Monday, December 10, 2007

Deleted Scenes from 1965’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Charlie Brown is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and that bookie he’ll shoot to death at age 18.

After ice skating on the pond, the kids take a break to enjoy the product of the show’s original sponsor, Parliament Cigarettes.

Linus’s “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men” quote from Luke 2:8—14 segues into “and I shall strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger” quote from Ezekial 25:17.

Snoopy greets each kid by ramming his nose in their crotch.

Lucy is arrested for malpractice in mid-pageant due to her highly unorthodox psychiatric treatment of Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

Every single character mispronounces “Chanukah.”

Schroeder beat-boxes “Fur Elise” for a full 15 minutes.

On numerous occasions Shermy goes off on extended rants about “the domino theory,” “Red China” and “mutual assured destruction.”

A heretofore unknown Peppermint Patty makes her very first animated special appearance under the name “Steve.”

Pig Pen is removed from his neglectful parents and placed in a foster home.

The small wooden tree starts commanding Charlie Brown to “Feed me!”

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