Five Interesting Facts About “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

Hopefully you got a chance to see “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” on PBS a couple of days ago.  If you missed it, AppleTV+ is holding it hostage for members.

Do you have a tradition of watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” every year?  Well, here are five interesting facts that you might not know:

1.  It featured the first time in animation that Lucy pulls the football away from Charlie Brown.

2.  The Great Pumpkin is satire for Santa Claus.

3.  Charles Schulz’s office was overloaded with candy sent by fans for Charlie Brown . . . they were angry that he kept getting rocks when trick-or-treating.

4.  Some scholars thought the Great Pumpkin was a real legend.

5.  The young girl who voiced Sally had to rush to record her lines because she had a loose tooth.  The producers were worried a lisp would ruin her voiceover work . . . her tooth fell out right after recording.