Premiered June 8, 1966.
Charlie Brown: I really thought we were going to win this one. For one brief moment victory was within our grasp.
Linus: And then the game started.
|Charlie Brown gets nailed by a comebacker!|
|Charlie Brown's teammates react to their latest loss.|
All of Chuck's players quit the team and decide to spend the rest of their Summer partaking in activities like skateboarding, jump-rope and swimming. Charlie Brown is depressed by this development.
But not for long! Linus (Christopher Shea) talks to Mr. Hennessy, proprietor of Hennessy's Hardware about sponsoring the team. Mr. Hennessy will pay for new team uniforms and they will play in a real league.
Charlie Brown believes these changes will encourage the other kids to return to his team. He tells Lucy and the rest about it and they rejoin the team.
|Snoopy and Linus turn a double play.|
|Charlie Brown gets some bad news about the team uniforms.|
|Linus goes tries to field a ground ball & gets tied up in his blanket.|
J.A. Morris says:
Charlie Brown's All-Stars did not air very often on television and is somewhat forgotten today. I recall seeing watching it 2, maybe 3 times when I was a kid.
|Snoopy steals 3rd base!|
|Pigpen's (Geoffry Ornstein) cloud of dust messes up Frieda's naturally curly hair.|
|Charlie Brown tells Lucy to grit her teeth "and bear down" if she wants to get a hit...|
|...but he fails to grit his teeth when he gets his chance to bat.|
|Charlie Brown slides into 2nd base.|
|Shermy quits the team & says Chuck actually enjoys losing games.|
|Charlie Brown jumps rope held by Violet and Patty (Lynn Vanderlip)|
|5 relaxes on his skateboard.|
|Snoopy surfs in Linus' pool.|
And there's a scene where Charlie Brown runs through a house in pursuit of a fly ball. The furniture he passes would fit in nicely in the Mad Men offices.
|Check out the orange couch & lamp.|
There are currently several ways you can watch Charlie Brown's All Stars. It's available on a dvd set called Peanuts 1960s Collection. It also can also be streamed on Amazon Instant Video.
Charlie Brown's All Stars is lots of fun and it's a great way to celebrate the return of baseball season. And since it only aired sporadically on TV, it might be new to folks in my demographic who grew up watching Charlie Brown specials.