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Peanuts whizzes, take your best shot

By Jennifer Okamoto MCT

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is 40 years old this month. To celebrate, there are lots of fun products out, including a new book. Find out how much you know about the show.

1. When “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” debuted, it tied in ratings with what show?

a. “Bewitched”

b. “The Munsters”

c. “Bonanza”

d. “The Red Skelton Hour”

2. Vince Guaraldi is famous for composing music for Peanuts specials. Who took over for him after he died?

a. David Benoit

b. Dave Brubeck

c. Wynton Marsalis

d. George Winston

3. Besides having Linus wait for the Great Pumpkin, the special shows off several other great Peanuts themes except this one:

a. Lucy pulls the football away.

b. Snoopy fights the Red Baron

c. Schroder plays the piano

d. Charlie Brown’s unrequited love for the Little Red-headed Girl

4. Children voice all but this character in the special.

a. Linus

b. Sally

c. Schroeder

d. Snoopy.

5. What’s the name of the show’s animator?

a. Bill Melendez

b. Lee Mendelson

ANSWERS

1. c. “Bonanza”

2. a. David Benoit. Winston and Marsalis each scored one Peanuts piece, but Benoit has scored most of them.

3. d. Charlie Brown’s unrequited love for the Little Red-headed Girl

4. d. Snoopy. Bill Melendez acted Snoopy’s scenes out and then sped up the tape.

5. a. Bill Melendez

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