Tuesday, June 08, 2004

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

Broadcast Date: April 9, 1974 (Tuesday), 8:00 - 8:30 PM (CBS)


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.


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 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.