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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

HMM '13: It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's October!  The doorway to not only the start of the greatest food season (early October to Christmas), but also to sexy nurses, zombies, and grown men dressing up like ponies.  That also means it is time once again for Halloween Movie Madness!  This year, I'll be taking a look back at the movies of my youth.  Every movie this year was released before I turned eighteen.  These are the Halloween movies that shaped me into the man I am today.  Some of them are scary.  Some are funny.  Some are fantastical.  Some are just weird.  And not all of them are good.  But to me, they are all Halloween movies.  Now, stand back, for your own safety!   


It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
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So, I decided that I would do kind of a list minute change in the line-up for today’s movie.  I decided to switch to the all-time greatest Halloween special: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. 

Yes, the old animated feature where that blockhead Linus decides to skip out on the tricks or treats and the dope-ass slammin’ party (or whatever it is the hip kids call it these days) so he can hang out in the local pumpkin patch (cause every neighborhood has one of those) and wait for the Great Pumpkin to rise up and give toys to all the good girls and boys of the world. 


That isn’t the only plot going on here though, because we also get to see Snoopy and his awesome imagination.  See, for Halloween, Snoopy dresses up as a World War One Flying Ace, and fights the Red Baron.


And how bad is Charlie Brown with scissors?  How hard is it to not cut more than two holes in a sheet?  I'd give him rocks too.


Honestly, I don’t know what I can say about this show to make you want to watch it, mostly because everyone has already seen this.  And if you haven’t, you should feel bad.  In all honestly, you need to watch the Robot Chicken version too.  Whatever, it’s the time of year to watch both, so just freakin’ do it.

You also need to check out today's Gifs Without Context.


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