Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Favorite Fictional Character-Halloween edition!


Favorite Fictional Character is a meme started by Ryan at Wordsmithonia he started my Favorite Fictional Character posts out of love for some of the greatest characters ever dreamed up, some of which never get the recognition they deserve. They have all moved, inspired, taught, or in one way or another shaped his thought process and my taste. It's because of these characters that he loves to get lost in a good book, be enthralled by a movie or TV show, or be moved by a poem or song. They all mean something to him and from what he's seen he's not alone in that.


I visit Wordsmithsonia every Wednesday to see what fun new character pops up! My favorite time of year is Halloween!!  And Wordsmithsonia does a special for Halloween!!
This week I am going to pick the whole cast from It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!



When growing up in the 80's there used to be so many holiday specials on TV.  My sister and I had videos tapes of all the Halloween and Christmas specials.  It used to be sooo fun.  At least nowadays in the 2000s you can still see the Charlie Brown specials.

In the show... Linus believes in the Great Pumpkin the way most people believe in Santa Claus.  He writes the Great Pumpkin letters and waits for him in the pumpkin patch to come on Halloween night.  For those who have never seen the cartoon this is a major spoiler:  instead of the great pumpkin... Snoopy comes! Snoopy rises above the pumpkins!  It is one of the MOST hilarious moments in TV EVER!



One thing we can for sure learn though from Linus is dedication to faith.   He believes in something and just sticks to it.  He knows the Great Pumpkin will come.  The whole cast is fun... I could probably recite the whole show.  Love Violet's party, It premiered on TV in 1966... and it still shown every Halloween. 


This is a FABULOUS show and everyone should watch it every year.  It has a special place in my heart!

Do you have a favorite Halloween character???


13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. What a great idea! I love the Charlie Brown Halloween special. I think Linus is my favorite in that show.

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    1. And Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown!! That is so fun too!!

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  2. One of my favorite things about Halloween. Great pick!

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    1. Me too! Can't wait to see what characters you pick next! I have been thinking of mine already!

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  3. The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is one of my favorites! One of my traditions since I was a kid has been to watch this every fall... and it's what usually makes me feel like fall is here!

    I think of all the kids, Linus is my favorite :)

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    1. It makes me feel like fall is here too!! I have it on DVD so I just pop it in a few times before Halloween!

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  4. I love Charlie Brown, but Halloween is not Halloween without a viewing of Hocus Pocus!!!

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    1. OK that is true too... it's taped on my DVR!

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  5. Awww, I love Linus in this! Like you said, his devotion to the 'Great Pumpkin' is really sweet, and he just ignores all the nay-sayers.

    My Halloween tradition is usually an 'Evil Dead' marathon. Nothing says Halloween to me like Bruce Campbell with a chainsaw on his arm!

    New follower via GFC. My blog is nickieanderson.blogspot.com

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    1. YES... EVIL DEAD!!! And all things Stephen King!

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  6. I love the Great Pumpkin special. Halloween is my favorite time of year and I always look forward to watching this.

    I am also a big fan of the Evil Dead movies so we always watch those, but I also do a Nightmare on Elm St marathon all October till I have seen all the movies. Even the bad ones. Loved this post.

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    1. 31 days of Halloween on TV is the best!!!

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  7. I haven't watched this since I was a kid!

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