Today in TV History: The Great Pumpkin Messed with the Heads of Local Children (Decider)

great-pumpkinFrom Decider,

Of all the great things about television, the greatest is that it’s on every single day. TV history is being made, day in and day out, in ways big and small. In an effort to better appreciate this history, we’re taking a look back, every day, at one particular TV milestone. 

IMPORTANT DATE IN TV HISTORY: October 27, 1966

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: After the success of A Charlie Brown Christmas the year before, the Peanuts gang was back for another TV special. This one featured some of the old standbys, including Lucy yanking the football away from Charlie Brown, Snoopy’s adventures as the World War I flying ace, and Sally’s crush on her sweet babboo Linus. But besides Charlie Brown’s sad-sack efforts to go out trick-or-treating (“I got a rock”), It’s the Great Pumpkin belongs to Linus.

Happy 50th Birthday, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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