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IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN
October 31, 2013  | By David Bianculli

ABC, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Originally televised by CBS in 1966, this is one of the two perfect Charles M. Schulz Peanuts specials – the other, of course, being the first, A Charlie Brown Christmas. And like that one, this is, at bottom, a cartoon about the value and strength of faith. This time it’s epitomized in Linus’ belief that the Great Pumpkin will visit him on Halloween, a faith that puts him, for a while, in a rough patch.

 
 
 
 
 
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