Monday, October 29, 2007
Sincerity As Far As The Eye Can See
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown premiered over the CBS network on October 27, 1966. Like its predecessors, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Charlie Brown’s All-Stars, The Great Pumpkin was a smash hit, so popular in fact that the special's success in the TV ratings was front page news in the show business trade paper, The Hollywood Reporter. Today, for most viewers, the animated special crystallizes the classic Halloween spirit, and is certainly one of the finest of the TV adaptations of Charles M. Schulz’s classic comic strip.