Name-Dropper


PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Hey, I saw Linus. He looked good. His blanket was looking a little rough, but I guess that is to be expected.

He did mention Lucy and Peppermint Patty are still together. Last he heard they opened a little place out in Guerneville. A hard lemonade stand or something.

And you heard about Schroeder, right? Whoa! If you ask me he would have been better off if he’d never met Pig Pen. But then, you know what they say, opposites attract.

So what’s been going on with you Snoop? You ever see Woodstock? Now that guy was a strange bird…

Written for Friday Fictioneers.

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88 thoughts on “Name-Dropper

  1. Sure, opposites attract, and Schroeder is the opposite of Pig Pen in most ways, but Lucy and Peppermint Patty, the hippy and the fussbudget? Don’ think it would work. (I guess Lucy could be the financial genius while PP would be the creative genius in their venture…)

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      • Charles Schultz made his family home in the city I currently live in. We have a Schultz museum, and adorable Peanuts statues all over town. This was a natural progression for me given the prompt. You may find it interesting that his family home was consumed by the wildfires in 2017, his wife lost everything, including the majority of his work.

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  2. I feel deprived, a bit lost on me, never was exposed to Snoopy and friends. I know the shock lol. Reads like one of those cleaver inside joke humour things. A talent in itself. Well done.

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    • I am afraid many of my readers across the pond aren’t familiar with the Peanuts characters, but here in the US they are a standard.. And I live in the hometown of the cartoonist, Charles Schultz, so this was a natch.. Thanks for participating anyway, Tannille,

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      • We had some exposure here in Aust, but it seemed to by pass me. Pretty sure we had the Christmas special air for years lol.

        Ah I see your connection to Schultz, that’s something special.

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  3. I’ve always been amazed at their having never been any significant adult presence in the ‘Peanuts’ strip, with the exception of their muted horn/teacher, ‘Ma’am.’ Now that they’re adults, They must have such interesting lives. I’ve always been plum terrified of little.red.haired girls

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  4. You made me laugh out loud with your take on Peanuts! Peppermint Patty and Lucy living together; wonderful thought! Perhaps Lucy’s attempts to act as a psychiatrist arose out of a wish to understand her own sexuality when she was a child. After all, when Peanuts started, the climate towards gay relationships was downright hostile. Lovely pastiche, Violet, and a great title too!

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  5. Linus was always my favorite and his part in the christmas play still makes me cry. I think Schultz had a Minnesota commection too. Yup, born in Minneapolis!
    I thought I remembered feeling possessive about Peanuts growing up!

    On your “ship-ing” (creating relationships) i guess you figured Marcie and Peppermint Patty would be too obvious a pairing ?

    I like Penny’s theory on Lucy! And she’s right: even just a hint of LGBT in a children’s cartoon was considered quite scandalous back then, in the 70’s.

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  6. Lucy and Peppermint Patty? I didn’t see that one coming.

    I loved Peanuts as a kid. I used to live in Santa Rosa, where Schulz lived most of his life. I’ve been to the Charles M. Schulz Museum a couple times. This brings back memories.

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    • Well, just between me and you, what happened was Lucy was with Marcie for like ever, but Marcie was hooking up with the little red-haired girl on the DL, and when Lucy found out she broke it off. Then come to find out, Peppermint Patty who had had always had her eye on Lucy, was waiting in the wings, so she was right there for her through the whole sordid mess, and I guess they just hooked up on the rebound and it stuck…. hahaha!!

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  7. People of my generation across the pond from you are well acquainted with the Peanuts, they are classics and I always loved them, especially Linus and Snoopy. I love this, great fun. But what happened to Charlie? Did he run off with the little red-haired girl?

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  8. You managed to drop quite a few names in there. Well done. Got me remembering the whole gang. They’re favourites of our family, due to the fact that until recently we had two lovely beagles. Still miss them.

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