The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

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The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Season 1 title card
Also known asYou're on Nickelodeon, Charlie Brown
Created byCharles M. Schulz
Based onPeanuts
Peanuts animated specials
by Charles M. Schulz
Written byCharles M. Schulz
Directed by
Voices ofSee below
Opening theme"Let's Have a Party"
sung by Desirée Goyette (season 2)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Executive producerLee Mendelson
  • Lee Mendelson
  • Bill Melendez
Production locationsLos Angeles, US
EditorChuck McCann
Running time23 minutes
Production companies
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 17, 1983 (1983-09-17) –
October 12, 1985 (1985-10-12)

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (known as You're on Nickelodeon, Charlie Brown during reruns on Nickelodeon) is an American animated television series featuring characters and storylines from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts as first presented for television in the Peanuts animated specials. It aired Saturday mornings on the CBS network from 1983 to 1985.[1]

Due to lower-than-expected ratings, in an attempt to boost viewership, CBS moved the series to 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time early in 1984. It did not help the ratings much, and while the show was not formally cancelled in 1984, further production was on hiatus, and in 1985, CBS ordered five new episodes for what would be a second and final season. Early in 1986, CBS dropped the show after a ratings recession.

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show is one of the few television series produced by Bill Melendez, whose animation studio generally produced specials.[2]

The show reaired on The Disney Channel in 1993[3] and was aired on YTV in Canada by 1996. It also aired on the CBBC block on BBC One and BBC Two from 1986 to 2005.

Voice cast[edit]

Typical for an animated Peanuts production, the characters were performed by real children, and there was a large cast turnover between the first and second season due to many of the child actors maturing out of their roles, leaving only Jeremy Schoenberg, Jason Mendelson and Bill Melendez to remain.[4]

Season 1 (1983)[edit]

Season 2 (1985)[edit]

Note: Violet, Roy, and other characters make cameo appearances but are silent.


Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113September 17, 1983 (1983-09-17)December 10, 1983 (1983-12-10)
25September 14, 1985 (1985-09-14)October 12, 1985 (1985-10-12)

Season 1 (1983)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
11"Snoopy's Cat Fight – Shorts: Woodstock, Baseball, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Piano, Blanket"September 17, 1983 (1983-09-17)

  • Snoopy throws a basketball into Woodstock's nest but he is angry and he throws it into Snoopy.
  • Charlie Brown tries to impress The Little Red Haired Girl.
  • Sally gives reports and does Show and Tell.
  • Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown are given the same desk after Brown's school is being demolished; she starts to annoy Charlie Brown, causing them to get sent to the principal, giving them an assignment to write "I will not create a disturbance in class" 100 times.
  • Schroeder is not happy when Lucy criticizes Beethoven and his music.
  • Linus loans his blanket to Eudora, who then gives the blanket to the cat next door.
22"Snoopy: Team Manager – Shorts: Shoveling, Rerun, Lost Blanket, The Manager"September 24, 1983 (1983-09-24)

  • Linus and Snoopy try to help Lucy plant her garden.
  • Rerun sings and recites poetry while he rides on the back of his mom's bike.
  • Linus's grandmother is coming so Linus mails his blanket to himself but it does not return.
  • Snoopy is the new manager of the baseball team.
33"Linus and Lucy – Shorts: Sally and Snoopy, Football, Beads, Love, Snowballs, Kite Flying, Linus and Lucy, Baseball"October 1, 1983 (1983-10-01)

  • Sally does a report on Snoopy and gets a good grade.
  • Linus tries to teach Sally to kick the football but it runs out of air while Lucy taunts Charlie Brown to kick the football.
  • Lucy makes "love beads" for Schroeder.
  • Lucy does not understand if Schroeder may like her.
  • Schroeder and Charlie Brown throw a snowball at Linus' head but he spins each snowball with his blanket and throws it to them and Lucy makes snow bunnies.
  • Charlie Brown tries to fly a kite, but he is unsuccessful.
  • Lucy tries to take out Snoopy's and Linus' slivers and makes Linus shower her with compliments before she gives him a piece of toast.
  • Lucy thinks she could see the ocean and hits a home run when told by Schroeder that will he kiss her. Note: Re-used animation and dialogue from It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown is used.
44"Lucy vs. the World – Shorts: Straws, Lucy Baseball, Peppermint Patty, Daisy Hill Puppy Cup, Linus and Lucy"October 8, 1983 (1983-10-08)

  • Charlie Brown and Lucy are drinking lemonade and talking. However, Charlie grows sickened when Lucy does not realize that Snoopy has sipped from the same straw she is using and Lucy is disgusted with the faces he is making.
  • Charlie Brown has grown fed up with Lucy's incompetence towards the baseball team, and kicks her off the team. Lucy badmouths the team through the school paper, and resorts to complaining from the sidelines.
  • Peppermint Patty stays at Charlie Brown's house while her dad is out of town, mistaking Snoopy's doghouse as a 'guest cottage'.
  • Snoopy finds himself in the running for the prestigious prize, and forces the neighborhood kids to nominate him.
  • Lucy throws Linus out of the house, only to discover that their Mom has given birth to a baby brother (which was named Rerun Van Pelt).
55"Linus' Security Blanket – Shorts: Snoopy and Woodstock, Sally, Piano, Baseball, Sunsets, Football, Security Blanket, Kite, Woodstock, Clinging Snoopy"October 15, 1983 (1983-10-15)

  • Snoopy thinks the cat next door has got Woodstock. A fight ensues, but it turns out that the cat was playing with a yellow glove and Linus goes over to apologize only to be scratched up himself.
  • Sally tells the wrong answer in class.
  • Lucy bothers Schroeder.
  • Charlie Brown refuses to call the ballgame on account of rain, even though waves form around his pitcher's mound. His pitcher's mound begins moving.
  • Lucy psycho-analyzes Charlie Brown's personality based on sunrises and sunsets.
  • Lucy taunts Charlie Brown to kick the football by pretending to fall asleep.
  • Linus gives Snoopy his blanket, in hopes he can break his habit but then Snoopy makes it into two sports coats for him & Woodstock.
  • Charlie Brown gets tangled in his kite string, and hung upside-down from a tree (which was used in A Charlie Brown Celebration).
  • Snoopy and Woodstock try to catch an afternoon nap. (This also appeared in the special It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown)
  • Snoopy begins clinging to anyone who believes dogs have made the world a better place. Unfortunately, Charlie Brown gets saddled with the grateful beagle. Then Lucy helps him. Charlie Brown then concludes that girls have made the world a better place. Then Lucy clings onto Charlie Brown.
66"Snoopy: Man's Best Friend – Shorts: Kiss, Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown – Lost!, Snoopy"October 22, 1983 (1983-10-22)

  • Snoopy tries to kiss Lucy while she is sad.
  • Snoopy stays with Peppermint Patty but cannot get off her water bed.
  • Charlie Brown tells to Linus the story about when Snoopy took Woodstock and the Beagle Scouts to camp.
  • Snoopy blows Linus into Patty's pool after he reads The Three Little Pigs and pretends he is the World War I Flying Ace, Charlie Brown being angry with Snoopy and Sally has a new motto ""Speak softly and carry a beagle"" then changes it into "Speak loudly and carry a beagle".
77"Snoopy the Psychiatrist – Shorts: Charlie Brown & Lucy, Kite, The Dance, Thiebault"October 29, 1983 (1983-10-29)

  • Charlie Brown gets good advice from Lucy the psychiatrist and her replacement Snoopy.
  • Charlie Brown loses his hat and the kite booms into pieces like a balloon.
  • Peppermint Patty invites Snoopy to a school dance.
  • Peppermint Patty has recruited a kid named Thiebault for her baseball team. However, he rudely refuses to return Charlie Brown's baseball glove, and angrily rejects the notion that girls should play baseball by insulting Marcie.
88"You Can't Win, Charlie Brown – Shorts: Shaking, Spaghetti, Football, Baseball, Toast, Snow Sculpture, Sit, School, Kite, The Blanket, Sally"November 5, 1983 (1983-11-05)

  • Snoopy demonstrates the shaking method of training puppies, when Linus doubts a puppy could learn anything from being shaken. (This short is reused from Charlie Brown Cleans The Air.)
  • Woodstock comments on Snoopy's dinner by discussing worms.
  • Sally learns of danger by throwing a football into Woodstock's nest.
  • Charlie Brown and his friends win their first game of the season thanks to Rerun.
  • Linus offers his burnt toast to Woodstock.
  • Lucy and Linus make snow sculptures.
  • Charlie Brown tries to teach Snoopy on how to sit and heel.
  • The school ceiling springs a leak over Peppermint Patty's desk.
  • Lucy helps Charlie Brown fly his kite and Charlie Brown ends up making the kite get caught onto Snoopy's doghouse.
  • Linus tries to live without his blanket for two weeks.
  • Sally tries to tell jokes in front of her class. (This also appeared in the special It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown)
99"The Lost Ballpark – Shorts: Crawl, Marcie, Truffles, The Lost Ballfield"November 12, 1983 (1983-11-12)

  • Lucy tries to 'help' Charlie Brown walk properly.
  • Peppermint Patty and Marcie go to camp, where Marcie fends off the advancements of a love-struck boy named Floyd who keeps calling her "Lambcake".
  • Linus and Snoopy go truffle-hunting, and find a little girl named Truffles. Soon, Linus and Snoopy begin quarreling over who loves her more.
  • Charlie Brown is in shock when he finds out that he cannot play on the vacant lot used for their ballgames.

Note: The Lost Ballpark introduces Snoopy's brother, Spike.

1010"Snoopy's Football Career – Shorts: Gold Stars, Blanket, Piano, Teaching"November 19, 1983 (1983-11-19)

  • Peppermint Patty is miserable that she has not received a gold star for any of her class assignments.
  • Linus deals with Snoopy's constant filching of his blanket.
  • Lucy grows tired of Schroeder ignoring her, and throws his piano into the kite-eating tree.
  • Linus, Sally, Snoopy and Woodstock work on learning the game of football and Peppermint Patty teaches Marcie.
1111"Chaos in the Classroom – Shorts: Sally at School, Football, School Patrol, Blanket, The Team"November 26, 1983 (1983-11-26)

  • Sally takes Woodstock's nest for Show and Tell and breaks a kid's ruler when a truck runs over it.
  • Sally tries to kick the football and Charlie Brown makes a little landing after Lucy pulls the football away. Marcie and Peppermint Patty play football.
  • Peppermint Patty gets mad when Marcie becomes a traffic patroller.
  • Linus's blanket attacks Lucy. Note: Rocky Relly voices Linus in this short, as this was a deleted scene from It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown.
  • Snoopy's dish is used for second base, Charlie Brown tries to teach Lucy to bat and Linus was out of the game.
1212"It's That Team Spirit, Charlie Brown – Shorts: Vulture, Blanket, Peppermint Patty, Rerun, Rainy Day"December 3, 1983 (1983-12-03)

  • Snoopy pretends he is a vulture, leaping from trees.
  • Snoopy steals Linus's blanket and Linus steals Snoopy's supper dish before they each return each other's respective prized possessions.
  • Peppermint Patty refuses to go to school and sits on Snoopy's doghouse. Marcie drags her down and breaks Snoopy's doghouse. Marcie then tells Peppermint Patty that Snoopy is a beagle.
  • Rerun observes the world while he is riding on the back on the mother's bike.
  • Charlie Brown plays baseball in the rain.
1313"Lucy Loves Schroeder – Shorts: Kite-Eating Tree, Sally, Camp, Lucy Loves Schroeder, Scared Snoopy"December 10, 1983 (1983-12-10)

  • Charlie Brown goes to Lucy's psychiatry booth for advice on himself fighting the kite-eating tree.
  • Snoopy pretends to be the World I Flying Ace and steals Sally's term paper.
  • Charlie Brown gets sent home from camp for being a troublemaker while Peppermint Patty tells Linus how she cried when she saw the Little Red Haired Girl.
  • Lucy breaks up with Schroeder, then washes his toy piano.
  • After hearing noises at night, Snoopy is terrified to sleep outdoors and is also unable to pay his counselor bill, so Charlie Brown has to complete the task.

Season 2 (1985)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
141"Snoopy and the Giant – Shorts: Snoopy's Foot, Giant, Rerun"September 14, 1985 (1985-09-14)

  • Snoopy ends up breaking his paw and has to wear a cast, which causes a problem when Peppermint Patty wants Snoopy to play for her team in the next game and Snoopy has broken another paw.
  • Woodstock's farming skills cause a beanstalk to sprout into the sky, where he and Snoopy encounter a cookie-hoarding giant.
  • The youngest Van Pelt child has to deal with an odd jack-in-the-box, his mother's biking skills, and a crush on a Brenda Jonasen who looks like Sally Brown and keeps changing her name.
152"Snoopy's Brother Spike – Shorts: The Pelicans, Great Pumpkin, Spike"September 21, 1985 (1985-09-21)

  • Peppermint Patty recruits Charlie Brown to sell popcorn for her team, and wear their team mascot's costume.
  • Linus, Sally and Snoopy await The Great Pumpkin's arrival, while Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown go bowling.
  • Snoopy's brother Spike comes for a visit, and is helped to get in shape to battle the cat next door.
163"Snoopy's Robot – Shorts: Snoopy's Robot, Linus and the Blanket, Friends"September 28, 1985 (1985-09-28)

  • The gang visits a computer camp, where Snoopy encounters a high-tech robot.
  • Linus tries to take Lucy's advice and give up his blanket.
  • Both Peppermint Patty and Marcie deal with the fact that they might be in love with Charlie Brown.
174"Peppermint Patty's School Days – Shorts: School Days, Snoopy's Trick, Snoopy's Flight"October 5, 1985 (1985-10-05)

  • Peppermint Patty and Marcie deal with the day-to-day issues of attending public school.
  • Snoopy surprises Linus with his 'Cheshire Beagle' disappearing trick.
  • Snoopy pilots his doghouse to help Schroeder get to a summer music camp.
185"Sally's Sweet Babboo – Shorts: The Play, Sweet Babboo!, Snoopy's Story"October 12, 1985 (1985-10-12)

  • Charlie Brown writes an essay about the previous Christmas, where the entire gang took part in a rather disjointed Christmas play. Some elements from this short would be reused for the 1992 special It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown.
  • The Peanuts gang deals with Valentine's Day and unrequited love.
  • Peppermint Patty writes a school essay about Snoopy's many exploits.

Theme song[edit]

The first season's theme was a Vince Guaraldi styled piano-based instrumental written and produced for this series, which was composed by Desiree Goyette and Ed Bogas. The song was given lyrics and released in 1984 as "Let's Have a Party with Charlie Brown and Snoopy" on the album Flashbeagle, the soundtrack to the special It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown. On the second season, a shortened version with the lyrics that appeared on the Flashbeagle album was used.

The Chinese-Cantonese version and the Japanese version were written by Seeyan Wong, Charles M. Schulz Hong Kong Fan Club in 2019 and 2020 respectively.[5][6]

Home media[edit]

In 1987, Kartes Video Communications released the show on VHS in nine volumes (with titles in the style of normal Peanuts specials), with two episodes each.

From 1994 to 2001, Paramount Home Video released the show on VHS and LaserDisc in the same fashion, but under the actual title of the show.

On June 14, 2011, Warner Home Video released the fourteenth episode of the show on DVD under a single disc called: Happiness Is... Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures. They also announced that on October 18, 2011, the eighteenth and final episode of the show would come to DVD under a single disc called: Happiness Is... Peanuts: Snow Days, the thirteenth episode of the show came to DVD under a single disc called: Happiness Is... Peanuts: Friends Forever on December 27, 2011, and the fifteenth episode of the show came to DVD under a single disc called: Happiness Is... Peanuts: Team Snoopy on May 1, 2012. On October 9, 2012, Happiness Is... Peanuts: Go Snoopy Go! featured the twelfth episode of the show. Also, the entire series is available through iTunes. On January 21, 2014, the first, fourth and eleventh episodes appeared on a single disc DVD called Touchdown Charlie Brown.

On November 20, 2012, Warner Bros. released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 via their Warner Archive Collection.[7] Nine episodes are on each of the two disc set.

All episodes have previously been released on DVD in Australia and Germany across two 2-disc box sets.


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  2. ^ Solomon, Charles (2012). The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation: Celebrating Fifty Years of Television Specials. Chronicle Books. pp. 20, 35, 137. ISBN 978-1452110912.
  3. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 11, no. 6, October/November 1993: pp. 30, 32–34, 36, 40, 58.
  4. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 199–201. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  5. ^ "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show Lyrics (Chinese / Cantonese version)". 30 March 2021.
  6. ^ "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show Lyrics (Japanese version)". 4 May 2020.
  7. ^ "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show DVD news: Announcement for The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show – The Complete Series". Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-02-13.

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