Friday, December 2, 2011

fur elise

one of my favorite scenes from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Schroeder: This is the music I've selected for the Christmas play.
[Schroeder plays Fur Elise]
Lucy Van Pelt: What kind of Christmas music is *that*?
Schroeder: Beethoven Christmas music.
Lucy Van Pelt: What has Beethoven got to do with Christmas? Everyone talks about how "great" Beethoven was. Beethoven wasn't so great.
[Schroeder stops playing]
Schroeder: What do you mean Beethoven wasn't so great?
Lucy Van Pelt: He never got his picture on bubblegum cards, did he? Have you ever seen his picture on a bubblegum card? Hmmm? How can you say someone is great who's never had his picture on bubblegum cards?
Schroeder: Good grief.


my favorite Christmas show.  i didn't ever think of myself as a big Peanuts fan, but i think i always have been.  i had Snoopy toys when i was a kid, Scout's bathroom is decorated with a Peanuts shower curtain and huge poster, and more than one person has even said that Scout looks like Linus and Rerun!

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