The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
|The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show|
Season 1 title card
|Created by||Charles M. Schulz|
|Written by||Charles M. Schulz|
|Voices of||See below|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||18 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Lee Mendelson|
|Production location(s)||produced in Los Angeles|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Lee Mendelson/Bill Melendez Productions|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Picture format||4:3 480i|
|Original release||September 17, 1983 –|
October 12, 1985
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show is an American animated television series featuring characters and storylines from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts. It aired Saturday mornings on the CBS network from 1983 to 1985.
Due to lower-than-expected ratings, in an attempt to boost viewership, CBS moved the series to 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time early in 1984. It did not help the ratings much, and while the show was not formally cancelled in 1984, further production was on hiatus, and in 1985, CBS ordered five new episodes for what would be a second and final season. Early in 1986, CBS dropped the show after many weeks of reruns.
The characters were performed by real children, and there was a large cast turnover between the first and second season due to the child actors maturing out of their roles.
- Brad Kesten as Charlie Brown (1983)
- Brett Johnson as Charlie Brown (1985)
- Stacy Heather Tolkin as Sally Brown/Truffles (1983)
- Stacy Ferguson as Sally Brown/Patty (1985)
- Angela Lee Sloan as Lucy van Pelt (Credited As Angela Lee) (1983)
- Heather Stoneman as Lucy van Pelt (1985)
- Jeremy Schoenberg as Linus van Pelt/Floyd (1983)
- Jeremy Miller as Linus Van Pelt (1985)
- Kevin Brando as Schroeder/5/Thibault (1983)
- Danny Colby as Schroeder (1985)
- Jason Mendelson as Rerun van Pelt (credited as Jason Muller) (1983–1985)
- Carl Steven as Franklin/"Pig-Pen" (1985)
- Victoria Vargas as Peppermint Patty (1983)
- Gini Holtzman as Peppermint Patty (1985)
- Michael Dockery as Marcie (1983)
- Keri Houlihan as Marcie (1985)
- Mary Tunnell as Frieda/Eudora (1983)
- Bill Melendez as Snoopy/Woodstock
- Note: Violet, Shermy, Roy, and other characters make cameo appearances but are silent.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||September 17, 1983||December 10, 1983|
|2||5||September 14, 1985||October 12, 1985|
Season 1 (1983)
|Title||Original air date|
|1||1||"Snoopy's Cat Fight – Shorts: Woodstock, Baseball, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Piano, Blanket"||September 17, 1983|
|2||2||"Snoopy: Team Manager – Shorts: Shoveling, Rerun, Lost Blanket, The Manager"||September 24, 1983|
|3||3||"Linus and Lucy – Shorts: Sally and Snoopy, Football, Beads, Love, Snowballs, Kite Flying, Linus and Lucy, Baseball"||October 1, 1983|
|4||4||"Lucy vs. the World – Shorts: Straws, Lucy Baseball, Peppermint Patty, Daisy Hill Puppy Cup, Linus and Lucy"||October 8, 1983|
|5||5||"Linus' Security Blanket – Shorts: Snoopy and Woodstock, Sally, Piano, Baseball, Sunsets, Football, Security Blanket, Kite, Woodstock, Clinging Snoopy"||October 15, 1983|
|6||6||"Snoopy: Man's Best Friend – Shorts: Kiss, Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown – Lost!, Snoopy"||October 22, 1983|
|7||7||"Snoopy the Psychiatrist – Shorts: Charlie Brown & Lucy, Kite, The Dance, Thiebault"||October 29, 1983|
|8||8||"You Can't Win, Charlie Brown – Shorts: Shaking, Spaghetti, Football, Baseball, Toast, Snow Sculpture, Sit, School, Kite, The Blanket, Sally"||November 5, 1983|
|9||9||"The Lost Ballpark – Shorts: Crawl, Marcie, Truffles, The Lost Ballfield"||November 12, 1983|
Note: The Lost Ballpark introduces Snoopy's brother, Spike.
|10||10||"Snoopy's Football Career – Shorts: Gold Stars, Blanket, Piano, Teaching"||November 19, 1983|
|11||11||"Chaos in the Classroom – Shorts: Sally at School, Football, School Patrol, Blanket, The Team"||November 26, 1983|
|12||12||"It's That Team Spirit, Charlie Brown – Shorts: Vulture, Blanket, Peppermint Patty, Rerun, Rainy Day"||December 3, 1983|
|13||13||"Lucy Loves Schroeder – Shorts: Kite-Eating Tree, Sally, Camp, Lucy Loves Schroeder, Scared Snoopy"||December 10, 1983|
Season 2 (1985)
|Title||Original air date|
|14||1||"Snoopy and the Giant – Shorts: Snoopy's Foot, Giant, Rerun"||September 14, 1985|
|15||2||"Snoopy's Brother Spike – Shorts: The Pelicans, Great Pumpkin, Spike"||September 21, 1985|
|16||3||"Snoopy's Robot – Shorts: Snoopy's Robot, Linus and the Blanket, Friends"||September 28, 1985|
|17||4||"Peppermint Patty's School Days – Shorts: School Days, Snoopy's Trick, Snoopy's Flight"||October 5, 1985|
|18||5||"Sally's Sweet Babboo – Shorts: The Play, Sweet Babboo!, Snoopy's Story"||October 12, 1985|
The first season's theme was a piano-based instrumental written and produced for this series, which was composed by Desiree Goyette and Ed Bogas. The song was given lyrics and released in 1984 as "Let's Have a Party with Charlie Brown and Snoopy" on the album Flashbeagle, the soundtrack to the special It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown. On the second season, a shortened version with the lyrics that appeared on the Flashbeagle album was used.
On June 14, 2011, Warner Home Video released the fourteenth episode of the show on DVD under a single disc called: Happiness Is... Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures. They also announced that on October 18, 2011, the eighteenth and final episode of the show would come to DVD under a single disc called: Happiness Is... Peanuts: Snow Days, the thirteenth episode of the show came to DVD under a single disc called: Happiness Is... Peanuts: Friends Forever on December 27, 2011 and the fifteenth episode of the show came to DVD under a single disc called: Happiness Is... Peanuts: Team Snoopy on May 1, 2012. On October 9, 2012, Happiness Is... Peanuts: Go Snoopy Go! featured the twelfth episode of the show. Also, the entire series is available through iTunes. On January 21, 2014, the first, fourth and eleventh episodes appeared on a single disc DVD called Touchdown Charlie Brown.
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- The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 11, no. 6, October/November 1993: pp. 30, 32–34, 36, 40, 58.
- Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 199–201. ISBN 978-1476665993.
- "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show Lyrics (Chinese / Cantonese version)".
- "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show Lyrics (Japanese version)".
- "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show DVD news: Announcement for The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show – The Complete Series". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-02-13.