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Happiness is...Peanuts(TM): Snow Days
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Let's be honest, Happiness would be if they'd go back to releasing the peanuts specials in chronological sets instead of the same few specials shifted around on new themed releases all the time, still most fans will take what they can get, myself included. These "Happiness Is..." releases are at a more affordable price and at least include episodes of the Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show that haven't been seen on DVD before.

This release includes:

She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown (the tv special)

Peppermint Patty prepares for a skating competition with Snoopy as her coach.

Originally Aired: 2/25/1980

Sally's Sweet Babboo (from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show)

The Play: Charlie Brown writes a term paper about what happened at the previous year's disastrous Christmas play. Sweet Babboo: Everyone in the gang is hoping for valentines from their favorite sweeties on Valentine's Day, including Sally (who is looking for a valentine from Linus). Snoopy's Story: Peppermint Patty writes an essay about Snoopy and then is chosen to read it in front of the whole school.

Originally Aired: 10/12/85

So you aren't getting much, as I said I much preferred the chronological sets, but some parents will pick this up for the kids and some fans won't mind seeing the older special and an episode from the old series for only ten bucks. I wish they would put more on their releases though if they are only going to release individual volumes. I'd hoped these "Happiness Is..." releases were just to test the waters for a complete series release of The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show but that seems less likely to be the case as time goes on. Enjoy this release, they are clearly hoping to hit the holiday market with it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2011
First up, in "She's A Good Skate, Charlie Brown", he's grumpy but he's good! Snoopy is the hard-to-please coach who trains Peppermint Patty for a figure skating championship. And in "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" episode "Sally's Sweet Baboo", Sally's attentions turn Linus more sour than sweet. It's the second release in the "Happiness is Peanuts" series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HAPPINESS IS PEANUTS: SNOW DAYS is a DVD that includes the final episode (#18) from THE CHARLIE BROWN AND SNOOPY SHOW and the tv special SHE'S A GOOD SKATE, CHARLIE BROWN.

Episode #18 of THE CHARLIE BROWN AND SNOOPY SHOW includes three segments:

"The Play" - Charlie Brown writes about his most memorable Christmas. It was one in which Lucy was chosen to direct the school Christmas pageant and decided to hold it at the skating rink so she could be the star. Everything goes wrong.

"Sweet Babboo!" - set during Valentine's Day, Sally makes a very special Valentine addressed to her Sweet Babboo and becomes despondent while passing out Valentine's Day cards at school when Linus doesn't come forward to pick it up.

"Snoopy's Story" - Peppermint Patty writes an essay about Snoopy that ends up winning her an essay contest and she is chosen to read her essay before the entire school.

The episode is structured like most of the episodes from the series with a longer segment and two shorter segments.

SHE'S A GOOD SKATE, CHARLIE BROWN is an animated Peanuts short that first aired on tv in 1980. The short revolves around Peppermint Patty and her preparation with her coach, Snoopy, for an upcoming ice skating competition. Peppermint Patty is the star of the episode. Most of the other characters are only background characters in this story. The exceptions to this are Marcie who Peppermint Patty talks into designing a skating dress for her (even though she can't sew), Snoopy (who is Patty's coach), and Woodstock (who has one of his most sweet, memorable, and moving appearances on film). This special is loosely based off of Peanuts strips from the mid-1970s. SHE'S A GOOD SKATE, CHARLIE BROWN is a bit different than other Peanuts specials because of the focus on Peppermint Patty. However, the style and tone are the same as most of those specials. The only major difference is that this special is the first time that adults can actually be heard as talking; instead of the traditional "mwa, mwa, mwa" when an adult speaks you actually hear an adult's voice talking real words.

Overall, this is a nice little disc. It's a must have for serious Peanuts fans, but one that the casual fan might enjoy renting.

The only extras on the DVD are a series of trailers: a trailer for HAPPY FEET TWO: THE VIDEO GAME, a trailer for HAPPINESS IS PEANUTS: FRIENDS FOREVER, a trailer for the PEANUTS HOLIDAY COLLECTION, and a trailer for SANTA'S MAGICAL STORIES.

One a side note, I have to admit that I'm kind of tired of Warner Brothers teasing Peanuts fans by releasing just an episode here and there of THE CHARLIE BROWN AND SNOOPY SHOW paired with a never before on DVD Peanuts special. I wish they would just release the entire THE CHARLIE BROWN AND SNOOPY SHOW series and THE PEANUTS, 1980s COLLECTION and be done with it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2011
This Dvd is perfect for Christmas season especially for today this Dvd includes a episode called: She's A Good Skate Charlie Brown its an amazing Dvd its a gotta have for Peanuts fans! it even includes the Charlie Brown and Snoopy show which is very entertaining and very funny!
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon October 27, 2011
This Snow Days release shows how dreadful the Peanuts Specials became in the 1980's.

SHE'S A GOOD SKATE CHARLIE BROWN (1980) is hard to sit through. It stars Peppermint Patty, who spends most of the show just skating, and only features Marci & Snoopy. The rest of the gang includes cameo appearances of Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and Schroder who do little more than cheer Patty from the fan seats. They have NOTHING to do in this TV special! And one of the cardinal rules of the Peanuts world has been violated here, the ADULT teacher TALKS! Gone is the muted horn that only the Peanuts kids can understand. I have seen some of the other 1980's Peanuts specials and some of them are even worse. This show will prove once and for all that there is no reason for Warner to release a Peanuts The 1980's collection.

THE CHARLIE BROWN & SNOOPY SHOW (1985) #18 "Sally's Sweet Baboo" is well worth watching, and proves that even in the dreadful 1980's quality Peanuts shows can be produced, capturing the flavor of the original specials of the 1960's & 1970's. It is no wonder that Warner Home Video placed this first on the menu.

So basically you are going to be buying this DVD for one 22 minute TV show that you will watch, and one 22 minute TV special you will fast-forward through.
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on February 23, 2014
My Grandson loves anything Peanuts. With all the snow we have been having this winter "Snow Days" has been very appropriate.
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on February 1, 2014
My daughter loves all Charlie Brown movies. I am glad because it is good wholesome entertainment for the whole family :)
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on January 22, 2014
Fun to watch. A good holiday gift at a very low price. This has been watched a lot during the long snow days of Christmas vacation from school.
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on January 13, 2014
This movie did not seem to hold the attention of my grandchildren until the very last movie on it about skating. It really didn't hold my attention either except the last movie on the DVD.
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on December 18, 2013
Charlie Brown is a classic that i still like to watch even as a child now I can own it
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