On October 16, Kevin live-tweeted the classic Peanuts television special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and he’s very ashamed about it. Here’s a log, complete with time-code for your home-viewing pleasure.
GREAT PUMPKIN 00:15 – I always feel like dancing when I hear this music. But dancing like those kids at the Christmas party.
GREAT PUMPKIN 00:45 – Linus found a steroid pumpkin that’s larger than him. Grew up by a nuclear power plant apparently.
GREAT PUMPKIN 01:35 – Lucy looks just a little too happy with the huge knife stabbing the pumpkin. Psycho at heart.
GREAT PUMPKIN 03:00 – Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker… sage advice from Linus.
GREAT PUMPKIN 03:30 – Awesome. The Lucy Van Pelt football gag. This was the start of an era.
GREAT PUMPKIN 04:15-CBrown thought a signed document would ensure he’d kick the football. He must also think the pix on Craigslist are real.
GREAT PUMPKIN 05:45 – Lucy: “You’d better cut it out right now, or I’ll pound you.” In a different movie, this would be really naughty.
GREAT PUMPKIN 06:20 – Sally is clearly Linus’s bottom bitch.
GREAT PUMPKIN 07:00 – So where were the parents in these Peanuts specials? Well, it was the swinging era. They were all at key parties.
GREAT PUMPKIN 08:10 – why do all these elementary school kids have access to massive butcher knives and huge scissors?
GREAT PUMPKIN 09:10 – Charlie Brown is going as a potato ghost. (Had a little trouble with the scissors)
GREAT PUMPKIN 10:00 – Snoopy’s ready to drop acid and have a World War I pychadelic trip.
GREAT PUMPKIN 10:45 – It’s a good thing these are kids. Otherwise, Linus would have gullible Sally doing things that would get her arrested
GREAT PUMPKIN 11:30 – “If you try to hold my hand, I’ll slug you.” That’s pillow-talk for elementary school kids.
GREAT PUMPKIN 12:30 – Charlie Brown: “I got a rock.” What kind of assholes live in this neighborhood?
GREAT PUMPKIN 13:10 – Charlie Brown should consider himself lucky. Rocks are better than razor blades in apples.
GREAT PUMPKIN 14:20 – This WWI flashback with Snoopy is as trippy as the stargate sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
GREAT PUMPKIN 14:40 – CURSE YOU, RED BARON!
GREAT PUMPKIN 16:15 – Still no adult supervision. Just creepy grown-ups handing out rocks for candy.
GREAT PUMPKIN 18:30 – “Yeah, Lucy. You should be good at this. You have the perfect mouth for it.” Seriously. This was just said.
GREAT PUMPKIN 20:00 – Fact: Shroeder grew up and never got laid. He was too busy playing his piano, if you know what I mean.
GREAT PUMPKIN 21:00 – Whoa! Linus is doing his best Julius Somner Miller impression. #geekhumor
GREAT PUMPKIN 22:00 – “You kept me up all night in a pumpkin patch… and all that came was a beagle!” Again, that just happened.
GREAT PUMPKIN 23:20 – Lucy wakes at 4 a.m. to find Linus’ bed empty, then finds him dead in the pumpkin patch. #alternateendings
GREAT PUMPKIN 24:15 – “I went trick or treating, and all I got was a bag of rocks.” That’s crack cocaine, kiddo!
GREAT PUMPKIN 25:00 – The show ends with Linus delivering a Hitler-passionate speech about next year waiting for the great pumpkin. Awkward!
GREAT PUMPKIN 25:10 – And ROLL CREDITS!
Final word on IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN… I love this show. Fun to watch again. But I’m going to hell for my live-tweets.
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