Saturday, October 29, 2011

1980s-2000s Peanuts Great Pumpkin Shorts

Here are five animated shorts that add on to or spoof the classic Halloween special It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

This first short is from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show that ran from 1983 to 1985. It's titled simply Great Pumpkin. While Linus, Sally and Snoopy await his arrival, Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown go bowling.

Great Pumpkin - 6 minutes:

The second short is from the online series Peanuts Motion Comics and is called Dear Great Pumpkin. Again Linus prepares for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin while Lucy torments Charlie Brown yet again on a football field.

Dear Great Pumpkin - 3 minutes:

The third short is from the 1988 TV special Snoopy!!! the Musical. Linus once again holds vigil in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night, in hopes that the great pumpkin will appear. Snoopy accompanies him, but wears dark glasses so as to prevent anyone from recognizing him.

The Vigil - 3min:

The fourth short is from the sketch comedy show MADtv that ran from 1995 to 2009. This is a spoof of the classic special.

It's The Big Ass Pumpkin Chuckie Brown - 2 minutes:

The fifth and final short is also a spoof from the Adult Swim stop motion animated television show, Robot Chicken.

O Great Pumpkin - 2 minutes:

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