October 30th, 2019

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Tonight I watched a bootlegged version of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," complete with 80s commercials.

Let me just say, it was a weird half-hour. The commercials, yes -- soup's main selling point seems to be "It's hot!" -- but also the show itself. Broad swipes at religion and ecumenical division, large segments devoted to Snoopy not being so much a costume-wearer as an actual WWI flying ace mourning his dead friends, lessons learned (or perhaps not) about the importance of having your written agreements notarized.

I didn't actually laugh, but I smiled so broadly and for so long my cheeks are sore.

If you're interested, both YouTube and Amazon seem to have legit versions you can rent from $3.99....