Tuesday, June 08, 2004

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, Facts and Figures

IT'S THE EASTER BEAGLE, CHARLIE BROWN
Broadcast Date: April 9, 1974 (Tuesday), 8:00 - 8:30 PM (CBS)

Synopsis:

Peppermint Patty tries to teach Marcie how to decorate eggs, Snoopy gets a birdhouse for Woodstock, and Linus convinces Sally that she doesn't need to color eggs because the Easter Beagle will bring them.

Characters:

Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Sally, Schroeder, Snoopy, Woodstock.

Trivia & Notes:

Charles Schulz says the bunnies Snoopy dances with are the famed Bunny-Wunnies, stars of Snoopy's favorite books as mentioned in the comic strip.
Marcie's unsuccessful attempts to make eggs for coloring are frying, waffle-ironing, toasting, roasting (in the oven), and finally making soup out of them.
This special takes place 246 days before Christmas (according to a banner in the department store).
Music:

Music Composed & Performed by Vince Guaraldi
Music Supervision by John Scott Trotter

Classical Music Sources:

The music boxes when Snoopy dances with Peppermint Patty and Marcie: J.S. Bach, minuet in G Major, BWV Anh. 116.
Schroeder plays the piano: Beethoven, piano sonata No. 3, 1st movement.
While the kids wait for the Easter Beagle: Beethoven, 7th Symphony in A major, Op. 92; 2nd Movement.
When the Easter Beagle arrives: Beethoven, 7th Symphony in A major, Op. 92; 1st Movement.