I speak of course, of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. An iconic Halloween fixture since 1966, it never fails to make me smile. From Lucy's pulling back the football at the last second Charlie Brown is attempting to punt, as well as the whole idea of a Great Pumpkin, who in the words of Linus: "On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises from his pumpkin patch and flies through the air with his bag of toys to all the children."
Of course, Snoopy plays a major role. There is a vignette with him as Joe Cool, but this was always my fave:
So, next time you are hoisting a frosty mug of root beer at your local flying ace hangout, remember the dedicated WWI pilots and their sacrifices fighting the Red Baron!