A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) Script

Aren't the clouds beautiful?

They look like big balls of cotton.

I could just lie here all day and watch them drift by.

If you use your imagination, you could see lots of things in the cloud formations.

What do you think you see, Linus?

Well, those clouds up there look to me like the map of the british honduras on the caribbean.

That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of thomas eakins, the famous painter and sculptor.

And that group of clouds over there gives me the impression of the stoning of stephen.

I can see the apostle paul standing there to one side.

Uh-huh. That's very good.

What do you see in the clouds, Charlie Brown?

Well, I was going to say I saw a ducky and a horsy, but I changed my mind.


like the shadows of morning

climb up to the august afternoon

Charlie has a way of picking up the day just by walking slowly in a room

maybe it's a kind of magic

that only little boys can do but seeing Charlie smile can make you stop awhile and get you feeling glad you're you

he's only a boy named Charlie

a boy named Charlie Brown

he's just a kid next door perhaps a little more

he's every kid in every town

the world is full of lots of people

here and there and all around

but people, after all start out as being small and we're all a boy named Charlie Brown


I'll never be able to get this kite in the air.

Never! Never! Never! Never!

I can't do it. I can't do it.

I don't want to see this kite again as long as I live.

Take it. Take it. Get it out of my sight!

Anybody who can fly this kite is a genius.


My heart is full on the day I first go out to the old ball field.

I love the memories.

I love the smell of the horsehide.

I love the smell of the grassy outfield and the dusty infield.

The hopes and the dreams for the new season.

Ah, there it is, the old pitcher's mound, covered with tradition and dandelions.

Dandelions?

This pitcher's mound is covered with dandelions!

Don't touch them, Charlie Brown!

Don't you dare hurt all those innocent dandelions.

They're beautiful.

Don't you dare cut them down.

Besides, you may not know it, but you look kind of cute standing there surrounded by dandelions.

I don't want to look cute.


All right, Charlie Brown, let's get our signals straight.

1 finger will mean the high straight ball.

2 fingers will mean the low straight ball.

What about my curveball, and my slider and my knuckle ball, and my sidearm, and my submarine pitch?

1 finger will mean the high straight ball.

And 2 fingers will mean the low straight ball.

Hey, what's this?

What in the world are all these dandelions doing on the pitcher's mound?

They grew there and the girls on our team won't let me cut 'em down.

They say they're pretty and they say I look cute standing here among them.

They're right.

You do look kind of cute standing there.


Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown, it's taking you too long to get dressed after every pitch.

If you can't get dressed a little faster, we'll never get through the first inning.

Wait.

Hmm.

Brush this guy back, Charlie Brown.

Give him the old bean ball.

No, I can't do that, it wouldn't be right.

"It wouldn't be right"?

Listen who's gone moral on us all of a sudden.

Old wishy-washy here is too moral to throw a bean ball.

What about the way the early settlers treated the indians?

Yeah and what about those awful movie ads?

What about the children's crusade?

Was that moral?

Do you think that incident at harper's ferry was consistent with morality?

Do you call that morality? Define morality.

Our whole system of freeways is a perfect example of what I'm trying to say.

Have you listened to the radio lately?

How about this whole conservation situation?

We never win any ball games, but we sure have some interesting discussions.

What happened?

Charlie Brown got hit by a line drive.

Does anyone here know anything about first aid?

It's probably not serious, second or third aid will do.

Here, run over to the drinking fountain and soak this handkerchief in cold water.

You're kidding.

With a head like Charlie Brown's, you'll need a bed sheet.

I'm dying and all I hear are insults.

What happened?

You got hit on the head with a line drive, Charlie Brown.

I don't understand it.

I used to be able to dodge those line drives.

When you get old, your reflexes really slow down.


Well, we lost the first game of the season again.

I shouldn't let it bother me, but it does.

We always seem to lose the first game of the season and the last game of the season.

And all those stupid games in between!

In the big leagues, the ballplayers get sent to the showers.

I get sent to take a bath.

Nothing ever seems to go right for me.

I can't fly a kite and I lose every ballgame I play in.

I just can't seem to do anything right.

Hi, Charlie Brown.

You're depressed, aren't you?

I suppose you forgot we lost another ball game.

I did not.

Today's game made our 99th straight loss without a win.

That wasn't a very good game today, Charlie Brown.

I know it.

I'm getting tired of losing all these ball games.

And this was going to be our big year.

The year when it looked like we might even score our first run.

I think it would be kind of fun to win once in a while.

Winning isn't everything.

But losing isn't anything.

Look at it this way, Charlie Brown.

We learn more from losing than we do from winning.

I guess that makes me the smartest person in the whole world.

I think you just talk yourself into being a loser, Charlie Brown.

I really don't believe in this business of some people being born losers.

If you keep on doing different things, you're going to win just as much as anyone else.

Just keep trying, Charlie Brown.

Don't give up.

You'll win your share of ball games.

I just don't think it's possible for someone to lose everything all the time.

One of these days, you'll win.


Why can't I have an ordinary dog like everybody else?


Sometimes I get so discouraged that I can hardly stand it.

The harder I try, the worse I get.

Perhaps I should seek professional help.

I think I need help.

Hmm.

Everything I do turns to failure.

I guess you know I've never succeeded at anything in my whole life.

Charlie Brown, it's true.

I recognize your frailties, your weaknesses.

You need me to point out your faults, Charlie Brown.

It's for your own good.

Besides, I can do it for you better than anyone else.

My system is unique.

What's so unique about it?

Come in and sit down, Charlie Brown.

I'll explain my unique system.

Make yourself at home, Charlie Brown.

I'll set up my equipment.

See what I've done?

I've put all of your faults on slides.

We're going to project your faults onto a screen.

Good grief, project my faults onto a screen?

Now, watch carefully.

Here we see your failure to observe the world in upright position.

Here we see your lack of coordination, Charlie Brown.

And here we see your lack of style.

Now, on to your physical faults.

These slides will show your tendency towards fatness.

Look at that stomach.

Even your nose is fat, and your legs.

Why, I'll bet if the truth were known, even your toes are fat.

Now, we're really going to get down to business.

The next batch of slides will show your biggest and most damaging faults.

These could take about an hour to show.

Uh...

No, no.

Ugh. Turn it off! I can't stand it any longer!

I can't stand to watch! I can't stand it! I can't stand it!

One moment there, Charlie Brown.

Relax here a while, Charlie Brown.

We'll solve this problem together.

The way I see it, your problem is one of emotions.

When you have emotional problems, it is usually because you have no outlets.

You need emotional outlets.

I need emotional outlets.

What kind of emotional outlets would you suggest?

This football is a perfect answer.

There is no better emotional outlet than kicking a football.

To sum it all up in one phrase, Charlie Brown, you could kick away your faults.

Boy, you must think I am stupid.

You just wanna hold that football and have me come running at to kick at it so you can pull it away and see me fall flat on my back!

The cure is up to you, Charlie Brown.

Do you wanna kick the habit, or don't you.

Perhaps you'd rather have another viewing session of all your faults on those slides.

All right! All right!

I'll try it! I'll try it!

No more slides!

You won't be disappointed, Charlie Brown.

This time I have a little extra surprise as a bonus.

Why, oh, why do I let her do this to me?

Why? Why?

Maybe she's right.

After all if you can't trust your own psychiatrist, who can you trust?

This time I'm really gonna kick it.

I'm gonna kick the habit.

This is the end of all my faults.

And now for the surprise.

Would you like to see how it looked on instant replay?

Instant replay?

Hear you are, Charlie Brown.

Now I'm going to run through this at slow motion.

I think we must carefully analyze your every move, your every expression.

See how erratic your movements are?

Look at your face!

Those bad personality traits we spoke about stand out clearly.

Now, see the look of determination on your face.

Oh, sham, Charlie Brown.

A failure face if I ever saw one.

In turn, see how benign and composed my face is, Charlie Brown.

And your clumsiness, Charlie Brown.

Shall we run through it once more at normal speed?

No.

No, I don't think so.

I've never gone through anything like that in my life.

I never knew I could be so stupid.

I never knew I had so many faults.

I never felt so completely miserable.

Wait until you get my bill.

These psychiatric treatments are going to bankrupt me.

Get up, Linus, it's time to go to school.

Again?

What do you mean, again?

I went yesterday.

Mom's already made your lunch.

Guess I might as well go to school.

I can't waste a good lunch.

Do you have to drag that stupid blanket to school every day?

How would you feel if people came up to you and said:

"Your little brother drags a blanket with him wherever he goes"?

This blanket is a necessity.

It keeps me from cracking up.

It could be regarded as a spiritual tourniquet.

Without this blanket, I'd be nothing.

A ship without a rudder.

Oh, good grief.


Hey, Charlie Brown. Wait for me.

You look like you've been taking shock treatments or something.

What's more shocking than seeing your faults projected onto a screen?

Life is difficult, isn't it, Charlie Brown?

Yes, it is.

But I've developed a new philosophy.

I only dread one day at a time.

I feel terrible.

You can't continue carrying on like this, Charlie Brown.

You're going to have to do something about it.

You're going to have to win at something.

Something that will restore your lost self-confidence.

Hey, Charlie Brown!

There's a spelling bee at school today, why don't you volunteer?

That's a good idea, Charlie Brown.

If you win, it'll show everybody that you're not a born loser.

Maybe you're right, Linus.

Maybe I should volunteer.

You go out for the spelling bee?

Charlie Brown, you'll just make a fool of yourself.

Besides that, you're bound to be a complete failure.

you never do anything right you never put anything in its place no wonder everyone calls you failure face

you're so impossibly dumb in history books your name they'll erase or else they're bound to call you failure face

and in the race to be stupid you've set a brand new kind of pace we'd like to christen you Charlie failure face

By golly, I'll show 'em.

I'll show 'em that I'm good at something.

By golly, I'll show 'em.

Maybe I will enter the spelling bee.

That's the sort of thing I need to gain confidence and self-esteem.

I think I'll raise my hand and volunteer.

It'll be good for me.

I think I'll just raise my hand and volunteer.

My hand won't go up.

My hand is smarter than I am.

Yes, ma'am.

What am I doing?

Am I talking to myself?

Yes, ma'am. I was talking to myself about the spelling bee.

Yes, ma'am, I'd like to be in the spelling bee.

Psst, you're crazy, don't do it.

You'll just make a fool out of yourself.

I will not!

Excuse me, ma'am. I was answering one of my many detractors.

Well, here I am in the first round of the spelling bee.

Nobody thinks I can win the class spelling bee, but I'm gonna show 'em.

I not only know a lot of hard words, but I know every spelling rule in the book.

The only one I have trouble remembering is:

"L" before "e" except after "d."

Or is it "e" before "I" except after "g"?

I've got to stay calm and not get rattled.

This is my big chance to prove to everyone that I can do something.

I don't care if I don't actually win.

All I want to do is get past the first few rounds and make a decent showing.

Let's see now, how does that spelling rule go?

Hmm.

I guess I really don't have to worry.

All the words in the first round of a spelling bee are usually quite easy.

In a way, I'd almost like to start off with a hard one.

You know, kind of shake up the other kids?

I feel strangely calm.

Oh-oh, here it comes.

It's my turn next, here's my first word of the spelling bee.

"Failure"? Yes, ma'am. That's an easy one.

Boy, that's one word he should know well.

Failure. F-a-i-l-u-r-e. Failure.

I did it. I did it.

Oh-oh.

That kid has an easy one.

Neighbor. N-e-i-b-o-r. Neighbor.

Oh-oh.

He's out, he missed it. Now it's...

This kid has a real easy one.

He'll never miss it.

Then I'll get a hard one and I'll be out. Rats.

Charities. C-h-a-r r-t-e-i-s. Charities.

He missed it. Oh-oh.

I guess now it's up to me.

It's sydney or the bush.

Here it is.

Yes, ma'am, the word is "insecure"?

Yes, that's a word I'm well acquainted with.

Can you imagine?

Of course he knows that word.

It's his trademark.

Insecure. I-n-s-e-c-u-r-e. Insecure.

Boy, you really did it, Charlie Brown.

You are great.

You're our class champion.

You didn't think I could do it, did you?

But I did it.

And tomorrow you'll represent our class in the all-school spelling bee.

I'm going home and really bear down.

I'm going to study the whole dictionary.

This is one of the rules I must remember.

"'I' before 'e' except after 'c'

"or when sounded like 'a' like in neighbor or way.

"Words ending in 'I', 'e,'

"drop the 'e' and change the 'I' to 'y' before adding 'ing.'"

"'I' before 'e' except after 'c.'"

Let's see. "I" before "e" except after "h."

No, "I" after "e" after "c."

"L" before "e" after... no, "e" before "I" after "c."

"When a word has a 'c' for an ending like 'frolic'" or "colic"?

..."or 'comic' and 'mimic' and 'picnic', you always add a 'k' before appending."

Huh?

You know, sticking an "e" for "I" or "y."

Oh, sure.

"For example, colicky, frolicker, picnicker, mimicker."

And hickory, dickory, docker.

On the other hand, "if softness is maintained," page 43, "then 'e' must be retained after 'c.'"

You mean before the ending "able"?

Right, that keeps the spelling stable.

So that's why.

Of course, let's try.

"Noticeable, serviceable, embraceable, replaceable, peaceable, enforceable, pronounceable, and traceable."

"Sleigh, stein, fahrenheit."

"Excepting fiery, hierarchy, hieroglyphic."

"'E-I' is also used in special words that merit careful study."

"E" before "I" after "c."

"Seizure, leisure."

"Seize, stein, protein.

Weird, either, neither, codeine, caffeine."

"'Siege,' however, is spelled 'I-e.'"

"Otherwise use 'I-e' in thief, "believe, fiend, niece, field, brief, grief cashier, achieve, yield."

"Only one word in the language ends in's-e-d-e'

"'supersede'.

"3 others end in 'c-e-e-d' exceed, proceed, succeed."

"All others end in 'c-e-d-e.'

"Accede, concede, intercede, precede, recede, secede.

"E" before "I" after "c."

When a word ends in "c" like "frolic" and "picnic" and "mimic" insert a "k" before adding a suffix.

Beginning with "f," "I" or "y,"

"e-i" is used immediately after the letter "c."

The single exception is "financier."

"E-I" is used in words in which it has the sound of "a."

Or the sound of "I" as in height, sleigh, stein, fahrenheit.

"E-I" is also used in special words.

Leisure, seizure, seize, sheik, protein."

"Weird, either, neither, codeine, caffeine."

Use "i-e" in thief, believe, fiend, field, brief, grief, yield, achieve, cashier.

Except after "c" as in exceed, proceed, succeed, accede, concede, intercede, precede, recede, secede.

"L" before "e" except after "c."

Let's see, before "c"... uh...

Dissolve. D-i-s-o-l-v-e.

Dissolve.

That stupid Charlie Brown.

He's gonna get it this time.

He's up against some of the best spellers in the school.

Abrasive.

A-s-b r-a-s-s-i-v.

Abrasive.

Stomach? Oh, stomach-ache.

That's an easy one.

Stomach-ache.

S-t-o-m-a-c-h hyphen a-c-h-e.

Stomach-ache.

Phew.

Embarrassment.

E-m-b-a-r-a-s-s m-m-e-n-t.

Embarrassment.

He missed it. Boy.

Here is my turn.

The word is "perceive."

Yes, I know the word.

"L" before "e" except after "v."

Oh, boy, that blockhead will never get this one.

Uh... um...

uh, perceive. P-e-r-c-e-i-v-e.

Perceive.

He did it! He did it!

He's our hero!

Charlie Brown did it!

champion Charlie Brown that has a lovely ring something to make a 4-column headline something the kids can sing champion Charlie Brown, inspired setting the whole wide world on fire fly all the kites break out the confetti cause all the bells to sound he's gonna be most definitely champion Charlie Brown he's got to be the best top of the heap when it comes to spelling better than all the rest champion Charlie Brown you did it if you're our blockhead boy you did it it must be something to not to be nothing when you get on the ground once a beginner now he's a winner champion Charlie Brown I hate to admit it, but this could mean the start of something great for Charlie Brown.

He may have to get an agent.

Of course he'll need an agent.

Our glorious victory must be capitalized upon.

Let's see, as agent, I shall get 10%, or is it 15% of Charlie Brown?

Perhaps this calls for incorporation.

Lucy Van Pelt, inc.

Hmm.

I guess you really have to start boning up on your spelling, Charlie Brown.

Boning up? What for? I just won.

Boy, I wouldn't go through that again for anything.

What? What?

What?

I guess I showed 'em.

I guess old Charlie Brown came through.

Phew.

What a relief that's over.

What? What do you mean, over?

It's over. I won. And I won't ever have to go through such an ordeal again.

Why, you blockhead, this is just the beginning.

Of course, Charlie Brown.

This is only the beginning.

Sure, Charlie Brown, this is only the beginning.

Charlie Brown, this victory makes you our representative to the national elimination spelling bee, 2nd grade.

National! Eliminations! Spelling bee!

Ugh!

Well, I can see that this blockhead needs help.

It isn't just the nationals.

There's personal appearances after that.

Testimonials.

Perhaps t. v. Appearances.

A manager of my caliber is the answer, Charlie Brown.

In fact, I'm not sure if 15% is enough.

My valuable presence is easily worth 20%.

Good grief.

The first thing we must correct is your posture.

Judges of a contest can be influenced by poor posture.

Your grooming is very important.

Let's spruce up these clothes, Charlie Brown.

You need a haircut, too.

I can see that we're going to have to work with you.

Patty, what do you think?

Well, we should check his walk.

If he's going to stumble around like he usually does.

Walk, Charlie Brown!

Not too bad.

A little coaching will help though.

Too bad he doesn't have naturally curly hair.

Judges can't resist naturally curly hair.

You've gotta learn how to smile, Charlie Brown.

Smile!

Hmm.

Hmm.

You've got a smile like a sick pumpkin.

And furthermore, you have to be understood.

The judges must be able to understand you!

Your diction must be perfect!

The honor of your school, your neighborhood rests on your shoulders.

Not to mention the economic future of your manager.

Linus, I don't know how I get into these messes.

If I hadn't volunteered in the first place, I wouldn't have won and now I wouldn't have to be trying to memorize the dictionary.

There's a good chance that instead of being a hero, I'll make a bigger fool of myself than ever.

Don't be discouraged, Charlie Brown, you have nothing to lose.

You'll either be a hero, or a goat.

Hi, big brother. Hi, Linus.

Hi.

Hi, Sally.

Why don't you take me to a movie?

How would I ever take you to a movie?

Well, this happens all the time.

Boys call up girls and say, "would you like to go to a movie?"

And then the girls say, "why, yes, I'd like it very much."

And then the boy goes over to the girl's house and knocks on the door and he says to her, "I've come to take you to a movie."

Have you come to take me to a movie, Linus?

Good grief, no.

Isn't he the cutest thing?

C-h-a-r-l-i-e!

Charlie!

Charlie Brown!

Yeah!

This whole thing makes me feel like I'm being drafted.

Think of it this way, Charlie Brown, you're going on a great adventure.

And you'll be representing all us little kids.

Our honor is riding on your shoulders.

Not to mention my future economic security, Charlie Brown.

As your agent, I expect nothing but success in our endeavors.

Go out there, Charlie Brown, and fight!

Good grief.

Ok, Charlie Brown, I guess you'd better get aboard the bus is about to go.

Incidentally, Charlie Brown, I want you to take this.

My blanket. My life. My all.

It will bring you luck.

Gee, Linus. That's very nice of you.

Here.

I don't think I... here.

Well, ok.

Thanks, Linus. Here!

So long, Linus.

Here!

Return victorious, Charlie Brown!

Or don't come back at all.

You can do it, Charlie Brown!

Return victorious, Charlie Brown.


Schroeder, do you think Charlie Brown will win?

Do you think that Charlie Brown has a chance?

Well, he's been practicing a lot.

I think he has a good chance.

The young man these days has to practice a lot, doesn't he?

A young man these days has to work very hard to be able to support a wife, doesn't he?

Who said anything about a wife?

Do piano players make a lot of money, Schroeder?

Some do.

If they practice very hard, I guess.

Keep practicing, kiddo.

Incidentally, who is this?

George washington?


What's going on here?

Well?

I can't help it.

I made the mistake of giving my blanket to Charlie Brown to take to that spelling bee for good luck.

Now, I keep fainting. I keep passing out.

Why don't you go outside and get a breath of fresh air?

Oh.

Woe is me. I'm dying. My race is run.

Why did I let Charlie Brown take my blanket?

I've got to get my blanket back.

See, I'm always passing out.

Snoopy, it's up to you to help me.

I just gotta have my blanket back.

I gotta have my blanket.

I don't know what's happening to me.

Maybe you can come with me to find Charlie Brown and get my blanket back.


Disgrace.

D-i-s-g-r-a-c-e.

Disgrace.

In choosing between "I-e" and "e-i"

"e-i" is used after the letter "c."

This is too much.

I'm so tired I can hardly stay awake.

Maybe I'd better go to bed.

But if I give up now, the kids will never forgive me.

I can't keep up this pace.

Maybe I should just tell 'em all that my health is more important.

Yes, health.

H-e-a-l-t-h. Health.

I'm getting delirious. I better get a hold on myself.

I need something in my stomach.

Stomach. S-t-o-m-a-c-h. Stomach.

I'd better call room service.

Service.

S-e-r-v-i-c-e. Service.

Yes, service. Yes, that's it.

"I" before "e" save after "d."

Hello, yes, hello.

Oh, did I ring?

Yes, I guess I rang.

Rang. R-a-n-g. Rang.

What?

Oh, yes, room service.

I want room service. Ooh.

Could you please send me a bowl of dry cereal and a glass of milk?

Listen, what was it? "L" before "e" after milk?

Thump. T-h-u-m-p. Thump.

Hey.


My blanket, Charlie Brown. My blanket.

I can't be without it.

After I gave you my blanket, my life has been a nightmare.

Phew.

See? I keep passing out.

I can't be without my blanket.

I need my blanket, Charlie Brown.

Gee, Linus, I don't know what's with your blanket.

I've been so busy studying that I forgot all about your blanket.

Forgot about my blanket!

Phew.

Woe, woe, woe is me.

Gee, I'm sorry, Linus.

I really have been studying so hard I must have misplaced it.

Maybe I left it in the lobby. Hmm.

No, I think I left it at the library.

I really haven't gone any place except for the library.

That's it. I must have left it at the library.

Library! I give him a good luck charm, my beautiful blanket, and he thinks it's at the library.

Charlie Brown, I ought to kick you!

Linus! Linus! Speak to me.

I'm sure the blanket is at the library.

Take old Snoopy with you.

He's a hunting dog. He'll... good grief.

Well, he'll be happy to help you find your blanket.

I have to stay and study.

Tomorrow's the spelling bee and I just have to study.

Look in the hotel lobby first, then go down 2 blocks, right, then straight.

You can't miss it.

It's either at the library or somewhere along the way.

It isn't here.


It isn't here!

It isn't here!

Where is it? Where can it be?


Where is it? I don't see it.

It isn't here.

It's gone. My poor blanket is gone.

Woe is me. I'm sunk.

That scoundrel, Charlie Brown, lost my blanket.

All right, you stupid beagle, snap to it!

You've been no help at all in finding my blanket.

Some hunting dog!

The world is ending and he can't even help find a blanket.

It's that blockhead Charlie Brown's fault.

If I hadn't felt sorry for him, this would never have happened.

Never feel sorry for blockheads!

I'll never forgive that Charlie Brown.

Good morning, Linus and Snoopy.

Snoopy, S-n-o-o-p-y. Snoopy.

Well, Charlie Brown, you really did it.

We looked for that blanket all over the city.

And as for this hunting dog of yours, he's completely useless.

Useless. U-s-e-l-e-s-s. Useless.

Gee, I'm sorry, Linus.

I don't know what to say.

S-a-y. Say.

I've got to get ready for the contest.

Contest. C-o-n-t-e-s-t. Contest.

I'll never see my blanket again.

Washing. W-a-s-h-i-n-g. Washing.


Ugh!


"I" before "e" when followed by "c."

Good luck, Charlie Brown.

Hi. I'm a friend of one of the contestants.

I'm a friend of one of the contestants.


That blockhead better deliver.

I'm sure Charlie Brown will perform commendably.

It's gonna start. Here it is.

It's sydney or the bush for Charlie Brown.

When a word ends in "c," a "k" is added before "e," "i," or "y."

That blockhead. He's falling asleep.

Supersede.

S-u-p-e-r s-e-d-e. Supersede.

Irritable.

I-r-r-i-t-i-b-l-e.

Irritable.

Recommend.

R-e-c-o-m-m-e-n-d.

Recommend.

Invitation.

I-n-v-i-t-a-t-i-o-n.

Invitation.

Unconfident.

U-n-c-o-n-f-i-d-e-n-t.

Unconfident.

Of course, that's a word he's well acquainted with.

Production.

P-r-o-d-u-c-t I-o-n.

Production.

Tyranny.

T-y-r-r-a-n-y.

Tyranny.

Indispensable.

I-n-d-i-s-p e-n-s-i-b-i-e.

Indispensable.

Irresistible.

I-r-r-e-s-i-s t-a-b-l-e.

Irresistible.

Repetition.

R-e-p-e-t-i-o-n.

Repetition.

Development.

D-e-v-e-l-o-p-m-e-n-t.

Development.

Ingenious.

I-n-g-e-n-u-o-u-s.

Fussbudget.

F-u-s-s-b-u-d-g-e-t.

Fussbudget.

Hey, how did he know that word?

Irremediable.

I-r-r-e-m I-d-a-b-i-e.

Irremediable.

Hey, there's only 2 left!

And one of them is Charlie Brown!

Hooray!

That a boy, Charlie Brown!

You can do it.

Wee, the stage, t. v., nothing will stop us.

Disastrous.

D-i-s-a-s-t-r-o-u-s.

Disastrous.

Yeah, Charlie Brown, hang on there!

Occurrence.

O-c-c-u-r-r-e-n-c-e.

Occurrence.

It's Charlie Brown's turn.

If he gets this one, and the other kid misses, why, he could be the winner.

Come on, Charlie Brown. You can do it!

Incompetent.

I-n-c-o-m-p-e-t-e-n-t.

Incompetent.

Hooray! Charlie Brown is doing it!

Hooray!

I think he's gonna do it. Hooray!

My future is assured.

Do you think he'll do it, Schroeder?

I hope so.

If the other kid misses this next one, Charlie Brown wins.

Come on, Charlie Brown!

You can do it, Charlie Brown!

Leisure.

L-e-i-s-u-r-e.

Leisure.

The word is "beagle"?

Oh, boy. That's an easy one.

That's his dog.

He'll get that one easy.

Charlie Brown's at the threshold of being a champion speller!

Beagle.

Beagle.

B-e-a-g-e-l.

Beagle.

Ugh!

Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing.

Charlie Brown, you, you make me mad!


I guess nobody realized that we were returning.

Come on, Charlie Brown, let's go home.

So long, Charlie Brown.

See you tomorrow.


Oh, hi, Linus.

Did you come to take me to a movie?

There's one downtown, for mature audiences only.

Good grief, no.

I came to see Charlie Brown.

Is he here?

Yes, he's in his room.

He's been in bed all day and has the shades pulled down.

Well, if you decide you want to take me to a movie, you have my phone number.

Who is it?

It's me, Linus. May I come in?

I don't care.

It's dark in here. I can't see a thing.

You mind if I pull the shades up?

I don't care.

You weren't in school today, Charlie Brown. All the kids missed you.

I'm never going to school again as long as I live.

We had a ballgame after school.

I don't care.

I'm never going to play ball either.

I'm never going to do anything again.

It's the first game we've won all season.

Oh, brother.

Well, I can understand how you feel.

You worked hard studying for the spelling bee, and I suppose you feel you let everyone down and you made a fool of yourself and everything.

But, did you notice something, Charlie Brown?

What's that?

The world didn't come to an end.


now the shadows of the morning

have gone beyond the august afternoon

and Charlie's had his day his very special day his morning and his evening and his noon

maybe it's a kind of magic

that only little boys can do but seeing Charlie smile can make you stop a while and get you feeling glad you're you

he's only a boy named Charlie Welcome home, Charlie Brown. a boy named Charlie Brown

he's just the kid next door perhaps a little more he's every kid in every town

the world is full of lots of people

here and there and all around but people after all start out as bein' small and we're all a boy named Charlie Brown