Charlie Brown and the gang ruled the comics pages for fifty years. As animated characters, they have appeared in five feature films, eight episodes of "This is America, Charlie Brown" , ten motion comics on iTunes, eighteen episodes of "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show", and some forty-five TV specials. On this podcast, we're going to watch them all. Then we'll talk about what we liked, what we didn't. Remember, of all the Charlie Browns in world, you're the Charlie Browniest.
SCHULZ'S "LI'L FOLKS", ARTIST ROBERT POPE RETURNS, "THE SNOOPY SHOW" S1, EP 8
Before "Peanuts", there was "Li'l Folks"! In ep 65, we chat about Sparky's single-panel comic that he did before "Peanuts". How different would our world be had he syndicated that one instead? Artist Robert Pope returns to the podcast to discuss that very question...and many others.
We've also got S1, ep 8 of AppleTV's "The Snoopy Show", another "Random Strip of the Month" (Send us an Mp3 of your own!) and a "Peanuts by Schulz" review for the episode "Frieda".
So. Much. Stuff. Start listening!
EP 64: AUTHOR JASON COOPER & ARTIST ROBERT POPE + "THE SNOOPY SHOW", S1 EP7
Will ye no come back again, Charlie Brown? Ye will after ye hear the lineup for episode 64!
Author Jason Cooper and artist Robert Pope discuss the legacy of Peanuts and their latest graphic novel SCOTLAND BOUND, CHARLIE BROWN from Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates and Boom! Studios. We also talk about actor/comedian David Spade. Really. To a weird degree.
THEN S1, ep 7 of "The Snoopy Show". And more things with quote marks around them.
Grab a plate of haggis and join us!
SCHULZ ARCHIVIST SARAH BREAUX & "WHO ARE YOU, CHARLIE BROWN?"
This month, we go deep into the dark closets and hidden recesses of the endless Snoopy's doghouse that is the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center. Our guest is museum archivist Sarah Breaux. You can ask her anything about Peanuts...the comic, not the legume.
Then we discuss the new Apple TV+ documentary "Who Are You, Charlie Brown?" Maybe they should have asked Sarah.
We've also got an episode of "Peanuts by Schulz" called "A Friend Indeed" and a "Random Strip of the Month".
"Peanuts Nerd" Nat Gertler, "It's Only a Game", "The Snoopy Show" S1, ep 6
This episode offers up shocks - Schulz wasn't a one-comic man in the '50s! He also did, with Jim Sasseville, sport-themed gag panels "It's Only a Game". The scandal!
Tearful goodbyes - ep. 6 of "The Snoopy Show" is the S1 finale!
And the makings of an international incident - Author/publisher/"peanuts nerd" Nat Gertler tells us why we should hate Canada. As if we needed another reason! (Kidding!)
And, of course, there's another "Peanuts by Schulz" episode review and a "Random Strip of the Month".
CHARLIE BROWN READ ALONG RECORDS + SNOOPY SHOW ep 5
Can't get enough Peanuts on TV, in newsprint, comic books, phone apps, museums, collectibles and underwear?
I feel you.
And so did record publishers in the late seventies and eighties when "Charlie Brown Read-Along Records" debuted. We talk about them this month!
We also talk about "The Snoopy Show" season 1, episode 5, a "Peanuts by Schulz" episode called "Technical Difficulties" AND another "Random Strip of the Month".
VOICE ACTOR ROB TINKLER & "THE SNOOPY SHOW" S1, ep 4
Woodstock is one of my favorite characters, so I was thrilled to have voice actor Rob Tinkler on ep 60 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN. We talk about how he gets inside the head of a little yellow bird who doesn't talk to voice Woodstock on "The Snoopy Show" and "Snoopy in Space". We also talk about other projects and the craft of voice acting.
Also on this ep: "The Snoopy Show", S1, ep 4; another "Peanuts by Schulz", titled "Have a Nice Day, Linus", and Rob's "Random Strip of the Month"!