The comic strip Peanuts was made into several feature films that are regularly aired on American television--even today. Most prominent among them are A Charlie Brown Christmas and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Over nearly 50 years, ABC, CBS, and Fox made more than two dozen Peanuts specials. Some proposals for others were, though, rejected.
#rejectedpeanutsspecials is a funny hashtag currently trending on Twitter. It’s filled with ideas for Charlie Brown stories that were, thankfully, never put into production. Here are a few examples:
It Wasn't Your Fault, Charlie Brown, You Didn't Know About Schroeder's Peanut Allergy #rejectedpeanutsspecials— Popehat (@Popehat) October 16, 2014
Stanley Kubrick Presents: A Clockwork Brown #rejectedpeanutsspecials— Paul Godfread (@paulgodfread) October 16, 2014
A Charlie Brown Confederate Memorial Day. #rejectedpeanutsspecials— Popehat (@Popehat) October 16, 2014
The E! True Hollywood Story of Peppermint Patty #rejectedpeanutsspecials— TheImp (@TwinFacedScheme) October 16, 2014