I grew up in rural Wisconsin in the 70s, and we didn’t have cable television. That means it was a really big deal when the Charlie Brown specials were on. Back then, the only time I could see cartoons was on Saturday mornings, unless you count Sesame Street, Electric Company, and Mr. Rogers on PBS.
Anyway, even though we have The Great Pumpkin on DVD now, and can watch it any time of the year (and we do!), it’s still a special thing to see it on the network. It doesn’t matter that I’m 30-something with kids of my own. When we sit on the couch to watch Linus in the pumpkin patch, it’s almost like being a little kid again. Thank you, Great Pumpkin, sincerely!