Monday, January 05, 2009

BRING ME THE HEAD OF CHARLIE BROWN

In 1986, CBS Television was presented with the following roughly-animated proposal for a new Peanuts holiday special. Apparently it was decided somewhere that Charles Schulz's classic characters needed upgrading to become more timely and "Eighties" in order to "reinvigorate the franchise". Network execs saw the proposal - a short film by Jim Reardon - and immediately and quietly chose to bury it within the CBS vault. More than twenty years later and thanks to YouTube, it has finally seen the light of day! Here is Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown...

(For the real story of Reardon and his hilarious short, mash down here.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH MY! Literally, ROFLMAO!!!! That belongs on an episode of Adult Swim. Hilarious, who knew such a twisted sense of humor was present back then....

qemuel said...

Good grief.

This reminds me of a strip I saw once where Charlie Brown kicked off Lucy's head when she yanked away that football one time too many. He ended up in a straight jacket, sitting in a pool of his own urine.

Good times, good times...

Monday, January 05, 2009

BRING ME THE HEAD OF CHARLIE BROWN

In 1986, CBS Television was presented with the following roughly-animated proposal for a new Peanuts holiday special. Apparently it was decided somewhere that Charles Schulz's classic characters needed upgrading to become more timely and "Eighties" in order to "reinvigorate the franchise". Network execs saw the proposal - a short film by Jim Reardon - and immediately and quietly chose to bury it within the CBS vault. More than twenty years later and thanks to YouTube, it has finally seen the light of day! Here is Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown...

(For the real story of Reardon and his hilarious short, mash down here.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH MY! Literally, ROFLMAO!!!! That belongs on an episode of Adult Swim. Hilarious, who knew such a twisted sense of humor was present back then....

qemuel said...

Good grief.

This reminds me of a strip I saw once where Charlie Brown kicked off Lucy's head when she yanked away that football one time too many. He ended up in a straight jacket, sitting in a pool of his own urine.

Good times, good times...