Tuesday, November 25, 2008

For Those Who Love Thanksgiving and Depressed Children

As your daily programming note, I thought I would let everyone know that tonight at 8pm EST, ABC is airing A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I love Charlie Brown and the whole Charlie Brown universe. Maureen has never really enjoyed Charlie Brown and the gang, and when I asked her why, she said that all the kids always seemed depressed. Upon further reflection, I think she's largely correct in this regard. I'm not sure why I'm attracted to watch the Charlie Brown holiday specials whenever I can catch them, but they really put me in the holiday spirit.

Here's an un-fun fact for the day - Vince Guaraldi, the amazing jazz musician who wrote the music for 16 Charlie Brown television specials as well as the much-loved Linus and Lucy theme, died at the young age of 47 in 1976. Earlier that day, he had just finished recording the soundtrack for It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown. That is a bummer, and probably explains why It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown did not become a smash success. I also have a Vince Guaraldi song called Skating as my ringtone set up for when my co-workers call me. It puts me in an incredibly pleasant mood.

In conclusion, watch Charlie Brown, listen to Vince Guaraldi, and avoid Arbor Day at all costs.

1 comment:

Dan A. said...

If only anyone knew when Arbor Day was.