On this day 32 years ago, CBS premiered Happy New Year, Charlie Brown, the 30th Peanuts primetime special. With the Christmas break coming to an end for school children here in the frigid Northeast today--classes resume tomorrow--this is actually appropriate.
Charlie Brown (Chad Allen, later of Our House) learns, to his dismay, that he & his class have to read Leo Tolstoy's epic novel, War & Peace, during the Christmas break. If it was a book from the Bible, it might not have been so bad. Jeremy Miller (Growing Pains) is heard as Linus.
In a way, we can all relate to Charlie. If he hadn't procrastinated and waited until the last minute to finish the book, then write the report, well.....!