It’s widely known that Charles Schulz could be an acerbic S.O.B., as evidenced here. Lucy’s perennial pigskin deceit kicks-off this holiday fav:
Derogatory terms used in this flick include the following:
- Stupid (twice)
Cartoons are typically violent, and I understand life isn’t easy, but the above terms serve little need to toddlers learning language. Coming clean, our toddler picks up vocab at an astonishing rate, so, this flick is off our list. Call us sensitive.
And that Peppermint Patty! She’s a horrifying party crasher. Her admonishment of Charlie’s endearing Thanksgiving meal–toast, popcorn and pretzel sticks–is simply reprehensible. Patty’s equilateral freckles and catcher’s mitt hair make her a Thanksgiving cretin. And stop calling him Chuck!
Of course, Snoopy rules–no question. And Vince Guaraldi, with his sweet-ass arpeggios and fleet ivory-feel, redeems these misgivings with a brilliant soundtrack: