Morgan and Chelsea are joined by the biggest Peanuts fan around for a special double feature of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Christmas.
- Guest host: Alissa Roy! Getting to know her and “Catch & Fire!”
- Vote for the show in the Podcast Awards.
- News: 500 new Peanuts shorts, Paul Feig to direct the new CGI Peanuts film.
- Nerdy Couch Discussion: Alissa teaches us about the history of the Peanuts. Origins, story lines that made it into the movies, obscure characters, Snoopy’s family, iconic characters.
- Main Discussion #1: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- It isn’t a Peanuts film without the kicking of the football.
- 60s thing to be a sheet ghost, embarrassing to have the same costume as your friends.
- It’s never a good thing when the cool kids suddenly invite you to the party (see: Monsters University).
- What’s with the Red Baron storyline?
- Who really is the Great Pumpkin? Is it real? The world will never know.
- Main Discussion #2: A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Chelsea finally tells the story of her fainting at the choir concert.
- Iconic opening, great songs, Morgan = Lucy.
- This short is notoriously known for being low budget and low quality, recording issues, voice recording problems.
- The iconic Christmas tree. How did it grow big?
- Chelsea refuses to rate them.
- Bloopers: Morgan’s computer is on fire, feels like we’ve known each other forever.
Runtime: 1:11:17; 37.4 MB
■ Live tweet from #Rotoween.
■ Watch It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Blu-ray | DVD | Digital
■ Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas: Blu-ray | DVD | Digital
■ Buy the Charlie Brown Holiday Collection: Blu-ray | DVD
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Morgan Stradling: Twitter, Instagram
Chelsea Robson: Twitter, Facebook
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