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Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown, is the forty-second Peanuts TV special, and the third one to be produced after Schulz's death. It originally aired on the ABC network on August 29, 2003. It was released to DVD on March 2, 2004.

Plot

This special begins at the begginning of baseball season. Charlie Brown is proud of his team, and thinks they might even win. However, his opinion changes when he sees Lucy, and how horrible she is. She is constantly bothering him with idiotic questions, sarcastic remarks and non-sequiturs, to the point where poor Charlie literally becomes physically ill on the pitcher's mound.

After the team gets crushed by Peppermint Patty's team during the first game, and he realizes she has a lot of great players, he asks her if they can trade a player. Peppermint Patty agrees, but refuses to take any player besides Snoopy. Charlie Brown at first does not want to trade Snoopy, since Snoopy is his dog and one of his best friends. But Patty tells him, she will trade him Snoopy for five of her players. Charlie Brown then agrees, because this might give him a chance to win. He then signs a contract that says agrees to this deal. However, when Charlie Brown tells Schroeder, Schroeder tells him that it was not a smart move. Charlie Brown realizes Schroeder is right, and he should not have traded away his own dog. He then rips up the contract (which is just as well, as the five players Patty was going to trade declared they'd give up baseball before they'd ever play for Charlie Brown).

Charlie Brown is then seen on the mound, and says he hopes the team will be better now that
Snoopy is back. However, when he pitches the ball, the ball knocks him down, and hits his clothe off besides his shorts.

Then Lucy keeps bugging Charlie Brown. She doesn't even face the right way when playing. Charlie Brown decided to get rid of her. Peppermint Patty soon came over to him, and told him she's willing to trade Marcie for anyone. Charlie Brown agrees to trade Lucy for Marcie (And some pizza).

Unfortanately, Marcie annoys Charlie Brown almost as much as Lucy did. Meanwhile, Lucy, over on Peppermint Patty's squad, gets into her usual fuss-budget business by failing Peppermint Patty at every game the team plays by doing something stupid. Charlie Brown and Patty agree to retrade their players, and the season goes back to normal.

At the end, everyone but Charlie Brown leaves due to rain. Charlie Brown stays on the pitcher's mound as the credits roll, only leaving the field when the credits end.

Voice cast

Frieda, Shermy, and "Pig-Pen" appear, but are silent.


External links

Peanuts Animated Features
TV Specials A Charlie Brown ChristmasCharlie Brown's All-StarsIt's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie BrownYou're in Love, Charlie BrownHe's Your Dog, Charlie BrownIt Was a Short Summer, Charlie BrownPlay It Again, Charlie BrownYou're Not Elected, Charlie BrownThere's No Time for Love, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown ThanksgivingIt's a Mystery, Charlie BrownIt's the Easter Beagle, Charlie BrownBe My Valentine, Charlie BrownYou're a Good Sport, Charlie BrownIt's Arbor Day, Charlie BrownIt's Your First Kiss, Charlie BrownWhat a Nightmare, Charlie BrownYou're the Greatest, Charlie BrownShe's a Good Skate, Charlie BrownLife Is a Circus, Charlie BrownIt's Magic, Charlie BrownSomeday You'll Find Her, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown CelebrationIs This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?It's an Adventure, Charlie BrownWhat Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?It's Flashbeagle, Charlie BrownSnoopy's Getting Married, Charlie BrownYou're a Good Man, Charlie BrownHappy New Year, Charlie Brown!Snoopy!!! The MusicalIt's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie BrownWhy, Charlie Brown, Why?Snoopy's ReunionIt's Spring Training, Charlie BrownIt's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownYou're in the Super Bowl, Charlie BrownIt Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie BrownIt's the Pied Piper, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown ValentineCharlie Brown's Christmas TalesLucy Must Be Traded, Charlie BrownI Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie BrownHe's a Bully, Charlie BrownHappiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown
Movies A Boy Named Charlie BrownSnoopy, Come HomeRace for Your Life, Charlie BrownBon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!!)The Peanuts Movie
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show "Snoopy's Cat Fight" • "Snoopy: Team Manager" • "Linus and Lucy" • "Lucy vs. the World" • "Linus' Security Blanket" • "Snoopy: Man's Best Friend" • "Snoopy the Psychiatrist" • "You Can't Win, Charlie Brown" • "The Lost Ballpark" • "Snoopy's Football Career" • "Chaos in the Classroom" • "It's That Team Spirit, Charlie Brown" • "Lucy Loves Schroeder" • "Snoopy and the Giant" • "Snoopy's Brother Spike" • "Snoopy's Robot" • "Peppermint Patty's School Days" • "Sally's Sweet Babboo"
This Is America, Charlie Brown "The Mayflower Voyagers" • "The Birth of the Constitution" • "The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk" • "The NASA Space Station" • "The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad" • "The Great Inventors" • "The Smithsonian and the Presidency" • "The Music and Heroes of America"
Others Peanuts (2014 TV series) • Peanuts Motion Comics

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