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Snow Days proves that the 1980s were dreadful for Peanuts
on 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.