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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (TV special)

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Directed by: Sam Jaimes
Written by: Clark Gesner and Charles M. Schulz
Release date: November 6, 1985
Running time: 30 minutes
Preceded by: Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown
Followed by: Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
Availability: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown iTunes, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is the twenty-ninth animated television special based on Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip. It first aired on CBS on November 6, 1985. It is based on the 1967 stage musical of the same name. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is notable for being the first Peanuts animated cartoon in which Snoopy's thoughts are expressed as comprehensible English speech.

Contents of the program

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown takes the form of a series of vignettes, without a unifying plot. The program appears to follow a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown, although the same day includes exchanging Valentine's Day cards and the baseball season.


Differences from the stage musical

The running time of the animated cartoon is shorter than that of the stage musical version of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and the number of songs is reduced accordingly.

Patty was one of the featured characters in the original 1967 stage performance of the musical. By the time that the animated cartoon was made in 1985, Patty had stopped appearing reguarly in Peanuts and would not have been familiar to many viewers. For that reason, she was replaced by Sally Brown. When the stage musical was revived on Broadway in 1999, Sally Brown replaced Patty yet again.

Voice cast

Peppermint Patty, Franklin, 5, and Frieda appear, but are silent.


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