now that it's finally Halloween season, I just have to tell you this is wonderful, I appreciate it so much.

This Charlie Brown special reminded me of another TV Halloween special. Does anyone else remember "Disney's Halloween Treat" narrated by a pumpkin? I found out it was released on VHS in 1984, but it's not being sold anymore and it's $100s on ebay. It's definitely out of print. I was wondering if you might have a copy, or if you know of any other blogs/people/places that might.

Thank you so much, both for that and for all the wonderful stuff you've done so far.

10/03/2006 10:13 PM

 
Blogger Dave said...

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10/03/2006 10:25 PM

 
Blogger Dr.Terror said...

Or if you want to see it right now check You Tube. It's there in 4 or 5 parts.

Search
Halloween Treats

10/04/2006 12:49 AM

 
Blogger Ron Nasty said...

Great addition. I used to have this LP years ago, but had to give it up for space. Thanks for the post.

10/04/2006 9:39 AM

 
Blogger Jason said...

Man, comments from Alice Bag AND Chris Cilla? I'm going to go ahead & call that "totally fucking cool". In fact I'm going to play "Babylonian Gorgon" while reading "Hot Dog Holiday" in their collective honor. And that's no joke!

big wop: man, I remember that song too, don't have it laying around but I'll see what I can scare up.

10/05/2006 3:41 AM

 
Blogger J.R. Kinnard said...

Super! Thank you so much!

10/05/2006 11:12 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one on YouTube has a magic mirror as a narrator, not the pumpkin. :(

10/07/2006 6:35 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there anyone who has the songs for this episode? I have been looking for these songs forever. Were the songs even available? I know the Great Pumpkin Waltz has always been available. But there has to be someone that has the music. No? Please!

10/08/2006 8:24 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a web page which has a listing of all of the Vince Guaraldi songs from each of the Peanuts specials.

It shows which records or CDs the songs are available are on.

Unfortunately, there are quite a few songs which remain unavailable.

http://www.peanutscollectorclub.com/cuesheet.html

Enjoy....

10/13/2006 9:03 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's some more information for your 'Peanuts Specials' fix.

http://web.mit.edu/smcguire/www/peanuts-animation.html

10/13/2006 9:54 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note to Big Wop:
I actually have a 45 of Bro Smith's "Bigfoot" and I can digitize it to mp3 format (my turntable connects to my Mac via USB).
Yup, it brings back memories of the 70s and the scary camping trips I took with my friends. Is something in the woods watching us?! LOL.

1/08/2007 2:47 PM

 
Blogger Frederick A. McLeod said...

I'm happy to say that I have the original version with the pumpkin, as well as the earlier 1977 special with Jonathan Winters. Both were taped off of the broadcast on TV. I am in the process of transferring from VHS to DVD and capturing pictures from both, and will feature them in my blog sometime in October.

My blog: www.MonsterMemories.blogspot.com

I enjoy the Scar Stuff blog a great deal. Keep up the good work!

-Fred

9/13/2007 1:59 PM

 
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

Sad the link is gone now. Wanted to get this one.

11/18/2008 1:50 PM

 
Anonymous Vanessa said...

I am unlucky when I reached your blog and wanted to see your video; at that time you removed this video from this blog.

3/20/2009 10:02 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have five charlie brown record read along books with 45's included for sale in mint condition , gordkiddey@yahoo.com

12/30/2009 12:14 PM

 
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7/27/2010 12:35 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can somebody please help a brother out, & post a new link to download both sides of the lp for me?

thanks, y'all! ;)

10/17/2014 4:53 PM

 

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