After fifty-plus years network TV has decided they are through with airing Charlie Brown and have passed the iconic cartoons off to Apple TV.
I can understand the frustrations of many. It’s a yearly tradition to be able to turn on the tube in October, November and December and watch “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at least once. When I was a kid it was shown only once and if you missed it, that was it for the year. In more recent years they have shown it more than once during the season. And it’s cool to be able to pass the cartoon on to your kids.
That’s why they have all the Peanuts cartoons on DVD. So you can purchase them and watch them all year long. Like I do.
So I can hear Charlie Brown complain about getting another rock in his Halloween bag. And laugh as Snoopy battles the table and chairs at Thanksgiving. And feel bittersweet at the final scene in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Anytime I like.
So stop bitching and complaining that network TV has moved Chuck to Apple. They were probably losing revenue on the series and now it can be Apple’s problem. Buy the DVDs and you won’t have to worry about it.
Now if they move Rudolph….then we’ll have a real problem on our hands. Just kidding. I have that on DVD also.