Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 338

On this date in 1950, Charles M. Schulz’s pride and joy, the comic strip Peanuts, made its debut.

For sixty years now, the world of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Snoopy and Woodstock has been delighting generations. Schulz announced his retirement in January, 2000, after being diagnosed with cancer. He died about five weeks later, and his will carried the request that no one else could ever draw the strip, a request that has so far been honored.

The characters Schulz created are the topic of this week’s questions.

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Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. Who is your favorite Peanuts character?

2. Which Peanuts character is your least favorite?

3. If it were up to you, would Lucy have to let Charlie Brown kick the football?

4. When did you last read a Peanuts comic strip?

5. Which of the television movies based on Peanuts was your favorite as a kid?

6. Should the strip ever be drawn by someone else, even if that person agrees to keep the same values its creator held so dear?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), send me an email! I’d love to be able to include it in a future edition of the Saturday Six.


  1. 1. Snoopy, of course!

    2. The cranky girl. (Lucy?)

    3. I think Charlie should kick her every time she doesn't let him kick the ball.

    4. About a year ago.

    5. I don't remember. I only saw them when they got aired around Christmas time. We didn't have Halloween in Finland, so any Halloween specials probably got aired at Christmas time as well. I just remember one where they go to some camp, and I liked that one.

    6. Should some contemporary artist re-paint the Mona Lisa, so long as they promise to keep the smile equally ambiguous as in the original? So long as his work isn't in the public domain, people should keep their grubby hands off of it. There are exceptions of course, in the vein of fan fic, etc, but as a general rule I think the rights involving creative works should be honoured. Make movies or whatever, that's fine, but don't print more strips designed by a different soul. Especially since he asked that it not be done.

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