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Book Report from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown05:29

Book Report from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

"The Book Report" from the 1985 TV special You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Book Report - You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (1967)05:34

Book Report - You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (1967)

"The Book Report" from the album of the 1967 Off-Broadway production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown part 805:11

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown part 8

"The Book Report" from the album of the 1999 Broadway production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

"The Book Report" is a song from the stage musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and the animated TV special of the same name. It is sung by the entire cast about having to write a book report on The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Lyrics

(The lyrics in brackets were only used in the 1999 revival.)
Lucy: Homework!
Charlie Brown: Homework!
Schroeder: Homework!
Linus: Homework!
All: Yuck!
Lucy: A book report on Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit, Peter ra-
Linus (Overlapping): A book report on Peter Rabbit, Peter ra-
Schroeder (Overlapping): A book report on Peter Rabbit, ra-
Charlie Brown (Overlapping): A book report on Peter ra-
All: -Abbit.
Lucy (Writing angrily on her paper): Peter Rabbit is a stupid book about this stupid rabbit,
Who steals vegetables from other peoples' gardens!
(She counts seventeen words so far) Hmm. eighty-three to go.
Schroeder: (Typing and untyping on the computer): The name of the book about which
This book report is about it.
Peter Rabbit which is about this...
Rabbit.
I found it very-
I liked the part where-
It was a-
It reminded me of "Robin Hood"!
(Plays a game on the computer) And the part where Little John jumped from the rock
To the Sheriff of Nottingham's back.
And then Robin and everyone swung from the trees
In a sudden surprise attack.
And they captured the sheriff and all of his goods
And they carried him back to their camp in the woods
And the sheriff was guest at their dinner and all
But he wriggled away and he sounded the call
And his men rushed in and the arrows flew-
Peter Rabbit did sort of that kind of thing too!
Lucy (continues writing): The other people's name was McGregor.
(Counts to twenty-three) Ohhh!
Linus: (Lecturing): In examining a work such as Peter Rabbit, it is important that the superficial characteristics of its deceptively simple plot should not be allowed to blind the reader to the more substantial fabric of its deeper motivations. (Turns a book into a story of Peter Rabbit) In this report, I plan to discuss the sociological implications of family pressures so great as to drive an otherwise moral rabbit to perform acts of thievery, which he consciously knew were against the law. (Peter steals a carrot in a garden) I also hope to explore the personality of Mr. McGregor, in his conflicting role as farmer and humanitarian. (Mr. McGregor chases the rabbit) Peter Rabbit is established from the start as a benevolent hero, and it is only with the increase of social pressure that the seams in his moral fabric...!
Charlie Brown (Overlapping) (Puts his pencil down): If I start writing now when I'm not really rested,
It could upset my thinking which is no good at all.
I'll get a fresh start tomorrow and it's not due till Wednesday,
So I'll have all of Tuesday unless something should happen.
Why does this always happen? I should be outside playing
Getting fresh air and sunshine,
I work best under pressure, and there'll be lots of pressure
If I wait till tomorrow
I should start writing now.
But I if I start writing now when I'm not really rested
It could upset my thinking which is no good at all.
Lucy (Continues writing): The name of the rabbit was Peter.
(Counts to thirty) Yes!
Schroeder (Continues playing a game): Down came the staff on his head- smash!
And Robin fell like a sack full of lead- crash!
The sheriff laughed and he left him for dead- ah!
But he was wrong!
Lucy: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
Schroeder: Just then an arrow flew in- whing!
It was a sign for the fight to begin- zing!
And then it looked like the sheriff would win- ah!
But not for long. Away they ran.
Just like rabbits. Who run a lot
As you can tell from the story of Peter Rabbit
Which this report is about... (Plays the computer keyboard like a piano)
Sally/Snoopy: Rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits...!
Charlie Brown (Watching TV while enjoying a peanut butter sandwich):How do they expect us to
Write a book report
Of any quality
In just two days? How can they
Conspire to
Make life so miserable
And so effectively in so many ways?
Lucy: There were vegetables
In the garden! (Grabs various vegetables)
Such as carrots and spinach
And onions and lettuce
And turnips and parsley
And okra and cabbage
And string beans and parsnips,
Tomatoes, potatoes, asparagus,
Cauliflower, rhubarb and chives!
Linus (Continues lecturing): Not to mention the extreme pressure exterted on him but his deeply rooted rivalry with Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail!
Sally/Snoopy: Rabbits, rabbits, chasing rabbits...
Schroeder:The name of
the book
about which
this book
report is
about is Peter Rabbit,
Peter Rabbit all for one
Every man
Does his part. Ooooooooooooh!
Charlie Brown: If I start writing now when I'm not really rested.
It could upset my thinking, which is not good at all.
Not good at all.
Oh. First thing after dinner
I'll staaaaaaaaart!
Linus: What drove an otherwise moral rabbit to perform acts of thievery? Thievery! Sociological implications Fam'ly pressure. Simple ploooooooooot!
Lucy: Peter Rabbit is this stupid book about this stupid rabbit,
Who steals vegetables from other peoples' gardens.
Gardens. Gardens. 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81,82!
Snoopy/Sally:Rabbit
Chasing
Rabbit
Chasing
Rabbit
Chasing
Rabbit chasing!
Chasing! Rabbits,
Rabbits
Chasing
Rabbits
Find a rabbit
Do or diiiiiiiiiiiie!
Lucy (Finishes writing): And they were very, very, very, very, very, very
Happy to be home.
Sally/Snoopy/Schroeder (Finishes typing): The end.
Lucy: ...94, 95. The very, very, very end.
Linus (Finishes lecturing): A-men
Charlie Brown (Starts to write): A book report on Peter Rabbit.
[Just start writing. You can do it.
Nothing to it. Got to start-
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Schroeder: Peter Rabbit was a lot like Robin Hood.
Peter Rabbit wa sa lot like Robin Hood.
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Linus: Sociological implications joined with familial condemnations.
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Lucy: Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Snoopy/Sally: Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Rabbit!
Charlie Brown: But I haven't even started yet!
All: Peter Rabbit!]

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