Peanuts

The BEST episodes of Peanuts

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Charles Schulz's classic comic strip Peanuts started in 1950. Fifteen years later, A Charlie Brown Christmas debuted. When The Little Christmas Special that Could proved to be an unexpected success, the stage was set for successive television specials. To date, over forty have been made. The Charlie Brown specials focus on one round-headed kid, his goofy but intelligent beagle, and their vast array of friends. Each has distinctive qualities: Lucy, the crabby, self-proclaimed psychiatrist; Linus, the blanket-toting theologian; Schroeder, the Beethoven worshiper whose black piano keys are only painted on; Peppermint Patty, the tomboy whose affections toward "Chuck" are only outweighed by her sports abilities; and so on. The wit, the charm, the pleasantness of these specials make them appropriate not just for children, but for the whole family.

Last Updated: 3/23/2022Network: FOX
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Why, Charlie Brown, Why?
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - Why, Charlie Brown, Why?

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 3/16/1990

Linus is smitten by a new girl who comes to the neighbourhood school. But she develops the symptoms of leukemia and must go to the hospital for cancer treatment. Linus and Charlie Brown help her through the traumas of chemotherapy as best as they can while Snoopy plays at being the world's greatest doctor.

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What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown
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9.97
31 votes

#2 - What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/23/1978

Having eaten too much, Snoopy dreams he's an Alaskan sled dog.

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It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown
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9.50
2 votes

#3 - It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 4/16/1984

Snoopy becomes Flashbeagle, loving to dance the night away.

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Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown
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9.50
2 votes

#4 - Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired 3/29/2011

Linus is pushed to his limits when he learns his Grandma is coming to visit and plans on ridding him of his childish security blanket. As Grandma's arrival looms closer the Peanuts gang tries to help Linus cope without his fuzzy crutch. Lucy is particular eager to help cure Linus' dependency using her own psychiatric techniques, and while Charlie Brown tries to help he doesn't have the heart to see Linus suffer. All the while Snoopy is constantly agitating the matter because he wants the blanket for himself.

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It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown
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9.00
1 votes

#5 - It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/16/1983

The second one-hour special, with stories adapted directly from newspaper comic strips. We can see Charlie Brown having strange visions, running from the EPA and being elected president of summer camp, Peppermint Patty and Marcie becoming golf caddies, Lucy determined to get rid from Linus' blanket and more.

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What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
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9.00
1 votes

#6 - What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/30/1983

As they begin their journey home from their student exchange term in France, the Peanuts gang find themselves sidetracked and with car problems. They then pass by the memorials of some battlesites in both World Wars. Linus talks about their importance and the sacrifices required of the troops who fought them.

Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown
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9.00
1 votes

#7 - Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 3/20/1985

Snoopy runs into a female poodle while guarding Peppermint Patty's house and decides to marry her. The Peanuts gang gets into preparing their wedding with the usual complications and the extra help of Snoopy's cousin, Spike.

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Happy New Year, Charlie Brown
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9.00
1 votes

#8 - Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 1/1/1986

Charlie Brown has to read "War and Peace" over Christmas break, but is obliged to attend Peppermint Patty's New Year's Eve party.

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It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown
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9.00
1 votes

#9 - It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 8/5/1997

Linus meets a singer and gardener named Mimi, and invites her to his birthday party. However, there is some speculation about if she'll actually show up.

It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown
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8.84
32 votes

#10 - It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired 11/27/1992

A collection of stories related to Christmas, where we can see Charlie Brown trying to raise money for his girlfriend or Sally and Peppermint Patty worried about their lines on the Christmas play, among other stories.

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It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown
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8.56
9 votes

#11 - It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/1/1974

While Sally worries about a science project, Snoopy investigates the disappearance of Woodstock's nest.

Directors: Phil Roman
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Snoopy!!! The Musical
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8.50
2 votes

#12 - Snoopy!!! The Musical

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 1/29/1988

The 50 minute special adaptation of the second musical (this one from the 70's) based on the Peanuts gang, this time centered on Snoopy.

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It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown
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8.50
2 votes

#13 - It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/16/1976

While researching a report on Arbor Day, Sally enlists the gang to turn Charlie Brown's ball field into a garden and orchard, complete with a tree on the pitcher's mound and scarecrow in the outfield. During the first game of the season against Peppermint Patty's team, the plants turn out to be an unexpected advantage.

Directors: Phil Roman
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Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?
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8.50
4 votes

#14 - Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/21/1983

Linus and Lucy's dad has a new job, which involves relocating their family far from the rest of the gang. Everyone says goodbye and tries to cope with their friends' departure.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas
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8.28
193 votes

#15 - A Charlie Brown Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/9/1965

Good Grief! In the first Peanuts special, the gang celebrates Christmas. Charlie Brown, thinking Christmas is too commercialized, directs the school Christmas play. He learns it from Linus, who tells us all the true meaning of Christmas!

Directors: Bill Melendez
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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
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8.21
126 votes

#16 - It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/27/1966

Join the Peanuts gang as they celebrate Halloween. Linus patiently waits in the pumpkin patch for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin, while Charlie is invited to a Halloween party and gets rocks in his trick-or-treat bag.

Directors: Bill Melendez
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It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown
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8.03
29 votes

#17 - It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 6/19/1991

The special follows the spring training of Charlie Brown's baseball team, which is having problems. A child named Leland joins the team. Lucy points out that they are the only team without uniforms, so Charlie Brown and his team train hard for the first game of the season. Thanks to Leland, Charlie Brown's team wins, 27 to 26, therefore getting their uniforms (A recycled plotline is that Leland is so short the other team's pitcher either constantly walks him or beans him in his batting helmet). However, the team loses their next game because Leland has to quit because their new uniforms are too big for him, with Charlie Brown saying at the end, "It's not how you look, it's how you play the game."

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You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown
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8.03
32 votes

#18 - You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/29/1972

Linus runs for election as school body president, and is on his way to victory until he makes a speech about the Great Pumpkin.

Directors: Bill Melendez
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It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
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8.00
35 votes

#19 - It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/9/1974

Easter is approaching, and the gang is getting ready. Sally wants new shoes, Peppermint Patty attempts to show Marcie how to color eggs, and Snoopy helps Woodstock with a new house. Linus, however, claims that all the work is unnecessary because the Easter Beagle will come.

Directors: Phil Roman
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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
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8.00
2 votes

#20 - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 11/6/1985

A 50 minute special animated version of the classic off-Broadway musical from the 60's. The Peanuts gang perform the various comedy sketches of the play.

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It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown
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8.00
1 votes

#21 - It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 9/27/1988

A one-hour special which combines live-action with animation. Snoopy's cousin Spike falls for Jenny, a pretty blonde girl in an old red truck. They visit Los Angeles and have lots of fun, but Jenny's boyfriend and Spike being mistaken with a coyote may put their relationship in jeopardy.

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You're in The Superbowl, Charlie Brown
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8.00
1 votes

#22 - You're in The Superbowl, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 1/18/1994

The Peanuts Gang competes in a punt, pass and kick contest. The winner gets a new bicycle and a trip to the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Snoopy coaches a football team of birds to the championships.

Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown
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8.00
29 votes

#23 - Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired 8/29/2003

Charlie Brown trades Lucy to Peppermint Patty's baseball team in hopes of getting a better player and winning a few baseball games.

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It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown
star
8.00
1 votes

#24 - It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired 9/12/2000

It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown is a retelling of the story how the Pied Piper of Hamelin (portrayed by Snoopy) chased away all the mice from the town of Hamlet. The Peanuts kids substitute some characters, Snoopy being the Pied Piper. Snoopy plays concertina (squeezebox), with presumably David Benoit doing the honors. (Snoopy played accordion too a few times in the comic back in the early comics.)

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
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7.91
35 votes

#25 - A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/1973

The "Peanuts" gather around Charlie's ping-pong table for an unusual feast, even though he's going over to his grandmother's for dinner. But with Snoopy and Linus's help, he decides to cook his own version of a Thanksgiving meal!

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